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instructor works with students with autismWhat We Do

The challenging behavior & autism team responds to referral requests by school districts and Great Prairie Area Education Agency staff for assistance with working with children who have challenging behavior and/or autism. The team will respond to the referrals with a level of intensity that matches the level of need by focusing on each referral on a case-by-case basis. Supports provided by the challenging behavior and autism team may include observations, behavior assessments, data analysis, and/or consultation with the special education team.

Professional Development Opportunities

The team offers a number of courses throughout the year found within the Great Prairie Area Education Agency course catalog. Topics include but are not limited to, basic classroom management, development of functional behavioral assessment and behavior intervention plans, evidence-based practices within the area of autism, social skills instruction. Courses can be taken for free (audit) as well as for renewal/re-licensure credit.
Autism Resources
CBAT MapContact
Teran Buettell, Ed. S.
319-753-6561 Ext. 3031 
Burlington Office
Darcie Whitlow
641-932-5003 Ext. 5822 (vm)
Albia Office
Julie Thomas, Ed. S.
641-682-8591 Ext. 5307 
Ottumwa Office
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