The Statewide Autism Resources and Training Project (START) provides training, technical assistance, and resources to school-based teams serving students with ASD that increases local capacity, promotes collaboration across the state, and creates a comprehensive model for serving students with ASD.
The START Project has been funded by the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Special Education since 2001. Families are invited to be members of K-12 and secondary transition intensive training teams to work with their child’s school team to improve the implementation of evidence-based practices for all students in a school building.
Parent representatives participate with Regional Collaborative Networks (RCN) to address state and regional priorities focused on training, coaching, peer to peer support, and transition. Resources and information are available on the website through content modules and handouts, newsletters, and resource links.