Supporting Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder: Implementing Applied Behavior Analysis Strategies Within the Classroom Setting

This project provides both general and special educators with effective, evidence-based strategies needed to support students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the educational setting. With the prevalence of ASD continuing to increase, parents are not the only ones who need to be more prepared and informed. Educators are considered one of the most prevalent adult figures in children’s lives as they grow up. It is the job of an educator to advocate and provide successful learning opportunities for all of our students. Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) has been proven to be the most effective treatment for ASD. Due to the research showing the effectiveness of ABA with children with ASD and the law requiring educators to use evidence-based programs, parents are beginning to demand our educators implement ABA in their classrooms. This module provides educators with the knowledge needed in order to successfully implement ABA strategies into their classrooms. This way, students with ASD will be provided with support and with successful learning opportunities throughout their educational career.