TARGET: Texas Autism Resource Guide for Effective Teaching

The TARGET: Texas Autism Resource Guide for Effective Teaching is designed to assist schools in developing practices from initial referral to program development and implementation with a strong emphasis on research-based and peer-reviewed strategies. As such, this guide contains six sections relative to autism spectrum disorders (AU1): (a) eligibility vs. diagnosis, (b) educational implications, (c) evaluation, (d) interventions, (e) index, and (f) a glossary. Information is presented in alphabetical order; item order reflects no endorsement or mandate. Further, decisions about which assessments and interventions to use are left to qualified individuals or committees charged with reviewing and creating programs for students with AU.


In-Home and Community-Based Training & Parent/Family Training and Support

This resource manual provides information, procedural guidance and practical considerations for trainers responsible for developing and implementing individualized in-home & community-based services and individualized Parent/Family Support services. This manual provides information on:

  • how to conduct a needs assessment from a collection of several sources
  • a structured interview process that investigates identified areas of need
  • how to write a written report that summarizes collected data
  • information and recommendations for goals/objectives
  • sample forms that can be used by LEAs to create forms that best fit their needs

Please contact Sheryl Myers at: 972-348-1650 or for this information.