Professional Development

Statewide Continuing Education and Inservice for Teaching Students with Developmental Disabilities

Early Identification of, and Intervention for, Students Who Have Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, or Other Developmental Disabilities (Early Identification and Intervention)

Title and Access Information

  • The objectives of this online tutorial are:
    • To define autism spectrum disorders (ASD)
    • To provide current information about the history, cause, and prevalence of ASD
    • To identify social, behavioral and communication characteristics of ASD
    • To explain the diagnosis process
    • To provide information and address concerns about treatment options
  • Estimated training duration: 1 hour

  • Training Provider: Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS)
  • This face-to-face training provides an overview of definitions and characteristics of the various categories of disabilities as defined by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
  • Estimated training duration: 2-12 hours

Pre-K Development and Learning
(Also listed under Positive Behavioral Supports)
  • Training Provider: Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS)
  • Child Find Specialists conduct face-to-face trainings on topics such as child development; developmentally appropriate strategies, material and activities; positive approaches to behavior; and planning for transition and school readiness.
  • Estimated training duration: 2-10 hours