• Respect for diversity
    and human differences
  • Best practices
  • Continuous improvement
  • Open and honest communication
  • Integrity
© 2017 ACCEPT Education Collaborative

Consultation and Evaluation Services

ACCEPT offers a variety of consultation and evaluation services to help schools build their capacity to serve students with autism spectrum disorders, behavioral disorders, intellectual impairments and developmental disabilities.

School Consultation

Highly qualified and experienced staff are available to work with schools on a short- or long-term basis. Consultation may include strategies to promote generalization of skills, classroom accommodations, assessment methods, integrating specialized curricula and development of behavioral supports. The individual needs of students and their classrooms determine the focus of these services.

Evaluation Services

Comprehensive educational and behavioral evaluation services are provided by ACCEPT’s multi-disciplinary team of experts, including certified school psychologists, behavior analysts, speech-language pathologists, vocational-rehabilitation counselors and special education teachers. A wide range of evaluations are offered, including:

  • District Program Evaluations (e.g. autism; transition)
  • Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA)
  • Transition and Vocational Assessments
  • Psychological Assessments
  • Speech / Language Assessments
  • Social Skills Assessments
  • Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy Assessments

Professional Development Workshops

ACCEPT offers customized workshops for teachers, specialists, paraprofessionals and administrators on a variety of trending topics related to special education. Multiple formats for workshop delivery are offered, including face-to-face meetings, online learning platforms, webinars and hybrid models to support our districts’ initiatives to provide professional development opportunities to all staff. Ongoing support through school consultation helps to maximize the effectiveness of ACCEPT’s workshops by assisting teachers in implementation.

Sample On-site Workshops Include:

  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in the Classroom: Strategies for General Education and Inclusion Programs
  • Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) in Public School Systems
  • Implementing Positive Behavior Intervention Plans for Students with Challenging Behaviors
  • Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP)
  • Practical Data Collection Solutions for the Classroom
  • “Safety Care” Certification Training Program only for ACCEPT Districts

Graduate Course Options

ACCEPT also offers a variety of graduate courses through our partnerships with local universities. Courses are run on a rotating basis throughout the school year and are presented in a hybrid web-based format to accommodate participants who work full time. Current course offerings include:

  • Behavior Technician Training Program: A program leading towards certification as a Registered Behavior Technician™
  • Transition Specialist Endorsement 3-course sequence (leading towards Massachusetts certification)
4 Tech Circle, Natick, MA 01760 (508) 653-6776