The Educational and Community Supports (ECS) unit specializes in the teaching, training and implementation of evidence-based practices for students with developmental disabilities. Each year the CDRS collaborates with SERC to direct extended school year services for Students with Disabilities for the Auburn City, Lee County, and Chambers County, Alabama school districts. The ECS unit mentors undergraduate and graduate Auburn University students in the SERC Department to serve as teachers providing these services to almost 70 students. In collaboration with the ATI unit, evidence based practices are extended to include adults with disabilities as they transition to the adult world. The ECS unit continues to partner with public and private agencies to conduct research and identify research-based practices across the lifespan.
• Apple iPad applications to allow children with ASD/DD, who are nonverbal, to communicate with parents, peers, and teachers
• Training and implementation of School Wide Positive Behavior Supports that benefit all students
• Apple iPad to increase employee independence - work schedules, task reminders, social skills scenarios, and visual supports
• Partnerships with public and private agencies for demonstration and research projects to identify promising practices across the lifespan
Last Updated: Mar 18, 2014