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Region 9 Education Cooperative / New Mexico Public Education Department: Autism Consultant

Deadline: September 10, 2018

Region IX Education Cooperative (REC9) on behalf of the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) Special Education Bureau (SEB) is soliciting proposals from highly qualified individuals or organizations to provide coaching, training, professional development, and technical assistance to adults in New Mexico Public Schools that will be working with children that have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Offerors must be able to provide face to face and virtual coaching, training, professional development, and technical assistance to adults working with children that have a diagnosis of ASD. Training must be evidence-based for adult learners. Contractor will work collaboratively with SEB Autism Project Lead to evaluate training topics, type of trainings, on-going support and coaching for the New Mexico Autism Project (NMAP). The coaching and training will improve understanding of evidence based practices to use when working with students that have been diagnosed with ASD and; improve understanding of classroom management and how the environment can effect behavior in the classroom for individuals diagnosed with Autism. Coaching will provide an understanding of positive Behavioral supports/interventions in the educational setting. The coaching will improve understanding on using positive reinforcements in the classroom to have better outcomes for children diagnosed with ASD. Educators will have a better understanding of evidence based practices to have better outcomes for students diagnosed with ASD. Contractor will develop and provide online training and staff development opportunities for districts participating in NMAP. Coaching will be provided for up to 12 districts that serve preschool age students (3-5 years of age) that have been diagnosed with Autism and up to 9 districts (per coach) that serve school age students (6-21 years of age) that have been diagnosed with Autism.

Amount: Contract award(s) will be made.

Eligibility: Organizations or individuals may apply. The contractor must be a licensed business in the State of New Mexico and must be able to execute the contract within 14 days of receipt.

Link: https://www.rec9nm.org/RFP-19005-Autism-Consultant

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