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Committee on Education and LaborEarly Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary EducationIntroducedApril 11th, 2013
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Autism Understanding and Training in School Methodologies for Educators Act of 2013
To establish a 5-year demonstration program to provide skills to classroom teachers and staff who work with children with autism spectrum disorders.
Autism Understanding and Training in School Methodologies for Educators Act of 2013 - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to carry out a demonstration program to award 5-year grants to eligible local education agencies for the following purposes in schools for children in grades pre-kindergarten through 12: providing training to teachers, paraprofessionals, and other staff on effective ways to teach, communicate, recognize, support, and interact with children with autism spectrum disorders in the classroom; providing technical assistance consisting of consultation on the type of training needed, hands-on opportunities to practice and perform newly acquired skills and methodologies, and post-training support to ensure accuracy of implementation in the classroom; executing strategies for recruiting and retaining skilled personnel participating in the education of children with such disorders; and implementing a program of parental support and involvement in the education of students with such disorders.