The Idaho SESTA Statewide Behavioral Coordinators provide evidence based professional development for school based personnel on evidenced based practices to support students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and low incidence disabilities. Students with low incidence disabilities include students with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities, physical impairments, and multiple disabilities, those with blindness, deafness, deaf-blindness, and significant health issues. The professional development increases capacity to design and implement quality programs and instruction and is provided through regional and statewide trainings, webinars, and coaching. Coaching supports are provided off-site (phone, email, or online meetings) or on-site through an agreement made between a school and Idaho SESTA.

How much do you know about Autism?

Every year the Utah Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disorders (URLEND) trainees work collaboratively in small groups to conduct research and if appropriate produce a product from their research. Dr. Mitchell’s (CDHD) team in the 2015-16 academic year researched University Faculty and Staff’s understanding and knowledge of autism spectrum disorder. This group of 5 researchers collected data from five Universities and nearly 1000 participants. Upon compilation of the data, Dr. Mitchell wrote a script and Shawn Wright (CDHD) created a storyboard presentation conveying information the URLEND trainees feel is important to disseminate to those working with older adolescents and college students.

Watch the video


Supports - Coaching

Idaho SESTA Statewide Behavioral Coordinators provide professional development with school and district staff members through integrated supports. Coaching includes off-site supports via phone, email, or online meetings while on-site supports are offered through an agreement-based process between a school and Idaho SESTA.
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Off-site Supports
 Behavioral Coordinators are available - via phone, email, and online meetings - to offer behavioral consulting, follow-up training, and guidance for implementation of evidence-based practices.  To connect with a Behavioral Coordinator, please submit a request form. Submit a Request Form

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On-site Supports
Behavioral Coordinators are available to provide on-site coaching to schools through an agreement-based process. On-site coaching can support students at an individual or program-wide level.  To learn more about the on-site coaching process, please review the agreement form. Review On-site Agreement Form

Autism and Low Incidence Resources

Contact Us

Barbara Broyles

SESTA Project Coordinator
University of Idaho
Center on Disabilities & Human Development
Moscow, Idaho

Renee Miner

SESTA Statewide Associate Director of
   Behavior, Autism and Low Incidence Disabilities
Boise State University
Center for School Improvement & Policy Studies
Boise, Idaho

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Phone: 1-844-IDSESTA (1-844-437-3782)