AZA United also provides a variety of customized contracted school consultation services for public, private and charter schools of all kinds. Services can include any combination of speech therapy, behavioral aide staffing, assessments and behavior plans, and training for teachers or paraprofessionals. Services are provided by different levels of staff depending on the needs of the school. Examples include speech therapists (SLP/SLPA), behavior analysts (BCBA), behavior specialists, and behavioral aides. All staff are highly trained in autism, challenging behavior, and effective teaching and motivational strategies. Each school’s service agreement with AZA United varies and can be temporary, ongoing, or flexible.
Who Receives School Consultation
These services are available to any public, private, or charter school. AZA United typically meets with school administrators and program directors first to discuss needs and goals, and develop a customized proposal. Contracting with AZA United can be of great benefit for schools that have temporary or permanent staffing needs that require autism and behavioral expertise. Schools benefit from the increased flexibility that comes with contracting versus hiring additional school employees.
The AZA Approach
Working with schools is an important component for AZA United to fulfill our mission of helping as many families as possible, because we know kids spend a large amount of their time in school. We want to make sure every school feels adequately equipped to provide an excellent educational and social development experience for all students on the autism spectrum. We are happy to work with all kinds of school environments and teaching approaches to create successful outcomes for all.
In general, each school will establish a separate contract with AZA United to specify what types of services will be provided, the rates for each service, and the anticipated frequency. Once implemented, AZA United will invoice the school on a monthly basis based on the established contract.