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Technical Assistance

Autism-Multiple Disabilities Specialist: The Autism and Multiple Disabilities Specialist provides technical assistance and training to teachers, administrators and parents regarding autism programming, services and supports.  In addition, this specialist is responsible for gathering and disseminating resources for families and educators in areas critical to improving instruction and positive outcomes for students with autism and multiple disabilities, including, but not limited to, evidence-based practices,  functional behavior assessment, positive behavioral supports and IEP development. 

To request technical assistance , please contact Damian Petino, Psy.D  by email at damian.petino@doe.nj.gov or via telephone at (973) 631-6475.