Ayankoya, 2005, Chapel Hill, NC: NECTAC
Clearinghouse on Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education.
collaborated with the NPDC-ASD to develop and refine a series of questions and then to conduct an on-line survey during a two week period in November 2008.
Even with the individualized nature of the systems change work with states, and with the variation across plans on a number of dimensions, NECTAC
was able to determine the most effective strategies relating to the development and implementation processes for producing better results.
In response to interest from the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders (NPDC-ASD), NECTAC
(National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center) queried Part C and Section 619 Coordinators regarding screening measures, diagnostic instruments and procedures, and trends in identifying young children with ASD under the age of five years.
In response to states' interest, NECTAC
(National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center) queried Part C and Section 619 Coordinators regarding certification or endorsements for personnel working with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and how states provide services for children diagnosed with ASD.