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Autism Resource Specialist

March 13, 2023

Springfield, MO


Assists the Director and/or the Associate Director in monitoring questions, grading online assignments, and posting articles of interest, parent supports and links to helpful websites. Provides Missouri public school teachers with support and/or resources to develop skills in working with students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Enhances the abilities of public school teachers and other related service providers to develop and manage educational programs for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder by assisting with planning, coordinating, and conducting in-service training workshops. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.


A Bachelor’s degree is required, with an emphasis in Special Education, Speech-Language Pathology, Psychology, or a closely related field preferred. A Master’s degree is preferred.


The Autism Resource Specialist is responsible for assisting professional education staff and other related service providers in observing children demonstrating Autism Spectrum Disorder behaviors and identifying, developing, and/or referring curricula, materials, and equipment appropriate for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The Autism Resource Specialist assists in identifying and implementing appropriate behavior management and communication systems and occasionally will demonstrate evaluation and teaching procedures on-site in the classroom. The Autism Resource Specialist develops multimedia materials and plans, coordinates, and conducts in-service training workshops. The Autism Resource Specialist may assist professional education staff in evaluating educational materials (e.g., texts and student-use materials) as well as assessment instruments and assists in advising on the selection of those materials and instruments appropriate for public schools.

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Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations. Employment will require a criminal background check at University expense.