The WV Autism Training Center’s Autism Mentor online training is designed to provide aides working in West Virginia public schools with information needed to help satisfy the state requirements of Autism Mentors according to Policy 5314.01 in the state code. The course will provide 30 hours of instruction in ASD characteristics, behavior techniques, classroom strategies, social supports, and other topics relevant to helping students with ASD. It is up to the student/trainee to verify other requirements for Autism Mentorship as set by the WV Department of Education and their Local Education Authority.
The Autism Mentor training is also open to teachers, professionals, parents, or other stakeholders to meet the training needs of the broader community.
An online training format is utilized with active support from an instructor from the WV Autism Training Center. Technical assistance is provided by professionals from the Pierpont Community and Technical College.