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Training and technical assistance in the area of Autism are available for educators throughout Region 9 ESC. A variety of professional development opportunities are provided throughout the school year and summer months covering a variety of topics dealing with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Region 9 ESC is readily available to offer support for students on the Autism Spectrum and the educators who teach them. As a member of the Texas Statewide Autism Leadership Network, we strive to bring the most current research and training to the Region 9 area.

Parent Interviews on the topic of Autism Spectrum Disorders may be found here.


The Texas Statewide Leadership for Autism Training (TSLAT) offers FREE, accessible autism resources for educators and families! Visit to learn about the items listed below:

  • Autism Circuit Academy and teacher toolkit
  • TARGET manual
  • over 90 online courses
  • video gallery with parent, expert, and teacher interviews
  • Strategies-in-Action
  • mentoring guides
  • statewide conference information
  • blog