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Administrators: Providing Professional Development for Paraprofessionals

If you are a school division or building administrator and would like to have the paraprofessionals in your division or building register for the VCU-ACE online course, Autism Spectrum Disorder for Paraprofessionals: Providing Effective Instruction and Supports, please see the course information page.

If you are an administrator for a Local Education Agency, such as a Special Education Director, Autism Specialist, Human Resources Director, or other central office personnel and are looking to determine options for training paraprofessionals in your division, there are many options for you to consider. Below you will find information regarding how divisions throughout the Commonwealth have completed the training requirements.

If you have any questions about providing training or would like to discuss any of the following options, please contact us at

Division Models for Providing Training

The following are examples of what school divisions in Virginia have done to meet the requirements of H.B. 325 and provide professional development for paraprofessionals. Each model provides a brief overview of the division and what was done by that division in collaboration with VCU-ACE.

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Each of the four school divisions depicted here determined a model that would best fit their individual needs. If, as an administrator, you have any questions about any of the models or would like to discuss how your school division can complete the training requirements and provide professional development for the paraprofessionals in your division, please contact us at


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