The Autism & Low-Incidence Coaching Team

Last Updated: 2/8/2021 4:35 PM

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The Autism & Low-Incidence Coaching Team (ACT) is a job-embedded professional development program for building the capacity of educators to serve students with autism and low-incidence disabilities. Low-incidence disabilities include: multiple disabilities, hearing impairment, orthopedic impairment, visual impairment, deaf-blindness, deafness, other health impairments (major), and traumatic brain injury. 

Services must be requested by a representative of the school district in which the student lives by contacting the Montgomery County Educational Service Center- Regional Center at (937) 236-9965.

          ACT services include, but are not limited to:

  • Onsite coaching of educational team members (teacher, IS, OT, SLP, counselor, paraprofessionals, special education director, principal, therapist, psychologist, etc.) in evidence based practices for individual students or classrooms. 
  • Observation and recommendations for individualized sensory, communication, instructional and behavioral support strategies

  • Professional development sessions at the MCESC Regional Center and in district

  • Participation with our A-LIST network of classrooms for observation of evidence based practices in action

  • Facilitate collaboration across educational team members to help support transfer and generalization of evidence based practices across settings


ACT's Carol Dittoe explains autism and the creation of the ACT, the only team like it in the state.



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Main Number (937)236-9965

Mary Fryman - secretary                                       ext 2122         

Carol Dittoe - speech and language pathologist   ext 2156           

Lynn Demange  - occupational therapist               ext 2227         

Allison Officer - intervention specialist                  ext 2242 


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Other Resources:

Dayton Autism Society

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