A Message from Dr. Yeager
As TEAAM evolves it is imperative for the organization to be nimble and respond with necessary changes to remain relevant. Many of these changes are addressed through growing partnerships. Partnerships are imperative to make sure that you embrace the role that you play in the Autism community while supporting others in their role. As we try to improve our ability to connect with you we are always in the process of refining and redefining who TEAAM Autism is and what we do.
All things TEAAM Autism can be accessed through a single point of entry, TEAAM.org. It is important to us that you understand that TEAAM Autism is much more than a summer camp. As a matter of fact, the programs at Center Ridge Outpost are just a small part of what we do year around. We are involved in helping schools and agencies better meet the needs of persons and families that are affected by Autism through training and service support. You should also plan to follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
In-line with our commitment to helping families identify community-based opportunities, TEAAM Autism continues to be involved in the Cosplay community. Through our website you will be able to locate TEAAM endorsed events where we will be and can assist you and your family enjoy the Cosplay events. As it turns out, this area of entertainment is one that many autistic people have already found and enjoy immensely. We have been able to connect with many of our friends with autism at the conventions. I encourage you to try out these very accepting events with your family.
TEAAM Autism is also embarking on a new training format that helps prepare autistic people, their families and service providers for planning a meaningful future. Our team of professionals have worked tirelessly to develop a wonderful training program that includes: Autism 101, Dynamic Behavioral Education Strategies, Social Skills for Work and Life, and our Vanguard Learning System. We have also entered into a partnership with the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) identifying TEAAM as the “go to” source for training to achieve the Certified Autism Specialist credential. You can find upcoming training dates on this site.
In closing and in the spirit of building partnerships, I want to announce that I am now the Coordinator od Special Education Degree Programs at William Carey University. In this role our partnership with WCU will help advance the mission of TEAAM Autism while building capacity toward the future. I am proud to be a part of the William Carey University family and am very proud of what TEAAM Autism has meant to so many since its beginnings in 1999. I am excited about our future and what we will mean to so many as we move forward with new and innovative partnerships, programs and trainings. We hope to see you at all TEAAM Autism events.