The LINKS Teams’ Autism Area provides a variety of services to CCSD staff and parents of students with autism. The LINKS team provides comprehensive professional development to staff that focuses on the successful utilization of evidence-based approaches to learning (e.g. Applied Behavior Analysis and Discrete Trial Teaching). Additionally, The LINKS Team consults with teachers, or staff, on a referral basis, to address individual student, teacher, or classroom issues not addressed through the district-wide professional development opportunities. Finally, the LINKS team offers a unique service model to empower parents by helping them to develop and practice practical strategies that assist their child in the home and community.