Making Implementation Happen. Bridging the Research to Practice Gap.

About Us:

The California Autism Professional Training and Information Network (CAPTAIN) is a cross agency network developed to support the understanding and use of evidence based practices (EBPs) for individuals affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) across the state of California.

Leadership Team:

The Leadership Team is comprised of professionals from the California Department of Education, Diagnostic Centers, University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs), Regional Centers and Department of Developmental Services, Family Resource Center Network, and SELPAs. Our leadership participated as trainers in the National Professional Development Center for ASD statewide training project. As a part of the dissemination efforts of the NPDC-ASD, we have established CAPTAIN to support implementation of EBPs across our state.

Cadre Members:

Cadre members are nominated by SELPAs, Regional Centers, and Family Resource/Family Empowerment Centers. They receive training through our annual summit so that they can provide local training, implementation coaching, cross agency collaboration, and dissemination of the EBPs at the local level. Cadre members have access to the NPDC-ASD and CAPTAIN training materials and will assist with the statewide distribution of the EBPs by providing support and training locally.

For Further Information:

For further information about CAPTAIN, please contact:

Patty Schetter, MA, BCBA
Coordinator of Autism Education Initiatives
CEDD at the MIND Institute

Ann England, M.A., CCC-SLP-L
Project Coordinator, Training and Technical Assistance 
SELPA Content Lead, Marin County SELPA and CAPTAIN

CAPTAIN Flow Chart
CAPTAIN Membership and Requirements PDF link

Special EDge Newsletter CDE article about CAPTAIN PDF link

Full Newsletter

Implementation Science Journal article about CAPTAIN - Exploring System Factors - Stahmer, Suhrheinrich, Schetter, & Hassrick, 2017 PDF link
CAPTAIN Trifold Brochure PDF link
CSHA Article CSHA Article About CAPTAIN PDF link