CAPTAIN is a multiagency network developed to support the understanding and use of evidence based practices for individuals on the autism spectrum across California.
CAPTAIN is dedicated to the following:
Providing statewide access to trainings and resources in Evidence Based Practices (EBPs) that are culturally sensitive, family centered, cost effective, and competency based.
Establishing supports that are locally based with trainer of trainers at the local level.
Emphasizing how to use EBPs to assist students in accessing the California State Standards and developing College and Career Readiness.
Providing ongoing training, support, and technical assistance to implement EBPs and ensure fidelity of implementation.
Supporting the development of local multiagency collaborations to support consistent use of EBPs.
Providing an annual training summit and a forum for collegial communication and support to CAPTAIN Cadre members.
Providing web-based access to materials and resources that are vetted and align with current EBPs.
Providing information and outreach to other interested stakeholders and provider groups who could benefit from learning more about EBPs (e.g. Professional Organizations, Higher Education, Self Advocates, Allied Health Providers).
Promoting the acceptance, support and quality of life for individuals on the autism spectrum; using appropriate language to be respectful of varied perspectives; and employing the term “person/individual on the autism spectrum.” We encourage people to read the article, First Do No Harm: Suggestions Regarding Respectful Autism Language: https://bit.ly/36Lf15j