STAR System

  • Strategies for Teaching Based on Autism Research.
  • Beginning in February 2017, OST, with training from STAR Autism Support, will initiate an innovative project to establish new OST-STAR Centers in China. The OST-STAR Centers will provide high quality services for students with autism including consistent daily services, staff trained to implement evidence-based practices and extensive assessment and progress monitoring systems. The program will include multiple opportunities for students to promote generalization of newly acquired skills within functional daily routines. The new Centers are scheduled to open in many of the major cities in China. The first Centers will open in Guangzhou and Beijing.

Applicable groups and symptoms

Children with Autism and Intellectual disability

Program Content

  • The ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) instructional methods of discrete trial training, pivotal response training and teaching functional routines form the instructional base of this comprehensive program for children with autism.
  • The STAR System includes detailed lesson plans, teaching materials, data systems and a curriculum-based assessment for teaching in the six curricular areas of receptive language, expressive language, spontaneous language, functional routines, academics, and play & social skills..

Program effect

  • Communication Skills.
  • Expressive Language.
  • Receptive Language.
  • Play and Social Skills.
  • Academic Skills.
  • Learning Daily Routines at school,home and community.

Program Value

  • STAR System is designed on research and instruction conducted by Dr. Joel Arick with students with autism over the last 40 years.

    SAS has worked with over 2,500 school districts and over 25,000 educators across the United States and throughout the world. Some of the clients in SAS has worked with organizations including Oregon Department of Education, Arizona Department of Education, Puerto Rico Department of Education, Philadelphia Public Schools, Plano Independent School District and many more. The benefits of STAR System includes.

  • Is research-validated
  • Is ABA-based
  • Provides a comprehensive curriculum-based assessment and documents progress on IEPs
  • Is aligned to Common Core State Standards
  • Is shown to be effective in public school settings
  • Meets the individual needs of students at various developmental levels
  • Comprehensive materials including program manual, lesson plans and ready to use manipulatives, photo cards and other instructional tools
  • Is award winning!
  • STAR Autism Support (SAS) provides curriculum materials, workshops and training to school and agency staff who work with students with autism. Our mission is to help others successfully implement research-based applied behavior analysis (ABA) techniques. We want every child with autism to receive effective instruction!
  • SAS has worked with over 2,500 school districts and over 25,000 educators across the United States and throughout the world.

    Since the inception of the company, STAR Autism Support has been a leader in autism teaching strategies, in particular in building capacity for districts, regional programs and states of all sizes to effectively serve students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other developmental disabilities. SAS has worked with over 2,500 school districts and over 25,000 educators across the United States and throughout the world. The unique, practical approach provides school districts the curriculum resources and a continuum of professional development activities to address the educational needs of students in early childhood through post-secondary.

Program Instructor

  • Since June 2016, The founders of STAR Autism Support (SAS) Joel Arick and Sheila Magee, came to Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhan and other cities to carry out cooperation with the OST and to provide professional guidance for children with Autism and to carry out one to one assessment and parents lectures.
  • Dr. Arick has experience working as an educator, researcher and trainer in the field of autism for over 30 years. He is the lead author of the nationally used STAR (Strategies for Teaching based-on Autism Research) Program and Links Curriculum. He is also a co-author of several other published programs in the area of autism. These programs include the ASIEP-3 (Autism Screening Instrument for EducationalPlanning-3, 2004), the KADI (Krug Asperger Disorder Index,2003), and the FACTER Program (Functional Assessment and Curriculum for Teaching Everyday Routines, 2004). Dr. Arick, with colleagues, has been measuring the progress of children educated using the STAR Autism Program, over the past ten years. He is also an author of a chapter entitled “School-based Programs for Children with Autism” in the Handbook on Autism (2005). Dr Arick is Professor Emeritus at Portland State University.
  • Sheila has served in public schools for over 30 years as a classroom teacher, school psychologist and administrator. She has coordinated programs for children with autism at both the pre-school and school-age level. The programs she coordinated have implemented the STAR System and served as model training sites. She has many years of experience coaching and implementing the strategies found in the STAR System, including: Discrete Trial Training, Pivotal Response Training, Teaching Functional Routines and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports. In addition to her work in the schools, Sheila has also taught classes at the university level preparing educators in the field of special education.
  • OST has 300 therapists, nearly all of them graduated from Universities from HK, US and UK who obtain bachelor or master degrees and have rich clinical therapy experience.

Couse futures STAR System A1 Oral Motor A2 Articulation B1 Cognitive Development and Expression B2 Multi-sensory and expression B3 Attention B4 Social behavior B5 Visual-Auditory Training