Trainings Open to the Public:

LIVE Training Webinars:

Autism Thinking: Understanding the Core Challenges of ASD and How to Support an Individual Across the Day

“Autism Thinking” is designed to inform participants of the neurodevelopmental characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Topics include, but are not limited to: Executive Functioning, Context Blindness, Theory of Mind, Central Coherence, Joint Attention, and One-Channel Processing. An understanding of these characteristics and challenges arms participants with the knowledge required to support individuals with ASD in their daily lives (in the classroom, in the home, or in the community). This presentation ends with a discussion of the methods used to support individuals with ASD. These practical tools and strategies will help participants be proactive and confident in their efforts to support individuals with autism in a variety of settings. These trainings are $35.00 USD each.

This training is 2-hours long with a 10-minute break.

July 12th, 2022 - 5:00-7:00 PM EST

September 27th, 2022 - 6:00-8:00 PM EST

October 5th, 2022 - 5:00-7:00 PM EST

October 13th, 2022 - 6:00-8:00 PM EST

Visual Supports in Practice (Recommended Prerequisite: Autism Thinking)

"Visual Supports in Practice" provides an understanding on how to create and use visuals to better support individuals with autism and related developmental disabilities (DD) by increasing independence, promoting communication, and assisting with regulation. Participants will learn how to teach, “wait”, “help” and how to ask for a “break” using visual supports. They will also learn about Social Narratives and other strategies used to explain a given situation and provide strategies to navigate it. Lastly, we will learn about how to use a countdown timer for successful transitions.

All summer sessions have been completed. Additional trainings will be added in the fall.

Supporting Self-Regulation (Recommended Prerequisite: Autism Thinking)

How the body feels and experiences one’s emotions plays a vital role in daily quality of life, interpersonal interaction, and even communication. Participants explore the challenges that many autistic people face when working to maintain physical and emotional regulation. In addition, strategies to support a person before, during, and after a period of dysregulation will be discussed.

All summer sessions have been completed. Additional trainings will be added in the fall.

Pre-Recorded Webinars (2 Hours Each)

Understanding ASD

"Understanding ASD" is a nonclinical training for professionals and caregivers looking to gain a better understanding of ASD. Participants will get a baseline understanding of the daily challenges of children and adults with communication and self-regulation challenges and begin to discuss how those challenges may lead to "behaviors." This webinar is $30.00 USD. Register here.

Positive Behavior Support

This training provides information and tools to help participants view challenging behavior through a different lens, addressing possible lagging skills, coexisting conditions, and motivation of behaviors. Learn to create positive and proactive interventions and supports. This webinar is $30.00 USD. Register here.