The General Professional Trainings are geared toward:
- Individuals who are paid to care for children with autism who are not family members including babysitters, nannies, live in nannies, au pairs, respite care workers/volunteers, daycare providers, and foster parents.
- Paraprofessionals who are not licensed or certified including teaching assistants, instructional assistants, and registered behavioral technicians (RBTs)
- Licensed/certified professionals who have little to no experience in providing educational/therapeutic services to children with autism on the topic of the training.
These aim to provide education and training for autism service providers in order to elevate the standard of care for children with autism.
Certificates will be provided for all completed trainings.
We are also offering our professional trainings remotely via teleconference through Zoom.us. If you would like to attend any of the below trainings remotely, please indicate this on your registration information. See our Online Training for more information on the system requirements.
Upcoming General Professional Trainings:
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Berenice de la Cruz, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Are you interested in teaching toilet training? Toilet training a child on the autism spectrum can be challenging for professionals. In this training, participants will learn about toileting readiness signs, data collection, reinforcement techniques, and strategies to help troubleshoot specific toileting issues and sensory challenges.
Introduction to Autism
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Adriana Sanchez, MA, BCBA
Would you like to learn more about autism spectrum disorders?
This training will provide professionals with basic answers about autism spectrum disorders (ASD), including defining ASD and describing its characteristics and diagnosis criteria. A general overview on treatments for ASD, with a focus on evidence-based practices, will also be presented.
Understanding Feeding Challenges in Children with ASD
Friday, September 21, 2018
Adrienne Gaither, OTR, C-SIPT
Some children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have feeding difficulties affecting a child’s ability to properly function at home, school, and social settings. This can also impact physical, social, and psychological development. Participants will identify: (a) feeding issues of children with ASD, (b) myths about eating, and (c) the difference between picky eaters and feeding disorders.