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  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:


Toilet Training

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.


Introduction to Joint Attention

Monday, October 15, 2018


Berenice de la Cruz, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA

Is your student/client struggling to learn to communicate? Lack of joint attention may be a reason. Joint attention refers to the ability to coordinate attention with people and objects. Children with autism spectrum disorders tend to have difficulty developing joint attention.
Come learn strategies to encourage joint attention in the home and community.


Decreasing Challenging Behaviors

Monday, November 5, 2018


Berenice de la Cruz, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA

Is your student/client's behavior sometimes difficult to handle? This class will provide professionals information on how to prevent, replace, and respond to challenging behaviors. These strategies will hep reduce the likelihood that your child will engage in the challenging behavior in the future.


Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis

Monday, December 3, 2018


Berenice de la Cruz, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA

What is ABA? Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) can be utilized to decrease problem behavior and increase appropriate behavior in any child, including children with autism spectrum disorders. ABA is considered a best practice treatment for children with autism spectrum disorders. Professionals ill learn about basics of ABA and interventions based on ABA principles.