Trainings for School Professionals

Classroom Management

This training is designed to assist educators in understanding needs of students with autism and will provide the basics on designing a classroom environment with predictable routines and schedules. Educators will learn about establishing expectations as well as preventative strategies for challenging classroom behaviors.

Success with Social Skills

This training is designed to teach how the core characteristics of autism impact social functioning, explaining typical social development and how it differs in children and adolescents with autism. It also covers how to implement evidence-based practices, including video modeling, social narratives and other forms of social skills instruction, that can help teach skills students with autism need to be successful.  Prerequisite: Participants should have an understanding of autism and a working knowledge of visual supports, prompting, and reinforcement.

Introduction to Visual Supports for Supporting Students with Autism

This training will provide an overview of the importance and types of visual supports used with students with autism. Participants will learn the process for implementing visual schedules, cues, and boundaries and timers within an educational setting.

Introduction to the Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for Supporting the Instruction of Students with Autism

This training is designed to provide foundational knowledge in the principals of applied behavior analysis (ABA) and how they are incorporated into evidence-based practices for individuals with autism. Participants will receive a review of the core characteristics and the learning needs of students identified as having autism. Time will be spent understanding ABA, task analysis, reinforcement, and the learning cycle in preparation for more advanced DNEA trainings. This training is a prerequisite for: an Introduction to Evidence-based Instructional Strategies for Autism: Least-to-Most Prompting, Most-to-Least Prompting, Graduated Guidance, and Simultaneous Prompting.

Introduction to Evidence-Based Instructional Strategies: Least-to-Most Prompting, Most-to-Least Prompting, Graduated Guidance, and Simultaneous Prompting

Participants will be introduced to the basics of instructional prompting and trained in four specific evidence-based practices for supporting the learning of individuals with autism: least-to-most prompting, most-to-least prompting, graduated guidance, and simultaneous prompting. Data collection procedures for these strategies will be introduced. Prerequisite: Introduction to the Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for Supporting the Instruction of Students with Autism or advanced knowledge in the application of the principles of ABA.

Classroom Data Collection

This training will review classroom-based data collection systems, procedures, and methods designed to measure student learning and instructional efficacy. Participants will learn how to design data collection systems that ensure fidelity across team members and tracking mechanisms for streamlining team planning.  Prerequisite: Introduction to the Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for Supporting the Instruction of Students with Autism or advanced knowledge in the application of the principles of ABA.