For Professionals

Introductory Trainings 

DNEA Introductory Trainings are designed to introduce professionals to autism spectrum disorder and evidence-based practices that can be used to support individuals with autism across a variety of settings. These trainings are not discipline- or age-specific and provide a strong foundation for more advanced training content. Please review our statewide training calendar for upcoming opportunities!

 

Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder

Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder will provide a basic overview of autism spectrum disorder. This training will include content about disability-friendly language, the history of autism, core characteristics of autism, and general tips and considerations when supporting people with autism.

 

Introduction to Practices for Supporting People with Autism

Introduction to Evidence-Based Practices for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder will provide an overview of the evidence-based practices that are most effective when supporting individuals with autism of all ages. This training will review the core characteristics of autism and introduce three evidence-based practices: visual supports, prompting, and reinforcement.

 

Introduction to Visual Supports

Introduction to Visual Supports will provide an overview of the evidence-based practice of visual supports for individuals with autism. Participants will learn about the four different types of visual supports – schedules, cues, boundaries, and timers – and evidence-based practices for introducing these supports to individuals with autism. Participants should have a foundational understanding of autism and/or previously attended Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder.

 

Intermediate and Advanced Trainings

DNEA Intermediate and Advanced Training Content is designed for individuals who have attended Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder and Introduction to Evidence-Based Practices or have a similar foundational knowledge. These trainings are often discipline-specific and will address more advanced evidence-based practices and supports. Please review our statewide training calendar for upcoming opportunities!

 

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Mental Health

 Autism Spectrum Disorder and Mental Health will provide participants with an introductory understanding of autism spectrum disorder and commonly-occurring mental health diagnoses. Participants will review the core characteristics of autism; learn about prevalence and presentation; and be introduced to evidence-based resources that can be used to support individuals with autism who have co-occurring mental health needs. Participants should have a foundational understanding of autism and/or previously attended Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder.

 

Trainings for School Professionals

The DNEA offers trainings designed to support school professionals who educate children and youth with autism spectrum disorder in a range of educational settings. Training content is aligned and developed in collaboration with the Delaware Office of Statewide Autism Programs. Participants should have a foundational understanding of autism or have attended Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder and Introduction to Evidence-Based Practices.