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All our courses are free, you can learn at your own pace, and you can earn CEUs and a certificate for each course you complete.

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Social Skills and Autism

Social Skills and Autism

Focused on understanding the social skills differences of individuals on the autism spectrum, this course discusses what success looks like for all students and the impact that soft skills such as social skills can have on that success.

Approx. 6 hours to complete

6 CE credits

Autism Assessment in the Schools and the Law

Autism Assessment in the Schools and the Law

Part 1 of a series designed to help evaluation teams conduct best practices assessment of autism, this course provides information on the federal and state mandated rules for special education evaluation.

Approx. 1 hour to complete

1 CE credits

Autism Assessment Toolkit

Looking Beyond the Label Part 2 - The Adults

Looking Beyond the Label Part 2 - The Adults

This webinar focuses on adults understanding how to look at the stressors in their lives – especially those that are apparent in the classroom and at home. Recognizing and coping with stress in your own lives can be a great benefit to creating change with the student.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Looking Beyond the Label

Structured Play Groups

Structured Play Groups

Learn how structured play groups are used to help students develop their play and social engagement skills. Learn how groups are organized, how peers are selected, how themes are delineated, and what roles adults have in leading, prompting or scaffolding supports for students with autism.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

Picture Exchange Communication System

Picture Exchange Communication System

Learn about how the Picture Exchange Communication system is used to teach learners to communicate in a social context. Learn how this intervention can be used to improve communication, play, and behavioral skills.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

Supporting a Successful Transition to Adulthood for Students with Autism

Supporting a Successful Transition to Adulthood for Students with Autism

This "mini-course" has curated interview answers from Erik Carter, Ph.D. on the subject of transition and supporting students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Travesía por el laberinto social: Apoyo e intervenciones sociales para individuos con desórdenes del espectro de Autismo

Travesía por el laberinto social: Apoyo e intervenciones sociales para individuos con desórdenes del espectro de Autismo

La interacción social y la comunicación, un déficit central en el autismo, se cubre en este curso. Aprenda sobre las complejidades de la comunicación social y la interacción para estudiantes con autismo. Aprender estrategias de evaluación y estrategias de implementación ayudan a garantizar que sus estudiantes naveguen por el laberinto social de la vida cotidiana.

Approx. 6 hours to complete

6 CE credits

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Fundacional

Looking Beyond the Label

Looking Beyond the Label

You must look beyond the label and find the student inside to see their strengths, what they bring to the world, and how we can support them to build their strengths and other skills.

Approx. 1.75 hours to complete

1.75 CE credits

3 courses

Self-Management

Self-Management

Self-management interventions help learners with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) learn to independently regulate their own behaviors and act appropriately in a variety of home, school, and community-based situations. Learn how these interventions teach students with autism to discriminate between appropriate and inappropriate behaviors, how to properly monitor and record their won behaviors, and how to reward themselves for behaving appropriately.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

Respect Each Student’s Dignity and Need for Autonomy

Respect Each Student’s Dignity and Need for Autonomy

Public schools are often the first place that typically developing peers encounter individuals with different abilities. In your classroom you can make the life of student with autism more meaningful, by being an example and teaching others that most import life skill, how to treat others with dignity and respect. In this tip, learn Dr. Boutot’s principles of teaching students with autism.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

General Education Strategies

La planificación de futuros para los estudiantes con el trastorno del espectro de autismo

La planificación de futuros para los estudiantes con el trastorno del espectro de autismo

La planificación para un estudiante con autismo en la vida postsecundaria es el enfoque aquí. Aprenda las respuestas a estas preguntas clave. ¿Qué es la planificación de futuros? ¿Cuándo debería comenzar? ¿Qué recursos y herramientas están disponibles para ayudar en el proceso?

Approx. 6 hours to complete

6 CE credits

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Fundacional

Response Interruption/Redirection

Response Interruption/Redirection

Learn how to use response interruption/redirection (a prompt, comment, or other distractor) to divert the learner’s attention away from an interfering behavior and reduce its occurrence. Learn how this intervention can be particularly useful with persistent interfering behaviors that occur in the absence of other people, in a number of different settings, during a variety of tasks.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

Communication: The Power of Communication for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Communication: The Power of Communication for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Communication, one of the core challenges for students with autism, has the power to impact everything a student does. This course will provide information on how communication develops and the intervention approaches that support the development of these skills in students with autism.

Approx. 6 hours to complete

6 CE credits

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Available in Spanish

Foundational

Peer-Mediated Instruction and Intervention

Peer-Mediated Instruction and Intervention

Learn how typically developing, carefully prepared peers can help students with learners with autism acquire new social skills. These skills are acquired by providing increased social opportunities within natural environments through peer interaction, peer modeling, and peer reinforcement.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

Autismo 101: Las 10 piezas principales del rompecabezas

Autismo 101: Las 10 piezas principales del rompecabezas

Proporciona una descripción general del trastorno del espectro autista que incluye las características que lo definen, su impacto en diferentes áreas de desarrollo y los enfoques efectivos de la intervención basados ​​en la investigación.

Approx. 6 hours to complete

6 CE credits

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Fundacional

Developing Social and Behavioral Expectations

Developing Social and Behavioral Expectations

Dr. Boutot discusses the Hidden Curriculum, these are the unwritten, ever changing social and behavioral rules/expectations of situations. To meet these expectations, students with autism need explicit teaching in these areas. Learn about specific interventions that can be used to provide this instruction.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

General Education Strategies

Use Behavioral Strategies that Promote Successful Learning

Use Behavioral Strategies that Promote Successful Learning

Behavior management is key to successful learning for all students including those with autism. Learn from Dr. Boutot about creating clear, reasonable and consistent behavior management systems in your classroom that will support student learning.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

General Education Strategies

Behavior is Communication

Behavior is Communication

Understanding the connection between behavior and communication is crucial to making progress in the classroom. This webinar provides information on communication as it relates to behavior: how and why we communicate and how to investigate all of the components that go into reducing challenging behavior and supporting the development of appropriate behavior.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Cognitive Behavioral Intervention

Cognitive Behavioral Intervention

Learn how this intervention can teach students to examine their own thoughts and emotions, recognize when negative thoughts and emotions are escalating in intensity, and then use strategies to change their thinking and behavior.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

Literacy Instruction for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Literacy Instruction for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

In this course, you will first develop an understanding of the literacy needs of individuals with ASD as the foundation for framing their instruction. Using video examples, we will then share specific strategies for engaging individuals with ASD in increasing complex text and academic content, and supporting students in applying literacy skills to their social experiences.

Approx. 6 hours to complete

6 CE credits

Working With and Supporting Paraprofessionals in the Special Ed Classroom

Working With and Supporting Paraprofessionals in the Special Ed Classroom

In this course for teachers, Dr. Robert Pennington will take learners through the ins and outs of working with paraprofessionals in this classroom. It is divided into the following five modules: Roles & Responsibilities, Planning, Training, Inclusive Settings, and Building Relationships.

Approx. 2.5 hours to complete

2.5 CE credits

Behavior Change: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Behavior Change: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Offering practical solutions to foster increases in positive behaviors and decreases in problem behaviors, this course explores how to apply these strategies to everyday situations in an applicable and proactive way. It focuses on the changing outcomes of behaviors by looking at the entire context and approaching behavior from a function based perspective.

Approx. 6 hours to complete

6 CE credits

Simple Strategies to Implement EBPs

Simple Strategies to Implement EBPs

Evidence-Based Practices (EBPs) in education are a requirement for educators working with any student. Not only is this part of state and federal regulations, it is best practice. This workshop investigates the use of simple strategies to use when training educators - strategies that are effective at developing and maintaining the use of EBPs in the classroom.

Approx. 6 hours to complete

6 CE credits

Video Modeling

Video Modeling

Learn how video modeling, a video recording of a visual model of the target behavior or skill, can assist learners in acquisition of or engaging in that desired behavior or skill.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

Introduction to Evidence Based Practices

Introduction to Evidence Based Practices

This course sets the stage for all webinars in our Evidence-Based Practice series. Learn why identifying and using effective practices with learns with Autism Spectrum Disorders is “best practice”. Learn what evidence-based interventions and how to find resources related to them to build your knowledge and skills for your work with students with autism.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

Identifying Females with ASD

Identifying Females with ASD

Part 9 of a series. This course discusses the specific challenges of identifying females with autism.

Approx. 1 hour to complete

1 CE credits

Autism Assessment Toolkit

Report Writing

Report Writing

Part 6 of a series designed to help evaluation teams conduct best practices assessment of autism, this course examines the team process and workflow of writing a clear, concise, comprehensive report.

Approx. 1 hour to complete

1 CE credits

Autism Assessment Toolkit

Unstuck and On Target: Improving Executive Function, On-Task, and Flexible Behavior

Unstuck and On Target: Improving Executive Function, On-Task, and Flexible Behavior

Executive dysfunction is common in ASD and is linked to academic, social and adaptive problems. Content will focus on a framework focusing on executive functioning (EF) for students with ASD, including strategies that you can use today. Information provided will help you identify when a child with ASD is having trouble with executive functioning, so that you can better distinguish a ‘can't’ from a ‘won't’ and intervene more effectively.

Approx. 6 hours to complete

6 CE credits

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Assistive Technology: Organization

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Assistive Technology: Organization

Focused on understanding the common organizational challenges for students with ASD, this course describes the process and importance using feature matching to find the most appropriate technology tools to build to build student skills in this area of deficit.

Approx. 45 minutes to complete

0.75 CE credits

Assistive Technology

Task Analysis

Task Analysis

Task analysis is the process of breaking a skill into smaller, more manageable steps in order to teach the skill. Learn why and when to use this intervention. Learn how it can lead to skill mastery and independences.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

Autism 101: Top Ten Pieces to the Puzzle

Autism 101: Top Ten Pieces to the Puzzle

Provides an overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder including the characteristics that define it, its impact on different areas of development, and effective, research-based approaches to intervention.

Approx. 6 hours to complete

6 CE credits

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Foundational

Establishing Clear Expectations: Academic

Establishing Clear Expectations: Academic

The better students understand what is expected in your classroom the more likely they are to be successful. Dr. Boutot tip here includes how to develop academic expectations for your students with ASD. She provides specific information on supports that can be put in place to help your students with ASD meet academic expectations.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

General Education Strategies

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Assistive Technology: Social

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Assistive Technology: Social

Focused on understanding the common social barriers for individuals with ASD, this course describes the features of technology that help students overcome these barriers and build social competence.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Assistive Technology