Augmentative and Alternative Communication and the Autism Spectrum (3 hours)
In this online training, you will learn ways to support communication for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
Autism 101: Top Ten Pieces to the Puzzle (6 hours)
This course provides information the components of autism spectrum disorders. In this online course, participants will be able to define the characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorders and identify evidence-based strategies to address the behavioral, social and communication needs of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Classroom Organization: The Power of Structure for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (6 hours)
An overview of how organizational structure can clarify expectations and reduce anxiety in many people with Autism Spectrum Disorders. This course will help you learn about the neurobiological basis of Autism Spectrum Disorders and its connection to structured learning environments. In addition, you will learn how to organize physical space, dimensions of time and learning activities to positively impact student success.
Communication: The Power of Communication for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (6 hours)
This core deficit of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) must be addressed. Here you will learn about communication needs, strategies, and interventions. Case studies are provided covering students across the autism spectrum including non-verbal, emerging verbal and verbal communicators.
This course focuses on executive functioning (EF) and provides information on what Executive Function is, how Executive Function deficits may impact a student, and strategies to access and develop student cognitive abilities to improve attention, behavior, and organization. Students with EF disorders may struggle with attention, organization, and behavior. These difficulties are tied to classroom performance and suggestions are made to help students with EF deficits succeed.
Futures Planning for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (6 hours)
This online course is an overview of futures planning for students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Learn what futures planning means, laws and regulations regarding futres planning, and when it is important to consider futures planning. As a result of this course, you will gain greater knowledge about resources and tools related to the needs of individuals with ASD for use in futures planning.
Navigating the Social Maze: Supports & Interventions for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (6 hours)
In this course, you will learn: the complexities of social interaction; play as a key developmental indicator; strategies for teaching and learning the rules of social interaction; the power of practicing with peers to learn how to follow these rules; and assessment for implementing social skills instruction.
Solving the Behavior Puzzle: Making Connections for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (6 hours)
This online course is an overview of the concepts and strategies that develop positive behavioral skills in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. In this course, you will learn about the components of applied behavioral analysis, research based strategies that teach and develop positive behavioral skills, and planning for the prevention and intervention of specific behavioral needs.