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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

Exercise

Exercise

Learn how exercise, a strategy that involves an increase in physical exertion, can be a means of reducing problem behaviors or increasing appropriate behavior while increasing physical fitness and motors skills.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

Futures Planning for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Futures Planning for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Planning for a student with autism post-secondary life is the focus here. Learn the answers to these key questions. What is futures planning? When should it begin? What resources and tools are available to help in the process?

Approx. 6 hours to complete

6 CE credits

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Available in Spanish

Foundational

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

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

Extinction

Extinction

Learn how to use extinction, an applied behavior analysis procedure, to reduce or eliminate inappropriate, interfering behavior. It involves identifying the function of this behavior and then withdrawing the positive reinforcement that maintains that inappropriate behavior.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

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

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

Classroom Organization: The Power of Structure for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Classroom Organization: The Power of Structure for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Learn how organizational structure can clarify expectations and reduce anxiety in many people with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Learn about the neurobiological basis of ASD and its connection to structured environments. Learn how to organize physical space, dimensions of time, and learning activities to positively impact student success.

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

Technology-aided Instruction and Intervention

Technology-aided Instruction and Intervention

Technology-aided instruction and intervention (TAII) are those in which technology is the central feature of an intervention that supports the goal or outcome for the student. It incorporates a broad range of devices, such as speech generating devices, smart phones, or tablets. Learn the common features of this intervention, when and how to implement it, and the instructional procedures for learning how to use these technology supports and how to support its use in appropriate contexts.

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

Differential Reinforcement

Differential Reinforcement

Learn how this intervention is used to reinforce desired behaviors, while inappropriate behavior are ignored. This special application of reinforcement is designed to reduce the occurrence of inappropriate or interfering behaviors (e.g., tantrums, aggression, self-injury, stereotypic behavior).

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

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

Parent Implemented Intervention

Parent Implemented Intervention

Learn why teaching parents to implement interventions directly with their child may be useful. Learn how teaching parents appropriate interventions, increases positive learning opportunities that lead to the acquisition of important skills.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

Prompting

Prompting

Learn how prompting is used to increase the likelihood that a learner will provide a desired response and how this assists them in acquiring a targeted behavior or skill. Learn when to use a prompt, how to determine the level of prompting a student requires, and how to reduce or fade prompting once a skill is mastered.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

Reinforcement

Reinforcement

Reinforcement is any stimulus that will increase the likelihood of a behavior will reoccur. Learn how this intervention, an applied behavior analysis technique, is used to teach new skills and to increase behaviors. Learn how reinforcement establishes the relationship between the learner’s behavior/use of a skill and the consequence of the behavior/skill.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

Differential Diagnosis and Identification of ASD

Differential Diagnosis and Identification of ASD

Part 8 of a series. This course discusses the process of differentiating autism from other disorders with similar characteristics and the effects and consequences of delayed identification.

Approx. 1 hour to complete

1 CE credits

Autism Assessment Toolkit

Solving the Behavior Puzzle: Making Connections for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Solving the Behavior Puzzle: Making Connections for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

In this overview of the concepts and strategies that develop positive behavioral skills in individuals with autism, 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.

Approx. 6 hours to complete

6 CE credits

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Available in Spanish

Foundational

Foundational

Foundational

Courses here provide information on the disorder itself, specific information on the areas of core deficit, along with evidence-based and practical approaches to intervention.

Approx. 45.5 hours to complete

45.5 CE credits

Available in Spanish

8 courses

Antecedent-Based Intervention

Antecedent-Based Intervention

This intervention can be used to decrease an identified interfering behavior and increase engagement by modifying the environment.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

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

Pivotal Response Training

Pivotal Response Training

Learn how Pivotal Response Training, an applied behavior analysis technique, can be effective for developing communication, language, play, and social behaviors. Learn how this intervention builds on the learner’s initiative and interest. Learn how it enhances the pivotal learning variables: motivation, responding to multiple cues, self-management, and self-initiations of social interaction.

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

FBA and BIP Issues and Strategies

FBA and BIP Issues and Strategies

For district level specialists, who are asked to help solve behavioral challenges in the classroom, this course is designed to help you provide support and build understanding for a team conducting an functional behavioral assessment (FBA) and to build skills to support the team in the implementation of the behavioral intervention plan (BIP).

Approx. 6 hours to complete

6 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

Evidence-Based Practices

These 28 webinars, 30 -45 minutes in length, cover information on evidence-based practices (EBPs) as identified by the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Approx. 14 hours to complete

14 CE credits

28 courses

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

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

Comunicación: El poder de comunicación de las personas con desórdenes del espectro de Autismo

Comunicación: El poder de comunicación de las personas con desórdenes del espectro de Autismo

La comunicación, uno de los principales desafíos para los estudiantes con autismo, tiene el poder de impactar todo lo que un estudiante hace. Este curso proporcionará información sobre cómo se desarrolla la comunicación y los enfoques de intervención que apoyan el desarrollo de estas habilidades en estudiantes con autismo.

Approx. 6 hours to complete

6 CE credits

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Fundacional

Visual Supports

Visual Supports

One of the most powerful tools in your toolbox, learn how visual supports can help to increase independence and support your students with ASD. Visual supports are any tool presented visually that supports an individual as he or she moves through the day.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

Discrete Trial Training

Discrete Trial Training

Learn about this one-to-one instructional approach used to teach skills in a planned, controlled, and systematic manner.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

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

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