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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.

97 trainings found

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

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

The Two Tiers of Eligibility

The Two Tiers of Eligibility

Part 3 of a series designed to help evaluation teams conduct best practices assessment of autism, this course examines the two tiers of eligibility, disability and adverse effect, required for special education services for students with autism in Texas.

Approx. 1 hour to complete

1 CE credits

Autism Assessment Toolkit

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

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

Social Narratives

Social Narratives

Social narratives are interventions that describe social situations in some detail by highlighting relevant cues and offering examples of appropriate responding. Learn how these narratives are aimed at helping learners to adjust to changes in routine and adapt their behaviors based on the social and physical cues of a situation. Learn how to use these narratives to teach specific social skills or behaviors.

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

Myths and Realities of Autism Awareness

Myths and Realities of Autism Awareness

Part 2 of a series designed to help evaluation teams conduct best practices assessment of autism, this course addresses the myths and misconceptions that surround eligibility issues for assessment and services for students with autism.

Approx. 1.5 hours to complete

1.5 CE credits

Autism Assessment Toolkit

Naturalistic Intervention

Naturalistic Intervention

Learn how naturalistic intervention can be used to encourage specific behaviors based on a learner’s interests. Learn how to use this intervention in typical settings, activities, and/or routines to build more complex skills that are naturally reinforcing and appropriate to the interaction.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Developing Effective Recommendations

Developing Effective Recommendations

Part 7 of a series. This course discusses the assessment process from evaluation to intervention, specifically the need to provide team written recommendations which lead to observable, measurable goals included in the student’s IEP.

Approx. 1 hour to complete

1 CE credits

Autism Assessment Toolkit

Executive Functioning

Executive Functioning

Provides information on executive function and how deficits in this area influence academic success. Learn strategies to access and develop student cognitive abilities to improve attention, behavior, and organization.

Approx. 6 hours to complete

6 CE credits

Earn digital badge

Available in Spanish

Foundational

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

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

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

Autism Law Enforcement & First Responder Training

Autism Law Enforcement & First Responder Training

Designed for first responder groups, including student resource officers, this brief course provides information on autism, how an individual with autism may interact with others during a crisis, as well as basic tips and tools for interacting with individuals with autism.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

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

Time Delay

Time Delay

In a setting or activity in which a learner should engage in a behavior or skill, a brief delay occurs between the opportunity to use the skill and any additional instructions or prompts. Learn how this intervention can be an effective way to fade the use of prompts during instructional activities.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

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

Borrow From the Special Educator’s Toolbox

Borrow From the Special Educator’s Toolbox

Some students with autism will have more intensive needs and require more intensive supports than others who attend general education classes. Learn strategies from the special educator’s toolbox that you can implement to benefit your students.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

General Education Strategies

Social Engagement: The Fuel for Learning in the Classroom

Social Engagement: The Fuel for Learning in the Classroom

Findings of research in social neuroscience foster our ability to create supportive learning environments where social engagement is a “fuel” for a child’s learning. From this course, learn about strategies for measuring student engagement, designing instruction to enhance engagement, and building capacity through teacher-to-teacher mentorship to achieve a school/classroom environment that is focused on the success of every student.

Approx. 6 hours to complete

6 CE credits

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

Bullying and Students with ASD

Bullying and Students with ASD

This course discusses the current state of bullying in schools for students with disabilities, along with effective prevention and intervention programs, including how bullying relates to individuals with ASD.

Approx. 1 hour to complete

1 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

Create Predictability

Create Predictability

A common characteristic of autism is an insistence on sameness and/or a resistance to change. Dr. Boutot provides tips on how to help create predictability for learns with autism to help reduce challenging behaviors and help students flourish.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

General Education Strategies

Get to Know the Student

Get to Know the Student

Dr. Boutot address the importance of getting to know your student with autism. This is key to developing a trusting, respectful relationship with that person and their families. The better you know the student the better you can help meet their needs.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

General Education Strategies