These workshops are designed for families who are looking to learn best practices and techniques to improve the lives of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
For families with children/adults diagnosed with ASD or other related behavioral disorders. This workshop is designed for caregivers who have children who have not successfully responded to traditional toileting methods. Toilet training is one of the most important life skills that lead to a more independent life. Therefore, this workshop will describe the importance of toilet training, barriers to toilet training individuals with special needs, and present a rapid method of toilet training (i.e., 4 – 7 days) based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). As a result of this workshop, caregivers should feel confident in their skills to implement this method of toilet training.
For families who have children with ASD or other related behavioral disorders who are facing the common challenges related to sleep. 50–80% of children with ASD experience sleep-related difficulties compared to only 25% of their typically developing peers. These challenges include problems falling or staying asleep, non-compliance with nighttime routines, and problem behaviors which occur after saying goodnight which interfere with sleep onset. This seminar will provide information about common sleep problems and discuss strategies based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to increase appropriate sleep behavior.
For families who have children with ASD or other related behavioral disorders that are exhibiting challenging and problematic behaviors. This workshop will teach you how to identify the function of the behavior (i.e., why the behavior is occurring) and provide best practice strategies and tips for decreasing the problem behavior. By the end of the workshop, attendee’s should feel more confident in their ability to assess why a behavior is occurring and have a basic understanding of the best ways to respond to such behaviors.
May 18, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
For families who have children with ASD that are interested in learning about Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services. ABA has been endorsed by the U.S. Surgeon General as the most meaningful and effective treatment for autism. However, it can be difficult to navigate the process of autism services. Autism Learning Partners (ALP) understands that after receiving a diagnosis of autism, understanding the next steps for your child can be overwhelming. This workshop is designed to break down the process into small steps to best explain what ABA is and what ABA services are going to look like for your family.
June 15, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Research has shown the use of visual systems enhance the likelihood of developing improvements in oral speech. Visual supports for children with autism are not meant to reduce communication and speech, but rather enhance communication and provide structure and organization into their daily routines. This seminar is designed for families who have children with ASD or related disorders and are interested in various methods of visual supports. We will be going over visual schedules, token boards, visuals for following directions, and much more. By the end of the seminar, families should feel confident in their ability to make various visual supports and implement these in the home and community
July 20, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Learn the foundations of ABA and strategies that can be used with ASD. This seminar goes into detail about how we can change behavior by increasing appropriate/desired behavior and decreasing challenging behaviors. By the end of this seminar, attendee’s should be able to identify the principles of ABA, have an understanding of how the environment affects behavior, and be able to identify the major functions or reasons why a challenging behavior may be occurring.
August 17, 10:00AM - 12:00PM