Get ready for STEPPING OUT FOR AUTISM'S Night at the Museum on January 27, 2018, at the Museum of Springfield History!

Trainings

for schools and organizations

Autism Connections is dedicated to educating the local community about the strengths and challenges commonly associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Our knowledgeable staff offers a variety of professional development opportunities to personnel at in school systems and human service agencies. Please call us to schedule a training for your staff.

Listed below are descriptions of our trainings.  We will be happy to discuss how we can tailor our presentations to the needs of your staff.

Fees start at $400.00 and vary depending on topic, number of attendees, and materials.

For more information regarding rates and availability, please contact Katie Drumm at
413-529-2428, X111 or katie.drumm@pathlightgroup.org.

We currently offer the following four trainings:

Insight Into Autism Spectrum Disorders

We discuss the strengths and challenges that are often experienced by individuals on the autism spectrum.

We cover: diagnostic criteria, receptive and expressive communication skills, social competencies, sensory challenges, and common behavior challenges. Attendees learn practical strategies to facilitate the growth and development of students, with time for questions and answers.

This is a two-hour training.

Asperger’s 101

This training covers the areas addressed in An Insight Into Autism with a specific focus on Asperger’s Syndrome. There is an emphasis on the social difficulties experienced by people with Asperger’s  and addresses strategies that can help individuals cope better in social situations.

This training is helpful for people with Asperger’s as well as family members and support people.

This is a two-hour training.

Asperger’s 101

This training covers the areas addressed in An Insight Into Autism with a specific focus on Asperger’s Syndrome. There is an emphasis on the social difficulties experienced by people with Asperger’s  and addresses strategies that can help individuals cope better in social situations.

This training is helpful for people with Asperger’s as well as family members and support people.

This is a two-hour training.

Understanding and Responding to Challenging Behaviors

We discuss the strengths and challenges of children and adults on the autism spectrum and how these factors may result in challenging behaviors. It includes information on how to assess the intent behind behavior, strategies to teach desired behaviors and a review of helpful positive interventions.

Participants are encouraged to ask specific questions regarding their student.

This is a two-hour training.