Saturday, July 9, 2011

Free Autism Training

The Illinois Autism Training and Technical Assistance Project (IATTAP), an initiative of the Illinois State Board of Education, offers free online autism training videos that cover the following topics:

· Ten Guiding Principles
· Assuming Competence
· Person-Centered Planning
· Characteristics of Autism
· Concrete Literal Learners
· Visual Learners
· Generalization of Knowledge
· Sensory Processing
· Rote Memory and Imitation
· Concern with Sameness
· Imaginative Play
· Social Skills and Perspective
· Inclusion
· Educational Challenges
· Establishing a Clear Communication System
· Visual Strategies
· Establishing a Daily Schedule
· Using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
· Structure
· Self-Stimulatory Behavior
· Using Discrete Trial Training
· Identifying Reinforces
· Providing Opportunities to Make Choices
· Avoiding Talking Too Much
· Evaluating Programming
· Building Friendships for Children with ASD
· Teaming
· Collaboration
· Transition
· Planning for the Future

The training is appropriate for parents, family members, advocates, professionals and anyone else who cares about a person with autism and wants to learn more about research-based approaches to autism intervention.

IATTAP also offers a free course for CPDU credit that includes lectures, videos, research and other activities, as well as courses for undergraduate and graduate credit through Illinois State University.

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