Wednesday, February 7, 2018

AIM Offers Free Autism Training for Family Members, Caregivers, Educators and Service Providers

Autism Internet Modules (AIM) provides a wide range of free training courses for anyone who supports, instructs, works with or lives with someone with autism. Courses are currently being offered on the following topics:

·         Antecedent-Based Interventions (ABI)
·         ASD-4-EI: What Early Interventionists Should Know
·         Assessment for Identification
·         Autism and Medication
·         Autism and the Biopsychosocial Model: Body, Mind, and Community
·         Cognitive Differences
·         Comprehensive Program Planning for Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorders
·         Computer-Aided Instruction
·         Customized Employment
·         Differential Reinforcement
·         Discrete Trial Training
·         Extinction
·         Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA)
·         Functional Communication Training
·         Home Base
·         Language and Communication
·         Naturalistic Intervention
·         Overview of Social Skills Functioning and Programming
·         Parent-Implemented Intervention
·         Peer-Mediated Instruction and Intervention (PMII)
·         Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
·         Pivotal Response Training (PRT)
·         Preparing Individuals for Employment
·         Prompting
·         Reinforcement
·         Response Interruption/Redirection
·         Restricted Patterns of Behavior, Interests, and Activities
·         Rules and Routines
·         Screening Across the Lifespan for Autism Spectrum Disorders
·         Self-Management
·         Sensory Differences
·         Social Narratives
·         Social Skills Groups
·         Social Supports for Transition-Aged Individuals
·         Speech Generating Devices (SGD)
·         Structured Teaching
·         Structured Work Systems and Activity Organization
·         Supporting Successful Completion of Homework
·         Task Analysis
·         The Employee with Autism
·         The Incredible 5-Point Scale
·         Time Delay
·         Transitioning Between Activities
·         Video Modeling
·         Visual Supports

While the training is available at no cost to anyone for enrichment , tokens for professional development certificates are available for purchase for a small fee, and college credit through Ashland University is available at a minimal tuition charge. AIM intends to begin offering continuing education credits in the near future.

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