Our Spring and Fall Workshops

These series of workshops, offered twice a year, provide professional and paraprofessional educators, as well as parents and caretakers of children with autism, a more academic look at the multi-faceted issues surrounding autism. Topics have included current trends in Autism diagnosis and treatment, understanding Applied Behavior Analysis and its use with children on the spectrum, playtime strategies for children with limited language, skills, and interests, and addressing challenging behaviors, and a nominal fee is charged for professionals.

Check Out the Line-up of our Fall Workshop Series!

Pairing: The How and Why to Building Positive Rapport
With Your Students Before Teaching

For students, including those with autism, when you see problem behavior (crying, whining, hitting, biting, flopping to the ground, etc.), oftentimes the demands are too high and/or the reinforcement is too low. To improve this situation, teachers, therapists, and other classroom staff, will learn about the about the importance of pairing.

November 14, 2018 from 4:30-7:00pm at our Ellenville Location
Professional Training: 2.5 CTLE Hours
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Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) Training

Offered at both our Kingston and Ellenville Locations

A six-hour, two-day training in the prevention and intervention of harassment, bullying, cyberbullying, and discrimination in schools. This training meets the NYS Education training requirement for professionals applying for certificates or licensure, including, but not limited to teaching assistants, classroom teachers, school counselors, school psychologists, school social workers, school administrators or supervisors, and superintendents of schools.

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Understanding Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Offered at both our Kingston and Ellenville Locations

This course will provide an overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders and effective treatment practices. A review of diagnostic categories, etiology, and current research will establish the foundation for this course. Key factors that impact individuals within an educational setting will be discussed (e.g. communication, social skills, executive functioning, sensory, and behavioral characteristics) and support strategies and evidence based teaching methodologies will be presented. Participants will be introduced to functional behavior assessments and how they are used to develop positive behavioral support plans.

Summer Autism Training Institute: Beyond the Basics

Offered in July of each year at both our Kingston and Ellenville Locations

This 4-part workshop series is designed to provide teachers, clinicians, and other educational professionals with an understanding of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Verbal Behavior (VB), visual supports and language development strategies. We will discuss and demonstrate the application of key behavioral principles such as motivation, stimulus control, reinforcement and how they play out into increasing positive behaviors. Professionals: Earn 12 CTLE Hours with this Valuable Training. Hands-on activities and video examples will add to the discussion and give participants specific strategies to incorporate into the classroom, therapy session or home.