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Basic Autism Trainings

Autism TN offers these two trainings at no cost.
If your training needs extend beyond the basics, click here to access our consultation form.

"Autism 101"

Brief Description: Are you a professional, parent, or a member of the community who presently has little or limited knowledge of Autism Spectrum Disorders and a desire to learn more? Then this interactive 90 minute presentation is ideal for you!

In April 2018, the Centers for Disease control updated the prevalence rate of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)  to 1 in 59. Schools, healthcare providers, early childhood centers, and our community in general are increasingly being called upon to understand and respond to the unique needs of this growing population of individuals. This session will provide participants with the latest information on Autism Spectrum Disorders, as well as discuss common characteristics, stereotypes, and myths associated with ASD. This training is appropriate for parents, family members, all levels of professionals, even newcomers to the field, and will include opportunities for Q&A.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Accurately define “Autism Spectrum Disorders” (ASD)
  • Identify at least five common characteristics of individuals with ASD
  • Identify at least three areas of global functioning that may be impacted by ASD
  • Name at least three myths associated with ASD


"The Basics of Behavior"

Brief Description: Schools, healthcare providers, early childhood centers, and our community in general are increasingly being called upon to understand and respond to the unique needs of our growing population of individuals impacted by ASD. This session will explore the basic principles of behavior, and will also include helpful information for incorporating optimal classroom arrangements and supports for unique learners with ASD. This easy-to-understand 90 minute session is appropriate for parents, families member, all levels of professionals, even newcomers to the field, and will include opportunities for Q&A.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Define the ABC’s of behavior
  • List at least three functions of behavior
  • Define Sensory Processing Dysfunction/Disorder
  • Name at least three classroom supports that are beneficial for most students with ASD

HelpLine: 
(615) 385-2077 ext 1
Office:
615-385-2077
Address:
955 Woodland St
Nashvillle, TN 37206

Autism Tennessee, legal name ASMT, Inc. is a 501(c)3 charitable organization and donations are tax deductible. This statement is not intended to be tax advice. Please check with your accounting professional or the I.R.S. for information regarding tax deductions for donations to 501(c)3 charitable organizations. Tax ID # 27-1003749
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