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TEACCH   ($10)

Structured TEACCHing is a program developed by TEACCH, administered through the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, that meets the clinical, training, and research needs of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), their families, and professionals across the state of North Carolina. Individualized Schedules are one component of the program to effectively engage students in activities and help them transition throughout their day. This course will introduce you to process of creating individualized schedules and help you to incorporate the schedule into your daily routine for students with ASD.

TEACCH’s evidence-based approach is built on an understanding of the cognitive abilities, learning characteristics and needs associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder. It is highly individualized and based on each person’s learning characteristics, skills, strengths and interests as identified through formal and informal assessments. This assessment information is used to create visual strategies and systems to make the world more meaningful for the individual with ASD.

Learning Objectives:
- Identify the advantages of using individualized schedules.
- Identify the five step process for developing an effective and meaningful individual schedule.
- Identify the five components involved in creating an individual schedule.
- Create individualized schedules for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
- Recognize the role of monitoring and data collection for individualizing a schedule.
- Identify the 5 skills to evaluate the student’s success in using the individual schedule.

AFIRM: Autism Focused Intervention Resources and Modules (FREE)

AFIRM Modules are designed to help you learn the step-by-step process of planning for, using, and monitoring an EBP with learners with ASD from birth to 22 years of age. Supplemental materials and handouts are available for download.

  • Key components of an EBP including the various approaches that can be used with learners
    with ASD
  • Behaviors and skills that can be addressed using the practice
  • A step-by-step process for applying the practice
  • Specific resources that you can download and customize for your own use
  • An option to earn a free certificate for professional development

Autism Society of North Carolina Workshops

Trainers within the Clinical Department offer customized workshops to parents/caregivers and professionals on a wide range of topics. ASNC feels strongly that family participation is a critical element to the success of any intervention program. Hands-on workshops are tailored for parents/caregivers in an effort to equip families with an understanding and the skills necessary to support the progress of their loved one.

The Clinical Department delivers workshops to professionals and community members on a wide array of topics. Training options range from introductory sessions to detailed clinical trainings geared for individuals with experience in the autism field. Workshops are tailored to professional groups including but not limited to early intervention clinicians and instructors, regular and special education teachers, school administrators, community-based service providers, health care professionals, vocational rehabilitation and employment supports professionals, emergency responders and post-secondary educators.

We also offer and encourage site-based coaching as a component of the professional development training package. In such cases, our lead trainers work directly with teachers, students, autism specialists, therapists, and other staff in the school context and provide first hand guidance to classroom staff on how to implement specific instructional interventions and behavioral strategies that are proven to be effective for students with autism.

A variety of specialty and individualized training options are available. If you would like to learn more, preview a training session, or schedule a training or consultation, please email us or call 919-865-5070 or 919-743-0204, ext. 1118.