TRAINING

One of AARC's core objectives is to provide training to schools, families, and communities throughout Alaska. We provide FREE onsite and distance (via Zoom or other technology) trainings, and we can connect you with other web-based training resources. What can we help you with today?

AUTISM TRAINING

 

We provide free, fully customizable training in Alaska. No matter who you are or where you live in the state, we want to help you learn more about autism! We've worked with people ranging from parents and teachers, to police officers and medical personnel. Here are some guidelines for how we provide training:

  • Onsite trainings that require air travel must have a group of participants for the training. We will work with small groups!

  • Distance trainings (via Zoom or other technology) do not have a minimum participant requirement

If you're ready to request a training, please complete the training inquiry form here

Here is information about some of our most commonly requested trainings:

  • Autism 101 & Basic Supports - Start with the basics! Learn common signs of autism, statistics, and get an introduction on how to support someone who has ASD

  • Autism Resources in Alaska - The programs in Alaska change frequently! Learn what resources and services are at the AARC and where to find the services you need

  • First Responder Training - This training covers topics for first responders (EMS, fire fighters, police officers, etc) who may encounter individuals who have ASD. 

  • Behavioral Supports & Interventions - Learn how to recognize the causes of behavior and determine appropriate interventions to encourage positive behavior while reducing or replacing problem behaviors

  • Introduction to Executive Functioning Supports - Learn about interventions and supports to improve areas such as attention, initiating and completing tasks, flexible thinking, emotional control, planning and organization, and impulsive behaviors

  • Introduction to Sensory Processing - Learn about our sensory systems. strategies to support student needs and activities for sensory development

  • Creating Inclusive Environments - In this training, teachers learn how to use environmental design to support students who have autism alongside their typical peers

  • Adapted Instruction & Materials - In this training, education staff learn ways to support students by modifying standard instructional materials

  • Social Narratives - Learn what social narratives are, how to create them, and how they can help students with ASD

  • Visual Supports - Learn what visual supports are, how to create them, and how they can help students with ASD

  • Communication Strategies - There are many ways to communicate! Learn strategies to connect with students who communicate in a variety of communication modes and how to promote effective communication skills

  • Autism Supports in the Workplace - Learn some of the best practices for supporting young adults who have ASD in employment settings and transitional work experiences

  • Building Healthy Living & Leisure Skills - Learn how to implement supports for individuals to access healthy living activities, teach skills for independence, and develop healthy leisure skills. Applicable to a variety of ages.

  • Instructional Strategies for Students with Autism - Learn about evidence-based strategies for supporting the instruction of students with ASD

  • Social Communication Skills for Preschool and the Early Elementary Years - Learn about strategies to support students in understanding social thinking, expectations and improve interactions in social play and within the classroom.

WEB-BASED TRAINING

 

There are many great and FREE web-based trainings online!  

AARC

2018 Online Autism Conference: Evidence-based practices

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Special Education Service Agency

Evidence-based practices

Educators

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Autism Society of America

Autism 101

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Special Education Resources for General Educators

Classroom strategies, assessment, federal and state policies

General Education Classroom Educators

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Autism Internet Modules

Classroom strategies, assessment, communication, social skills, transition to adulthood, visual supports, behavior, medication, and more!

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Seattle Chidlren's Hospital Autism 200 Series

Topics are updated frequently! Please visit their website for more information

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Thompson Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Understanding Autism, screening and referral, evidence-based intervensions, transition to adulthood, family-professional partnerships, autism-friendly business: considerations for HR

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This website was last updated on 11/6/19