About This Training:
This is a non-contact online/home study training that focuses on learning how to better serve, work with, and interact with those with autism.
You will need internet access to complete this training.
You will be asked to read through the PowerPoint (this is your training guide), you will also be asked to watch video clips, and complete experiential activities.
It’s expected that you will complete all the exercises and not skip over any parts of this training. Many of the exercises are referenced on the post exam at the end of the training.
Continuing education hours: 4 CE Hrs. approved by IBCCES (Certified Autism Specialist and Autism Certificate)
If you have any questions while completing the training, you may contact Jen Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org or Robert Jason Grant email@example.com.
The Autism Friendly Training Program was created by the nonprofit group Stars for Autism. The online autism friendly training is a 4-hour training which allows attendees to understand what autism is and how to interact with, serve, and work with autistic individuals. This training promotes awareness of the communication, social, sensory, and behavioral barriers which affect individuals who have autism. Educators, case managers, government employees, medical professionals, first responders, service workers, and professionals across a variety of settings, gain valuable information for working with, serving, and interacting with autistic individuals. This training includes PowerPoint, video clips, and experiential exercises. Participants will need access to the internet (YouTube), paper, and a pencil to complete the online training.
Participants will be able to describe autism spectrum disorder and list several characteristics of those who have autism.
Participants will be able to define the communication, social, behavioral, and sensory manifestations/needs faced by autistic individuals.
Participants will be able to discuss how autistic individuals typically interact and respond in social situations.
Participants will be able to list several ways to be more effective in communicating and interacting with those with autism.
Barboa, L., & Luck, J. (2016). Autism friendly: Stars for autism training manual. Nixa, MO: KIP Educational Materials.
Barboa, L., & Luck, J. (2017). The nuts and bolts of autism: Just the facts. Nixa, MO: KIP Educational Materials.
Grant, R. J. (2018). Understanding autism spectrum disorder: A workbook for children and teens. Springfield, MO: AutPlay Publishing.
Autism Friendly Training Powerpoint
Autism Friendly Training How It Began Video
Course Evaluation (Required)