Training for families and professionals
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FREE Training Modules by the MU Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders
The Thompson Center offers five training modules addressing understanding autism, screening and referral for autism, family and professional partnerships, evidence based practices and interventions, and transitioning into adult life with ASD.
Missouri Families for Effective Autism Treatment (MO-FEAT)
MO-FEAT provides monthly parent support and informational meetings on issues concerning home- and school-based intervention and identification of autism spectrum disorders.
Missouri Parents ACT (MPACT) Parent Training and Information
MPACT provides information and free training on special education for parents, caregivers and professionals.
The Community Network Academy Series
Provides training for youth with disabilities and their parents.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Missouri
Provides information resources and training courses for parents and caregivers
Judevine Center for Autism
The Judevine Center for Autism provides evaluations and assessments; specialized parent training; specialized training for professionals; training and consultation; workshops and seminars; family support; clinical therapies; transitional treatment; adult programs and support; and residential services for Missourians and beyond.
Touchpoint Autism Services, Inc.
TouchPoint Autism Services strives to be a single "touch point" for help and hope to families impacted by autism. Headquartered in St. Louis, the organization employs more than 500 staff members, has 26 residential homes, and seven office locations across the state of Missouri - annually serving more than 3,000 people with autism spectrum disorders and their families.
Indiana Resource Center for Autism (IRCA)
Videos that address a range of topics, ideas, philosophies, treatment approaches and programming ideas focused on individuals with autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and other pervasive developmental disorders. Many videos are appropriate for training professionals and family members involved in educating and supporting individuals across the autism spectrum. Topics areas include:
Project ACCESS assists Local Education Agency (LEA) personnel serving students with autism and other pervasive developmental disorders (PDD), and those exhibiting behaviors characteristic of the target disorders.
Puzzle of Autism
By the National Education Association, The Puzzle of Autism is a 38-page informational guide that explains common characteristics and suggests classroom strategies for improving communication, sensory, social and behavioral skills.
Practical Parenting Partnerships Center (PPP)
A family resource program to support all those who educate and nurture children. PPP offers resources for parents, educators and children through interactive workshops with materials, references and activities.