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For Educators

We have a variety of options for educators:


Workshops are individualized to meet the specific needs of the school or school district, and can be tailored for those with beginning through advanced levels of knowledge and experience. Examples of topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Understanding ASD and its Impact on Learning and Behavior
  • The Ins and Outs of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  • Approaches to Early Intervention
  • Structuring the Classroom for Success
  • Measuring Progress through Data Collection
  • Using Visual Supports to Promote Learning and Improve Behavior
  • Classroom Strategies for Students with ASD
  • Teaching Executive Functioning and Organizational Skills
  • Integrating Social Skills Instruction into Classroom Activities
  • Strategies for Teaching Emotion Regulation
  • Addressing Challenging Behaviors through Prevention and Intervention
  • Using School-Wide Positive Behavioral Supports



Classroom- and Program-Based Consultations

Classroom observations and consultations are available to help teachers implement evidence-based practices to maximize the learning of students with ASD.

Areas of consultation may focus on, but are not limited to:

  • Using physical structure and visual supports
  • Integrating different teaching methods
  • Incorporating social skills instruction into daily activities
  • Collecting data to measure success

Individual Student-Focused Consultations

Student-focused consultations are available to provide assistance with IEP/IFSPdevelopment as well as offer recommendations for improving learning and behavior for individual students.

Areas of consultation may include, but are not limited to:

  • Identifying student skill levels
  • Conducting Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA)
  • Developing Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP) to decrease problem behaviors and increase appropriate behaviors and skills.


Independent Educational Evaluations (IEE)

The UW Autism Center offers individualized, comprehensive diagnostic and psychoeducational evaluations that can be used for educational planning.


Chill Skills Workshop

A training for parents, educators, and clinicians working with children 9 to 18 years old on emotion regulation support for older children and adolescents with Asperger's and related disorders. Please see our Chill Skills webpage for more information.


ABA Boot Camp

The UW Autism Center is offering an intensive program to prepare individuals to work effectively with young children with autism spectrum disorders. This program is designed for individuals working in home, preschool, or early elementary settings. Please see our ABA Boot Camp webpage for more information about the training.


Summer Workshop Series

The UW Autism Center is partnering with organizations across the state in the summer of 2013 to provide collaborative workshops. For more information about the workshops and locations, please see our webpage.


Contact us about specific trainings

If you are interested in any of our training services for educators, please email our Training Director or call 206-221-5674. Contracts for services may be arranged for one-time services and trainings, or for ongoing consultation on an annual basis.

To download the School Services Brochure, please click here.