UWAC Training

The UWAC is excited to announce the launch of recorded webinars! We offer Washington State approved clock hours for certificated educational staff in the state of Washington and CEUs for BCBAs and BCaBAs for some of our trainings. Please see event details below.


In-Person Trainings

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Live Webinars

September 28, 2022Reframing Challenging Behaviors (educators; 3 WA clock hours)
October 4, 2022Neurodiversity-Affirming Autism Assessment Across the Lifespan: A Strengths-Based Approach (Prerecorded plus live workshop) (for providers, 4 APA CEs, 4 BBS California CEUs, 4 IL CEUs, and 4 WA clock hours)
October 26, 2022Trans/Gender Identity 101 for Autism Professionals (for providers, educators and other professionals, 2 APA CEs, 2 BBS California CEUs, 2 IL CEUs, 2 WA clock hours)


Recorded Webinars

Back to School Bootcamp (for educators, 8.5 clock hours)

Could I Be Autistic? (for teenagers and adults, FREE)

Finding the Right ABA Provider for You and Your Child (for parents, FREE)

Introduction to Neurodiversity and Autistic Culture for Parents of Young Children (for parents, FREE)

Neurodiversity-Affirming Autism Assessment Across the Lifespan: A Strengths-Based Approach (prerecorded; for providers, 3 APA CEs, 3 BBS California CEUs, 3 IL CEUs and 3 WA clock hours)


Individualized Training

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Reframing Challenging Behaviors

WHEN
September 28, 2022
3:00-6:00 PM PT
WHERE
Live webinar
COST (per person):
$80
*includes clock hours
*10% off for groups of 5 or more

The way we think about challenging behavior matters. A “stubborn” or “defiant” child inspires very different approaches than an “overwhelmed” or “discouraged” child. Students with disruptive behavior are often sorely in need of guidance, and yet few of these students trust adults to provide that guidance. This webinar teaches you how to help students in ways that feel helpful to them, increasing their motivation and ability to cooperate.

Course Objectives:

  • Identify unmet needs contributing to disruptive behavior
  • Modify communication to increase students’ trust
  • Implement strategies that increase students’ willingness and ability to cooperate with adult expectations

Who should attend: Teachers and paraprofessionals working with individuals from preschool through young adulthood

Content level: Intermediate

CEs/Clock hours: This program, when attended in its entirety, offers 3.0 Washington State approved clock hours for WA State certificated educational staff. We are NOT approved providers for other CEUs related to this training. Instructions for obtaining clock hours and certificates of completion will be provided in an email after the live workshop has completed.

Instructor: Lucas Harrington, Psy.D.

Cancellation/Refund Policy
Cancellations received at least two business weeks prior to course start date are eligible to receive a full refund less a $20 administrative fee. Cancellations must be received in writing by e-mail to uwactrain@uw.edu, fax to 1-877-719-8701, or U.S. mail (UW Autism Center, Box 357920, Seattle, WA 98195, Attn: Training Team) prior to the stated deadline. Cancellations received after the stated deadline will forfeit the full registration fee. Refunds will not be available for registrants who choose not to attend a class. UW Autism Center reserves the right to cancel a course due to low enrollment, inclement weather, or other circumstances that would make the course non-viable. If UW Autism Center cancels a course, registrants will be notified within 24 hours of the first class date and offered a full refund or the option to transfer registration to another course.

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Neurodiversity-Affirming Autism Assessment Across the Lifespan:
A Strengths-Based Approach

WHEN
Prerecorded Webinar (3 hours)
+
Live Webinar
October 4, 2022
4:00-5:00 PM PT
WHERE
Prerecorded video plus live webinar
COST (per person):
$133
*includes CEs and clock hours
*10% off for groups of 5 or more

Prerecorded video (3 hours) can be viewed on-demand anytime prior to the live webinar.
Live webinar will take place on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 from 4:00-5:00 PM PT.

All registrations include access to prerecorded video. Select add-on live webinar during registration to join us for the live discussion on October 4th.

​A growing body of literature demonstrates the importance of recognizing strengths associated with autism. The neurodiversity movement has also raised increased awareness of the importance of celebrating differences in thinking styles. People are frustrated with the traditional, problem-focused model of autism because it only shows part of the picture. Despite increased awareness of autistic strengths and differences, effective strategies for incorporating them into clinical practice are lacking. Providers will gain insight into the patterns of strengths typically associated with autism based on recent research and input from the autistic community. Participants will also learn practical strategies for identifying individual, family, and community strengths and protective factors. We will also explore ideas for how to communicate with clients and families about their strengths and differences, including helping them see how they can be useful in guiding next steps. Cultural considerations will also be explored.

Recent research, interviews with autistic people, and hot topics discussion will be incorporated throughout the session. Participants will leave with practical tools that they can incorporate into their work. Participants will also receive a list of helpful further reading, including the most relevant up-to-date research and information from the autistic community to support further learning. 

Watch a 3-hour recorded training, then join the live workshop to learn about applying the neurodiversity paradigm to autism assessments for all ages. Explore autistic strengths and differences based on the research literature and the autistic community. In the workshop, practice strategies for assessing for strengths directly using case examples. Gain tools and strategies for strengths-based feedback and report writing. Cultural and gender considerations are included.

Course Objectives:

Prerecorded Portion:

  1. Identify the clinical applications of understanding autistic strengths across the lifespan
  2. List at least five autistic strengths demonstrated in the research literature
  3. Integrate data gathered from strengths-based questions with other data for optimal case conceptualization and clinical outcomes.
  4. Effectively communicate autistic strengths to clients, families, and other professionals to contribute to our clients’ and communities’ understanding of autistic strengths.

Live Portion:

  1. Identify at least 3 autistic strengths in samples cases
  2. Explain how taking a neurodiversity-affirming approach empowers clients
  3. Translate information from deficit-focused phrasing to strengths-based neurodiversity affirming language. 

Who should attend: Psychologists, developmental pediatricians, psychiatrists, and therapists who diagnose autism or work with autistic people. Graduate students are welcome to attend.

Content level: Intermediate

CEs/Clock hours: This program, when attended in its entirety, offers 4.0 APA CEs for Psychologists, 4.0 BBS California CEUs for LPCCs, LPSW, and LMFTs, 4.0 IL CEUs for Counselors and Social Workers, and 4.0 Washington State approved clock hours for WA State certificated educational staff. We are NOT approved providers for other CEUs related to this training. Instructions for obtaining CEs, clock hours and certificates of completion will be provided in an email after the live workshop has completed. Prerecorded training offers 3.0 CEs/CEUs/clock hours. Live webinar offers 1.0 CE/CEU/clock hour.

Instructor: Sara Woods, Ph.D.

Cancellation/Refund Policy
Registration Fee & Pre-Recorded Training Fee: NO REFUND
Live Webinar Fee: Cancellations received at least two business weeks prior to course start date are eligible to receive a full refund less a $20 administrative fee. Cancellations must be received in writing by e-mail to uwactrain@uw.edu, fax to 1-877-719-8701, or U.S. mail (UW Autism Center, Box 357920, Seattle, WA 98195, Attn: Training Team) prior to the stated deadline. Cancellations received after the stated deadline will forfeit the full registration fee. Refunds will not be available for registrants who choose not to attend a class. UW Autism Center reserves the right to cancel a course due to low enrollment, inclement weather, or other circumstances that would make the course non-viable. If UW Autism Center cancels a course, registrants will be notified within 24 hours of the first class date and offered a full refund or the option to transfer registration to another course.

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Trans/Gender Identity 101 for
Autism Professionals

WHEN
Prerecorded Webinar (1 hour)
+
Live Webinar (optional)
October 26, 2022
4:00-5:00pm PT
WHERE
Prerecorded video plus optional live webinar
COST (per person):
$73
*includes CEs and clock hours
*10% off for groups of 5 or more

Prerecorded video (1 hour) can be viewed on-demand anytime prior to the live webinar.
Live webinar will take place on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 from 4:00-5:00 PM PT.

Research shows that support from adults can drastically cut a transgender youth’s risk of depression and suicide. Many professionals want to support their clients but lack the skills and knowledge needed to confidently navigate these complex topics. Taught by a psychologist who is both autistic and transgender, this webinar introduces the key concepts around gender identity as well as issues specific to the autistic community. Participants will receive a one-hour prerecorded video, as well as access to an optional bonus one-hour live workshop in which they will brainstorm specific ways to better support their autistic transgender students/clients.

Course Objectives:

Prerecorded Portion:

  1. Apply gender appropriate terms and concepts to accurately and respectfully discuss gender identity
  2. Identify and dispel common myths related to gender identity and transition
  3. Describe common support needs that autistic people experience related to gender identity

Live Portion:

  1. Identify top-priority support needs for attendee’s clients/students, such as privacy and safety guidelines.
  2. Self-assess attendee’s current clinical performance in addressing the needs of gender-diverse clients/students.
  3. Plan and implement immediate next steps for improving attendee’s clinical work in support of gender-diverse clients/students.

Who should attend: Providers, educators and other professionals who wish to support gender-diverse clients, and want to know more about the topic and/or how the issues specifically apply to autistic people. Professionals who want to be supportive of gender-diverse clients but are not well-versed in their specific needs.

Content level: Introductory

CEs/Clock hours: This program, when attended in its entirety, offers 2.0 APA CEs for Psychologists, 2.0 BBS California CEUs for LPCCs, LPSW, and LMFTs, 2.0 IL CEUs for Counselors and Social Workers, and 2.0 Washington State approved clock hours for WA State certificated educational staff. We are NOT approved providers for other CEUs related to this training. Instructions for obtaining CEs, clock hours and certificates of completion will be provided in an email after the live workshop has completed.

Instructor: Lucas Harrington, Psy.D.

Cancellation/Refund Policy
No refunds for workshops with prerecorded component.

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Back to School Bootcamp

WHEN
On-Demand

Recordings available for viewing from June 13-Sept 30, 2022
WHERE
Recorded Webinar
COST
$225.50 $150 per person

Back to School Bootcamp is a group of six webinars for educators to help prepare for the return of students to full time in person learning. These are recordings of a live webinar series originally offered in the summer of 2021. Purchase the recordings and watch on-demand any time through September 2022.

Session Topics:

  • Systems of Success for the Special Education Classroom
  • Teamwork Makes the Dream Work! Practical Strategies for Working as a Team
  • Embedding ABA into Your Classroom
  • Systems for Effective Data Collection and Progress Monitoring
  • The Do’s and Don’t of Social Skills in the Elementary Classroom
  • What Do You Want to Work For? Effective Reinforcement in the Classroom

Target Audience: Preschool and elementary school special education teachers and paraeducators. These workshops will cover classroom support strategies appropriate for PRESCHOOL and ELEMENTARY special education students and will be most appropriate for students with moderate to high support needs and classrooms with high teacher to student ratios.

Content Level: Introductory to intermediate

Clock hours: This series, when viewed in full, offers 8.5 WA State approved clock hours. We are NOT approved providers for other CEUs. Certificates of completion will be provided.

Presenters: Kathryn Holley, MEd, BCBA and Ashley Penney, PhD, BCBA-D

Cancellation/Refund Policy
No refunds for workshops with prerecorded component.

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Finding the Right ABA Provider for You and Your Child

WHEN
On-Demand
WHERE
Recorded Webinar
COST
FREE (donations appreciated)

The University of Washington Autism Center’s webinars are usually pay-to-watch. However, we feel that it is important to make this webinar available to all families. If this video is valuable to you, we ask that you make a donation at whatever level you can afford. Your support will help us continue to offer low- and no-cost services to people in need.

Dr. Ashley Penney, PhD, BCBA-D, of the UW Autism Center, shares helpful tips for understanding ABA therapy and considerations for finding a good provider fit for your family and child. This FREE webinar is intended for parents of children recently diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder who are looking for information about starting an ABA program. The University of Washington Autism Center’s webinars are usually pay-to-watch. However, we feel that it is important to make this webinar available to all families. If this video is valuable to you, we ask that you make a donation at whatever level you can afford, using the link below. Your support will help us continue to offer low- and no-cost services to people in need.

Target Audience: Parents or other caregivers of children recently diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder

Presenter: Ashley Penney, PhD, BCBA-D

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Introduction to Neurodiversity and Autistic Culture for Parents of Young Children

WHEN
On-Demand
WHERE
Recorded Webinar
COST
FREE (donations appreciated)

The University of Washington Autism Center’s webinars are usually pay-to-watch. However, we feel that it is important to make this webinar available to all families. If this video is valuable to you, we ask that you make a donation at whatever level you can afford. Your support will help us continue to offer low- and no-cost services to people in need.

When a child is first diagnosed with autism, or autism is first suspected, the pressure for parents to “get it right” is often overwhelming. Parents can be intimidated by an emphasis on deficits and urgent need for treatment. This webinar focuses on finding joy, connection, and meaning in the experience of autism, while remaining realistic about the challenges of raising a child whose needs are often unaccommodated by the world.

Target Audience: Parents or other caregivers of young autistic children

Presenter: Lucas Harrington, PsyD

 

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Individualized Training

The UW Autism Center training program is here to help schools and agencies provide evidence-based programs for autistic students and individuals. Our experienced staff provides workshops to meet the specific needs of teachers, administrators, educational assistants, other school-based staff, and community providers. Workshops can be tailored for those with beginning through advanced levels of knowledge and experience. Topics include:

  • Understanding ASD and impact on school behavior
  • Inclusion for students with ASD
  • The ins and outs of applied behavior analysis
  • Using visuals supports
  • Structuring the classroom for success
  • Preventing and managing challenging behaviors
  • Teaching executive functioning and organizational skills
  • Developing and implementing social skills goals
  • Strategies to teach communication skills in the classroom
  • How to monitor progress – data collection

To request an individualized workshop, please complete our Training Request Form (PDF) (512 KB).

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Cancellation/Refund Policy
LIVE EVENTS
Cancellations received at least two business weeks prior to course start date are eligible to receive a full refund less a $20 administrative fee. Cancellations must be received in writing by e-mail to uwactrain@uw.edu, fax to 206-598-7815, or U.S. mail (UW Autism Center, Box 357920, Seattle, WA 98195, Attn: Training Team) prior to the stated deadline. Cancellations received after the stated deadline will forfeit the full registration fee. Refunds will not be available for registrants who choose not to attend a class. UW Autism Center reserves the right to cancel a course due to low enrollment, inclement weather, or other circumstances that would make the course non-viable. If UW Autism Center cancels a course, registrants will be notified within 24 hours of the first class date and offered a full refund or the option to transfer registration to another course.

PRERECORDED EVENTS
No refunds

Disability Accommodation
To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at 206.543.6450 (voice), 206.543.6452 (TTY), 206.685.7264 (FAX), or dso@uw.edu, preferably at least 10 days in advance of the event.