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.


Live Webinars

Summer/Fall 2022 – ADOS-2 Introductory/Clinical Workshop (details coming soon)
Summer/Fall 2022 – ADOS-2 Toddler Module Workshop (details coming soon)
OngoingHanen More Than Words® Program (for parents)


Recorded Webinars

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)

Strengths-Based Autism Assessment Across the Lifespan (for providers, 4 APA CEs, 4 BBS California CEUs and 4 clock hours)


Individualized Training

Don’t see the topics your team is looking for? UWAC can offer individualized trainings to meet your needs.


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Seeing the Big Picture:
Strengths-Based Autism Assessment Across the Lifespan

WHEN
TBD
WHERE
Recorded Webinar
COST:
$105 per person
*includes APA CEs, BBS CEUs and clock hours
*10% off for groups of 5 or more

THIS TRAINING HAS BEEN POSTPONED. WE PLAN TO OFFER THE TRAINING AS AN ON-DEMAND RECORDED WEBINAR. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR LAUNCH DATE.

Traditional protocols for diagnosing autism focus too heavily on deficits. We need a new outlook and new tools. This workshop will give you a more comprehensive picture by exploring autistic strengths across the lifespan. We will explore how to integrate the neurodiversity paradigm with clinical research. Through discussion of recent research, interviews with autistic people, and input from the autistic community, you will come away with a more accurate understanding of autism. You will also gain practical tools that you can start using right away to assess strengths and communicate findings to your clients.

Course Objectives: After completing this program participant will be able to:

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

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

Content level: Intermediate

CEs, CEUs and Clock hours: This program, when completed in full, offers 4.0 APA CEs for Psychologists, 4.0 BBS California CEUs for licensed counselors, social workers, and  marriage and family therapists and 4.0 Washington State approved clock hours for WA State certificated educational staff. We are NOT approved providers for other CEUs. Certificates of completion will be provided at the end of the workshop.

Instructor: Sara Woods, PhD

Cancellation/Refund Policy
No refunds for recorded webinars.

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Could I Be Autistic?
A Free Webinar for the Self-Diagnosed and Wondering

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 individuals who may benefit from the content. 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.

Have you felt different from other people your entire life? Did learning about autism seem to explain a lot about you? Led by the University of Washington Autism Center’s autistic psychologist Dr. Lucas Harrington, this webinar will help you consider the pros and cons of seeking a formal autism evaluation and then provide strategies and resources you can use without an official diagnosis. See https://depts.washington.edu/uwautism/resources/adult-resources/ for additional resources.

Target Audience: Teenagers or adults who have self-identified as autistic or wonder if they are autistic

Presenter: Lucas Harrington, PsyD

 

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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.

PRE-RECORDED 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.