UWAC Training

In-Person Trainings

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have cancelled all in-person trainings. We plan to schedule these trainings as soon as we are able to safely gather as a group. We do not yet know when this will be, so please check back for updates.


Live Webinars

April 21-June 2, 2021 Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis
April 29 and May 6, 2021
Addressing Challenging Behaviors: Introduction
May 10-11, 2021
 – ADOS-2 Intro/Clinical Workshop
May 12, 2021ADOS-2 Toddler Module Workshop
May 19 & 26, 2021Autism and Anxiety
June 15, 2021Introduction to Neurodiversity and Autism Acceptance for Professionals



Free Webinars

April 28, 2021 Could I Be Autistic? A Webinar for the Self-Diagnosed or Wondering
On Demand – Finding the Right ABA Provider for You and Your Child


Individualized Training

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Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis

WHEN
Wednesdays, April 21 – June 2, 2021
8:30 AM – 3:00 PM PT
*ends at 12:30 PM for June 2
WHERE
Webinar
COST: $450 per person

Register by April 9, 2021

Instructional strategies utilizing the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) are both effective and evidence-based. Practitioners working with special populations may find that a refresher in the specific methodologies used in ABA is warranted; others might be seeking to develop their expertise for the first time.

This rigorous 40-hour course is designed to provide those with and without previous experience with the opportunity to demonstrate both knowledge and application of these strategies. Participants will receive instruction through a cooperative partnership between the University of Washington Autism Center and Northwest Educational Service District 189. Participants will be required to attend all sessions in order to receive the full allocation of available clock hours and the certificate of completion. Participants in this training will:

  • Examine and apply instructional strategies utilizing the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis;
  • Collect and analyze student data;
  • Develop intervention and instructional plans based upon data collection.

Instruction provided in this course meets the coursework requirements for those pursuing Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) Certification. Other requirements apply and those interested in pursuing this option are encouraged to visit this website for additional requirements: https://bacb.com/rbt/. Pursuit of RBT certification is not required nor is it necessary for educational staff providing instruction utilizing the Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Clock hours: This program, when attended in full, offers 40 WA State approved clock hours through NWESD. Additional fees apply.

Instructors: Kathryn Holley, MEd, BCBA and Robin Talley, MEd, BCBA

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

 
WHEN
April 28, 2021
6:00 – 7:30 PM PT
WHERE
Zoom Webinar
COST
$30 suggested donation

Have you felt different from other people your entire life? Did learning about autism seem to explain a lot about you? Led by two autistic professionals, the UW Autism Center’s Dr. Lucas Harrington and the Arc of King County’s Zack Siddeek, 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.

Course Objectives:

  • Discover different ways to think about autism, from the community’s self-description to the way it is defined in the diagnostic manual
  • Learn about possible benefits of and barriers to pursuing a formal autism evaluation.
  • Become aware of resources and strategies that can help participants without an official diagnosis of autism.

Who should attend: Teenagers or adults who have self-identified as autistic or wonder if they are autistic

Content level: Beginner

Instructors: Lucas Harrington, PsyD and Zack Siddeek

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 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.

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Addressing Challenging Behaviors

WHEN
April 29 and May 6, 2021
3:00 – 6:00 PM PT
WHERE
Webinar
COST (per person):
$105 – register by April 12, 2021
$125 – register after April 12, 2021
*10% off for groups of 5 or more

 

Non-compliance, aggression, and eloping can get in the way of everyday activities from going out into the community to learning in school. Understanding how factors in our environment can increase or decrease challenging behaviors is important and will have an impact on how behaviors are addressed. Strategies presented are based on the scientific principles of ABA and will aim to create a responsive learning environment to prevent challenging behaviors from occurring. Please join us for this introductory workshop on addressing challenging behaviors.

Course objectives:
In ​this ​training, ​participants ​will learn:

  • To better understand challenging behaviors in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
  • Common motivations or functions of engaging in challenging behaviors
  • How to identify and teach appropriate behavior to replace challenging behaviors
  • Strategies to prevent challenging behaviors and how to manage them when they occur

Who should attend: Providers, educators, and parents interacting with individuals with challenging behaviors with little prior knowledge or training in ABA

Content level: Beginner

Clock hours: This program, when attended in full, offers 6 WA State approved clock hours. Additional fees apply. We are NOT approved providers for other CEUs. Certificates of completion will be provided after the completion of the webinar.

Instructors: Kathryn Holley, MEd, BCBA and Robin Talley, MEd, BCBA

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 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.

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ADOS-2 Introductory Clinical Workshop

WHEN
May 10-11, 2021
9:00 AM – 5:30 PM PT
WHERE
Zoom Webinar
COST (per person):
$480 – register by April 12, 2021
$500 – register after April 12, 2021
*10% off for groups of 5 or more

This is a virtual 2-day introductory training on how to administer and score ADOS-2 modules 1-4 and a prerequisite for the Advanced Research Workshop and Toddler Module Workshop. Two video samples and in-depth coding discussions will be provided at the training. At the end of the workshop participants will be provided with training videos and protocols to aid further practice.

Prerequisites: This training is designed for providers with at least a Master’s level degree and in a professional field related to autism spectrum disorder (e.g. psychologists, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physicians, licensed marriage & family therapists, licensed mental health counselors, teachers). Individuals who do not have a master’s level degree but have training in administering standardized tests are also welcome to attend.

How to prepare for the workshop: It is recommended that you familiarize yourself with the ADOS-2 manual and ADOS-2 kits prior to the workshop. It is also recommended that you have access to a copy of the ADOS-2 manual during the training. Manuals and kits can be purchased from Western Psychological Services (WPS).

CEUs and Clock Hours: This workshop, when attended in full, offers 14 WA State approved clock hours for an additional fee. APA CEs for psychologists are currently pending approval. Registrants will be notified by email if APA CEs become available for purchase. We are NOT approved providers for other CEUs. Certificates of completion will be provided at the end of the workshop.

Instructor: Tanya St. John, PhD

ADOS-2 Workshop FAQs

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 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.

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ADOS-2 Toddler Module Workshop

WHEN
May 12, 2021
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM PT
WHERE
Zoom Webinar
COST (per person):
$230 – register by April 14, 2021
$250 – register after April 14, 2021
*10% off for groups of 5 or more

The Introductory Clinical Workshop for the Toddler Module reviews the administration, scoring, and coding guidelines in a lecture, demonstration, and group discussion format. This workshop is appropriate for researchers and clinicians who have completed the Introductory Clinical Workshop on Modules 1–4 and are seeking further training for developing clinical competence using the ADOS-2 with toddlers. The workshop is also appropriate for professionals who have experience in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and formal testing, such as occupational therapists, speech pathologists, physicians, and psychologists.

Prerequisites: All trainees are expected to have prior training in modules 1 – 4 of the ADOS / ADOS-2 (e.g. attendance at an ADOS or ADOS-2 clinical and/or research workshop). You can register for our ADOS-2 Intro/Clinical Workshop on May 10-11, 2021.

How to prepare for the workshop: It is recommended that you familiarize yourself with the ADOS-2 manual and ADOS-2 kits prior to the workshop. It is also recommended that you have access to a copy of the ADOS-2 manual during the training. Manuals and kits can be purchased from Western Psychological Services (WPS).

CEUs and Clock Hours: This workshop, when attended in full, offers 6.5 WA State approved clock hours for an additional fee. APA CEs for psychologists are currently pending approval. Registrants will be notified by email if APA CEs become available for purchase. We are NOT approved providers for other CEUs. Certificates of completion will be provided at the end of the workshop.

Instructor: Tanya St. John, PhD

ADOS-2 Workshop FAQs

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 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.

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Autism and Anxiety

 
WHEN
May 19 and 26, 2021
3:00 – 6:00 PM PT
WHERE
Online Webinar
COST (per person):
$105 – register by April 21, 2021
$125 – register after April 21, 2021
*10% off for groups of 5 or more

 

A recent review of epidemiological and treatment research found up to 84% of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) experience symptoms of impairing anxiety and additionally 42-55% of those with ASD also met criteria for at least one anxiety disorder diagnosis. To effectively address and manage anxiety symptoms, it is important to have a solid foundational understanding of ASD as well as how anxiety may impact areas of difference for those with ASD such as communication, social interaction, and restrictive and repetitive behaviors.

Join us for this two-part webinar to learn about anxiety symptoms and strategies to manage anxiety.

May 19, 2021 – Session One
Understanding ASD & Anxiety

Course Objectives: In this session, participants will learn

  • Strengths and challenges associated with ASD
  • The difference between everyday worry and diagnosable levels of anxiety
  • How to recognize anxiety symptoms in someone with ASD

May 26, 2021
How to Help: Evidenced-Based Therapies and Tools to Manage Anxiety for those with ASD

Course Objectives: In this session, participants will learn

  • What to do if you suspect an Anxiety Disorder
  • Barriers and factors to consider when selecting treatment approaches
  • How to create an anxiety reduction toolkit – hands on strategies to manage anxiety

Who should attend: This workshop is an introduction to ASD and anxiety and is intended for providers, educators, and parents of individuals with ASD who are preschool-aged or older.

Content level: Beginner to intermediate

Clock hours: This program, when attended in full, offers 6 Washington State approved clock hours for certificated educational staff. Additional fees apply.

Instructor: Patricia Matestic, PhD

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 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.

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Introduction to Neurodiversity and
Autism Acceptance for Professionals

WHEN
June 15, 2021
4:00 – 7:00 PM PT
WHERE
Webinar
COST (per person):
$60 – register by May 18, 2021
$70 – register after May 18, 2021
*10% off for groups of 5 or more

 

REGISTRATION COMING SOON

As helping professionals, we all want to be accepting of autistic people, but may not know how to best help them feel accepted. In this presentation you will learn the ways in which the neurodiversity movement has worked to build an empowering approach to autism and disability in general. Participants will be able to identify views and goals of the neurodiversity movement, recognize their own assumptions about autism and disability, and think creatively about ways that neurodiversity principles can be applied to their work.

Who should attend: Professionals who work with autistic clients, patients, or students of any age

Content level: Beginner

Clock hours: This program, when attended in full, offers 3 WA State approved clock hours. Additional fees apply. We are NOT approved providers for other CEUs. Certificates of completion will be provided after the completion of the webinar.

Instructor: Lucas Harrington, PsyD

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 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.

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Individualized Training

The UW Autism Center training program is here to help schools and agencies provide evidence-based programs for students and individuals with autism spectrum disorder. 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
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.

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.