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Intensive 3-Day Training for Families & Caregivers | Date: May 4-6, 2016

Current payment for all options are self-pay only.

Location: HANDS in Autism® Office

Cost:

  • Parent with child $750
  • Parent only: $450

Cost for each additional parent/caregiver or child: $250

The intensive 3-day training for families and caregivers allows opportunity for observation, shadowing, practice, and feedback within a simulated classroom. Attendance as either a caregiver-child pair or individual parent are provided as registration options. The following content is covered throughout the training week:

  • Characteristic learning styles
  • Visual and physical structure
  • Educational, behavioral and functional assessments
  • Prompting and skills-teaching methods
  • Behavioral interventions
  • Maintenance and generalization
  • Considerations for successful partnership and collaborations

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Intensive Training for School and Service Personnel (Seymour, IN)
June 6-10, 2016 (community classroom setting)

Seymour, IN (simulated classroom):

June 6-10, 2016 (community classroom setting)

Location: Exact Seymour location TBD

Cost:
Individual registrations: $1000 prior to March 1, $1250 after March 1
Multiple registrations (more than one person from one location): $1000 per person

**The cost of the HANDS in Autism® Intensive Training for School and Service Personnel has been $1990 per person but has been reduced in 2016 thanks to the generous partnership of a number of groups allowing the training opportunity to be offered at the reduced rate noted above!

Join the HANDS in Autism® Team for a week-long program that focuses on providing hands-on experience and coaching in either the HANDS simulated classroom or the natural context of a HANDS in Autism® community classroom environment. Students on the spectrum are present in both contexts, facilitating a rich learning environment for both student and adult learners. While the program includes traditional instructional methods such as lectures and discussion, the emphasis of training is building increased knowledge and skill of the process of making appropriate academic, behavioral, and functional programming decisions for each student, classroom, and intervention team through hands-on application, modeling, practice and feedback.

What to Expect

Training participants will gain knowledge and understanding of the topics within the HANDS in Autism® framework and curriculum (above), be exposed to students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the HANDS in Autism® training classroom (Indianapolis) or naturalistic setting (Evansville) with the ability to observe and shadow the HANDS in Autism® team working with the students, as well as to have the opportunity to practice and receive feedback on techniques and approaches introduced in training.

Additionally, all training participants are required to complete pre- and follow-up training packets.

Intended Audience

The HANDS in Autism® Intensive Training Program is appropriate for school and community personnel working in both public and private settings with individuals with autism and related neurodevelopmental and behavioral disorders (teachers, paraprofessionals, therapists, consultants, social workers, administrators and other professionals).

About the Application Process

Applications are accepted and participants notified on a first come, first serve basis for both spring trainings. For summer trainings, applicants will be asked to rank order their preferred sessions and all attempts will be made to honor these requests though this cannot be guaranteed.

Audience

The HANDS in Autism® Intensive Training Week is appropriate for school & community personnel working in both public and private settings with students with autism and related neurodevelopmental and behavioral disorders.

Participants selected will:

  • complete the pre??? and follow-up training packets in full; this data is essential for assessing the overall effectiveness of the training program.
  • attend all five days of training, missing no more than 30 minutes on a single day or 2 hours of the training week.
  • have an eagerness to learn, participate in discussions and practice new approaches and techniques in role play and hands-on opportunities with trainers observing and providing immediate feedback.

What you can expect

As a training participant, you will gain knowledge and understanding of the topics listed below, be exposed to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder or other neurodevelopmental disability with the ability to observe and shadow HANDS staff working with the individuals, and have the opportunity to practice and receive feedback on techniques and approaches introduced in training. The following content will be covered throughout the training week.

  • Educational, behavioral and functional assessments
  • Ongoing data-driven decision making
  • Goal development and writing
  • Visual and physical structure
  • Choreography (of staff, children, & schedules)
  • Prompting and skills-teaching methods
  • Behavioral intervention
  • Social???communication skills training
  • Maintenance and generalization

Pre-training packet

Participants will be required to complete a pre-training packet which includes two questionnaires. This packet will be mailed to your primary address and is required prior to training. This packet takes approximately 1 hour to complete.

Pre-training Web Modules

Participants will be required to complete two brief introductory training modules prior to attending training. These training modules will be completed online and require high speed internet access. These trainings will ensure that each participant begins training with the basic understanding of ASD and the HANDS program. The modules with their short quizzes will take approximately 1 ?? hours to complete. These trainings will be made available to you upon completion of the Pre-training packet and are due prior to training.

Follow-up training packet

The follow-up training packet will consist of 2 questionnaires to inform us about the retention of knowledge and use of practical strategies covered in training, and an overall evaluation of the training. It should take approximately 1 ?? hour to complete the follow-up training packet. This packet will be sent to your primary address in the fall and will be due two weeks after receipt.

Continuing Education

Approximately, 42 contact hours will be awarded to those participants who (1) complete the pre-training packet; (2) attend 5 days of training; (3) complete the follow-up training packet. Certificates of completion will be provided for participants to submit in accordance to the guidelines of their particular professional organization.

Ways to Earn Professional Growth Credits:

1. Graduate Credit (Master???s in Special Education):

  • IUPUI
  • Butler University
  • University of Indianapolis

The graduate course typically requires an additional implementation project, in addition to completing all training requirements. The details of the implementation project will be provided upon request. If you would like to receive graduate credit you will be required to register for this course at your respective university program, in addition to applying to the HANDS in Autism® Intensive Training program. Acceptance into the HANDS in Autism® Intensive Training Program does not guarantee acceptance to the university course and vice versa. Unfortunately, we often have more applicants apply to our program than we have training spots available. Thus, not everyone who applies will be accepted.

Grades for university credit coursework will not be awarded until all aspects of the training and implementation project have been completed. Students will receive an initial Incomplete for their grade. Final grades will be assigned after all course requirements are satisfied. This course may not be appropriate for students who may be graduating at the end of the semester as the follow-up training packet will not be complete until October.

*It is the responsibility of the individual to apply for graduate credits at their university and to inform HANDS in Autism® of the course component prior to the first day of training. All standard course fees apply for your university and are the responsibility of the individual.

2. General Continuing Education:

You can have an option to receive a certificate for General Continuing Education Credits through the IUSM to provide (4 CE units). University Fee: $15

3. Professional Development Growth Certificate:

All participants receive a certificate upon completing the follow-up packet which indicates the course completion and that the participant has earned 42 contact hours. The certificate is satisfactory for most professionals to count towards continuing education. Participants are responsible to check their particular licensure requirements to determine if the certificate meets their needs.

Submit Application

Completion of applications online is preferable. You have the option to start your application, save it, and complete it at a later time. Please be aware that applications must be completed in full, and submitted by 5:00pm (EST) on the due date as listed in the Session Date section in order to be considered. Applications can also be submitted by mail and must be received in our office by 5:00pm (EST) on the due date. Since campus mail can occasionally result in mail delivery delays of up to 3 weeks or more, applicants are encouraged to apply online. However, if you choose to mail your application, be sure to allow sufficient time for it to reach our office by the deadline. Applications can be mailed to the following address:

HANDS in Autism
re: Intensive Training Application
1130 W Michigan Street, Suite 302
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Apply Online



Intensive Training for School and Service Personnel (Indianapolis)
Week 1: July 11-15, 2016 (elementary-aged)
Week 2: July 25-29, 2016 (middle and high school aged)


Indianapolis (simulated classroom):

Week 1: July 11-15, 2016 (elementary-aged)
Week 2: July 25-29, 2016 (middle and high school aged)

Location: HANDS in Autism® Office

Cost:
Individual registrations: $1000 prior to March 1, $1250 after March 1
Multiple registrations (more than one person from one location): $1000 per person

**The cost of the HANDS in Autism® Intensive Training for School and Service Personnel has been $1990 per person but has been reduced in 2016 thanks to the generous partnership of a number of groups allowing the training opportunity to be offered at the reduced rate noted above!

Join the HANDS in Autism® Team for a week-long program that focuses on providing hands-on experience and coaching in either the HANDS simulated classroom or the natural context of a HANDS in Autism® community classroom environment. Students on the spectrum are present in both contexts, facilitating a rich learning environment for both student and adult learners. While the program includes traditional instructional methods such as lectures and discussion, the emphasis of training is building increased knowledge and skill of the process of making appropriate academic, behavioral, and functional programming decisions for each student, classroom, and intervention team through hands-on application, modeling, practice and feedback.

What to Expect

Training participants will gain knowledge and understanding of the topics within the HANDS in Autism® framework and curriculum (above), be exposed to students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the HANDS in Autism® training classroom (Indianapolis) or naturalistic setting (Evansville) with the ability to observe and shadow the HANDS in Autism® team working with the students, as well as to have the opportunity to practice and receive feedback on techniques and approaches introduced in training.

Additionally, all training participants are required to complete pre- and follow-up training packets.

Intended Audience

The HANDS in Autism® Intensive Training Program is appropriate for school and community personnel working in both public and private settings with individuals with autism and related neurodevelopmental and behavioral disorders (teachers, paraprofessionals, therapists, consultants, social workers, administrators and other professionals).

About the Application Process

Applications are accepted and participants notified on a first come, first serve basis for both spring trainings. For summer trainings, applicants will be asked to rank order their preferred sessions and all attempts will be made to honor these requests though this cannot be guaranteed.

Audience

The HANDS in Autism® Intensive Training Week is appropriate for school & community personnel working in both public and private settings with students with autism and related neurodevelopmental and behavioral disorders.

Participants selected will:

  • complete the pre??? and follow-up training packets in full; this data is essential for assessing the overall effectiveness of the training program.
  • attend all five days of training, missing no more than 30 minutes on a single day or 2 hours of the training week.
  • have an eagerness to learn, participate in discussions and practice new approaches and techniques in role play and hands-on opportunities with trainers observing and providing immediate feedback.

What you can expect

As a training participant, you will gain knowledge and understanding of the topics listed below, be exposed to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder or other neurodevelopmental disability with the ability to observe and shadow HANDS staff working with the individuals, and have the opportunity to practice and receive feedback on techniques and approaches introduced in training. The following content will be covered throughout the training week.

  • Educational, behavioral and functional assessments
  • Ongoing data-driven decision making
  • Goal development and writing
  • Visual and physical structure
  • Choreography (of staff, children, & schedules)
  • Prompting and skills-teaching methods
  • Behavioral intervention
  • Social???communication skills training
  • Maintenance and generalization

Pre-training packet

Participants will be required to complete a pre-training packet which includes two questionnaires. This packet will be mailed to your primary address and is required prior to training. This packet takes approximately 1 hour to complete.

Pre-training Web Modules

Participants will be required to complete two brief introductory training modules prior to attending training. These training modules will be completed online and require high speed internet access. These trainings will ensure that each participant begins training with the basic understanding of ASD and the HANDS program. The modules with their short quizzes will take approximately 1 ?? hours to complete. These trainings will be made available to you upon completion of the Pre-training packet and are due prior to training.

Follow-up training packet

The follow-up training packet will consist of 2 questionnaires to inform us about the retention of knowledge and use of practical strategies covered in training, and an overall evaluation of the training. It should take approximately 1 ?? hour to complete the follow-up training packet. This packet will be sent to your primary address in the fall and will be due two weeks after receipt.

Continuing Education

Approximately, 42 contact hours will be awarded to those participants who (1) complete the pre-training packet; (2) attend 5 days of training; (3) complete the follow-up training packet. Certificates of completion will be provided for participants to submit in accordance to the guidelines of their particular professional organization.

Ways to Earn Professional Growth Credits:

1. Graduate Credit (Master???s in Special Education):

  • IUPUI
  • Butler University
  • University of Indianapolis

The graduate course typically requires an additional implementation project, in addition to completing all training requirements. The details of the implementation project will be provided upon request. If you would like to receive graduate credit you will be required to register for this course at your respective university program, in addition to applying to the HANDS in Autism® Intensive Training program. Acceptance into the HANDS in Autism® Intensive Training Program does not guarantee acceptance to the university course and vice versa. Unfortunately, we often have more applicants apply to our program than we have training spots available. Thus, not everyone who applies will be accepted.

Grades for university credit coursework will not be awarded until all aspects of the training and implementation project have been completed. Students will receive an initial Incomplete for their grade. Final grades will be assigned after all course requirements are satisfied. This course may not be appropriate for students who may be graduating at the end of the semester as the follow-up training packet will not be complete until October.

*It is the responsibility of the individual to apply for graduate credits at their university and to inform HANDS in Autism® of the course component prior to the first day of training. All standard course fees apply for your university and are the responsibility of the individual.

2. General Continuing Education:

You can have an option to receive a certificate for General Continuing Education Credits through the IUSM to provide (4 CE units). University Fee: $15

3. Professional Development Growth Certificate:

All participants receive a certificate upon completing the follow-up packet which indicates the course completion and that the participant has earned 42 contact hours. The certificate is satisfactory for most professionals to count towards continuing education. Participants are responsible to check their particular licensure requirements to determine if the certificate meets their needs.

Submit Application

Completion of applications online is preferable. You have the option to start your application, save it, and complete it at a later time. Please be aware that applications must be completed in full, and submitted by 5:00pm (EST) on the due date as listed in the Session Date section in order to be considered. Applications can also be submitted by mail and must be received in our office by 5:00pm (EST) on the due date. Since campus mail can occasionally result in mail delivery delays of up to 3 weeks or more, applicants are encouraged to apply online. However, if you choose to mail your application, be sure to allow sufficient time for it to reach our office by the deadline. Applications can be mailed to the following address:

HANDS in Autism
re: Intensive Training Application
1130 W Michigan Street, Suite 302
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Apply Online



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