Next Steps Workshop

Next Steps™ workshop is a discussion-based workshop in which the team from HANDS in Autism® discusses general information about a diagnosis, adjusting to the diagnosis, and how to make appropriate treatment decisions. A comprehensive manual is distributed during the workshop (one per household). No direct or individual consultation on treatment decisions will be given.

NEW! 2-Day Next Steps Session

Would you like to apply ideas and strategies you learn and develop tools that would be helpful in your setting? Our new 2-Day Next Steps session is perfect for you!

Session One:

  • Tuesday, November 28th, 11:30 am-1:00 pm
  • Wednesday, November 29th, 11:30 am-1:00 pm

Session Two:

  • Tuesday, December 12th, 11:30 am-1:00 pm
  • Wednesday, December 14th, 11:30 am- 1:00 pm

About Next Steps

Next Steps™ is primarily designed for primary caregivers who have a child who has recently been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, this workshop is also beneficial for other caregivers, educational or therapy professionals, medical providers, and other adult family members.

Due to the kind sponsorship of Kappa Kappa Kappa, Inc., several Next Steps™ workshops a year are offered free of charge. Other workshops receive community sponsorship. Please contact HANDS in Autism® to learn more about hosting a workshop in your area.

Next Steps™ Manual

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Distributed at the event, this manual contains information for caregivers of individuals with ASD. The manual is divided into seven major sections, with each section arranged in a similar format in an attempt to provide caregivers with a functional, easy-to-use manual that serves as a resource and reference guide.

Self-Paced Next Steps Workshop and Book Overview

Don’t have time in your schedule to attend our live sessions? Check out this recording of a Next Steps™ workshop to learn all the same valuable information but with a little more flexibility. We encourage you to check out our live sessions to experience further discussion and application!

Next Steps™ Trainer Certification Program

HANDS in Autism® is developing a trainer certification program that will teach professionals as well as caregivers to hold their own Next Steps™ workshops in the broader community. This way, more families will be able to benefit form this helpful information set during what can sometimes be a confusing time. Updates on this project will be added as they develop.