Next Steps Workshop & Manual
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About Next Steps Workshop
The HANDS in Autism® Next Steps workshop is a discussion-based workshop in which the team from the HANDS in Autism® Interdisciplinary Training and Resource Center discuss general information about diagnosis, adjusting to diagnosis, and how to make appropriate treatment decisions. A comprehensive manual regarding diagnosis, family considerations, resources and supports, treatment and intervention, rights and regulations, and practical strategies is distributed (one per household). No direct or individual consultation on treatment decisions will be given.
Next Steps is primarily designed for primary caregivers who have a child that has recently been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. However, this seminar may also be beneficial for other caregivers, educational or therapy professionals, medical providers, and other adult family members. Individuals interested in this seminar do not need to be patients of Riley Hospital to attend.
Due to the kind sponsorship of Kappa Kappa Kappa, Inc., several Next Steps workshops a year are offered without charge. Other workshops receive community sponsorship. Please contact HANDS in Autism® to learn more about hosting a workshop in your area.
Upcoming Next Steps™ Trainings
March 30, 2016 in Southwest (Wabash Valley) Region
April 20, 2016 in Northwest (LaPorte) Region
May 5, 2016 in East (Richmond) Region
Please contact us at (317)274.2675 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
HANDS in Autism® Next Steps Facilitator Certification Program
With the mission of the HANDS in Autism® Center focusing upon the development of local capacity and bridging of systems across medical providers, school professionals, community members, and families, the HANDS in Autism® Next Steps workshop serves as an effective platform for sharing dialogue and setting a foundation for the use of common language, awareness of resources, and collaboration across systems within communities. In striving to continue the missions of the HANDS in Autism® Center and to foster greater local capacity, the HANDS in Autism® Next Steps Facilitator Certification process has been established. This process is generally reflected below as the “Pathway to becoming a certified HANDS in Autism® Next Steps Facilitator.” Interested persons may contact the HANDS in Autism® team directly at email@example.com for further information.
Pathway to becoming a certified HANDS in Autism® Next Steps Facilitator:
- Instruction: Attendance at a scheduled HANDS in Autism® Next Steps Facilitator Training
- Shadowing & Modeling: Attendance at a scheduled HANDS in Autism® Next Steps workshop or hosting* a HANDS in Autism® Next Steps workshop led by HANDS in Autism® staff
- Coaching & Mentoring: Hosting* a HANDS in Autism® Next Steps workshop where you will partner with a HANDS in Autism® staff member across the stages of setting up arrangements for a Next Steps workshop, advertising, and then co-leading the Next Steps workshop
- Leading: Independently leading a HANDS in Autism® Next Steps workshop with submission of an audio or video recording of the workshop for the HANDS in Autism® staff to complete a fidelity check** on components associated with leading a Next Steps workshop
- Maintenance: Completion of live or web-based booster sessions as warranted given content updates within 90-days from the time the sessions are distributed, recertification quizzes completed biannually within a 90-day time period from the time of notification, electronic submission of satisfactions and sign-in/registration data for program reporting
*Additional fees associated with hosting a HANDS in Autism® Next Steps Workshop
**Fidelity checks have a nominal fee associated with their completion at the time of certification and recertification
As a certified HANDS in Autism® Next Steps Facilitator, you will be highlighted on the HANDS in Autism® website which has greater than 40,000 visitors annually. Further notation will be included within the Next Steps Facilitator roster on the HANDS in Autism® website where persons will be able to gather information regarding the Next Steps workshops, certification process, and directions to connect with a certified HANDS in Autism® Next Steps Facilitator in their area.
Next Steps™ Facilitator Training Stage 1: Initial Training
Date: March 10-11th, 2016
Location: HANDS in Autism Office
Cost: 1 day (Stage 1): $175; 2 days (Stages 1 & 2): $350
Next Steps™ Facilitator Training Stage 2: Hosting a Next Steps Workshop as a Participant
Next Steps™ Facilitator Training Stage 3: Co-Leading a Next Steps Workshop with HANDS Staff
Cost*: $750 (up to 15 families)
Next Steps™ Facilitator Training Stage 4: Running a Next Steps Workshop for Fidelity Review
Next Steps™ Facilitators: Annual Recertification (Fidelity Review)
Registration is required for all seminars and workshops. Space is limited.
*Cost is subject to additional travel fees for settings greater than 75 miles from the HANDS in Autism® Interdisciplinary Training and Resource Center
Next Steps Manual
The HANDS in Autism® Interdisciplinary Training and Resource Center offers this manual and the accompanying workshop (see below) as a service to parents, grandparents, other caregivers and professionals to address the very challenging time of learning that your child has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
This manual contains a wealth of information for caregivers of individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. The manual is divided into 7 major sections with each section arranged in a similar format in an attempt to provide caregivers with a functional, easy to use manual that may serve not only as a resource but also as a reference guide to share with others. Each section begins with a cover page that provides a brief overview of the materials included within that individual section. Following the overview, each section contains a combination of articles written specifically for caregivers as well as other materials that are appropriate and beneficial to share with family members, professionals, and others you feelwould appreciate additional information. The materials contained within each section were selected in an attempt to guide your Next Steps. Manual Preview En español