3 Day Early Childhood

Early Childhood Development 3-Day Training

Join the HANDS in Autism® Team for an intensive training focused on innovative, interactive experiences and coaching in a virtual early childhood classroom. Youth on the spectrum are active participants across the training days facilitating a rich learning environment for all.

Training days consist of a combination of independent and group learning opportunities enhanced by simulated and live practice of skills and strategies allowing for ongoing modeling, coaching, feedback and mentoring from HANDS trainers. With an emphasis on building increased knowledge and skill in the process of making appropriate programming decisions for each student, classroom, and/or intervention team, training topics build successively across each day using the HANDS in Autism® Model Training Curriculum, Framework and Process.

What to Expect

A range of instructional methods are included to provide optimal learning and application, including:

  • Online modules
  • Traditional didactic instruction
  • Small and large group discussions
  • Observation of HANDS trainers interacting with a range of youth representing varying functional abilities

The training environment will provide exposure to a variety of associated behavioral, educational, and topic-specific examples through live observation, video samples, and scenario-based discussions and activities, as well as several opportunities for hands-on application.

  • Day 1: Visual Structure and Educational Assessment
  • Day 2: Behavioral Assessment and Skills Teaching
  • Day 3: Tasks & Adaptations, Behavior Intervention, and Social Skills

Intended Audience

Early childhood service providers, service coordinators, preschool teachers, primary special educators, daycare employees, administrators, and other professionals working with students with developmental disabilities.

Continuing Education

Up to 27 contact hours will be awarded to those participants who attend and fully participate in assessments and training activities for the Early Childhood Development 3-Day Training.


This training is priced at $550 for a fully immersive intensive online training to keep participants safe during the pandemic.

Scholarships and Training Waitlist

Yes, partial scholarships through HANDS in Autism are available to qualifying participants.

Learning is important to effectively support individuals with ASD. To make learning accessible for families and professionals, we have created a resource list featuring grants for individuals and also have partial scholarships available with approved applications.