Texas Statewide Leadership for Autism Training offers free online workshops for educators but parents can benefit from these resources as well. Being knowledgeable about strategies and practices can help parents and educators work more collaboratively when it comes to meeting the needs of the child.
Go to www.txautism.net/training. html and set up an account in order to register for the courses. Find the Trainings: Online option on the page then follow the instructions.
Courses and registration are FREE. The first series "Strategies for Working with Students with Autism in the General Education Setting" is a 12-part series with each session lasting approx. 30 minutes. Upon completion of the sessions, there are short quizzes that can be assessed multiple times. A certificate of completion can be printed afterwards.
The second series "School Based Applied Behavior Analysis Programs for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder" is a 6-part series, with each session-time varying.
Because these are online workshops, they can be accessed at your convenience once you have registered. You can view them whenever you want.www.txautism.net/training.html