Addressing Autism Within Families

The research following early intervention strategies for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) has shown that children who are engaged in meaningful activities before kindergarten do better with language and social skills at school entry. Families of children with special needs, such as ASD, may need specific information and family supports in order to help their children realize their full potential and aid in the family’s functioning.

In 2009, Parents as Teachers received a grant from the U. S. Department of Education to support early childhood professionals with information and strategies to support children with autism spectrum disorders and their families.

This online learning opportunity features:

             An Online Training

           An Online Training

  • Information on autism
  • Recognizing the early warning signs
  • Screening and referral
  • Strategies to support families
  • Adaptations for the special needs of the child
  • Links to resources

A list of resources for reliable information is also available here.

Offers three professional development hours.



Angelique Bey, Customer Experience Specialist
(314) 432-4330  x1256

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