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2020 HANDS in Autism® Intensive Week-Long Training


In an effort to support school personnel during the times of COVID-19 and school closures, HANDS in Autism® in will be offering our Week-Long Intensive Training online! 

We are making important modifications to the training format and structure--carefully considering the impact that online training and learning may have on all areas relating to essential elements in programming for success for individuals with ASD and others with social, communication and behavioral disorders. 

The use of evidence-based principles and practices are no less relevant in the current context; but with more online and/or hybrid (i.e., online and live) efforts, the application of these principles is paramount. Effective adaptations and collaborations must be used to ensure, wherever and however the instruction is delivered, that essential elements for successful intervention are implemented to attain the most successful outcomes.

Who should be attending?
We are happy to welcome a range of school personnel, community service providers, administrators, and other preK-12 professionals working with students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and related disabilities in school and community settings.

What is this training about?
Our online training is similar to our live training with the exception of the live classroom and workplace experiences. That is, we are designing interactive activities to allow opportunities for engaging in simulated practice of skills learned both independently and in groups, as well as opportunities for ongoing mentoring, coaching, and feedback from our HANDS trainers.

We do have to warn you that just because you can take class while wearing your pajamas, it does not mean that the course is easy! To gain the skills you can take with you to your school, office or community setting, you will need to work with us just as hard in this online format as is required during the traditional onsite training!

Here is what you will engage in:

  • Topics including proactive supports, classroom and community accommodations, goal setting, skills assessment and teaching
  • Interactive practice, coaching and feedback within simulated and video-based formats
  • Practical discussions regarding problem-solving solutions that work across settings and disabilities
  • Experiences perfect for new and experienced teachers, para-professionals, administrators, job coaches, transition specialists, coordinators & other service providers.
Learn more about the Intensive 5-Day Training on our websitePlease email if you have any questions. 
1. Please Rank the Sessions You Would Like to Attend (i.e., 1=First Choice for Session to Attend):
Sessions 2 and 3 are held at the HANDS in Autism® office in Indianapolis, IN *This question is required.
Space Cell Preference
Session 1: July 6-10: Elementary
Session 2: July 20-24: MS/HS
Primary Contact Information*Most of our communication with you will occur via e-mail and postal delivery service. As a result, please ensure that you can be contacted during the school year and the summer break via the primary contact information that you have provided.