Training & Workshops
For Professionals Who Work with Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
All Have Dreams trainings are based on the TEACCH philosophy of Structured Teaching. Over the past several years, we have trained over 6,000 educators, parents and professionals in best practice autism methodology.
Jeff Salt, D. Clin. Psy.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Director of Psychological Services
Dr. Salt is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families and schools. Dr. Salt served as Staff Psychologist-Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and as Autism Consultant-Senior Research Project Professional at the University of Chicago. Dr. Salt is a TEACCH trainer (Treatment and Education of Autism and related Communication Handicapped Children), respected consultant on ASD and provides training for the ADI-R and ADOS autism diagnostic instruments. Dr. Salt has conducted numerous lectures, authored many research publications, and participated in funded studies related to ASD.
Caroline McCarthy, M.A.
Caroline McCarthy is a special education teacher with 15 years experience. Caroline has provided trainings for Have Dreams for five years. She provides expert ASD consultation to families and schools.
Basic Elements of Structured Teaching (BEST)
- Overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Basics of Structured Teaching
- Practical Application and Interventions
- Interactive lectures and instructions
A two-day interactive workshop providing an overview of Structured Teaching and its application for moderately to severely challenged children with autism spectrum disorder. Video presentations of three students (beginning level, mid- and higher-functioning) enhance the lectures and provide information for the hands-on activities.
Structured Teaching Classroom Set-up (CSU)
Advanced Topics in Autism
Topics presented could include:
- The Defense of IEP
- Social Thinking
- Preparing Student for Employment/Adulthood
- And much more
Two days of presentations by Have Dreams trainers and specialists in various aspects of autism, including diagnosis, medical psychopharmacology, treatment, home and family support, assessment/portfolios/IEP’s, technology, communication, social skills and behaviors, and employment.
This autism training session covers dozens of ideas for adapting books and increasing literacy. Skill levels range from matching concepts through advanced reading comprehension and even ideas for book groups.
TTAP (TEACCH Transition Assessment Profile)
Make & Take Training
Structured Teaching Academy
- A year–long schedule of 10 days of autism specific trainings and support in cohort programs of maximum 25 classroom teachers.
- Teachers will be mentored and trained to provide district/schools in the following: Autism 411, ParaPro, Related Services Module and more.
Registration required. To register, download the registration form: Structured Teaching Academy Reg 2017-18
For more information, please download the flyer: HDAcademyFlyer2017-18.2
Questions? Contact Lydia Wissing at email@example.com or 847-685-0250, ext. 111.
Request a Training
To schedule a training or register for a workshop please contact or send the appropriate forms to Lydia Wissing at firstname.lastname@example.org. If a scheduled training is full, please call Lydia Wissing at (847) 685-0250 ext.111 to have your name put on a waiting list.