Training & Workshops

For Professionals Who Work with Children 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.

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Basic Elements of Structured Teaching (BEST)

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)

A 5-day training covering characteristics and classroom assessments of students with autism; principles and implementation of Structured Teaching; working with families of children; communication and socialization strategies; proactive behavioral strategies promoting independence.
A direct, supervised experience in a demonstration classrooms setting; hands-on experience with children with autism of varying ages and functioning levels; presentations and demonstrations of Structured Teaching philosophies and methodologies; working with a team to set-up a classroom including arranging the physical structure of the room.

Advanced Topics in Autism

Two days of presentations by HD 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.


Autism 411

This autism training session includes basic information on autism, including, characteristics, diagnosis and treatment. Participants will receive information on the learning, communication and social deficits that affect individuals with autism.  Structured Teaching strategies covered in this training have been shown to reduce challenging behaviors. Video segments are included.

Reading

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. A digital file will be available after the training which includes photos of all the examples.


Social-Leisure

This workshop shows various ways to adapt commercially available independent and social leisure materials to make them accessible and enjoyable to children with autism. A  presentation and videos provide the background for using the adapted materials.

TTAP (TEACCH Transition Assessment Profile)

The TTAP (TEACCH Transition Assessment Profile) is a new assessment tool developed by Division TEACCH in North Carolina. The TTAP provides a meaningful profile of skills and goals for people with autism spectrum disorder over the age of 12. This workshop breaks down the administration of the TTAP in a user-friendly way and is enhanced by video segments.

Make & Take Training

A hands-on autism workshop in which participants make and take tasks they can use in their classrooms. Participants will view a  presentation on creating top quality tasks based on the principles of Structured Teaching and will then create tasks for their students in the instructional areas of Math, Reading, Science and Social Studies. Emphasis is on making tasks that can be used to measure both State Standards and IEP goals. Additional topics include data collection and implementation.

Request a Training

To schedule a training or register for a workshop please contact or send the appropriate forms to Lydia Wissing at lydiawissing@aol.com.   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.