Important Note about TAP Training

As you may already know, The Autism Program (TAP) is not funded this year because the State of Illinois has not passed a budget. TAP was a state-wide resource for the past 10 years, networking autism agencies, providing social skills groups, diagnostics, training and much more. TAP is greatly missed.

Have Dreams was contracted by TAP to conduct state wide autism and Structured Teaching training. Over the past decade, we have trained over 6000 professionals and parents. Our trainings have been recognized for their quality, interactive components and impact. In fact, research related to our trainings has been presented at IMFAR, the International Meeting For Autism Research and The British Psychological Society.

We are proud to have been chosen to lead the state-wide TAP autism training initiative. Research supports the value of the content and practical application of our trainings to your important work with students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Have Dreams is committed to continuing Structured Teaching training. We are actively seeking grants to fund training and sustain an affordable fee structure. For further information on Have Dream’s trainings, please contact Lydia at lwissing@havedreams.org.


 

TAP Training Previously Offered:

 

TAP 1 – Basic Elements of Structured Teaching

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.

 

TAP 1.2 – High Functioning Autism/Asperger’s

A two-day interactive workshop providing an overview of Structured Teaching and its application for high functioning children with autism spectrum disorder in inclusion-type school settings. Video presentations enhance the lectures and provide information for the hands-on activities.

 

TAP 1.3 – Parents of Children with Autism

A one-day interactive workshop providing an overview of Structured Teaching and its application in home, school and community settings. Video presentations enhance the lectures and provide information for the discussions.

 

TAP 2 – Setting Up Structured Teaching Classrooms

A week-long interactive autism training, providing an opportunity to work in collaborative teams and prepare for the arrival of a new student. Through lectures, hands-on construction of visual supports and materials, and team work, participants create a classroom based on the pyramid model of physical structure, individual schedules, independent work systems, routines and strategies and visual organization.

 

TAP 3 – Consultation in Autism and Structured Teaching

Two days of presentations by TAP trainers and specialists in various aspects of autism including: diagnosis, medical, psychopharmacology, treatments, home and family support, assessment/portfolios/IEPs, technology, communications, social skills and behavior. Day 3 is a follow-up which will include a case study presentation and a problem-solving session.

 

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.115 to have your name put on a waiting list.