Training & Workshops

For Professionals Who Work with Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)


Have Dreams provides a number of autism-related interactive trainings and workshops for families and professionals across the state of Illinois including one, two and five-day trainings and workshops. These trainings and workshops provide comprehensive instruction regarding structured teaching for children on the autism spectrum. 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.

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

Upcoming Trainings

To schedule a training or register for a workshop please contact or send the appropriate forms to Lydia Wissing at

Have Dreams Training

Practical trainings for parents and professionals, offering basic information on autism to adapting learning materials for home and the classroom.

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