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 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.
“Thank you for an amazing day! The information you provided was useful, practical and easy to understand and apply to my work. You also injected much inspiration into my practice - I went back to my classrooms with a renewed sense of enthusiasm! Thanks again!”
"The training was extremely informative, and I learned more (in 1 day) about Autism and how to work with children who are on the spectrum than I have in years!"
“This was an excellent training. The examples provided and the video’s helped us understand how it works in action. It is clear that you are dedicated to increasing knowledge of best practices for students with autism, given that you provide/share materials for us”
“Hands on make and take was great, especially since we could choose an activity that was most helpful for us. OUTSTANDING training that I think would be great on an ongoing basis (try something’s, come back together to hear what works/what needs improvements/share ideas/refresher on what we didn't use after first training). I wish I had it a long time ago!!”
“The training was excellent and so specific to what social workers are asked to do with children on the spectrum. The information was very useful and highly relevant to what I do each day and I found it invaluable since I have very little experience working with younger children with autism ( I had more experience working with older students diagnosed with Asperger's). I would find follow up consultation and/or training to be very helpful.”
Practical trainings for parents and professionals, offering basic information on autism to adapting learning materials for home and the classroom.
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 email@example.com.