Topics in Autism

CARD Albany offers educational presentations on a variety of topics aimed at providing evidence-based information for parents and/or professionals. 

Schools, agencies, and parent groups can request CARD Albany to present on specific topics related to autism. Current topics include, but are not limited to: encouraging the development of social skills; Asperger's Syndrome; a brief overview of autism spectrum disorders; bus driver autism awareness; first responder autism awareness; how to be an effective paraprofessional; mealtime issues; supporting students with autism in the classroom; sleep issues; adapting teaching materials and strategies; effective behavior change for individuals with special needs; best practices in positive behavior support; better understanding students with autism in the classroom; strategies to motivate; and understanding best practices in the treatment of autism. New topics are frequently being developed. Seminars are offered at no cost to school districts, community agencies, and parent groups in the following New York counties: Schenectady, Schoharie, Fulton, Montgomery, Saratoga, Warren, Washington, Hamilton, Albany, Rensselaer, Columbia, and Greene. Each topic lasts approximately 2 hours and follows a lecture format. Requests must be received at least 30 days prior to the requested seminar date.

Seminars conducted for school and community agency personnel are provided during the workday. The seminars are open to personnel who are working with or anticipate working with children with an autism spectrum disorder. The minimum amount of attendees for school seminars is 15-20. Seminars conducted for parent groups are provided during the workday or weekday evenings. The seminars are open to parents and family members of children with autism spectrum disorders. The minimum amount of attendees is 5 parents.

To request a training, complete a training request form. Contact CARD Albany at (518) 442-2574 with any questions.