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June 11th, 2006

University of Washington Autism Center Summer Intensive Training


The UW Autism Center is getting ready for their annual summer training program!

Speakers for this training include Dr. Geraldine Dawson (not only very knowledgable but a great speaker!) as well as Dr. Felice Orlich, Dr. Milani Smith, and Dr. Samuel Zinner. I was a speaker for this training series when I worked at UW and the program was very well attended and attendees loved it - you probably will too - check it out!

This annual training is scheduled for the last week of July (7/24-7/28). They are hosting a week-long course that is ideal for anyone interested in up-to-date information in the field of autism – including parents, teachers, special educators, SLP’s, OT’s, students, para-educators, and home therapy assistants.

ChildClinic3.jpgThe course will emphasize assessment and intervention strategies from a multidisciplinary perspective, including medical perspectives and interventions and strategies for promoting learning, communication and social skills throughout childhood and adolescence. Information about genetics, brain development and early diagnosis will be presented. Other topics will include how to handle challenging behaviors, strategies for students in post elementary grades, social skills training, and a wide range of ABA-based teaching techniques.

The cost for this training course is $500. Clock hours (30) and university credit hours (3) will
be available to educators and/or students for an additional stipend. An overview of the course
content can be viewed on their website
, along with registration forms (downloadable PDF file) for
those who would like to participate in this summer’s training.

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