Organizations and School Districts

Education, Training and Consultation services are provided by Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) Clinical Consultants with expertise in evidence-based interventions and strategies to help organizations, educators and programs meet their goals when serving individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Below you will find a range of education, training and consultation services to best fit your needs.

EDUCATION

Customized Educational Presentations: ​Education presentations are designed to deliver information in a didactic format with video examples, discussion, and interactive activities to create a foundation of knowledge. Trainings are delivered by a Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center Clinical Consultant and can be customized to meet the needs of the institution.

These trainings can be conducted with a minimum of five participants, and a maximum group size determined by room capacity in designated training location. 

For more information contact Alexis Boglio at training@autismcenter.org.

In-Person Educational Presentations: ​Presentations are designed to deliver information in a didactic format with video examples, discussion, and interactive activities to create a foundation of knowledge. Presentations are appropriate for a broad audience including parents, caregivers, educators and professionals that impact outcomes for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). A variety of evidence-based topics and trainings such as our ABA Everyday Series and Pivotal  Response Treatment for early language learners are offered throughout the year.

To view and register for an upcoming presentation, view the Education and Training calendar.

FRIEND®Program (5 to 18 years): The FRIEND Program (Fostering Relationships in Early Network Development) is an inclusive curriculum designed to improve social skills for school-aged students with ASD or other social challenges. Children will learn how to engage appropriately with their peers through structure and support in a natural environment during the school day.

For more information, contact training@autismcenter.org.

ThinkAsperger's®: ThinkAsperger's is an outreach program that provides resources to educators and professionals to “Think Asperger’s” when they see subtle social challenges in young children who seem to be developing normally. To view a recorded version of "Identifying Autism Spectrum Disorder in School Age Children: Keeping Asperger’s from Slipping Through the Cracks," click here to sign in and watch.

Pediatricians and Physicians: Pediatricians are on the front lines when it comes to identifying children with autism spectrum disorder including milder forms such as Asperger's. We hope you will join us to do a better job of detecting the "grey area" kids who have enough skills to get by early detection methods, but have social challenges that emerge in elementary or middle school. If you are a pediatrician and would like to learn more about ThinkAsperger's, download the Think Asperger's Toolkit or contact Christopher J. Smith, VP and Research Director, SARRC. 

Dental care for individuals with autism: Oral health care is the most prevalent unmet health care need among children with and without special needs. Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation enabled SARRC to develop Dental Information Guides and Trainings for families of individuals with autism, autism service providers, and dental professionals to expand oral healthcare for those on the spectrum in dental offices and at home.

For more information, view our dental resource guide.  

TRAINING

Customized Trainings: Trainings are designed to develop skills for practice. Trainings combine didactic instruction with hands-on training with clients with ASD and direct feedback. Training is appropriate for professional personnel, paraprofessionals and others that directly support clients across environments. This training can serve a minimum of 5 and maximum of 10 participants. Training can be provided at our facility or yours and will be provided by a SARRC Clinical Consultant. BACB continuing education units can be provided. ​

For more information contact Alexis Boglio at training@autismcenter.org

CONSULTATION

School Consultations: School consultations include initial assessment to guide the development of a proposal to meet the needs of a student, teacher, or classroom. Initial observation and assessment will be completed and reviewed with the school and may include a service delivery proposal. Proposals can include a variety of activities to meet the school/student’s need.  

Program Consultation: SARRC offers consultations for organizations offering community based programing that are inclusive of individuals with autism spectrum disorder and are looking to implement evidence-based strategies to improve success of all participants. Observation and assessment will be completed and reviewed with the program to drive service proposals which may include a variety of activities to meet the goals of the program.

Provider Consultation: Training and on-going consultation can be offered for agencies and organizations that employee professionals and direct care staff including board certified behavior analysts seeking additional training in evidence-based practices. Continuing education units can be provided for most training and consultation services. 

For more information contact Alexis Boglio at training@autismcenter.org