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Continuing education and professional development foster engagement and drive results. In order to improve the quality of direct services and advance systems level work, we offer everything from embedded coaching and public training to virtual learning and an annual conference. All of these offerings aim to increase awareness, enhance knowledge and evolve practices.
Due to COVID-19, all in-person trainings have been put on hold.
ADOS-2 is the latest version of what was already considered the gold standard for observational assessment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). ADOS-2 can be used to evaluate almost anyone suspected of having ASD, from non-verbal toddlers to verbally fluent adults.
CA offers this new, progressive approach of teaching clinical professionals to diagnose autism using Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) through virtual workshops. We recognize that confidence and expertise come from practice and experience, so in addition to a three-day workshop, this program includes three follow-up coaching sessions, live webinars and peer support. Because of the hands-on, interactive nature of these workshops, participation is limited.
View our Training Calendar to register for the next available workshop.
Throughout the year we offer a variety of open enrollment learning experiences. Most of these sessions allow you to earn continuing education units (CEUs).
We can also train your entire team on evidence-based support strategies for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities and Positive Behavior Support. We offer standard courses and can also create custom learning experiences. If we don’t have the training expertise you need, we’ll connect you to someone who does.
The Virtual Learning Institute is a great option for professionals who want the flexibility of remote training. As a BACB Authorized Continuing Education (ACE) Provider, CA is able to offer access to CEU’s through our Talent LMS Virtual Training Platform. We offer a variety of article reviews and video modules.
For many years CA Human Services (formerly Commonwealth Autism) ran our own highly successful inclusive preschool program with 5 sites across the Richmond area. Our vision at CA is to create a more inclusive Virginia by eradicating gaps in services for the neurodiverse. We created the Preschool Inclusion Program to fulfill this mission by teaching childcare centers around regardless of where they are located in the state, how to incorporate our inclusive intervention module.
Why? Because there is a great need for inclusive, sustainable preschools:
CA provides consultative services to breakdown barriers and help preschools tap into additional funding sources that not only cover the additional costs, but are financially supportive to the center as a whole.
Shared Services are membership organizations that allow members to share back-office services such as accounting and human resources. The goal of Shared Service is to allow members to focus more on their mission or business and by focusing less on business functions. Doing so helps them save time, effort and money that they can redirect to employee salaries and benefits, professional training, classroom supplies, etc. The back-office functions Shared Services offer may include:
We customize membership packages and prices based on the scope of shared services you choose to use. Over time, your membership dramatically lowers your administrative and overhead expenses. So, ultimately, the cost of a membership will be lower than the cost of your own staff providing these same business functions. Members also do a better job of keeping their programs fully enrolled and collect more revenue.
Membership is open to legally operating licensed (or licensing-exempted) non-profits and for-profit organizations that share a commitment to the mission and vision of shared services.
We’ve partnered with No Wrong Door Virginia, a statewide network of shared resources that streamlines access to long-term services and supports, to create our resource directory. To learn more about this statewide network, visit the No Wrong Door website Our Autism Resource Database includes everything from camps for children with ASD to training opportunities for ABAs.
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