Did you know that starting early intervention 9 months earlier can significantly improve the outcome of a child’s language, social communication, and daily living skills? In a randomized controlled trial, the effects of starting intervention at different ages were tested using the Early Social Interaction (ESI) model, a parent-implemented intervention for toddlers with autism. The results revealed that those children who received Individual-ESI earlier showed greater gains than the children who received intervention later. When it comes to early intervention for children with autism, the earlier the better. Read our new article.
Watch videos with us to see what the early signs of autism look like in infants and toddlers. For professionals who screen in primary care, diagnose, or determine eligibility, we have two webinars for you to learn how to improve early detection of autism, so your families can start intervention earlier:
Improving Early Detection of Autism with an Eye Toward Infancy — Join us on Tuesday, April 11th at 5:30pm ET. Learn more and register.
Sharpen Your Observation Skills Using the SORF for Earlier Detection — Join us on Thursday, April 13th and 27th at 12:30pm ET. Learn more and register.
For professionals working with children and families in early intervention or early childhood
education, we offer our 6-week webinar series:
Coaching Families of Young Children with ASD Using the ESI Model — this 6-week, evidence-based spring webinar series started on Wednesday, March 22nd, but you can still join the last 4 sessions on April 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th from 12 noon to 1:30pm ET. The Autism Navigator team will share the active ingredients to coach parents using the ESI model to support their child’s learning in everyday activities. For any sessions you miss, you can register for the summer series, which starts on June 21st. Learn more and register.
Mark your calendars for two upcoming 6-week webinar series starting May 3rd:
The Social Communication Development in Infants and Toddlers (SC•DIT) 6-week spring webinar series starts on Wednesday, May 3rd from 1:00 to 2:30pm ET. Learn what it takes for children to learn to talk. We’ll present our social communication milestones — a critical window into the wellbeing of infants and toddlers, and the earliest signs of healthy development and school readiness. This gives you an opportunity to catch small delays early. Learn more and register.
The Autism Navigator for Classroom Success in PreK through 2nd Grade 6-week spring webinar series starts on Wednesday, May 3rd from 4:00 to 5:30pm ET. Learn how our evidence-based framework for students with autism can help you prioritize goals using our lens of active engagement and layer cake of teaching strategies to promote learning and positive behavior. We’ll highlight the importance of teaching and learning across everyday classroom activities to achieve the intensity needed and promote generalization. Learn more and register.
For families who have children with social communication delays, challenging behavior, or suspect their child has autism, get started right away to support your child’s learning in everyday activities. We offer three family webinars in April:
What does it take to learn to talk? Baby Navigator brings this free webinar to you at 1:00pm ET on Thursday, April 6th and 20th. Learn how simple interactions — in activities parents are already doing each day with their babies — create learning opportunities needed to support brain development. Learn more and register.
About Autism in Toddlers — On the first Friday of each month at 12:00 noon ET, we offer our About Autism in Toddlers webinar, a companion to our signature course that is FREE for everyone. Join us on April 7th. Learn more and register.
How-To Guide for Families — Join us on Tuesday, April 11th and 25th at 1:00pm ET to get started right away if you suspect your child has autism. Learn evidence-based strategies to engage your child in everyday activities and help develop your child’s social communication skills. Learn more and register.
Visit our webinar page to learn about all 12 of our webinars. Use the calendar view to plan your schedule. Visit our courses page to learn more about Autism Navigator online courses that expand on the content of our webinars. All our webinars are FREE, but you must register.
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Autism Navigator was founded by Amy M Wetherby PhD CCC-SLP, Distinguished Professor and Director of the Autism Institute at Florida State University.