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2022 Summer Training Institute on Autism:

Advances in Evidence-Based Practice for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Who should attend?

This free webinar is for anyone who is interested in or touched by autism. It will intrigue educators, service providers, other interdisciplinary professionals, college students, families, and anyone else interested in learning more about autism.


This Training Institute is designed to prepare educators and service providers to understand the social communication, behavioral, and learning characteristics of children and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The Training Institute will present new findings on evidence-based practices and offer practical strategies for implementing these practices for individuals with ASD in educational and community settings.

Webinar Schedule

June 14, 15 & 16, 2022. Each day will follow the schedule below (all times are Eastern):

  • 09:30 am – 09:45 am:   Join Zoom and Get Comfortable
  • 09:45 am – 10:00 am:   Welcome and Tips for a Successful Webinar
  • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm:   Morning Session
  • 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm:   Lunch Break
  • 12:45 pm – 02:15 pm:   Afternoon Session 1
  • 02:15 pm – 02:30 pm:   Afternoon Break
  • 02:30 pm – 04:00 pm:   Afternoon Session 2

Agenda & Registration

Make sure to register for Each Day you plan to attend. It’s FREE to attend, but you MUST register. We encourage you to register for all three days.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 (Eastern Time)

Autism Navigator

Foundational Mechanisms of Brain and Child Development

Featured Speaker — Pat Levitt, PhD

10:00 am to 12:00pm (Eastern Time)
Foundational Principles of Brain and Child Development
12:45 pm to 2:15 pm (Eastern Time)
Factors that Influence Experience-Dependent Development and Disturbances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm (Eastern Time)
Novel Approaches to Studying Clinical Heterogeneity in Model Systems

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 (Eastern Time)

Autism Navigator

Parent Training for Challenging Behaviors: The RUBI Parent Training Program

Featured Speaker — Karen Bearss, PhD

10:00 am to 12:00pm (Eastern Time)
An Introduction to Parent Training in ASD
12:45 pm to 2:15 pm (Eastern Time)
Overview of the RUBI Program and Core RUBI Sessions
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm (Eastern Time)
Strategies to Engage Caregivers in Parent Training

Thursday, June 16, 2022 (Eastern Time)

Autism Navigator

Building Social Relationships through Evidence Based Social Skills Programming for Students on the Autism Spectrum

Featured Speaker — Scott Bellini, PhD

10:00 am to 12:00pm (Eastern Time)
The Importance or Social-Emotional Functioning, Outcomes Associated with Social-Emotional Skills & The Ingredients of Effective Social Skills Programming
12:45 pm to 2:15 pm (Eastern Time)
Conceptual Foundation of the Building Social Relationships Program: Three Integrated Components
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm (Eastern Time)
Evidence Based Social Skills Strategies

Where is the Resources page for the 2022 Summer Training Institute on Autism?

Be sure to go to the Resources page that we have created for you. Information on the Resources page is organized by speaker. You can also find a link to our Feedback Survey. We encourage you to provide us with feedback about your experience.

Summer Institute Resources

About the Speakers

Click each name to learn more.

About ASHA CEU Credits, Certificates of Attendance, and In-Service Credits

Earn up to 0.5 ASHA CEUs or 5 contact hours per day for a total possible 1.5 CE or 15 contact hours for the entire Summer Training Institute.

Requirements for ASHA CEU Credits
Participants can receive a maximum of 0.5 ASHA CE Credits each day for a total of 1.5 CE Credits for all three days. There are three blocks of content time: 10:00 am-12:00pm (ET), 12:45pm – 2:15pm (ET), and 2:30 pm- 4:00 pm (ET). Credit for ASHA CEUs will only be awarded to participants who are logged in for at least 80% of each day during the presentation times. There is no partial credit awarded for ASHA CEU Credits for less than one day.

You must submit a request for ASHA CE Credits for each day you attend. The link to submit your CE Credit request will be provided at the end of each day.

Please note the amount of Intermediate Level CEUs offered for each day below:

June 14: 0.5 ASHA CEUs, 5 hours of instruction for in-service points
June 15: 0.5 ASHA CEUs, 5 hours of instruction for in-service points
June 16: 0.5 ASHA CEUs, 5 hours of instruction for in-service points

Certificate of Attendance and In-Service Points
Certificates of attendance will reflect the total amount of time participants are logged in each day. Please be aware that you can earn a maximum of 5 contact hours. Your certificate may show more than 5 hours since there is a lunch break and an afternoon break. The break times do not count towards ASHA CE Credit or In-Service Points.

If you are an educator, you need to check with your professional development office to find out the documentation you need to get in-service points from your agency or district.

For information or assistance, please email [email protected].

ASHA CE Approved Provider
Autism Navigator

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