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Professional Training – Currently, 1 in 50 children will be diagnosed with autism. This means that most people who work in education, recreation, medicine, or child-development will come in contact with children on the autism spectrum. Empower Autism can help your staff be competent in practical autism strategies, so you can better serve this growing population. At Empower Autism, we provide practical, engaging workshops for child care professionals, teachers, direct care staff, nurses, private tutors and more. Let us know what you need, and we can customize a training for you and your staff.
Staff Support and Training – If you already receive services through an agency, and you want your staff to have additional training, you can hire us to help you. We will write up documents for your staff and make visuals. We write social notes and explain how to use them. We can also hold regular staff meetings to encourage consistency and best-practices. Give us a call and see how we can augment your current team.
Finding practical strategies at home can be challenging. Trying to keep your household running, while staying up to date with your communication systems, reward charts, and independence goals is close to impossible. Empower Autism offers workshops about starting a home program, updating your current systems, hiring staff, and transitioning to adulthood.
One of the aspects of my business is home-program design. If you have a family with autism, and you want some help getting organized about difficult parts of the day, or you want to figure out how to offer someone more social opportunities, or more pre-employment experiences, my team can design a plan of action for your family. Many many families learn to ‘just deal’ with scenarios that could be improved with some outside perspective. If you want some help, let us know. We respect economic difficulties, and our programs are dignified and appreciative.
Home Programs begin with an initial consult. An initial consultation consists of four parts.
- 1. A broad conversation about your hopes for your child, and or yourself.
- 2. An observation with your household at home.
- 3. A more focused conversation where we establish a few intended outcomes (both short term and long term) for your program. During this conversation, we each agree to implement certain sections of the plan.
- 4. A written plan of action to address the goals we create. This written plan includes step-by-step instructions for completing the goals. It lists each person’s responsibilities, and timelines for accomplishing those tasks.
The total cost for all four parts of an initial consultation is $300. Call us up to schedule a meeting for your home program.
Our team at Empower Autism can provide you or your family with a tutor that is experienced with autism, and proficient in your academic subject of choice. Searching for a social mentor, or role model? Give us a call, and we will find a qualified tutor or mentor with a demeanor that truly matches with your family’s dynamic.
Are you an organization that serves people on the autism spectrum? Want to modify your current after-school or recreation program to welcome people with autism? Want to offer your staff some practical strategies for integrating people with autism? Contact us, and we can discuss your particular project.
We offer specific training in this area to teens and adults who would like to be more employable, or who are interested in changing jobs. Send us an email and we can help you or your teen.
We can attend your IEP meetings, help coordinate your team(s), and make sure your community mentors/helpers/workers understand what happens at school, and your teachers know what is being done in the community. We are professional and thorough and we build bridges instead burning them. Give us a call and we can help your team be even more productive.