Abe Gold Learning and Research Centre. Montreal, QC, Tel: (514) 345-8330 x319.
Private centre offering conferences, workshops and seminars for parents and professionals in English and in French.
Algonquin College, Graduate Certificate Program in Autism and Behavioural Science: Preparation to work as Instructor Therapists in Intensive Behavioural Intervention programs.
ACT – Autism Community Training:Tel: (604) 205-5467 or toll-free 1-866-939-5188. (British Columbia)
ACT is a province-wide information and referral service created to support families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Offers various workshops and training sessions, including webcasts across British Columbia.
Alz Well that Enz Well. Supporting Caregivers, Empowering Individuals and Celebrating Lives with Public Speaking, Consultation and Retreats.
Autism Partnership: Provide ABA/IBI training to parents, staff and others in Western Canada.
The Autism Research Training (ART) Program: The ART Program recruits and trains outstanding researchers in the field of autism in disciplines such as genetics, brain imaging, epidemiology, neurology, psychology and other disciplines. The program provides fellowship funding, as well as intensive training opportunities, to graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.
Autism Spectrum Disorders Strategic Training Program This program attracts promising students and professionals of all levels, who are interested in developing a wide range of skills that can be applied to research in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorders, providing opportunities for careers in this field of endeavour. Program Manager: Dr. Jeanette J.A. Holden, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Physiology, Queen’s University.
Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders, BC: An educational organization providing consultation, training and support services to all public and independent schools across the province of British Columbia with a primary focus on increasing the capacity of school district staff to support students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
The Behaviour Therapy Learning Centre (BTLC): Designed as a preschool which meets the specific demands of children with autism, BTLC works with a small staff to child ratio to bring out the best in each child.
Capilano University: Bachelor's Degree in Applied Behaviour Analysis. Capilano University is offering a new Bachelor of Arts Degree in Applied Behaviour Analysis with a focus on autism spectrum disorders.
Centre of Excellence for Children and Adolescents with Special Needs: Lakehead University: Thunder Bay, ON, Tel: (807) 343-8219 Reaches out to rural, remote and northern Canadian communities to make special needs programs and services more readily available. Resources include books and other documents, CDs, and DVDs, and useful links to other sites.
La Cité collégiale, Graduate Certificate Program in Autism and Behavioural Science (Autisme et sciences du comportement): Prepares the therapist/parent/professional to work as an Instructor Therapist in Applied Behaviour Analysis and/or Intensive Behavioural Intervention programs.
Geneva Centre for Autism Training Institute, Toronto, ON: Training, Information and Consultation on Autism Spectrum Disorders: Workshops and consultations are provided on a fee-for-service basis to educators, other professionals, families and anyone with an interest in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Events are held at Geneva Centre for Autism as well as sponsored around Ontario, across Canada and in other countries.
HANDLE® Training. Peterborough, Ontario. The HANDLE Approach, developed by Judith Bluestone during more than 40 years of work with neurobehavioural differences, is developmental in nature. HANDLE recognizes problems at their roots, and implements an individual theraputic program of activities.
The Hanen Centre offers two, two-hour, live online courses on Autism Spectrum Disorder. These are open to all professionals who work with young children and their families: Starting Early… Red Flags and Treatment Tips for Toddlers on the Autism Spectrum and Coaching Parents in How to Play.
Intensive Behavioural Intervention Training for Instructor Therapists. The Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) has provided funding to the Colleges of Ontario Network for Education and Training (CON*NECT) to coordinate an exciting new training initiative for Instructor Therapists who have been hired by families choosing the Direct Funding Option (DFO) in the Autism Intervention Program.
Mohawk College, Hamilton, ON:1-year Graduate Certificate in Autism and Behavioural Sciences: Vocational education as well as leadership, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and ABA and IBI training.
OCAD University: Special Needs Opportunity Window (SNOW): SNOW provides information and training for educators, parents and students with disabilities on technologies for learning both in and out of the classroom. Additionally, SNOW promotes an understanding of inclusive practices. Learn more about SNOW resources and workshop offerings.
Offord Centre for Child Studies: Hamilton, ON: One- to two-year post-doctoral fellowship in the area of child health and development. Tel: 1-888-541-KIDS
PECS.com: Information on upcoming PECS training, purchasing materials, etc. It is run by Pyramid Educational Consultants.
Plan Institute: Weaving the Ties That Bind, Queen's University, Kingston, ON: Online course on facilitating social support networks. Tel: 1-866-ASD-CARC.
University of Alberta, Faculty of Education, Educational Psychology: College of Extended Learning (CEL) has developed a program to train autism support workers, clinical supervisors and parents in the latest evidence-based autism intervention techniques.
University of Calgary, Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies Program (CRDS) Calgary, AB: Undergraduate and graduate level studies.
Université Laval (Programs offered in French) Québec City, QC:Offers diploma and certificate programs to train personnel of CRDIs (network of rehabilitation centres for people with intellectual disabilities in Quebec). Individualized Certificate of Graduate Studies in Intervention Supervision for persons with Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD) and Individualized Certificate in Intervention for Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD). The Programs are primarily designed for the training and proficiency of supervisors, clinical counsellors and program leaders employed with the CRDI (Rehabilitation centres for developmental disabilities) and are reserved for CRDI personnel.
University of New Brunswick College of Extended Learning (CEL): Autism Support Training Program (Public).
Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Department of Psychology, Montreal, QC: Offers a Certificate of Graduate Studies specialized in Behavioural Intervention for individuals with Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD); and, a Doctorate Program in Psychology (French only).
University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Paediatrics, Toronto, ON: Two-year fellowship in Developmental Paediatrics at SickKids is based at the Bloorview MacMillan Children's Centre. Its objective is the training of academic paediatricians with unique in-depth expertise in child development and behaviour, both normal and abnormal, spanning the full age range from the prenatal period to late adolescence. The fellowship program is two years in length, and is usually entered after three or four years of approved paediatric residency training.
United States and International
DIR®/Floortime™ Institute: Program and Application Information.
Secret Agent Society (SAS): Solving the Mystery of Social Encounters. SAS is a multi-component program that aims to up-skill and empower not only children with ASDs, but also the parents and teachers who support them. The program uses games and activities to improve the social and emotional skills of 8- 12 year old children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Asperger type).
Autism Education Online presentation: “Effective Counselling of Persons with High Functioning Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome” by Psychologist and Author Nathan Ory. How shifting levels of consciousness can affect the awareness and coping ability of a person with autism. How some typical ASD thinking patterns can create anxiety and mental health issues.
Autism Internet Modules (AIM): AIM, a collaborative project led by the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI), will develop a series of 80 online modules including characteristics, diagnosis, interventions and supports, transition, and employment. Module authors include experts from across North America.
Nova Southeastern University: Offers online courses at the master's level in applied behavior analysis. These courses can be taken as a stand alone course series toward certification in behavior analysis or as a concentration for a master's of science in counseling.
Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma in Autism, University of Strathclyde, Scotland.