CA’s Annual Conference

2020: Vision for the Future (March 17 and 18, 2021) Established in 2001, our annual conference is Virginia’s first and oldest statewide conference for the latest information on autism and evidence-based interventions. In this, our 19th year, we will incorporate a broader array of disabilities and mental health disorders.

FORUM FOR GRADE SCHOOL COUNSELORS, SOCIAL WORKERS & PSYCHOLOGISTS (Reston)

The Forum provides educational and professional support to local private and public school counselors, social workers and psycholgist. The details for first session are as follows: Date:  Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Time:  8am-9:30am Topic: Creating an Effective Behavior Intervention Plan for Your Students Description: You have conducted a functional behavior assessment and have shared the results with…

ADOS-2 Clinical Workshop- Virginia Tech

What is it? The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-2nd edition (ADOS-2) is a “gold standard” observational assessment for diagnosing autism. It includes structured interactions and questions designed to elicit and assess social and communication behaviors. This training also serves as a mandatory pre-requisite for researchers interested in ADOS-2 Research Training to use the ADOS-2 for research.…

Registered Behavior Technician Training Academy (part 2 of 2)

The Behavior Analyst Certification Board® has established standards for Registered Behavior Technician (RBT).  This credential was created to establish training standards for staff who are responsible for working directly with students/clients.  Commonwealth Autism offers this training program for individuals interested in pursuing this credential.  This dynamic “in person” training provides in-depth coverage of the RBT…

Behavioral Support and Skill Building Academy (Mt. Rogers)

This intensive three day training provides service providers an overview of evidence based behavioral interventions for individuals with intellectual and development disabilities.  The training includes lecture based instruction, many video examples and opportunities for hands on practice and feedback.  Participants will be provided with examples of using behavioral supports across the lifespan.  This training is…

Autism Spectrum Disorders & Public Safety Considerations Guidance for Families, Caregivers, and Self-Advocates

This training will review the characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and discuss how these characteristics may impact an individual’s personal safety. This training is intended to raise safety awareness, provide tips for preventing an unfortunate event, and sharing available resources.   Training Objectives: Review the characteristics commonly associated with ASD  Describe how communication and interactions…

Autism Spectrum Disorders & Public Safety Consideration Guidance for Families, Caregivers, & Self-advocates

This training will review the characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and discuss how these characteristics may impact an individual’s personal safety. This training is intended to raise safety awareness, provide tips for preventing an unfortunate event, and sharing available resources.   Training Objectives: Review the characteristics commonly associated with ASD  Describe how communication and interactions…

Autism 101: Signs/Symptoms and Best Practices for Psychosocial Assessment and Treatment

Provide foundational overview of: Autism spectrum disorder diagnostic criteria and history ASD associated characteristics, strengths, weaknesses Evidence-based diagnostic assessment Evidence-based treatments for social skills, behavior challenges, emotion regulation Register Here _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Trainers: Jennifer Bertollo and Ligia Antezana _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Cost: $150 CSB Staff, Licensed residential or licensed day programs please contact CA for your discounted rate.…