Thursday, July 18, 2013

The Autistic Global Initiative: an exclusive online course

a Guest post from the Autism Research Institute

Starting Monday, August 12, the Autistic Global Initiative and the Houlton Institute will launch a new online course emphasizing foundational knowledge and competencies needed to support adults with autism in daily living settings. Participants will learn to develop an individualized portfolio of evidence-based supports and strategies for people with autism or related disabilities. The course is designed for families, support providers, and anyone in a support role.

The AGI Residential/Daily Living Course will be held exclusively online. The new curriculum, complete with tools you can implement immediately, was developed by the Autistic Global Initiative (AGI), a division of the Autism Research Institute which builds new solutions for the growing number of adults with autism. Funded by a grant from Autism Speaks, the course is designed for parents and direct support providers; it allows them to work at their own pace, yet participate with fellow learners in a learning environment led by a professor. Topics include: supporting regulation and communication for adults with autism, identifying and implementing training needs, supporting safety, health and wellness, self-care strategies, and much more. The course includes the latest research and best practices gathered from leading organizations.

Houlton faculty includes recipients of distinguished awards from the National Science Foundation, Ford Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, New York Academy of Science, and National Academies of Sciences, among others. The program faculty is highly experienced practitioners and scholars who have garnered prestigious book awards and research fellowships. View faculty list

Cost of the program: $300(12 modules)
Click here to learn more about the program and to register.
There are also a limited number of scholarships available for those who qualify.

Have questions?
Or call 1855HOULTON to learn about enrollment.