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Continuing Education Units

Els for Autism offers a variety of webinars for professional credits. To get started, select a course below to register and enter your payment details. Once enrolled, you will receive your direct access link via a confirmation email.

If you would like to watch these webinars for information only (not for continuing education credit), you can view these webinars and more on the free webinar page.

Webinars available to earn BACB Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Els for Autism offers the following webinars to Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) who would like to receive continuing education credit.

Basics of Behavior: Part 1

Length: 1 hour, Continuing Education Credits:Level: Intermediate

Instructor: Marissa Eck, M.S., BCBA

Course Fee: $15

In this training, we discuss reinforcement and the ABC model of behavior. Understanding these foundational concepts in applied behavior analysis is extremely important in developing effective supports for our learners. We review the differences between positive and negative reinforcement, discuss the various types of both, and review the contrast between preference and reinforcement. We identify antecedents, discuss how to select and define a target behavior of interest, and identify consequences.

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Basics of Behavior Part 2: Behavior Management

Length: 1 hour, Continuing Education Credits:Level: Intermediate

Instructor: Marissa Eck, M.S., BCBA

Course Fee: $15

In this training, we are back for Part 2 of Behavior Basics. We will focus on Behavior Management, and review best proactive and reactive strategies under a variety of contexts in which challenging behaviors are commonly triggered. We will review each scenario in detail, using the framework of the ABC model as a conceptual analysis to understand how certain behaviors might be learned and how we can as educators, clinicians, and care givers, work learners through challenging situations. We will discuss the importance of understanding the why, implementing appropriate replacement behaviors, and increasing functional communication opportunities.

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Strategies for Tolerating and Wearing Masks and Coverings

Length: 45 minutes, Continuing Education Credits: .5 Level: Intermediate

Instructor: Marissa Eck, M.S., BCBA

Course Fee: $15

Mask wearing has become an essential skill over the last 6 months. To support our learners in adapting to the new normal, this presentation is designed to target the specific skill of tolerating and wearing a mask or face covering to protect from and prevent COVID-19. The webinar will address two evidence-based procedures; Shaping and Desensitization, to increase independent mask-wearing behaviors systematically.

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Essential Skills of Daily Living

Length: 59 minutes Continuing Education Credits: 1.0 Level: Intermediate

Course Fee: $15

Essential skills or Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s) are arguably the most crucial skills for our learners to gain and maintain. Essential skills are those that people do every day without assistance. Take a look at your own morning routine and think of all those tiny behavior chains you engage in before you even leave the house (e.g. wake up, get dressed, make coffee, make a meal, brush teeth). For many of our learners, these are skills that need to be specifically taught and adapted for the learners individualized skill level. This talk will address different types of essentials skills and review the 7 steps of how to effectively teach them. 

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Sleep Training 101

Length: 60 minutes Continuing Education Credits:Level: Intermediate

Course Fee: $15

Instructor: Marissa Eck, M.S., BCBA

In this training, we will discuss the importance of sleep for children of all cognitive abilities. This training is designed for parents, care givers, clinicians, educators, and anyone who might be interested in knowing more about sleep! We will discuss the many considerations when developing a plan for sleep training and will we review evidence-based sleep training strategies and how to select the one that works for you. This training is an introduction to understanding the complexities and importance of sleep training and will NOT provide a one size fits all sleep training approach.

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Teaching Appropriate Bathroom Use (T.A.B.U)

Length: 43 minutes Continuing Education Credits: .72 Level: Intermediate

Course Fee: $15

Teaching toileting skills can be a challenging feat in itself, but we often don’t realize that we need to teach the social aspects of toileting. Deficits in social skills and self-help skills present significant challenges for individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The focus of this talk will be on an example of a treatment package that was used to teach adolescent males with ASD to use a urinal and evidence-based strategies that can be used to teach social skills in public restrooms.

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Safety for Individuals with ASD CEU Course

Length: 1 hour Continuing Education Credits: .72   Level: Intermediate

Course Fee: $15

Objectives:
1. Understand how to determine why unsafe situations are occurring.
2. Be able to implement strategies to prevent or minimize the risk of safety-related accidents.
3. Understand strategies to teach new skills to replace unsafe behaviors.

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Proveyendo Supervisión a Terapistas y Clientes

La supervisión es un proceso cíclico continuo que implica el refinamiento de las conductas del supervisor y supervisado. Habitualmente, la supervisión afecta a todos los niveles de entrega de servicios. Por lo tanto, es importante que los supervisores practiquen supervisión ética y efectiva. Esta presentación se enfocará en debatir las responsabili

Course Fee: $10

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Webinars available for CESP/CRCC/SHRM credits

Els for Autism offers the following webinars to professionals who would like to receive CESP/CRCC/SHRM credits.

 

Employer Training Series

Length: 90 minutes Continuing Education Credits: 1.5

Instructor: Els for Autism Foundation Team

Course Fee: $15

Description of training series:

 This five-part Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Employer Training Series includes an overview of ASD, training on recruiting qualified candidates with ASD, best practices on hiring and onboarding qualified candidates with ASD, keys to successful supports and accommodations in the workforce for employees with ASD, and detailed information on the positive impact of hiring employees with ASD.  Visual and case examples of adults with ASD working across industries are included throughout the training series.   All information embedded within the modules is rooted in evidenced-based practices for ASD.

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Titles of trainings within this five-part series include:

Learning Objectives:

Employer Training Series: Part 1 – What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

1. Learn how ASD is diagnosed and treated

2. Understand the strengths and challenges of individuals with ASD

3. Identify at least three evidence-based practices for individuals with ASD

 

Employer Training Series: Part 2 – Recruiting Qualified Candidates with Autism Spectrum Disorder

1. Analyze current workforce and recruitment partners

2. Identify non-profit organizations that work directly with individuals with autism and their families

3. Develop a plan to partner with a supported employment agency

4. Describe ways to join national efforts on increasing employment opportunities for individuals with autism and related disabilities

 

Employer Training Series: Part 3 – Hiring and Onboarding Qualified Candidates with Autism Spectrum Disorder

1. Investigate reasonable accommodations for hiring and onboarding practices to include, but not limited to, the interview process and onboarding support.

 

Employer Training Series: Part 4 – Keys to Successful Support & Providing Accommodations

1. Learn about keys to success when supervising and supporting employees with autism spectrum disorder

2. Learn about evidenced based accommodations that support the needs of employees with autism while on the job

3. Learn about first hand success stories of companies currently employing and supporting individuals on the spectrum

 

Employer Training Series: Part 5 – Affecting Your Bottom Line, The Impact of Hiring Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder

1. Learn about the financial impact of hiring employees with ASD

2. Learn about how to increase your company’s productivity and retention of staff

3. Learn how to enhance your company’s culture

 

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Employer Training Series: 1-5 + Supplemental Modules (CRCC CEUs)

Length: 2 hours, 45 minutes

Professional Development Credits: 1.5 + 1.25=2.75

Instructor: Els for Autism Foundation Team

Course Fee: $25

To register, click here

 

Learning Objectives:

Includes the five part Employer Training Series listed above, PLUS the following supplemental modules:

Description of continuing education program:

This continuing education program includes a sensitivity training for employers hiring employees with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities.  The sensitivity training will provide an overview of the diagnosis of ASD, strengths and challenges of individuals with autism, supports and services available to adults with autism in the workplace, and the benefits of employing individuals with ASD and other developmental disabilities.  The second training included in this program focuses on teaching employers how to support emotional regulation in employees with ASD once on the job.  Evidenced-based practices specific to emotional regulation are included.  Visual examples and case studies are imbedded into the training to ensure employers can connect their learning to real-life situations.

Sensitivity Training for Employers

  1. Employers will learn about the vision and mission of Els for Autism Foundation
  2. Employers will learn about the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
  3. Employers will learn about the strengths and challenges of individuals with ASD
  4. Employers will learn about the supports and services Els for Autism provides to adults with ASD in the workplace
  5. Employers will learn about the benefits of employing individuals with ASD and other developmental disabilities

 

Supporting Emotional Regulation in the Workplace

  1. Employers will learn about emotional regulation and its impact on independence and success in the workplace
  2. Employers will identify internal and external causes of dysregulation and provide supports to increase self and mutual regulation
  3. Employers will understand causes and functions of unconventional behaviors and identify supports to increase self-regulation and functional communicational skills
  4. Employers will learn how to implement supports and strategies to increase predictability, communication, and emotional regulation in employment settings

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For more information on continuing education units:
Contact: Erin Brooker Lozott, M.S., CCC-SLP, Director of Clinical Services
Email: erin.lozott@elsforautism.org
Phone: 561-320-9521