Archived News: Upcoming Training Activities
July 2014

PECS Level 1 Training

PECS is an evidence-based strategy, with supportive research from countries around the world.

The PECS Level 1 Training is appropriate for parents and professionals working with learners with autism, related disabilities and/or limited communication skills. This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.

The PECS Level 1 Training will take place August 21st and 22nd at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Richmond Downtown. Cost is $395 for professionals, $295 for parents. The workshop hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Click here to register.


Supporting Students with Autism in the Public Schools

This workshop offers training for special education teachers, instructional assistants, general education teachers, school administrators, school psychologists and school counselors.

It fulfills the requirements of House Bill 325, which goes into effect in September of 2014 and ensures that paraprofessionals working with students with autism have received appropriate training. The workshop focuses on the skill competencies identified in “Training Standards for Paraprofessionals Assigned to Work with a Teacher Who has Primary Oversight of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder,” adopted by the Virginia Board of Education in January 10, 2013.

The workshop combines lecture, video, role play and practice to help participants learn how to design, implement and evaluate instructional and environmental changes in order to produce significant changes in behavior.

Workshops are held at VIA, and we can customize the workshop and bring it to you.

Upcoming workship dates: July 21-23, 2014. For more information, click here.