For Educators

Watch our video on trainings, resources, and tools we have available just for educators!

Special education teachers, related services personnel, general education teachers, and other educators are very important in supporting students with ASD to be successful! VCU-ACE has created many resources, tools, and training opportunities with you in mind. Our website has a lot for educators but the links below will give you some great starting points!

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Want an easy way to keep track of your trainings? Click here to access your personal dashboard where you can see what training options are available and track your progress! You'll need to create a free account and then you'll be able to access training opportunities by topics.

Calendar iconCourses

We offer a number of online courses for educators. Some of our courses are facilitated and some of them are self-paced so you can choose what works for you! You may take any of our courses, but we recommend starting with the Foundations of Autism Spectrum Disorder and following that with our other courses.

Foundations of Autism Spectrum Disorder: The VCU-ACE Foundations in ASD course provides information about the characteristics of ASD and is a great place to start learning about those with ASD.

5 minute icon How To and Ask the Expert

The Ask the Expert Series discuss important topics for educators by providing a very brief overview of the topic, discuss why it is important, and provide important tips that are relevant to the topic. These videos are a really good place to start, particularly if you are unfamiliar with a topic.

Our How To Video Series are short videos that lets you see how to implement some of the strategies that are important for all students, and particularly those with ASD. These videos give brief explanations to remind you about important information and then provide video examples of the skill or practice. They are a great resource for teachers, paraprofessionals, and other educators.

More Training Opportunities

45 minute iconWebcasts

Presentations in the Topics and Trends Webcast Series are delivered by national and state authorities in the field of ASD. Hear up-to-date research and detailed information about evidence-based strategies right from the expert in the comfort of your home or work place! These webcasts are generally 45-60 minutes long and examine a wide variety of topics important to professionals, families, and individuals with ASD. The webcasts are both live and archived.

30 minute iconSeminars

The Explore ASD Series contains seminars that provide a narrow focus of information on topics important to educators, families, individuals with ASD, other professionals, and community members. These presentations are approximately 30-40 minutes long and are detailed enough to provide a quick overview or review of information.

45 minute iconResources for Educators

Need more? We offer a variety of resources based on important topics in ASD. Our resource pages include VCU-ACE resources, as well as some outside resources you may find helpful. Simply click on the topic you are interested in, and you will find more information and training opportunities.