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Raising a child diagnosed with ASD can be challenging. Many times, parents and family members struggle to understand the diagnosis, the supports their child will need to succeed, and how to problem-solve through challenges related to the characteristics of ASD. Information from our seminars, webcasts, and online courses can help families and caregivers problem solve through such challenges. Family members and caregivers are encouraged to enroll in the various training activities we offer here at VCU-ACE. We also offer courses related to positive behavior strategies, evidence-based strategies for the classroom, and a beginner's course to ASD. To see the list of what we offer here at VCU-ACE, please click here.

However, because we realize families and caregivers have their own unique concerns, questions, and challenges we have created an online, self-paced course for family members raising a child recently diagnosed with ASD. This course teaches families about the characteristics of ASD and focuses on effective services, supports, and strategies that can be implemented in ANY environment and for a child of any age. Click here to register for the course.

If you have additional questions, feel free to visit any of the resources on our site. Additionally, we have compiled some of the most common questions we receive from families. You can look at these by clicking here.