Training

The South Carolina Autism Society offers numerous workshops throughout the year, as well as our Annual Conference in October.  Please see the links for additional information.

SC Autism Society Monthly Workshops in Conjunction with the South Carolina Department of Education – Current School Year

Title Description Date/Time Event
How do I read my child’s IEP? Important factors that all parents should know. IEP meetings can be overwhelming to say the least.  In this workshop, we will go over IEP’s and show you exactly what you need to know when you attend these meetings.  Crucial elements of the IEP will be discussed to ensure that your child is getting the services that they need. April 23, 2015
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Autism Awareness for First Responders The SC Autism Society is honored to announce that Autism Society Task Force members, Sergeant Jimmy Donohoe and Captain William Cannata, Jr, are coming to South Carolina in May to present training sessions in three locations around the state: Greenville, Charleston and Columbia.  They are providing ‘Autism Awareness for First Responders’ in collaboration with the […] May 19, 2015
9:00 am – 2:30 pm
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Adolescents and Sexuality; Resources that can help All individuals experience sexual urges and some students need help with learning how to deal with these feeling when they start.  In this workshop, we will go over how to deal with your sexuality for males and females, personal hygiene, and birth control.  We will also demonstrate various texts and websites that can help your […] May 28, 2015
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Sensory Integration – How Can I Help My Child? The majority of students with autism have Sensory Processing Disorder. Students can be hypersensitive or hyposensitive to certain sights, sounds, smells and especially noises. This disorder can interfere with everything in the child’s life. We will discuss what this disorder is and how we can help to desensitize children who experience problems in this area […] July 30, 2015
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Creating Social Stories Since students with ASD are extremely visual, social stores can help alleviate difficult behaviors, anxiety, stress and the unknown. In this workshop, we will discuss how to create a social story and we will also go over free and low-cost resources where you can find social stories that are pre-made. Bring your own computer or […] August 27, 2015
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Written Productivity – How you can help your child. Many children on the autism spectrum have problems with writing; in this workshop we will go over various resources than can help a child with writing in school and in the home. We will talk about various word prediction programs as well as speech recognition programs that are free or low cost. September 24, 2015
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Helping your Student/Child with the Transition Process Transition services can be very confusing so in this workshop, we will explain how to navigate through the transition process and how to make a smooth transition for your child. We will discuss transition from Baby Net to Early intervention, transition from elementary school to middle school, middle school to high school and high school […] November 18, 2015
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Behavioral Supports for the home and school environment In this workshop, we will demonstrate and discuss various behavioral intervention supports that can be used both in the school and home environment. We will also show you how to create behavioral intervention supports with what you have available. December 3, 2015
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Helping your child/student with socialization skills Socialization can sometimes be a problem for individuals with ASD. In this workshop we will talk about socialization programs that you can use at home with your child. We will go over various programs, texts and website that can be helpful in the area of socialization. January 21, 2016
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Registration is required.  Space is limited.  Please contact event organizer found on the individual event listing.

Other training opportunities in South Carolina include:

South Carolina DDSN Autism Division Training Pro-Parents