4th Quarter Parents Training 

BI-LO-Bag Program

Training Sessions for Parents


Participants are required to register for this training on-line. We will only accept on-line registration for this workshop. Only participants that register for this training will have a slot available for them to attend the two-day sessions (Part 1 and Part 2).

Advanced Registration

Due to the size of our training room, there is a need to register in advance to attend this workshop because we can only accept twenty-five (25) participants. Please note that late registrations will not be accepted. However, a prospective participant may be placed on a waiting list.

Acceptance Confirmation and Directions to SCAS

An acceptance confirmation email will be sent once your training registration has been accepted. Please click here for directions.
After applicants complete and submit their on-line training registration, upon receiving an email confirmation acceptance letter, participants must confirm that they are going to attend the registered workshop by the designated deadline or they will lose their training slot.

Training Fee

There will be a one-time fee of $15.00 for this workshop that will cover two days. Participants will need to pay their registration fee on-line.

Training Cancellations

Training may be cancelled if there is an insufficient number of parents registered. The decision to cancel a workshop is made one week prior to the first day of each training session. If a cancellation occurs, registrants will be notified via an email as soon as possible.

Training Location

The training will be held at the South Carolina Autism Society’s main office. We are located on 806 12th Street, West Columbia, South Carolina, 29169. Please note that there is limited parking space available. However, training participants are allowed to park in the Holland Avenue Baptist Church parking lot across the street from our office.

Questions About Training Workshop

Please contact SCAS’ main office if you have any questions about the Autism 101 and Effective Strategies for Parents. Our office number is (803) 750-6988.

Autism 101 and Effective Strategies for Parents

This (9.0 hour) workshop will take place on Saturday’s, is intended for parents, families and caregivers of children, young adolescents and adults that have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. This is the starting point to introduce information about Autism Spectrum Disorder and increase your understanding of this disorder.

Topics of discussion for the two-day sessions include autism, main areas of impairments, unique learning characteristics/styles, impact on all involved, and an opportunity to learn and support one another. Participants will be provided information about specific techniques that have been shown to be effective for helping individuals compensate for their communication difficulties and there importance such as communication systems and visual supports, and strategies for promoting and teaching socialization skills challenges for persons on the autism spectrum. Other topics that will be introduced include evidenced-best practices, and identified teaching techniques that are most effective in addressing persons challenged by an autism spectrum disorder needs. Parents will be provided information regarding why aberrant behaviors occur, understanding the functions of behaviors, importance of addressing challenging behaviors, and be introduced to strategies to address those behavioral challenges. Finally, a brief overview of case management services will be discussed.

Training Sessions

Listed below are the training dates for the Autism 101 and Effective Strategies for Parents. The sessions (4.5 hours) are scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 1:30 p.m. Only participants that register for this workshop will have a slot available for them to attend the sessions for a particular month.

Part 1
October 19, 2019
9:00 a.m-1:30 p.m.
Part 2
November 16, 2019
9:00 a.m-1:30 p.m.

This Training will:

  • Increase awareness, knowledge and understanding about ASD.
  • Utilize information provided to help their child(ren) until services are available.
  • Increase the quality of life for their child(ren) and family members.
  • Identify the four major areas of impairments of the disorder.
  • Identify the unique learning characteristics and inform others how they should interact with and instruct their child(ren).
  • Utilize skills and teaching techniques learned via exercises and role plays.
  • Implement strategies and techniques learned regarding interacting appropriately and promoting increased participation with their child(ren).
  • Understand the importance of utilizing visual supports.
  • Establish a structured home environment by developing and utilizing visual schedules.
  • Utilize proactive strategies that will help support their child’s success and reduce the likelihood that challenging behaviors will occur.
  • Identify the main functions and basic principles of challenging behaviors.
  • Utilize several evidenced-based strategies based on knowledge and skills obtained during the training.