ASNC Clinical Team Partners with Schools

ASNC’s Clinical Department provides workshops and coaching to school systems, charter schools, and private schools. This year, we have seen lots of great collaborations with school systems to equip their staff to better serve students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). If you are a parent, please pass this information along to your child’s school.

Who do we train? Pre-K through 12th grade special and general education teachers, instructional assistants, autism coaching teams, related service providers (e.g., occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists), school psychologists, school social workers, guidance counselors, specialists, and administrators.

What topics can we address? We offer introductory to in-depth and multi-day trainings on a wide variety of topics including but not limited to:

  • Preventing and responding to challenging behavior in school settings
  • Establishing and sustaining positive partnerships with families to address challenges
  • Strategies to promote social understanding and effective social skills instruction
  • Supporting students with autism in regular education settings
  • Integrating evidence-based instructional practices: implementing visual supports and structure, employing applied behavior analytic (ABA) strategies to address Common Core and Extended Content Standards objectives
  • Implementing Functional Behavior Assessments and Behavior Intervention Plans
  • Promoting communication and social engagement in young children with ASD
  • Building functional skills in students with ASD to promote positive post-school outcomes

We customize our trainings to address each group’s goals.

Where do we provide these trainings? Across the state, typically based within schools or central office training locations

When do we provide these trainings? Year round and during summer breaks, as requested by the school system or group

Who are the trainers? Clinical department staff with expertise in Autism Spectrum Disorder, education, and evidence-based practices that are highly relevant to schools. Many of our clinicians are Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) who have advanced training in a range of evidence-based approaches.

Going beyond the workshop format: We also offer follow-up projects and site-based coaching as features of the professional development training package. Our clinical professionals can support staff in implementing instructional interventions and behavioral strategies that are proven to be effective for individuals with autism.

Contact us:

Louise Southern, M.Ed., BCBA, Associate Clinical Director, can be reached at or 919-743-0204.

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