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Autism Supports Training

Autism Programs DivisionThe Developmental Disabilities Supports Division (DDSD) funds and partners with the Autism Programs Division of the University of New Mexico (UNM) to provide an array of training and professional development opportunities to professionals working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and to family members. Training is available both online, through workshops, and at an annual conference and summer institute.

Please visit the following links to learn more.

National Autism Training Resources

Please visit these valuable national training resources on autism.

  • Autism Case Online Training Course — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers a free introductory online training course designed to improve the early identification of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • Autism Society Courses and Tutorials — The Autism Society has a variety of courses and tutorials for families and professionals including introductory programs, professional workshops and fee-based online courses that can lead to specialized certification.
  • Autism Learning Module Practices — The National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder has free training resources for professionals who work with individuals with {acronym abbr="ASD"} that includes information on how to plan, implement, and monitor specific evidence-based practices.
  • Autism Focused Intervention Resources & Modules (AFIRM) — Designed to help practitioners learn the step-by-step process of planning for, using, and monitoring an evidence-based practice with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder from birth to 22 years of age and has supplemental materials and handouts that are available for download.