Workshops for Professionals and Community Groups

As part of the ongoing effort to improve services for those affected with ASD in Kentucky, KATC staff provides workshops on autism and related topics to professional and community groups across Kentucky. Below is a list of suggested topics. The KATC encourages professional groups to work in collaboration with KATC to design a presentation to meet your group's needs. These 3 to 6 hour workshops are designed for professional and community groups. KATC can also work with your organization to provide a multi – day workshop series. The hosting organization is responsible for obtaining relevant continuing education credits. KATC will provide the necessary documentation for your organization to complete the application form..  Professional Development Workshop Fees: $300/3 hours or less - $600/4-6 hours. Please allow at least 6 weeks in advance to schedule a training.


Training for First Responders 

**This is a two hour training currently approved for two CE/Contact Hours from the KY Board of Emergency Medical Services (KBEMS) and KY Fire Commission State Fire Rescue Training.

  • Explain what autism is - including characteristics and spectrum of how these characteristics are expressed among individuals with autism.
  • Review frequently used terms, interventions, and common types/titles of caregivers.
  • Understand how to respond to and interact with individual(s) with autism – including communication strategies.
  • Identify de-escalation strategies that could be utilized with individuals with autism
  • Review local, state-wide, and national resources related to autism.

 We strongly encourage First Responder agencies to request the in-person training – using the link above.  This format provides the opportunity for discussion, brainstorming and problem solving, as well as enhanced connections amongst participants.  The Kentucky Autism Training Center is able to provide numerous offerings of the training at a variety of times and days of the week to best meet the needs of the requesting agency. For example, one agency needed a single session with 65 participants, while another agency requested 1,200 individuals be trained by offering the training over 20 times.  We are happy to discuss this further with you – please email

While awaiting the in-person training, we welcome individuals or groups to view a video recording of the training.




  • Understanding the communication characteristics of the Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Understanding and using Visual Based Communication Systems
  • Using Visual Strategies to promote communication and independence




  • The ABC's of Behavior
  • Conducting Functional Behavior Analysis
  • Addressing challenging behaviors
  • Data Collection made easy
  • Behavioral Supports for the classroom, workplace and community





  • Structuring social opportunities across settings
  • Social Skills across the lifespan
  • Setting Up a social skills group for your student with autism.



Self Help

  • Daytime toilet training for children and adolescents with autism and other PDD's
  • Strategies to practice community living skills
  • Organizational strategies to help your older child develop independence



Educational and Skill Development

  • A process approach to planning and implementing instruction for individuals with ASD's using the CAPS
  • Strategies for inclusion for students with an Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Structuring the classroom for success and independence




  • Autism and employment issues
  • Working with Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Educator/Professional Workshops
  • Autism Boot Camp




Request Training for Professionals or Groups

Audience Roles
Level of information desired  
Will CEU's/Professional Development be offered to attendees?  Please note, the hosting organization is responsible for obtaining relevant continuing education credits.

Will you be charging participants?  

Is there a funding source for your conference/meeting?  

Content Information
What age group describes your primary focus?  
Please list 3 specific skills you would like participants to gain from this presentation
In order to individualize your professional development, would you be willing to provide a confidential description specific to the learners with ASD?  

Billing Information