Pioneers in the field of teacher training, POAC has provided tens of thousands of hours of in-depth instruction to educators throughout the tri-state area through various programs.
POAC offers a multitude of training topics for all school staff. Our workshops are available in full day sessions, half day sessions, evening sessions, and can be packaged as a full series. All workshops have applications for a variety of developmental disabilities across varied environments.
POAC’s workshops are available to teachers, paraprofessionals, direct services providers, administrators, CSTs, first responders, school bus personnel, and parents. These sessions can be customized for in-service professional development.
- Teacher and In-services provided on a Variety of Topics
- Paraprofessional Training
- Training for School Bus Personnel Including all Drivers and Bus aides
- Autism Awareness and Anti-bullying School Assemblies for Grades K - 12
- Awareness Campaigns and Activities for Students and Staff
- Parent and Caregiver Workshops on a Variety of Topics
- In-Services for Administrators, Child Study Team members, School Nurses, and Support Personnel
- All of the above can be coordinated with POAC’s community initiatives such as Autism Shield training for police and first responders and training for hospital staff.
POAC’s workshops are conducted by experts and professionals who are leaders in their respective fields, and who are experienced in evidence-based techniques and procedures. Most are at the Masters and PhD level and are certified special education teachers, speech and language pathologists, and board certified behavior analysts.
Workshops and training can be tailored to meet your individualized needs for professional development. POAC works with your budget and offers partnership opportunities to help manage costs. Call POAC for further details and fees.
POAC Workshops & Conferences for Inservice/Professional Development
School Assemblies and Awareness Campaigns
Help students understand autism and how to be a friend to peers with special needs.
Paraprofessionals and the Autism Classroom
This workshop presents an overview of autism for the paraprofessional/classroom aide.
For Community Services Providers: How to Include Individuals with Autism
Learn about autism and how to make your setting more welcoming for individuals with ASD.
ABA for ADLs
Learn the basics of using ABA to teach activities of daily living.
Autism Recognition and Response for School Nurses
School Nurses will get the information and tools to help meet the needs of students with ASD.
Autism Recognition for Preschool Staff
Learn to identify early warning signs and how to share your concerns with parents.
Autism Recognition for Preschool Staff Part 2
This is a follow up session for private and public preschools who are serving students with ASD.
Autism – Strategies for Success
This two hour workshop provides a parent’s prospective of autism from earliest signs to adulthood.
Expectations and Strategies for Hospital Staff
This workshop addresses emergency room visits, extended hospital stays and outpatient procedures.
Expectations and Strategies for Including High Functioning Students in the High School and Middle School Settings
Get information on classroom challenges and strategies for student success.
For School Administrators: Observing an ABA Program
What to look for when evaluating your ABA program.
How to keep individuals with developmental disabilities safe in the home, school, and community.
Lunch & Learn Staff Training
Get an overview of autism or other topics during your lunch break.
Making ABA and VB Work in Your School or Home Program
Get an introduction to how ABA relates to education, skill acquisition, and the reduction of problem behavior.
Making the Leap from Words to Sentences – Getting to the Intraverbal
In order to get the most from this workshop, a working knowledge of B.F. Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior is helpful.
Managing Problem Behavior
Learn the basics of how to identify the functions of behavior and how to implement protocols to manage them.
No More “More” – Sign Language for Autism
Learn how to start teaching language to students with ASD.
A 30 to 60 minute session for "buddy" and other programs.
Running an Effective ABA Program in School
Learn what a good ABA program should look like.
School Bus Driver and Transportation Aide Training
A great 90 minute workshop for all school transportation staff.
Sexuality And Safety for Developmental Disabilities
What Parents and Educators Need to Know
Teaching Adaptive Life Skills
Learn how to help your child/student foster independence.
Teaching Techniques and Behavioral Interventions for Classroom Staff
This workshop is appropriate for all classroom staff including instructional aides, paraprofessionals, and specials teachers.
Teaching Functional Communication Skills
How to teach your child/student to ask for the things they want.
Using the ABLLS or VB Mapp in Your Autism Program
Learn about these great evaluation tools and how they can help you make programming decisions.
The best class I have ever taken for professional development. A wonderful speaker. There was so much valuable information. I found the videos to be helpful also.
Great job! All the information was very valuable! It was very nice and impressive to have educators/parents to relate and communicate with us about this important information!
Bobbie is one of my favorite BCBA presenters. I always learn so much from her. I am excited to implement the teaching procedures she taught. Thank you Bobbie!
I have worked with high school aged students and loved working with autistic children. I found your program very useful and informative for all those who haven't worked with this group before. You did a great job.
I love the personal relatable moments. Also it was real information and not just vague unrelatable to the classroom facts. Great age by age examples.
Important topic (Sexuality and Hygiene) to be discussed. Great insight and practical strategies to try when these topics come up with clients.
This presentation was very informative. All information was accurate and well-explained.
Thank you for your presentation on Sexuality & Hygiene for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities. The feedback was extremely positive and everyone asked for a follow-up workshop. The material you presented was very valuable. It was well-organized and reflected your expertise in this area.
# Of Police Officers Trained by POAC
POAC trains thousands of police officers every year.
# Of Free Family Recreation Events
POAC's free recreational events are run throughout NJ and always include siblings.
# Of People Who Have Attended POAC Recreation Events
Thousands of families attend our free recreational events every year.
Workshops & Conferences
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First Responders Training
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