Inservice / Professional Development
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 2 - 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. Call POAC for further details and fees.
POAC Workshops & Conferences for Inservice/Professional Development
Our most popular workshop addressing how to keep individuals with developmental disabilities safe in the home, school, and community.
Overview of Autism for Paraprofessionals
This workshop presents an overview of autism for the paraprofessional/classroom aide.
School Bus Driver and Transportation Aide Training
A great workshop for all school transportation staff.
School Assemblies and Awareness Campaigns
Help students understand autism and how to be a friend to peers with special needs.
Expectations and Strategies for Including High Functioning Students
Get information on classroom challenges and strategies for student success.
Autism – Strategies for Success
This two hour workshop provides a parent’s prospective of autism from earliest signs to adulthood.
No More “More” – Sign Language for Autism
Learn how to start teaching language to students with ASD.
Expectations and Strategies for Hospital Staff
This workshop addresses emergency room visits, extended hospital stays and outpatient procedures.
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.
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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 First Responders Trained by POAC
POAC trains thousands of police officers and first responders every year.
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Thousands of families attend our free recreational events every year.
Workshops & Conferences
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First Responders Training
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