Below is a list of upcoming free workshops. All workshops have applications for a variety of developmental disabilities and are appropriate for parents, educators, and anyone who interacts with a child/adult on the autism spectrum.
Catalog of POAC Workshops Topics
Below is our training catalog. Click on each box for more information about that workshop. If you would like to schedule training at your location, have your school or organization call the POAC office at 732-785-1099.
School Assemblies and Awareness Campaigns
Help students understand autism and how to be a friend to peers with special needs.
Autism and Fathers: Coping, Understanding, and Support
This workshop is designed to help fathers of children of any age, to cope with and understand the diagnosis, participate in the process of education and transition, and to help the family thrive.
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.
Updating Your ABA Tool Box – Beyond the Basics – A Free Full Day Conference
A Full Day Conference
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.
How Do I Tell My Child They Have a Disability?
Learn how to recognize the signs when your child may be ready to have the conversation.
Keeping Myself Safe
A 90 minute training program for teens and adults with ASD.
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.
Introduction to Autism for Extended Family Members
Learn about autism and how to create caring and supportive relationships.
Overview of Autism for Parents of Newly Diagnosed Children
Strategies for success!
Overview of Guardianship and Estate Planning
Learn about future planning for your child or student with developmental disabilities.
A 30 to 60 minute session for "buddy" and other programs.
Reviewing Your Child’s IEP – Writing Effective IEP Goals
Learn about measurable goals, assessments, and other issues that should be addressed in the IEP.
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 Autism and 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.
Plan for life beyond high school.
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.
# 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.
First Responder Training
Click here to get information about training for police, firefighters, EMS, medical personnel, and other first responders.
Inservice / Professional Development
POAC provides a multitude of training topics for all school staff. Click here for more information.