Workshops & Conferences



Below is a list of upcoming workshops. Most 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. Please find the topic you are interested in and click on the Register button.

Date & TimeWorkshop TitleLocationStatus
Autism Shield for Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters, and EMSManchester PD & EMSinservice
Autism Shield for Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters, and EMSLivingston PDinservice
Autism Shield for Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters, and EMSHudson Regional Health Commissioninservice
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Hidden DangersBCSS CAPE Resource Center, 540 North Farview Avenue, ParamusRegister
Autism Shield for Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters, and EMSLincroft First Aidinservice
Autism Shield for Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters, and EMSWoodbridge EMSinservice
Free IEP ReviewsOcean County Library Brick Branch, 301 Chambersbridge Road, Brick Townshipfilled
8:30am - 11:30am
Autism Shield for Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters, and EMSMorristown Medical Centercoming soon
Autism Shield for Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters, and EMSJackson EMSinservice
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Basic Rights in Special Education at POAC Parent Support GroupOcean County College One College Drive Building 40, Parking Lot 2 Toms Rivercoming soon
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Expectations and Strategies for Hospital StaffManahawkininservice
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Expectations and Strategies for Hospital StaffBrickinservice
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Hidden DangersEarly Childhood Center, 459 Center St., PhillipsburgRegister
8:00am - 4:00pm
Anxiety and Trauma in Autism – A Full Day ConferenceChildren's Specialized Hospital, 200 Somerset Street, New BrunswickRegister
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Hidden DangersMatthew Jago School, 99 Glen Cove Avenue, Sewarencoming soon
8:00am - 4:00pm
Conference for Professionals, Caregivers, and Self-Advocates: Autism Sexuality Education – Navigating Relationships, Avoiding Victimization, and Becoming EmpoweredGeorgian Court University, LakewoodRegister
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Assessment and Treatment of Anxiety and Trauma in AutismMatthew Jago School, 99 Glen Cove Avenue, Sewarencoming soon

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. 

Assessment Tools to Address Education and Skill Development

This workshop will look at several assessment tools and discuss the pros and cons of each so that parents and educators can make the best decision about what to use for their children/students.

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.

Paraprofessionals and the Autism Classroom

This workshop presents an overview of autism for the paraprofessional/classroom aide.

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.

Autism Recognition for Preschool Staff Part 2

This is a follow up session for private and public preschools who are serving students with ASD.

Teaching Techniques and Behavioral Interventions for Classroom Staff

This workshop is appropriate for all classroom staff including instructional aides, paraprofessionals, and specials teachers.

Planning for Transition to Adulthood

Plan for life beyond high school.

Teaching Adaptive Life Skills

Learn how to help your child/student foster independence.

Teaching Language to Early Learners

How to teach your child/student to ask for the things they want.

School Bus Driver and Transportation Aide Training

A great workshop for all school transportation staff.

Running an Effective ABA Program in School

Learn what a good ABA program should look like.

Peer/Student Orientation

A 30 to 60 minute session for "buddy" and other programs.

Autism – Strategies for Success

This two hour workshop provides a parent’s prospective of autism from earliest signs to adulthood.

Overview of Guardianship and Estate Planning

Learn about future planning for your child or student with developmental disabilities.

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.

For School Administrators: Observing an ABA Program

What to look for when evaluating your ABA program.

School Assemblies and Awareness Campaigns

Help students understand autism and how to be a friend to peers with special needs.

No More “More” – Sign Language for Autism

Learn how to start teaching language to students with ASD.

Hidden Dangers

How to keep individuals with developmental disabilities safe in the home, school, and community.

Expectations and Strategies for Including High Functioning Students

Get information on classroom challenges and strategies for student success.

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.

ABA for ADLs

Learn the basics of using ABA to teach activities of daily living.

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.

Sexuality And Safety for Autism and Developmental Disabilities

What Parents and Educators Need to Know

Reviewing Your Child’s IEP – Writing Effective IEP Goals

Learn about measurable goals, assessments, and other issues that should be addressed in the IEP.

Managing Problem Behavior

Learn the basics of how to identify the functions of behavior and how to implement protocols to manage them.

Introduction to Autism for Extended Family Members

Learn about autism and how to create caring and supportive relationships.

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.

Overview of Autism for Parents of Newly Diagnosed Children

Strategies for success!

Other Trainings

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.