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.

 
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Date & Time Workshop Title Location Status
12-11-17
7:00pm
Autism Shield for Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters, and EMS Verona, NJ inservice
1-4-18
6:30pm
Hidden Dangers Ewing Register
1-5-18
8:00am - 4:00pm
Conference for Professionals, Caregivers, and Self-Advocates: Autism Sexuality Education – Navigating Relationships, Avoiding Victimization, and Becoming Empowered Montclair University, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ Register
1-9-18
7:00pm - 9:30pm
Hidden Dangers Anthony Wayne Middle School Media Center, 201 Garside Avenue, Wayne, NJ Register
1-11-18
12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Power of Art Therapy – A Free Webinar from CNNH Webinar Register
1-11-18
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Assessment Tools to Address Education and Skill Development Matthew Jago School, 99 Glen Cove Avenue, Sewaren, NJ Register
1-15-18
8:00am
School Bus Driver and Transportation Aide Training Bridgewater inservice
1-16-18
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Autism Boot Camp – An 8 Part Series: Part 1 ABA 101 The Puzzle Place, 3425 Route 9, Freehold, NJ Register
1-19-18
6:30pm
Hidden Dangers School 11, 147 Merselis Avenue, Clifton, NJ Register
1-23-18
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Autism Boot Camp – An 8 Part Series: Part 2 Do-it-Yourself Verbal Behavior The Puzzle Place, 3425 US 9, Freehold, NJ Register
1-30-18
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Autism Boot Camp – An 8 Part Series: Part 3 How to Teach and Encourage Social Skills The Puzzle Place, 3425 US 9, Freehold, NJ Register
2-1-18
6:30pm
Expectations and Strategies for Including High Functioning Students in the High School and Middle School Settings Ewing coming soon
2-3-18
9:00am - 11:30am
Autism Conference for Clergy and Lay Leaders Resurrection Lutheran Church, 4315 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, NJ 08690 Register
2-6-18
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Autism Boot Camp – An 8 Part Series: Part 4 Taking Children with ASD Into the Community The Puzzle Place, 3425 US 9, Freehold, NJ coming soon
2-8-18
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Reviewing Your Child’s IEP – Writing Effective IEP Goals Sayreville War Memorial High School Media Center Sayreville, NJ coming soon
2-13-18
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Autism Boot Camp – An 8 Part Series: Part 5 Why Does He Do That?: Practical Intervention for Challenging Behavior The Puzzle Place, 3425 US 9, Freehold, NJ coming soon
2-15-18
12:00pm - 1:30pm
The Value of a Neuropsychological Evaluation – A Free Webinar from CNNH Webinar Register
2-20-18
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Autism Boot Camp – An 8 Part Series: Part 6 Social Stories Boot Camp The Puzzle Place, 3425 US 9, Freehold, NJ coming soon
2-27-18
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Autism Boot Camp – An 8 Part Series: Part 7 Visual Supports and Daily Routines The Puzzle Place, 3425 US 9, Freehold, NJ coming soon
3-1-18
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Hidden Dangers Bayonne, NJ coming soon
3-2-18
9:00am - 3:00pm
Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) – Evaluation to Implementation: A Full Day Conference for Parents and Educators Georgian Court University, 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, NJ Register
3-6-18
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Autism Boot Camp – An 8 Part Series: Part 8 Utilizing the Natural Environment to Teach The Puzzle Place, 3425 US 9, Freehold, NJ coming soon
3-14-18
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Identifying Autism in Early Childhood – A Free Webinar from CNNH Webinar Register
3-15-18
6:30pm
Managing Problem Behavior Ewing coming soon
3-15-18
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Expectations and Strategies for Including High Functioning Students in the High School and Middle School Settings Matthew Jago School, 99 Glen Cove Avenue, Sewaren, NJ coming soon
4-12-18
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Behavior Reinforcement – Using Your Child’s/Student’s Preferences to Shape Behavior Matthew Jago School, 99 Glen Cove Avenue, Sewaren, NJ coming soon
4-25-18
1:30pm
Managing Problem Behavior Wayne inservice
5-9-18
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Exploring Tourette’s Syndrome – A Free Webinar from CNNH Webinar Register
5-10-18
6:30pm
Sexuality And Safety for Autism and Developmental Disabilities Ewing coming soon
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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.

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.

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.

Hidden Dangers

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.

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.

Peer/Student Orientation

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.

Planning for Transition to Adulthood

Plan for life beyond high school.

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.