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 & Time||Workshop Title||Location||Status|
|Autism Shield for Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters, and EMS||Manchester PD & EMS||inservice|
|Autism Shield for Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters, and EMS||Livingston PD||inservice|
|Autism Shield for Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters, and EMS||Hudson Regional Health Commission||inservice|
6:30pm - 8:30pm
|Hidden Dangers||BCSS CAPE Resource Center, 540 North Farview Avenue, Paramus||Register|
|Autism Shield for Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters, and EMS||Lincroft First Aid||inservice|
|Autism Shield for Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters, and EMS||Woodbridge EMS||inservice|
|Free IEP Reviews||Ocean County Library Brick Branch, 301 Chambersbridge Road, Brick Township||filled|
8:30am - 11:30am
|Autism Shield for Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters, and EMS||Morristown Medical Center||coming soon|
|Autism Shield for Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters, and EMS||Jackson EMS||inservice|
7:00pm - 9:00pm
|Basic Rights in Special Education at POAC Parent Support Group||Ocean County College One College Drive Building 40, Parking Lot 2 Toms River||coming soon|
3:00pm - 5:00pm
|Expectations and Strategies for Hospital Staff||Manahawkin||inservice|
3:00pm - 5:00pm
|Expectations and Strategies for Hospital Staff||Brick||inservice|
6:00pm - 8:00pm
|Hidden Dangers||Early Childhood Center, 459 Center St., Phillipsburg||Register|
8:00am - 4:00pm
|Anxiety and Trauma in Autism – A Full Day Conference||Children's Specialized Hospital, 200 Somerset Street, New Brunswick||Register|
7:00pm - 9:00pm
|Hidden Dangers||Matthew Jago School, 99 Glen Cove Avenue, Sewaren||coming soon|
8:00am - 4:00pm
|Conference for Professionals, Caregivers, and Self-Advocates: Autism Sexuality Education – Navigating Relationships, Avoiding Victimization, and Becoming Empowered||Georgian Court University, Lakewood||Register|
7:00pm - 9:00pm
|Assessment and Treatment of Anxiety and Trauma in Autism||Matthew Jago School, 99 Glen Cove Avenue, Sewaren||coming 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.
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.
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!
# Of First Responders Trained by POAC
POAC trains thousands of police officers and first responders 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.