MGH Aspire’s professional development and training consultants are highly sought after at local and national conferences and well regarded by professional peers. We have over 30 years of experience working with individuals with ASD. Contact us to find out how we can help.

Professional Development and Parent Training

Our professional development and training opportunities are individually tailored to the audience and aimed at helping a variety of professionals and parents to work effectively with individuals with high cognitive autism spectrum disorder or a related profile. We provide trainings to many different groups such as: professional staff (i.e. teachers, specialists, college professors, career counselors, mental health providers, etc.) and youth and community agencies staff, paraprofessionals, summer camp and after-school staff and many others. We train individuals to further develop their skills, knowledge and understanding of this population.

Our trainings highlight our "3S" model of self-awareness, stress-management and social competency and our philosophical frame of access, membership and participation. Audience members leave our trainings with the knowledge and tools to create environments that are inclusive and supportive to individuals with ASD or related profiles. They are able to understand and address the aberrant behavior and social challenges many of them present with through a whole-child multi-faceted lens. Our workshops and trainings range in length and time depending on the needs of the client. We offer week-long seminars to one hour workshops. A sampling of workshop titles include, but are not limited to:

  • Asperger’s Syndrome 101
  • Non-Verbal Learning Disorder
  • Anxiety in the classroom
  • Planning for transition
  • Disclosure
  • Executive functioning at home and school
  • Parent coaching (one on one and group options available)
  • Neurodiversity
  • Teaching the college-aged student with ASD
  • Improving the success of students with ASD in an after-school program
  • Stress-Management for students with social-cognitive challenges
  • Social-Emotional learning in the general education classroom
  • Group work with the student with Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Social skills & thinking = social competency
  • Including students with social-cognitive challenges in AP classes

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