Online Training Center Courses

Our Autism Training Courses

For Educators

"How to Be the Best Teacher for a Child with Autism (While Creating a Happy Classroom)" This course will teach you the fundamentals of how an individual with autism thinks, the principles behind why children with autism respond the way they do, and the strategies you need in the classroom to work with them effectively, increase the likelihood of their success, and make the classroom experience better for yourself and all your students!

Autism-Related Communication Training

This course is intended to answer questions about how your child communicates, help you to determine if your child is meeting developmental milestones regarding language, teach basic strategies to promote language in the child’s natural environment, and provide information about the scope of the practice of a speech-language pathologist.

Parents

"The Essential Parenting Guidance Program"
The quality of parenting determines the level of the child’s success. Children on the spectrum need parenting on steroids! Unlike neuro-typical children, our children depend on us to mediate between them and their world. If we are confused about what to do, frustrated, afraid, or angry as a result of life with autism, we CANNOT show up as the powerful parent our child needs for his or her best chance of success, yet this is exactly what so many of us experience.

Grandparents

"20 Ways to Create Connection with Your Autistic Grandchild and Support Their Parents"
The more we understand about the unique dynamics of autism, the more we embrace it and gain knowledge, skills and tools to navigate the experience effectively, the more we can support our grandchild and his or her parents, and the better chance our grandchild will have to succeed in life and function in the world independently.

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Your Training Presenters

Jeanne Beard

Founder, National Autism Academy
Author, "Autism & The Rest of Us: How to Sustain a Healthy, Functional and Satisfying Life with a Person on the Autism Spectrum."
Lead Trainer

Jeanne Beard is a thought leader in the autism arena. The founder of the National Autism Academy, a speaker, coach and author of Autism & The Rest of Us: How to Sustain a Healthy, Functional and Satisfying Life with a Person on the Autism Spectrum. Jeanne also served as the lead writer and inspirational support behind Dr. Wahlberg’s book, Finding the Gray, Understanding and Thriving in the Black and White World of Autism And Asperger’s receiving a first hand education from Dr. Wahlberg in the process.

She is a graduate of Northwestern University and retired from a successful career in business to business sales to found the National Autism Academy where she provides training to hundreds of parents, educators and professionals. Jeanne is the mother of 2 sons, one diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and one diagnosed with ADHD, is certified as a life coach and dedicates her time to helping those with autism succeed in life.

Timothy Wahlberg, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist and School Psychologist
Founder and Clinical Director, The Prairie Clinic, Geneva, IL
Clinical Director, National Autism Academy
Author, "Finding the Gray"

Dr. Wahlberg has been developing life-changing strategies for families with children on the autism spectrum through his work in a clinical, one-on-one environment for nearly 25 years. During this training, you will receive the tools, techniques, and worksheets he uses so successfully in his own practice, along with the instructions you need to use them.

Dr. Wahlberg has published extensively on the subjects of autism and neurological impairments, has spoken at local and national levels on autism and neuro-developmental delay, and has contributed conceptually to the current diagnostic criteria for autism. Dr. Wahlberg also conducts training seminars at the professional level in these areas.

Dr. Wahlberg is a member of the American Psychological Association and is the Founder and Clinical Director of The Prairie Clinic in Geneva, IL.

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