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Community Training

ADEPT: Autism Distance Education Parent Training

ADEPT is a 10-lesson online training program for parents of children with autism and other developmental disabilities. The program teaches parents how to use applied behavior analysis (ABA), a method of teaching that uses rewards and consequences to help children learn skills that help them live independently and participate in daily activities.

The program is interactive and self-paced, so parents can learn at their own speed. The program includes videos, exercises, and quizzes to help parents learn the material.

ECHO Virtual Community Training

The ECHO Autism model provides distance training and mentorship from an interdisciplinary team of expert professionals and parents. ECHO offers several topics from screening and early intervention to supporting autistic individuals in medical settings. For more information or to sign up, contact us at 916-734-0484, hs-echoautism@ucdavis.edu

Summer Institute Conference on Developmental Disability

The MIND Summer Institute is an annual conference on topics about neurodevelopmental disabilities. The purpose of the conference is to share knowledge about neurodevelopmental disabilities with people with disabilities and their families, educators, caregivers, researchers, clinical and community service providers, and other interested community members.

Spanish Language Summer Institute Conference on Developmental Disability

CEDD offers an annual Spanish conference for parents of children with developmental disabilities. This conference brings together community service providers and Spanish-speaking family members to discuss relevant and important topics for caring for children and adults with developmental disabilities. For more information, please call 916-703-0439

Vamos a Platicar (Let’s Talk) Training Series

This Series is presented ONLY in Spanish.

The themes were created by three Hispanic mothers, considering the experiences as families with children of different ages, different diagnoses, and their personal experiences as mothers of children diagnosed with developmental disabilities. The topics are:

  • Adjustment to life after a diagnosis
  • Our challenges as parents of a child with a disability
  • Evidence-based treatments
  • Talking about special needs
  • Natural supports
  • We are part of the community

The series is presented and enriched by leaders who are also mothers. These professionals directly support families in the difficult task of navigating the service system.

Sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Family Resource Center in partnership with WarmLine Family Resource Center.

For information call to our Spanish line 916-703-0439 or write to belhernandez@ucdavis.edu

Supported Decision Making

Supported decision making (SDM) helps people with disabilities get guidance and support without giving up their legal right to make decisions about their lives. Using supported decision-making, a person with a disability chooses a person or a team of trusted people to help understand, make, and communicate their decisions. The person may rely heavily on their supporters when making decisions, but the decisions stay within their control. Supported decision-making is a very flexible process; as the person gains experience, the areas in which they seek support and the people who they choose to support them may change. The CEDD has training materials about supported decision making.