What is the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM)?

The Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) is an evidence-based intervention specifically developed for very young children with autism. ESDM is a play-based intervention that fuses behavioral and developmental principles into an integrated approach. ESDM can be implemented in different natural settings such as the home or the daycare/preschool by trained therapists as well as parents within play and daily routines. ESDM aims to reduce the symptoms of autism and target all developmental areas.

***PLEASE NOTE: The ESDM Training Program posts both MIND Institute ESDM Workshops and External Workshops delivered by Certified Trainers throughout the world.  External Workshops are listed here as a courtesy.  Please contact listed coordinators directly for detailed information on external workshops.

UC Davis Extension is now offering the Early Start Denver Model Introductory Workshop ONLINE, several times throughout the year.
 
Learn about the theoretical and empirical framework, curriculum and teaching principles of the Early Start Denver Model, a developmental, behavioral and relationship-based intervention program for infants and toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorder ages 12-60 months. This course is taught by Sally Rogers of the UC Davis MIND Institute and Geraldine Dawson from Duke University. Dr. Dawson is a Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Pediatrics, and Psychology and Neuroscience and Director of the Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development at Duke University, North Carolina. Dawson is President of the International Society for Autism Research.  Enroll today! »

 

The ONLINE Introductory Course Schedule for the remainder of 2019 is as follows:

 

SECTIONS OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Course Title

Start Date

Enroll

Cost

Early Start Denver Model - Introductory Workshop

 4/29, 6/27, 8/5

$425

 

Registration link and course listings »

Location: University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan
Dates: June 3-5 (Advanced)
Contact: ccolombi@umich.edu
Registration: https://medicine.umich.edu/dept/psychiatry/education/professional-development/esdm-ados-training

Location: Lille, France (In French)
Dates: June 17 (Introductory), June 19-21 (Advanced)
Coordinator: Layla Chellott
Contact: CPRA Lille
Registration: l.chellott@cra-npdc.fr

Location: Pamplona, Spain (In Spanish)
Dates: June 29 (Introductory)
Coordinator: Amaya Ariz
Registration »
Contact: ANA, Asociación Navarra de Autismo.
​Monasterio Urdax 36, 1º B 
1011 Pamplona
www.autismonavarra.com

Dates: June 30-July 2 (Advanced)
Trainer: Gisela Regli
Coordinator Name: Amaya Ariz
Contact Info: ANA, Asociación Navarra de Autismo.
Monasterio Urdax 36, 1º B
1011 Pamplona
Website »
Registration »

Location: Sapporo, Japan
Dates: July 13 (Intro), July 14-16 (Advanced)
Trainer: Melissa Mello & Sarah Dufek
Coordinator: Yukie Tateno
Email: yukimasata@yahoo.co.jp

Location: Pamplona, Spain (In Spanish)
Dates: July 20-22
Coordinator: Amaya Ariz
Contact Info: autismonavarra.com
Registration (PDF) »
Trainer : Gisela Regli 

Location: University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan 
Dates: August 19-21 (Advanced)
Contact: ccolombi@umich.edu
Registration: https://medicine.umich.edu/dept/psychiatry/education/professional-development/esdm-ados-training

Location: Sacramento, CA
Dates: August 28-30, 2019 (Advanced)
Coordinator:  Deeniece Hatten
Registration: https://goo.gl/forms/rHiuFPZe5LDmffbA2

Location: Saudi Arabia
Dates: September 15 (Intro), September 16-18 (Advanced)
Trainer: Melissa Mello & Sarah Dufek
Coordinator: Mashael Alkhwair
Email: mashael.alk@gmail.com

Location: Arequipa, Peru (In Spanish)
Dates: September 21 (Intro), September 23-25 (Advanced)
Coordinator: Fabiola Quiroz y Cinthya Maturana
Contact Info: Arequipa Capacitaciones
RPM: #959091077
RPC: 986652716-956276103
Email: arequipacapacitaciones@gmail.com

Location: Lima, Peru
Dates: October 21 (Intro), October 22-24 (Advanced)
Trainer: Melissa Mello
Coordinator: Magali
Email: info@abaiperucapacitaciones.com

Location: Santiago de Chile, Chile (In Spanish)
Dates: November 9 (Intro), November 10-12, 15-17, 19-21, 23-25, 27-29 (Advanced)
Coordinator: Pamela Pinto Gomez

Location: Girona, Catalonia (In Spanish)
Dates: November 16 (Introductory)
Host: Autisme Mas Casadevall

ESDMPlease monitor this website. Training activities are posted regularly. If you have further questions, please send an email to: hs-esdmtraining@ucdavis.edu.