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Dawn Hendricks

Dawn Hendricks, Ph.D.

Director of Training

drhendricks@vcu.edu
804-827-0746

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Dawn Hendricks, Ph.D. serves as an Assistant Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) where she has a dual role. She is Director of Training for the VCU Autism Center for Excellence. In this role she directs state-wide training initiatives to families, schools, and service providers of individuals with autism spectrum disorders. This requires collaboration with state agencies, colleges and universities, families and organizations. Additionally at VCU, Dr. Hendricks coordinates the Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders program. In this capacity, she develops curricula and provides instruction to educators throughout the Commonwealth.
 
Dr. Hendricks serves on the Virginia Autism Council, a state supported council of autism professionals, to improve educational and training measures for personnel who serve individuals on the spectrum. She provides consultative services to family members and service providers in the areas of evidence based strategies, positive behavior supports, and parent implemented intervention. She has over 18 years experience supervising programming and providing information on best practices through technical assistance and training.  


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Buck, D & Hendricks, D.R. (2012, July). Supporting Families as they Learn More about Autism Spectrum Disorder: Hints, Strategies, and Resources. Workshop presented at the Creating Connections to Shining Stars Early Intervention/Early Childhood Conference, Virginia Beach, Va.

Hendricks, D. R., & Hollins, S. (2012, June). Changing how the Virginia Department of Education Supports Educators Serving Students with Autism. Workshop presented at the Virginia Council of Administrators of Special Education (VCASE) Conference. Virginia Beach, Va.

Hendricks, D. R. (2012, March). A New Frontier: Changing how Virginia Supports Educators Serving Students with Autism. Workshop presented at the Association for Positive Behavior Supports Conference. Atlanta, Ga.

Hendricks, D. R., & Hollins, S. (2012, April). Improving Professional Development for Educators Serving Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Workshop presented at the Commonwealth Autism Services Conference: Autism in Virginia. Richmond, Va.

Hendricks, D. R. (2011, November). Scaling Up: School Division-wide Systems Change to Provide High Quality Autism Spectrum Disorder Services. Workshop presented at the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence Disabilities Conference, Columbus, Oh.

Hendricks, D. R., & Beck, M. (2011, March). Essential Components of Parent-implemented Intervention for Children with Autism. Workshop presented at the Association for Positive Behavior Supports Conference. Denver, Co.

Hendricks, D. R., & Beck, M. (2011, March). Supporting Teams Working with Students with ASD: A Tiered Approach to Professional Development. Workshop presented at the Association for Positive Behavior Supports Conference. Denver, Co.

Hendricks, D. R. (2010, March). Parent-implemented Intervention for Children with Autism: Positive Behavior Supports at Home. Workshop presented at the Association for Positive Behavior Supports Conference. Saint Louis, Mo.

Hendricks, D. R., & Burke, C. (2010, April). Strategies for Supporting Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Workshop presented at the Commonwealth Autism Services Conference: Autism in Virginia. Richmond, VA.

Hendricks, D. R. (2009, October). Parents with Newly Identified Children: Strategies for Success. Workshop presented at the State of the State Autism Conference. Harrisonburg, VA.


 

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