• November 29th Webcast Postcard

    Nov. 29th Webcast: The Development of Play in Children with Autism

    Presented by Professor of Psychiatry David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Dr. Connie Kasari, this webcast will discuss the development of play, specific challenges that young children with ASD face, and interventions that target play skilldevelopment and peer engagement.

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    Creating Connections to Shining Stars Conference

    Lauren Lenski and Stefanie Paul, Training and Technical Associates from VCU Autism Center for Excellence recently presented a pre conference session at the Creating Connections to Shining Stars Conference in Roanoke, Virginia. The half-day, in-person, training focused on how to support the academic and behavioral needs of young children in early childhood learning programs.

  • Transition Team!

    New Kindergarten Course!

    Check out the new course VCU-ACE has developed to support the transition from early childhood to Kindergarten! This is a great course for teams, including families, to learn more about critical skills needed for life in the Kindergarten classroom.

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    Another New Course!

    Check out the other new course VCU-ACE has launched! The Just the Basics course is designed to help early childhood educators learn more about best practices, the characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder, strategies designed to support young learners with ASD, and how to assess strengths and needs in order to design a personalized learning path for your professional development.

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For Parents


Raising a child diagnosed with ASD can be confusing and overwhelming. Many times, parents and family members struggle to understand the diagnosis, how to support their child's success, and how to problem-solve through challenges. Information from our seminars, webcasts, and online courses can help families and caregivers understand more about appropriate interventions and strategies to help their child.

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For Educators


Special education teachers, related services personnel, general education teachers, and other educators are very important in supporting students with ASD to be successful! VCU-ACE has created many resources, tools, and training opportunities with you in mind.

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