Just for Parents
Raising a child diagnosed with ASD can be challenging. Many times, parents and family members struggle to understand the diagnosis, the supports their child will need to succeed, and how to problem-solve through challenges related to the characteristics of ASD. Information from our seminars, webcasts, and online courses can help families and caregivers problem solve through such challenges. Family members and caregivers are encouraged to enroll in the various training activities we offer here at VCU-ACE. We also offer courses related to positive behavior strategies, evidence-based strategies for the classroom, and a beginner's course to ASD. To see the list of what we offer here at VCU-ACE, please click here.
However, because we realize families and caregivers have their own unique concerns, questions, and challenges we have created an online, self-paced course for family members raising a child recently diagnosed with ASD. This course teaches families about the characteristics of ASD and focuses on effective services, supports, and strategies that can be implemented in ANY environment and for a child of any age. Click here to register for the course.
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have social communication challenges. Parent-mediated intervention is a very effective strategy to improve these communication challenges. Hosted online by Michigan State University, the ImPACT distance learning program can help you learn to promote your child's social communication during daily routines and activities. The goal of this online program is to teach parents to promote their child's social communication development during play and daily routines.
Frequently Asked Questions
View our Frequently Asked Questions for Parents section to provide more information first steps, diagnosis and assessments.