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Training & Education

Welcome to the Training & Education at VCU-ACE page! On this page you will find links to a wide variety of different training activities to fit your needs. Our training activities are based on the Skill Competencies for Professionals and Paraprofessionals in Virginia Supporting Individuals with Autism Across the Lifespan. For more information about the Skill Competencies, please click here. We also base our trainings on up-to-date evidence-based research and practices and sources such as the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder and the National Autism Center. These activities are free to all Virginia residents.

To improve the knowledge and skills of professionals and family members, we utilize a Tiered Model of Professional Development to provide an array of training activities designed to meet the multi-levels of learners and division leaders throughout the state of Virginia. If you are new to the field, a professional developing your skills, a parent seeking information, or a division leader looking to refine practices and procedures within your school or division, the VCU-ACE Tiered Model of Professional Development has resources and activities to assist in meeting your needs. Please click on the link below to find more information about this model.

If you are unsure of what type of activity best fits your needs, use the drop down menu below to find a list of suggestions!

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