The Nebraska ASD Network is committed to providing up-to-date information and training based on current research about autism spectrum disorders. Shown on this page are links to several websites that offer on-line training opportunities related to autism spectrum disorders.
Autism Internet Modules (AIM): The Nebraska Autism Spectrum Disorders Network has partnered with the Ohio Center for Autism, the Autism Society of America, the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders, and the Geneva Centre for Autism, to support the development of a variety of user friendly, free, web training modules on issues related to autism spectrum disorders.
National Professional Development Center (NPDC) on ASD
The National Professional Development Center uses rigorous criteria to determine whether a practice is evidence-based. Currently, the Center has identified 24 evidence-based practices. Please note that every identified practice is not necessarily appropriate for every learner. Practices are most effective when carefully matched to a learner?s specific needs and characteristics.
Started in Fall 2000, the site has been developed to disseminate information about characteristics, assessment, and research-based interventions and services for children and youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Includes a short on-line course on Autism. The course covers the following areas: - Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder - Treatment Options - Treatment Assistance - Transition to Adulthood - More Information and Resources
The PDA Center: Professional Development in Autism Center
The Professional Development in Autism Center (PDA) provides training and support for school districts, families and communities to ensure that students with ASD have access to high quality, evidence-based educational services in his or her local school district. The PDA Center has 6 sites located around the country that provide training and support to schools and families in providing services for students with ASD. They also offer an introductory on-line course about autism.
Illinois Autism Training & Technical Assistance Project
This video content is a basic introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) appropriate for family members, school personnel including teacher assistants and general education staff as well as community members who want to learn about this increasingly prevalent disorder and basic effective strategies for interacting with individuals with ASD.