Practical workshops devoted to intervention techniques

The Master of Autism Studies program sponsors intensive workshops that bring expert scholars and clinicians to campus to delve more deeply into the most promising autism interventions.  These workshops provide students and interested community members with opportunities to deepen their understanding of individual, state-of-the-art approaches to autism intervention while working with leading experts in the field; in some cases, workshops may also provide participants with opportunities to practice these techniques and/or to become certified in a particular approach or model of treatment. Additionally, workshops provide opportunities for MAS graduate students to enhance classroom learning.

Open to the Community

Interested students and community members are welcome to attend Master of Autism Studies sponsored workshops, lectures, and colloquia, as well as to interact with MAS graduate students and faculty and even take graduate courses.

Upcoming Workshops

Introduction to Pivotal Response Treatment®

March 2, 2018

Earn Level 1 Certification in Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT)®

Bob and Lynn Koegel will present an overview of Pivotal Response Treatment®, a naturalistic behavioral intervention for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder that targets pivotal areas of development, including motivation, responsivity to multiple cues, initiations, and self-management. The presentation will review research-supported motivational strategies that have been shown to significantly increase child engagement in learning opportunities, thus increasing the speed of new skill acquisition and decreasing disruptive behavior. Individuals who complete this workshop will earn Level 1 Certification in Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT)®.


PEERS® for Adolescents Certified Training Seminar: Parents-Assisted Social Skills Training Program

April 26 – 28, 2018

Upon completion of this training, qualified participants will be deemed “PEERS® Certified Providers” for the PEERS® for Adolescents program.

The PEERS® for Adolescents Certified Training Seminar is designed to instruct mental health professionals, medical professionals, and/or educators on the administration and implementation of the parent-assisted PEERS® for Adolescents intervention in a clinical-type setting. This certified training provides a model for an evidence-based social skills treatment for teens in middle school and high school (age 11-18) with ASD, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression and other social difficulties, particularly with respect to friendships.