Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities Programs Division

Community Training

The Autism Programs offer a range of community training opportunities statewide. These trainings focus on the key areas that effect persons with autism over the lifespan.

Specialized Community Training: Various topic-specific trainings are developed and conducted in a variety of locations and are offered in person or through online webinar training. A community training calendar is available in the late summer or early fall of each year to announce specific training offered. For information on all community training offered for the year, click here to access the current calendar, and to register for the current year training opportunities.

Introduction to Autism: Half-day "Introduction to Autism" trainings are offered statewide to agencies and communities throughout the state. Some training is scheduled, and others can be provided to non-profit agencies or groups wishing to train their staff in autism spectrum disorders.

Birth-5 yrs Training: Project Specialized Early Teaching (Project SET) offers training to professionals working with children with ASD in early intervention programs or preschool programs throughout the state through in person or webinar.

Adult: Specific Training and Consultation for Agency Staff and Families: Non-profit community agencies are offered training and consultation specific to adults on the autism spectrum. Agency staff is also offered training that will assist staff in the support of a variety of persons on the autism spectrum.

Brief Presentations: The Autism Programs offer additional presentations of 1-2 hours in length on a variety of general topics for non-profit agencies and groups, at no cost. Some presentations include: Overview of ASD, Family Perspective on ASD, Resources in ASD, etc.

University/College Student Training: Autism Program staff provides presentations to higher education classrooms on topics related to autism, as well as additional training to higher education faculty in educating and living with persons with ASD .

Hot Topic National Presentations: The Autism Programs offer one or more annual all-day presentations on topics of current interest to the autism community, and conducted by nationally-recognized trainers.

Autism Conference: A statewide conference on autism is developed every other spring, on even years, by The Autism Programs. This conference offers breakout sessions and keynote speakers on autism-related topics of interest to the New Mexico autism community.

Contracted Training: For specific training to school personnel or for-profit agencies, please contact The Autism Programs to discuss specific contracted training available. A summer institute for school personnel is also offered each summer by the School Based Consultation program.

Summer Institute: For school teachers throughout New Mexico. The goal of the Summer Institute is to promote the use of evidence based practices in the classroom.

For more information, or to apply for any of the programs call (505) 272-1852 or 1-800-270-1861.

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(505) 272-4715