Upcoming Trainings


Autism and Learning Differences in Transition: 

A Toolkit for Positive Change

for Educators, Professionals, and Parents

Master the core competency areas that prepare young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other learning differences (LD) for a successful transition from high school into college, careers, and meaningful lives.

February 5–10, 2017  •  Stockbridge, MA

Training objectives:

  • Understanding the underlying diagnostic criteria and the benefits
    of a diagnosis
  • Practice integrating active learning techniques for home, school, and more
  • Develop strategies to address challenges with social skills, executive function, cognitive rigidity, stress
    and anxiety, self-acceptance, self-disclosure, and more
  • Learn techniques for building character, values, and ethics and developing and setting life goals

This training program is highly interactive, dynamic, and motivating. Participants will be able to use CIP’s training program and the accompanying teaching toolkit to augment and/or reinforce the skills being taught to their young adults in a dedicated or integrated learning environment. Retreat-style accommodations with organic meals and wellness activities are offered as the part of this training.

CE Credits: Psychologists (PSY) – 23.5 credits

Registration and additional information: 



Training Examples

Active Learning/Participatory Training Programs for educators, clinicians and other professionals supporting young adults with autism, ADHD and other Learning Differences. Based on the recently released Autism and Learning Differences: An Active Learning Teaching Toolkit.

Full-Day Training

The content is presented via materials, handouts, small group activities, discussion, and multimedia. Training is participatory, active, and geared to making learning motivated and inspiring.

  • Participants can acquire the strategies that specifically address difficulties with social skills, Executive Function, cognitive rigidity, stress and anxiety, self-acceptance, and self-esteem issues.
  • The training can also focus on chapters from the book that deal with: wellness and nutrition, character building, values and ethics, peer mentoring, inclusion, safety, community service learning, and volunteerism.
  • Participants can obtain the ability to impart skills for life, school, work, and independent living so that the young men and women they work with can finish high school/college and begin to lead productive, active, and independent lives in a realistic, meaningful, and appropriate way.
Custom Workshops

Participants can develop an understanding of how active/participatory (student centered and led) learning is the best way to impart skills for life, school, work, and independent living to those with as ASD or LD diagnosis.

  • Linking the diagnostic criteria and impact of an ASD or LD diagnosis to the perspective of the teacher, parent, and student.
  • Instructional strategies and intervention programs/models of instruction.
  • Strategies for emotional and social well-being, inclusion, health, diet, wellness, safety, disclosure, and stress management.
  • Adult issues regarding living independently: managing finances and budgeting, relationships, and activities for daily living (ADL).
  • Person-centered non-judgmental assessments for improvement and goal setting.