Autism Community Workshops are open to (a) parents of a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or (b) professionals who work in the Autism Field. Workshops are free of charge and will provide training in the methods of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and Verbal Behavior (VB), as well as topics related to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Workshops will be conducted in English; however, printed materials will be available in English and Spanish. Please note, there is no child care available. To RSVP please email

Due to Covid-19, All trainings will be held via zoom. Please contact for more information.

August 29, 2020

9:00 am            SFACS Everything You Need To Know To Be Successful

10:00 am          Caring For My Child with ASD During A Crisis

11:00 am          Teletherapy

September 12, 2020

9:00 am            Let’s Talk Autism

10:00 am          Task Analysis

11:00 am          Teaching My ASD Child Life Skills

September 26, 2020

9:00 am            What is ABA?

10:00 am          Bringing ABA At Home: How To Make It Fun

11:00 am          Facts About Reinforcement

October 10, 2020

9:00 am            Data Counts

10:00 am          What Is The Function of My Child’s Behaviors

11:00 am          15 Behavior Strategies to Help Kids with Autism

October 24, 2020

9:00 am            Why Children with ASD Deserve Rules and Discipline

10:00 am          How Do You Discipline A Child with ASD

11:00 am          Elopement

November 7, 2020

9:00 am            SIB Part 1

10:00 am          SIB Part 2

11:00 am          PICA

December 5, 2020

9:00 am            Tips for toilet training Autism

10:00 am          Goodnight Sweet Dreams

11:00 am          Tips for introducing new food to your child with ASD

December 12, 2020

9:00 am            Increasing yours and your child coping skills

10:00 am          TBA

January 9, 2021

9:00 am            SFACS The New Normal

10:00 am          Road to Independence

11:00 am          Let’s Talk Autism

January 23, 2021

9:00 am            Managing the Challenges of Parents

10:00 am          Teaching Coping Skills

11:00 am          Why Is It Important To Teach Independent Play?

February 6, 2020

9:00 am            Girls & Puberty

10:00 am          Boys & Puberty

11:00 am          Masturbation & How Do I Deal With It?

February 20, 2021

9:00 am            Road to Independence

10:00 am          Part I: Stigma Behind Assisted Living for Children with ASD

11:00 am          Part II: Stigma Behind Assisted Living for Children with ASD

March 6, 2021

9:00 am            Financial Planning with Guest Speaker Chris Pitera

10:00 am          Guardianship with Guest Speaker Fernando Orrego, Esq.

11:00 am          Special Needs Trust with Guest Speaker Fernando Orrego, Esq.

March 20, 2021

9:00 am            Visuals, Visuals, Visuals

10:00 am          Speech vs Language

11:00 am          Strategies for Encouraging a Non-Verbal Child to Communicate

April 3, 2021

9:00-11:00 am   ABCS of Medicaid & Transition with Guest Speaker Almena Gordon, MSW

11:00 – 12:oo pm Parent Perspectives

 April 17, 2021

9:00 am            YOGA

10:00 am          Mental Health

11:00 am          Let’s Talk Autism

April 17, 2021

9:00 am            Speech vs. Language

10:00 am          Strategies for encouraging a non-verbal child to communicate

11:00 am          Transition



These trainings take place weekdays from 1:00-2:00 p.m. and are for families of students enrolled in the School (SFACS Parent Trainings will take place at the school in the first floor conference room).

April 14, 2021 – Facts About Reinforcement

April 28, 2021 – 15 Behavior Strategies to help kids with autism