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YAP has worked with a number of communities over the years to help build local capacity in effectively supporting and including individuals with developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorders, including the activities listed below:

  • Communication Consultations and Planning
  • Consultation to Families, Teachers and Community Activity Leaders
  • Training for parents, teachers, and organizations
  • Conferences that promote neurodiversity and a relationship based approach

YAP's Network Team has developed an extensive number of trainings on autism spectrum disorders.  You can review a summary of each training, including learning objectives, below.  We are able to deliver these trainings as designed or adapt them to the needs and interests of the requesting audience.  For more information on YAP’s consulting or training opportunities and their costs, please contact Ann Branning at

Some highlights of YAP’s Consultation and Training:
  • Rethinking Autism Conference (SC, PA, AZ)
  • Twin Creeks Head Start (PA)
  • TASH
  • Philadelphia Autism Arts in Action Conference, which brought self-advocates, parents, legislators and professionals to celebrate the spectrum of artistic talents that exist within individuals with autism;
  • “Social Skills for IEPs”, a Self-Learning Curriculum for the Iowa Dept. of Education
  • “Self Advocacy for College Students” and “Peer Mentoring”, curricula for both college students with autism and student mentors that were created in partnership with Drexel University

YAP ASD Trainings

The following topics are available as 90-minute webinars or live presentations, or as half-day or all-day workshops (exceptions are topics with *; see explanations below):

  1. Accommodating Sensorimotor Differences of People on the Autism Spectrum: A relationship-based approach
    (Note - This presentation can also be delivered in 3 separate parts, in greater depth and detail): 
            a. Environmental Accommodations 
            b. Interactional Accommodations 
            c. Self-Regulatory Accommodations

  2. Autism and Anxiety: From stress to success
  3. Autism and Mental Health: What we know now
  4. Behavior is Communication
  5. Exploring Autism
  6. Exploring Employment: “Who are you, and what do you do?”
  7. First Responders: Autism Awareness
  8. How to Be a Peer Mentor: Supporting college students on the autism spectrum
  9. Inclusion and Best Practices in Education
  10. Nothing Never Happens: Communication, language, speech, and literacy on the autism spectrum
  11. Positive Approaches to Supporting People on the Autism Spectrum: Looking, listening, and learning
  12. Rethinking Autism: New visions, new possibilities
  13. Self-Advocacy for College Students on the Autism Spectrum
  14. Social Skills 101: Ideas for IEPs
  15. 10 Best Practices for Supporting People on the Autism Spectrum

Thank you for helping me understand how to help my daughter.


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A new approach.


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