Training by the Autism Clinic

For Parents

The UA-ASD Clinic offers training to professionals who are seeking to learn more about autism, child development, child mental health concerns, child/adolescent treatment, or behavioral management of challenging behaviors.

Training is developed based on the needs of the agency/group seeking training and can last anywhere from 1 hour to 5 or 6 hours for all-day training/seminars.

If you/your organization is interested in receiving training or education through the UA-ASD clinic, please contact us at autismclinic@ua.edu or 348-3130.

For Students

The UA-ASD Clinic offers training opportunities to students across multiple disciplines at The University of Alabama. Students from the fields of psychology, communicative disorders, education, and medicine receive interdisciplinary training in how to accurately diagnosis and provide intervention to individuals with an autism diagnosis and their families.

Over the course of a year, the clinic is involved in providing training for 3 to 5 trainees each semester. Trainees receive mentorship in clinical assessment, intervention, research processes, and professional issues.

If you are a student and interested in gaining clinical or research experience through the UA-ASD clinic, please contact the clinic at autismclinic@ua.edu or 348-3130.

Training by UA-ACTS

Campus Education

The program trains undergraduate and graduate students to provide social skills, case management, and therapeutic support to adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis. Program staff offer training to departments and organizations around campus to assist in recognizing the symptoms of autism, determining how these symptoms will impact students the department or organization serves and identifying the best methods for working with these students.

While UA-ACTS does not serve all students on campus with an ASD diagnosis, we are available to consult with any UA personnel who need assistance addressing a specific concern regarding a student with an ASD diagnosis.

Community Training Programs

UA-ACTS personnel will provide teacher in-service trainings and parent workshops to assist in preparing students for the transition to college.

Training includes the following topics:

  • The difference between high school and college accommodations
  • Typical difficulties experienced by individuals with an ASD at the college level
  • Methods for addressing these difficulties at the college level
  • Ways to prepare middle and high school students for college

UA-ACTS personnel also offer consultations with other colleges or universities seeking to establish similar programs at their institutions.