Autism Training

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Every person with ASD is as unique as every person who does not have ASD.


Due to the complex nature of Autism Spectrum Disorders, there is no "magic formula" or simple solution that will work to assist all individuals with ASD. Every plan must be personalized and based on an assessment of the person’s unique skill set, preferences, interests, dreams, needs, and learning styles.

To learn how to interact with individuals with ASD more effectively, download Autism Spectrum Disorders: Supportive Strategies for Crisis Prevention. The strategies are rooted in a spirit of empathy, dignity, and respect, and will help you further develop a relationship built on a foundation of Care, Welfare, Safety, and SecuritySM.

CPI also offers two Autism Training opportunities.

1. The Autism Awareness Seminar is open to anyone. It's a half-day seminar offering proven strategies and practical information that professionals who occasionally encounter people on the autism spectrum can use every day and put to use immediately.

2. Autism Spectrum Disorders: Applications of Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Training is available to Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Certified Instructors as an advanced course to deepen the trainings they conduct in their organizations.

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“Every individual on this earth deserves to be treated with compassion, understanding, and the right to keep their dignity intact. This can be difficult to honor at times when someone loses control of their behavior, but that’s where Rational Detachment and not taking it personally really kicks in. What has helped me be able to do this well goes back to the first day I was introduced to Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training. I was a participant before becoming a Certified Instructor (and before working for CPI), and over the years I have had so many opportunities to use what I learned way back then. Today, I live the skills automatically. It’s an honor to have been given those skills to live the philosophy of treating others the way I want to be treated.”

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