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Professional Learning (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

Training and information is available in various formats noted below.  Please note that these training workshops are reserved first for Colorado School District and Administrative Unit personnel who work directly with children with autism spectrum disorders and parents of those children. All other reservations have been added to the waiting list and you will be notified at the registration deadline if there are open spaces.


Orange Arrow Pointing Right  Face-to-Face

This is a list of trainings requiring attendance in person.

Communication Toolkit

This one-day training is in response to feedback from administrators and teachers/service providers working with students with ASD.

Date: October 25, 2018
Location: Montrose, Student Services Board Room

Date: December 10, 2018
Location: Lamar, Public Library Cultural Events Center

Date: March 1, 2019
Location: Limon, East Central BOCES Office

Date: April 3, 2019
Location: Frisco, Central Office Board Room

Date: June 19, 2019
Location: Jefferson County Board Room


Educational Identification of Autism

This two-day training was created for all school personnel who evaluate individuals for special education services.

Dates: June 11-12, 2018
Location: Lowry Conference Center
1061 Akron Way, Denver
Flyer - More Information and Registration Link (PDF)


Dates: August 13-14, 2018
Location: Roaring Fork Dist. Office
1405 Grand Ave., Glenwood Sprgs
Flyer - More Information and Registration Link (PDF)

Dates: September 11-12, 2018
Location: Ridgway Elementary School - Eagle's Nest
1115 West Clinton, Ridgway, CO
Flyer for Ridgway - More Information/Registration Link (PDF)


Dates: February 7-8, 2019
Location: East Central BOCES Office
820 2nd Street, Limon, CO
Flyer for Limon - More Information/Registration Link (PDF)

Orange Arrow Pointing Right  Tri-State Webinar Series - Upcoming

The Colorado Department of Education is partnering with the Kansas TASN Autism and Tertiary Behavior Supports Group and the Nebraska Autism Spectrum Disorders Network to bring a comprehensive series of webinar trainings to their educators, families, and related service professionals.

Picture: Logo for Tri-State Autism Collaborative

All webinars are offered two times on the day scheduled:

2:00pm – 2:45pm MT

and   3:30pm – 4:15pm MT

Picture: Flyer for Tri-State Webinars 2017-2018
(Click on above image to see the flyer for all upcoming Tri-State Webinars)

Titles of Webinars

  • The Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment Placement Program (9-20-2017, 2 pm)
  • ABLLS-R Part 1 - An Overview (09-27-2017, 2 pm)
  • ABLLS-R Part 2 - Using the ABLLS-R to Develop a Verbal Behavior Program (10-4-2017, 2 pm)
  • PEERS Part 1: Overview of the PEERS Curriculum (02-21-2018, 2 pm)
  • PEERS Part 2: Teasing and Bullying (02-28-2018, 2 pm)

More coming soon . . .


Other Training Opportunities

Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) Online Training Opportunity

This 40+ hour readiness training is a free, self-directed, online training which fulfills the Behavior Analyst Certification Board's (BACB) eligibility training requirements toward attaining a Registered Behavior TechnicianTM (RBTTM) credential.

Dates: November 11, 2018 - May 11, 2019.


NOTE: Another application will open in January 2019

More information regarding the RBT Online Training Oppotunity


Specialist Contacts

Brooke Carson, Ph.D.
Phone: 303-866-6691
Email Brooke Carson

Rhonda Ayres, M.A.Ed - Email Rhonda Ayres

Alissa Mullett, M.A. CCC-SLP - Email Alissa Mullett

Kelsey Young, M.A. - Email Kelsey Young




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