Overview

COSAC’s Professional and Support Services are designed to give service providers a general understanding of autism spectrum disorders. COSAC’s objective is to provide education and support to those professionals who serve individuals with autism in public and private schools, early intervention programs, group homes, day programs for adults, recreational programs, and other settings. Discussion is didactic and may include a “hands-on” component that  gives professionals the opportunity to practice the teaching techniques discussed during the workshop. Workshops and seminars are tailored to fit the specific needs of each individual agency. These trainings are intended for teachers, teaching assistants, direct care workers, administrators, case managers, child study team members, andother service providers.COSAC is a New Jersey Department of Education–approved provider of Professional Development Hours. Provider #848 www.state.nj.us/education COSAC is a Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB)–approved continuing education provider (Type 2 credits). Provider # OP-05-0085 www.bacb.com Please visit the Workshop & Events section to see workshop descriptions and if COSAC is offering CEUs for a particular workshop.     Note: All training options are intended to give participants a basic knowledge and understanding of autism and behavioral treatment. COSAC workshops and seminars are not a certification program. Participants are strongly encouraged to seek additional and long-term training to become more proficient in utilizing these techniques with individuals with autism spectrum disorders. COSAC provides a wide variety of autism-related resources and referral lists to both parents and professionals. Professionals are encouraged to request information about autism, IEP examples, schools, camps, residential services, dentists, pediatricians, support groups for parents, and much more. COSAC also maintains files on various autism-related topics such as research, treatments, and inclusion. Please visit the Suggested Reading section to view publications regarding educating and working with individuals with autism. Please visit the COSAC Store to order our publications.  If you want to request information that COSAC does not maintain, COSAC staff will do their best to provide you with a referral on how to obtain the information you are seeking. Please contact us at [email protected]. Visit COSAC’s Position Statements page for information about COSAC’s Position Statements on Treatment Recommendations, Information Dissemination, and the Use of Restrictive Procedures within Comprehensive Behavior Support Plans.

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