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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.

Colorado Autism Conference 2019

Date(s):  June 4-6, 2019

Co-sponsored by Colorado Department of Education and Colorado State University

We are pleased to announce the first statewide conference focused on strengthening educational practices in the Rocky Mountain region for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and related conditions.  This conference will share strategies on relevant, evidence-based presentations and discussions for family members, educators and others interested in this field.

Click here to learn more!

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Culturally and Linguistically Responsive ASD Educational Identification

This workshop will provide school professionals with advanced training pertaining to considerations regarding ASD assessment practices when working with traditionally underserved children, including children that are economically vulnerable, racially/ethnically diverse, linguistically diverse, and females.  See flyer for more information and to register.

Date: March 7, 2019
Location: Margaret Carpenter Rec Center, Thornton

Date: March 11, 2019
Location: Hampton Inn and Suites, Pueblo

Date: April 15, 2019
Location: Durango Library, Durango

Date: May 6, 2019
Location: Summit School District, Frisco


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

Dates: February 14-15, 2019
Location: Margaret W. Carpenter Rec Center
11151 Colorado Blvd., Thornton, CO
Flyer for Thornton - 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 on the day scheduled:

2:30pm – 3:15pm MT

Picture: Flyer for Tri-State Webinars 2018-2019
(Click on above image to see the flyer for all upcoming 2018-2019 Tri-State Webinars)



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: March 13- September 9, 2019.

Registration is closed.  A new course will open late September, 2019 with the application coming out in early September, 2019

More information regarding the March 13-September 9, 2019 RBT Online Training Opportunity


Specialist Contacts

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

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

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

Kelsey Young, M.A. - Email Kelsey Young




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Colorado Dept. of Education
201 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-6600
Fax: 303-830-0793
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