The most important people during the course of the lifetime of a child with autism are the parents. However, parent training can be grueling in the midst of everyday life, with work and family. Adding a child with autism to the mix can put parents over the top. Parent training will only be effective if all is considered. Additionally, parents need to have procedures that fit into their daily lives that are easy to implement, fun to do, and effect change fairly quickly. This workshop presents a family collaborative approach to parent training that takes into account family variables when designing parent-training programs. Easy to implement procedures that have empirical evidence will be presented which include Incidental Teaching, Natural Language Paradigm (NLP), Multiple Incidental Teaching Sessions (MITS), Time Delay, and Behavior Management for Home. Procedures presented in this workshop have adaptions to multiple age levels, varying functioning levels, and a variety of behaviors. Importantly, this workshop will include easy ways for parents to learn how to collect data on all services they are receiving to determine which programs are really working for their child. These kinds of skills will take the parents throughout the years their child will be receiving services
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