Family Implemented TEACCH for Toddlers

When Mar 20, 2017 09:00 AM to
Mar 21, 2017 04:00 PM
Where Carolina Living & Learning Center 325 Russet Run Pittsboro, NC
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This two-day workshop will provide participants with training on the Family Implemented TEACCH for Toddlers (FITT) program. This manualized parent coaching program is designed for early intervention providers who serve children with Autism Spectrum Disorders ages 3 and under. 

FITT incorporates Structured TEACCHing and naturalistic intervention strategies to promote communication, imitation, play, and social interactions in toddlers with ASD in their natural home environments. Participants will also learn strategies to effectively involve and coach parents to support their toddlers. The training will entail a combination of lecture, video scenarios, and small group sessions. 


At the completion of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Understand ASD symptoms in toddlers and how diagnosis impacts families
  • Identify family routines and opportunities for engagement  
  • Develop a road map to implement FITT with families in the community 
  • Implement structured teaching and naturalistic strategies to meet common IFSP goals for toddlers with ASD

Target Audience:

Early intervention providers who work with children from birth to age 3 providing in-home services, including developmental, speech, occupational therapy. 


Lauren Turner-Brown, Ph,D., Assistant Director, UNC TEACCH Autism Program
Kara Hume, Ph.D., Scientist, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute
Samantha Scott, MS, Autism Specialist, UNC TEACCH Autism Program


1.1 CEUs are available upon completion of the entire course.

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