This is the second prerequisite in the TEACCH® Professional Certification Program. Click here for more information about the certification process.


Attendees must have a certificate of completion from the “TEACCH Five-Day Hands-On Training” and have completed the course at least six months prior to enrolling in “Beyond the Basics.”

Please note, registration for this course includes the submission of brief essays pertaining to work experience and what you hope to gain from the training. Registering in the course does not guarantee enrollment in the course. After essay submissions have been reviewed, applicants will be notified of their enrollment status.


This three-day seminar is designed as continuing professional development for individuals who previously completed the Five-Day Hands-On Training. Topics addressed include extensions of content presented at the TEACCH Five-Day that will help professionals move beyond the basic implementation of Structured TEACCHing concepts as well as strategies for coaching and supporting other professionals. The format of this seminar is presentation, discussion, and case studies/ scenarios presented via video with participants working in small groups to complete active learning assignments.


The course will help participants develop and hone their practitioner skills in working with students with ASD and their families as well as other professionals in the areas of:

  • Informal assessment and teaching strategies
  • Programming in the areas of communication and social development
  • Program choreography
  • Coaching and supporting professionals
  • Behavior problem solving approach using Structured TEACCHing strategies
  • Working with families and implementing structure in the home

Target Audience:

This course is designed for teachers, speech clinicians, psychologists, occupational therapist and other professionals who work with individuals with ASD and have previously completed the intensive TEACCH Five-Day Hands-On Training.


Mary Van Bourgondien, Ph.D. Clinical Director Chapel Hill TEACCH
Kathleen Hearsey, MEd, Clinical Instructor of TEACCH Autism Program, Chapel Hill
Celeste Carter, MEd, MS, Clinical Instructor of TEACCH Autism Program, Chapel Hill


1.9 CEUs are available upon completion of the entire course.

Date/Location: September 30 – October 2, 2019


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