WNY Regional Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

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What We Do

The Center’s activities consist of brief workshops and resource materials that provide practical guidance to professionals and parents. Workshop topics include: characteristics of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), effective strategies for addressing challenging behaviors, developing and fostering social and pragmatic communication skills, school and community integration, and other similar topics. Workshops are provided at various locations throughout WNY. This website also provides helpful fact sheets and links to other important and helpful websites.

Who We Serve

The WNY Regional Center for ASD provides support to families and professionals in seven counties (Niagara, Erie, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany, Genesee and Orleans) including the 97 school districts in the region. The project primarily addresses the needs of children and young adults with ASD who are between the ages of 4 to 21 years old.

Online Training

Summit’s on-line training library features FREE trainings for professionals and parents.

Currently, you can view a 3-hour training, “Inclusive Programming for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders” by David Meichenbaum, Ph.D., Summit’s Director of Community Consulting & Clinical Services.

This training provides practical and evidence-based intervention techniques to maximize the development and success of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) within public education settings. The training include information on transitioning  a student into a new educational setting/class, as well as offer school-based strategies to enhance the academic, social, emotional, and behavioral functioning of students with ASDs. Guidelines to facilitate success with inclusion in general-education settings are also offered.

How to register:

  • Begin the registration process as a “New User.”  By signing up, you will be granted access to the training.
  • After filling out the appropriate fields, you will receive an email indicating that your account is approved.
  • Log in to the Summit Educational Resources Training Center with your new username and password.
  • You will be directed to the On-line training homepage. From here, you can select the “Inclusive Programming for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders” training to begin.

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