TEACCH Autism Program Training - Family Implemented TEACCH for Toddlers (FITT)

When Mar 20, 2017 09:00 AM to
Mar 21, 2017 04:00 PM
Where Carolina Living and Learning Center 325 Russet Run Pittsboro, North Carolina 27312
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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 and preschool teachers 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 environments, including the home and classroom. 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 (and IEP) goals for toddlers with ASD

Target Audience:

Early intervention providers who work with children ages 3 and under, in-home service providers, preschool teachers, speech and language therapists, and occupational therapists. 


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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