Training Staff in Community Programs
As a result of increased awareness about autism and strong family advocacy many more people with autism are attending community-based summer programs. An important ingredient to a successful experience is the staff at the community program, their understanding of autism spectrum disorders, and the unique strengths and challenges of your family member with autism. How have you shared this information with agencies or community program staff? Do you use a formal training program? A written document? One-on-one time with the staff? Share your experience and make it easier for others going into new community settings this summer.