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Autism Focused Intervention Resources and Modules (AFIRM)
The National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder has identified a number of practices that have been demonstrated through well-controlled scientific studies to be effective in helping learners with ASD build important skills and reduce behaviours that may interfere with learning. In order to help teachers, therapists, parents, caregivers, and others learn about and carry out these strategies, the NPDC has developed a series of free online modules which contain practical examples, videos, and resources that can be downloaded and customized.

Autism Internet Modules (AIM)
This series of online modules, developed by the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) with a number of partner organizations, provides up-to-date information and professional development for anybody wishing to learn more about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and strategies that have been demonstrated to be effective in helping individuals with ASD learn and build skills. The AIM modules are available free of charge to anybody who wishes to participate in this professional learning opportunity.

Penn State's National Autism Conference
A collaborative effort of the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network, and Penn State University’s College of Education and Continuing Education has resulted in a National Autism Conference that has hosted some of the world’s leading experts in the field of ASD and evidence-based practice. In order to make these valuable professional learning opportunities available to a wider audience, the conference organizers and presenters are generously providing free online access to several of the conference presentations from the past four years.

Western Michigan University - Autism Center of Excellence
The Autism Center of Excellence at Western Michigan University has developed a series of online interviews with experts in the areas of Applied Behaviour Analysis, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and challenging behaviours. In this series, international experts such as Brian Iwata, Tim Vollmer, and Wayne Fisher, among others, share information regarding research-supported practices and interventions for professionals who support individuals with diverse needs including ASD.

Yale University - Understanding Autism
Yale University is making the content of their unique undergraduate course “Understanding Autism” available free of charge to anybody who wishes to learn more about Autism Spectrum Disorder. This series of recorded lectures by experts in the field of autism and evidence-based practice includes topics such as behavioural interventions, social development in autism, communication in autism, and parental perspectives and supports.

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