Autism Education Workshops

 

ASNV provides free educational workshops, presentations, and virtual sessions on a variety of autism-related topics. We hold Autism Education Workshops all year. Workshops will be via Zoom until further notice and can be requested by emailing director@asnv.org  subscribe to our email list. 

 

 

Autism 101

Want to know more about autism? Autism 101 teaches you what it means to have autism, the symptoms of autism, treatment options, how to support autistic children and adults, and more. If you already know the basics and are interested in other topics or have other questions, read about our other education programs below!

 

There's no shortage of information about autism. In fact, the sheer amount of information available online can be overwhelming. But mixed in with plenty of good information are persistent myths, misconceptions, contradictory advice, and even dangerous fad treatments. Autism 101 is an ASNV educational presentation that pulls together accurate and important basic information for you. 

 

Who can benefit from Autism 101?

  • Parents whose child has or may have autism, and other family members

  • Individuals of any age who are newly diagnosed, and their friends and family

  • Employers who want to understand the needs and experiences of their autistic employees

  • Individuals involved in politics or advocacy who need an understanding of autism to make decisions

  • Members of the general public who have heard of autism and are curious about what it is

  • Teachers or anyone involved in the education system who are confused about where autistic children fall in terms of special education needs or want to understand their autistic students better

  • Anyone else!

To stay updated on upcoming Autism 101 sessions, subscribe to our email list To host an Autism 101 for your organization,  please email: info@asnv.org

 
 
Safety Presentations & Information

ASNV board member and ASNV President, Scott Campbell, offers live training and a comprehensive safety compendium for first responders, families, service providers and the general public.  

Download his safety presentation here or request a live presentation by contacting us. Are you the parent or caregiver of someone on the autism spectrum? Click here to read some tips and ideas for keeping your loved one safe. 

 
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Online Resource Directory

To find local services, support, and other resources, click here to view and search our live online resource directory! Please note that the Autism Society of Northern Virginia provides resource referral as a service for our families; inclusion on this list does not indicate endorsement by the Autism Society of Northern Virginia, the Autism Society of America, or our partners. Live somewhere else, or need more resources? Check out AutismSource, the Autism Society of America's resource database.

Information & Referral

If you are looking for a particular service or resource and can't find it in our Online Resource Directory, feel free to contact us! Click here to fill out our online form and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.