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    Click on the category below to view associated workshops and events. You may also browse our events calendar.

    Many events are added to the calendar and opened for registration approximately 30 days in advance. Until further notice, all events are offered online.

    LAST UPDATED ON 4/13/22
    Most events for 2021-2022 have been scheduled, some are in development.


    Autism Training and Resource Center

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    Supporting Autistic Students: A Four-Part Training Series for Paraeducators
    October 12th, 19th and 26th, November 2nd

    12:30 PM - 3:00 PM (Tuesdays)

    Conducting Autism Evaluations and Determining Eligibility
    October 14, 2021

    8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

    Social Communication Assessment for Autism Evaluations: Inservice for SLPs
    October 28, 2021

    8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

    Autism and Girls: Improving Practices in Identification
    November 4, 2021

    8:30 AM - Noon

    Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Strategies to Support Autistic Students Across Settings: A Full-Day Overview
    December 7, 2021
    9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

    Autism and Best Practices for Paraeducators: An Online Series (8 weekly sessions)
    Jan. 11 - Jan. 18 - Jan. 25 - Feb. 1 - Feb. 8 - Feb. 15 - Feb. 22 - Mar. 1, 2022
    Each session will run from 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

    Autism and the Incredible Power of Peers to Create Social Success (PreK to 2nd Grade)
    February 9, 2022

    8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

    Autism and Structured Teaching for Students Requiring Very Substantial Support (Geared toward students with Level 3 needs)
    March 2, 2022
    8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

    Video Modeling: An Evidence-Based Practice for Autism
    March 9 & March 16, 2022

    8:30 AM - Noon

    Inclusive Classroom Practices and Autism (Geared toward students with Level 1 needs)
    April 6, 2022
    8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

    Looking for training on the STAR or LINKS curriculum in Oregon? Click here.


    Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule - Second Edition (ADOS-2): Two-Day Virtual Workshop
    Featuring Dr. Tonya St. John with the Autism Center at the University of Washington
    January 25 & 26, 2022
    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    Practical Functional Assessment and Skill-Based Treatment of Severe Problem Behavior
    Featuring Gregory Hanley, Ph.D., BCBA-D
    February 2, 2022
    12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    Spring 2022: We are also facilitating an intensive PFA SBT Apprenticeship: Oregon's first cohort is completing a 16-week intensive practice-based process to learn how to implement PFA SBT with fidelity. For more information, email Darthea Park at dpark@pps.net.

    Neurodiversity Affirming Practices in Goal Development and Service Delivery
    Featuring Lauren Elder, Ph.D. and Sabrina Danielson, BCBA
    April 5, 2022
    9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Autism at School: We've Got This! Empowering Educators with High-Leverage Approaches & Resources
    Presented by the Regional Inclusive Services Statewide Autism Professional Learning Team
    Welcome and Keynote Featuring Emily Rubin, CCC-SLP
    April 20, 2022
    8:00 AM - 3:45 PM

    Inclusive Kindergarten Training
    Inclusive Kindergarten Training
    August 15 & 16, 2022

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    Do you have a suggestion or request? Email us at dpark@pps.net. 


    Meetings are held on second Mondays from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM via Zoom. The purpose of our PLC is to foster collegiality among educational professionals specialized in ASD, to share information and resources, and to participate in professional development. 

    If you play a specialized role in your district leading or providing autism and behavioral services (e.g., autism specialist, BCBA, inclusion specialist) and would like to be included in our ASD PLC? Email Darthea Park at dpark@pps.net.

    Dates for 2021-2022

    • October 11
    • November 8
    • December 13
    • January 10
    • February 14
    • March 14
    • April 11
    • May 9  


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    Scoring and Implementing The CVI Range for Learners in Phase II
    February 11 and March 4, 2022 (Two-Part Workshop)
    9:00 AM - 11:30 AM


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    SUMMER, 2022


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    Our usual DHH events and groups have been disrupted by COVID-19 and the move to distance learning. We will update this page when training and group events have been added to our calendar. Please contact us with any questions.



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    Culturally and Linguistically Affirming AAC Practices: A Three-Part Online Workshop
    Featuring Gloria Soto, Ph.D.
    February 8 (Part 1), February 22 (Part 2), March 8 (Part 3)
    8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    Click, Click Away! Teaching Students with Significant Disabilities to Use Ability Switches Throughout the Day
    Featuring Gretchen Hanser, Ph.D.
    February 17, 2022
    2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Peer-Based Literacy Circles for Students with Complex Needs
    Featuring Caroline Musselwhite, Ph.D. CCC-SLP
    March 7, 2022
    1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    The Well-Equipped Therapist! School-based OT & PT Symposium
    Featuring Distinguished Guest Presenters
    March 10-11, 2022
    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM (each day)

    AAC Instruction: Making it Effective, Efficient and Engaging!
    Featuring Caroline Musselwhite, Ph.D. CCC-SLP and Krista Howard, A.A. AAC Mentor
    May 9, 2022
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Ready-Set-Write! Teaching Students with Significant Disabilities to Write with Alternative Pencils!
    Featuring Gretchen Hanser, Ph.D., MS, OTR/L
    May 16, 2022
    2:00 PM - 4:30 PM


    The AT PLC emphasizes support for students with complex communication and motor needs with low incidence disabilities, with a focus on access (e.g., ability switches, adapted toys, accessing computers and devices) and AAC. SLPs, special education teachers, OTs, and others with specialized expertise and interest in this area are welcome to attend!

    Meetings are on Thursdays via Zoom from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM on the following dates:

    • September 30, 2021
    • November 4, 2021
    • December 16, 2021
    • February 3, 2022
    • March 3, 2022
    • April 14, 2022

    Would you like to join the AT PLC or have other questions? Contact Ruth McKee. 


    The OI PLC emphasizes services provided by physical therapists and occupational therapists for students with complex motor needs. Mobility, standing, transferring, positioning, seating, and various professional issues are discussed. If you are an early childhood or school-based therapist in Multnomah, Clackamas, Hood River, or Wasco counties you are welcome to join the OI PLC!

    Meetings are held on Wednesdays from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM via Zoom.

    2021-2021 Dates

    • October 6, 2021
    • November 3, 2021
    • December 1, 2021
    • January 5, 2022
    • February 2, 2022
    • March 2, 2022
    • April 6, 2022
    • May 4, 2022
    • June 1, 2022

    Questions regarding the OI PLC or services? Contact Erin Bompiani.


    Did you know that districts in our region may request custom trainings specifically for their staff?

    The following list represents topics that we can focus upon, combine, or customize based upon staff interests and needs. To request a training, complete this CRP AT/AAC TRAINING REQUEST FORM. Questions? Contact a member of the OI/AT team.

    Assessment of Children with Complex Communication Needs: Assessing children with Complex Communication Needs for eligibility and program planning purposes can be challenging.  In this training, we will review state eligibility requirements and share assessment tools and strategies that school districts have found helpful in this process.

    Communication Partner Training: Successful communication is dependent not only on the augmentative communication tools available but also on communication strategies.   This training will teach partner skills, in addition to student skills, that are critical to allow students to develop effective communication.

    Partner Assisted Scanning: Partner assisted scanning is a way for communication "partners" to "assist" students by listing or "scanning" through possible choices.  It is an especially valuable strategy for those who have severe motor challenges and limited functional vision.

    AAC Implementation Ideas and How to Get Started: May be customized to emphasize different age groups (EI/ECSE, School-Aged).  This training will focus on providing educators and therapists working in early intervention or in school-aged settings with evidence-based techniques for teaching and implementing AAC. Topics will include incorporating the use of core vocabulary for motivating activities and also for communication for academic tasks (Science experiments, etc.).

    No tech and light tech AAC Ideas: Have you wondered why, in this fast-paced world of technology, no tech or light technology tools should be considered? Confused about all the names for these tools (PODD, PAS, PECS, PCS, Pixon). This training offers an overview of how to create and use individualized no tech or light tech tools to enhance your students’ communication, and it reinforces how vital these tools are.

    Student Environment Tasks Tools (SETT): Framework for Identifying and Implementing Assistive Technology Interventions: The SETT Framework is a tool that helps teams gather and organize information that can be used to guide collaborative decisions about services that foster the educational success of students with disabilities. Participants will learn why considering the Student, Environment and Tasks are just as important as considering the features of the Tools. Individuals will learn a team-based, approach to implement AT and AAC tools and strategies.

    Aided Language Stimulation and Core Vocabulary: AAC is not just about tools, it's about using effective strategies and techniques to teach communicative competence.  Very few students begin communicating immediately when a tool is presented to them, they need to be taught how to use the tool. This training focuses on one of the most important strategies for teaching students to communicate using AAC tools, Aided Language Stimulation. The Importance of modeling core vocabulary within authentic and motivating strategies will also be discussed.

    Programming and Use of Specific AAC Apps (Proloquo2go, LAMP, GoTalk Now, TouchChat, etc.): With all of the AAC apps that are available now, it can be challenging to keep up with how to go about programming the app so that it can be individualized for a particular student. This training is ideal for Speech & Language Pathologists that may not be familiar with a specific app and would like to learn more about how to program the device for their student.

    Mastering the Art of Switch Assessment and Switch Access: Switches help people with disabilities access a range of equipment and technology. The aim of a switch assessment is to determine which switch, movement and switch position is the most appropriate for the student. This involves a process of trial and error, trying a range of switches, movements and positions to determine which combination provides the most successful method of access to an activity for the user.

    iPads:  Switch it up!: This provides a hands-on class with iPads provided by CRIS that covers an array of apps that are specifically designed with built in switch access as well as switch access within iOS.



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    The Oregon Center on Brain Injury Research and Training (CBIRT) in partnership with Regional Inclusive Services offers TBI professional development opportunities for school-based and early childhood professionals via the CBIRT events page. 

    You can also access a treasure trove of recorded TBI presentations via this CBIRT link providing access to recorded webinars featuring experts in the field of brain injury.

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