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Kidz Therapy Services provides comprehensive, hands-on training to assist in the development of state-of-the-art quality programs.

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Conferences & Training

Upcoming Conferences

Please email us with any questions, comments or concerns at conferences@kidztherapy.com.

New York State Approved Provider of Training in the Needs of Students with Autism

Kidz Therapy Services is approved by the New York State Education Department to provide mandated training in the needs of children with autism to new special education teachers seeking certification and administrators and supervisors of special education. The three hour training program has been developed in accordance with the NYS Education Department’s Autism Syllabus. The coursework will enhance the participants’ understanding of autism spectrum disorders by providing an overview of the disorder, introduce evidence based instructional methods and interventions, behavior management and positive behavioral supports, effective collaborative techniques and resources. This course is open to all who are interested, not just special educators and administers.

Please contact Marian Karcher at 516 747-9030 x 161 or email mkarcher@kidztherapy.com for more details.

According to NYSED, the following are required to take this course:

TEACHERS:
If the individual (teacher candidate) is enrolled in an approved and registered NYS special education program at a college or university, the individual does not need the "approved coursework" or training because the content of the autism coursework is already covered in the special education classes at the colleges. The State required these programs to adjust their curriculum to ensure that the autism specific information was included in 2008. Therefore, individuals (teachers) receiving their special education certificate through college recommendation are not required to have the SED approved coursework in question.

Many teachers who want to be special education certified apply for certification through the individual transcript evaluation process. For individuals who are applying for a special education certificate through SED's TEACH system, on or after September 2, 2009, the SED approved autism coursework training is required. Information regarding the requirement and applying for special education certificate through TEACH may be found at http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/autism.html.

Special education teachers who received permanent or professional certification in special education or Students with Disabilities before September 2, 2009, are not required to have the training.

ADMINISTRATORS:
Certified administrators assigned to a special education positions (as determined by their LEA) were supposed to have the enhanced training in autism by September 9, 2009. If the assignment occurred after that date, the administrators are to have the training as soon as "practicable" after their assignment. Essentially this means that all certified administrators assigned to a special education position must have this training.

Continuing Education Provider

Kidz Therapy Services is approved by the following professional organizations to provider continuing education programs:

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
  • Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB)
  • American Academy of Audiology (AAA)
  • National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
  • National Association of Social Workers – New York Chapter (NASW-NYS)
  • New York Physical Therapy Association (NYPTA) - CEUs issued on a conference by conference basis.

    Staff Development & Training

    Kidz Therapy Services provides comprehensive, hands-on trainings to assist in the development of state-of-the-art quality programs. Modules are designed to provide a thorough understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders and effective methods to foster the development of skills and improve behavioral functioning. All modules are developed to meet the specific needs of each team member within the district program.

    Our training modules include:

    • Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis
    • Educating Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders
    • Developing Effective Language Goals
    • Functional Behavior Assessments
    • Aggression Prevention & Management
    • Maximizing Strategies for Natural Environment Teaching

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