Autism Family Training Opportunities
Autism Family Training Opportunities

Children's Mercy offers educational opportunities for families, health care professionals, and community professionals to share and discuss topics related to autism. All training modules are limited to approximately 10 families. Each family may have up to four members participate. Scholarships are available for families who qualify. Residency is based on the state in which the child resides.

Registration Fees

  • Families are free, except for Toilet Training Made Easy  ($10 for MO; $20 for KS) Scholarships available.
  • Professionals - $25

Meet the Presenters

Get to know those who will be leading the family training sessions. 
Presenter Bios »

Determining Readiness for Toilet Training:  First Steps and Tips

Dr. Christina Low-Kapalu, PhD

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015  6:00-8:00 pm
Children's Mercy South Hospital - Jerry Blouin Conference Room 5808 W. 110th Street Overland Park, KS 66211


  • To identify developmental signs for potty training readiness
  • To learn techniques in helping facilitate toileting readiness
  • To understand the steps in toilet training
  • To answer common questions regarding toileting and toileting readiness

TO REGISTER: or call 913-696-5711

Taking Care of Business: Managing Your Child's Home and School Programs

The Plaza Library - Large Conference Room
4801 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112

Robin Jordan, RN, CPN and Mary Anne Hammond, B.S.

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  • Families will learn the value of taking charge of their child's care.
  • Families will come to understand the "rules of the game" in regard to school matters.
  • Families will be given tips for effective communication with the people involved in their child's care

Sleeping 101 for Children with Autism

Dr. Cy Nadler, Ph.D.
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  • Participants will be able to identify healthy sleep habits for children with Autism.
  • Participants will identify teaching and management strategies to address common bedtime and sleep behavior problems for children with Autism.
  • Participants will identify additional resources for addressing sleep concerns for children with Autism.

Professional Training Opportunities

Presentations offered by members of the Section of Developmental & Behavioral Sciences geared towards other professionals (i.e. early childhood educators, school nurses, teachers, Parents as Teachers, parent support groups, school districts, etc.)

Approaching and Coping with Puberty: Guidance for Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities

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