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 »

Toilet Training Made Easy

by Bo Youngblood, PhD, Licensed Psychologist


  • Parents and families will learn techniques in helping facilitate the Toilet Training process along with understanding the steps in Toilet Training.
  • Dr. Youngblood will demonstrate strategies for patients who have been unsuccessful with traditional training methods.
  • Parent/caregiver attendance only, please. 

Cost: $20 for Kansas families; $10 for Missouri families.

September 26, 2016; November 7, 2016 - all 5:00-6:30pm  - 5520 College Blvd 425 Ste. Overland Park, KS 66211

So Your Child has Autism: Now What?

Speakers: Robin Jordan, RN, CPN, Family Resource Specialist, Natalie Passanante, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist, Mary Anne Hammond, Education Coordinator - Autism

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016  
Children's Mercy Kansas 
Jerry Blouin Room - 6:00-8:00pm
5808 W. 110th Street, Overland Park, KS 66211


  • Connecting with Services
  • Introduction to Autism/ Interventions/ Evidence Based Treatment
  • A Family Perspective
  • Parent/caregiver attendance only, please - RSVP is required

To register, email or call 913-696-5711

Making Autism Part of Their Story

Speaker: Rochelle Harris, PhD

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

6-8 p.m.

    Children's Mercy Broadway
    3101 Broadway Street - 10th Floor
    Kansas City, MO 64111

  • Learn how to talk with your child or teen about ASD
  • Learn how developmental level of a child/teen will influence the nature of these conversations
  • Discuss how such conversations can foster a child or teen's ability to become a self-advocate
To register, please call (913) 696-5711 or email

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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