Autism Services Family Training Opportunities
Autism Services Family Training Opportunities

Children's Mercy offers in-person educational opportunities for families, health care professionals, and community professionals to share and discuss topics related to autism. Online training modules are also available at no charge on popular topics like behavior management, toilet training, and mealtime struggles.

All in-person educational sessions are limited to approximately 10 families. The fee for professionals is $25; families are free, except for Toilet Training Made Easy ($10 for MO; $20 for KS). Each family may have up to four members participate (please note that children do NOT attend training sessions). Scholarships are available for families who qualify. Residency is based on the state in which the child resides.

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Children’s Mercy Autism Family Training Series


So Your Child Has Autism...Now What?

By Children's Mercy Autism Team Specialists

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 6:00-8:00pm
Children's Mercy Kansas - 5808 W. 110th St., Overland Park, KS 66211
Jerry Blouin Conference Room

Join us for an evening designed to give you an opportunity to connect with families on the same journey and for Children’s Mercy staff to share information on topics that will benefit you as you begin this journey. 


Robin Jordan, RN, CPN, Family Resource Specialist -- Connecting with Services/ Evidence Based Treatment

Melissa Campbell, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist -- Introduction to Autism; Interventions/Therapies

Mary Anne Hammond, Education Coordinator, Autism -- A Family Perspective

RSVP Required!

Please contact Mary Anne Hammond, Education Coordinator for Autism at (913) 696-5711 or email to register.

Children DO NOT attend.

A light dinner will be served.

Employment and Transition

(Setting our Kids up for Employment Success)

Presenter: Angela Bright, Project RISE Coordinator

When: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 6:00-8:00pm

Where: Children’s Mercy Broadway, 3101 Broadway Street, 10th Floor Conference Room Kansas City, MO 64111


  1. Learn tips for career exploration, networking, resumes and applications
  2. Discuss local resources to assist individuals that experience a barrier to employment
  3. Acquire ideas on how to foster independence 

RSVP Required!

Please call 913-696-5711 or email:

Light Dinner Served - Children DO NOT attend

Toilet Training Made Easy

by Bo Youngblood, PhD, Licensed Psychologist

Monday, November 26, 2018 5:00-6:30 p.m. 


  1. Parents/Caregivers will learn techniques in helping facilitate the toilet training process along with understanding the steps in toilet training.
  2. Dr. Youngblood will demonstrate and discuss strategies for patient who have been unsuccessful with traditional training methods.


Please contact Mary Anne Hammond, Education Coordinator for Autism at (913) 696-5711 or email to register and obtain location information.

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