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


Sensory Survival Skills: Understanding and Fitting Them into Daily Routines

Participants will gain understanding of the sensory systems, identify the sensory qualities of daily routines, and learn how to influence sensory input in order to accomplish daily routines.

When: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 6:00-8:00pm

Where: Children’s Mercy Kansas - Jerry Blouin Conference Room
5808 W. 110th Street
Overland Park, KS 66211

Megan Laurent, OTR

RSVP required!
Please call 913-696-5711 or email:
Children do not attend.
A light dinner will be served.

Toilet Training Made Easy

by Bo Youngblood, PhD, Licensed Psychologist

Monday, July 16, 2018 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Monday, September 17, 2018 5:00-6:30 p.m.
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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