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.

Meet the Presenters

Get to know those who will be leading the family training sessions.
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Toilet Training Resources

Educational Presentation: Toilet Training Made Easy

Offered: Monday, September 18, 2017 and Monday, November 6, 2017

Presented By: Dr. Bo Youngblood, PhD, Licensed Psychologist

Objective: Parents 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.

To register or for more information, call 913-696-5711 or email Mary Anne Hammond

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.)

Research Studies


Healthy Mealtimes for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Children's Mercy is testing a new intervention program for children with ASD between the ages of 4 and 9 years and their families. Children who are eligible are also carrying extra weight. 

For more details, see the study flyer or contact Amy Papa at 816-234-9230. 

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