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In-person 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.

To ensure we have adequate room capacity and refreshments, reservations are REQUIRED. Please contact our team at or call (913) 696-5705 to register for trainings.

These events are free to families, with the exception of the Toilet Training Made Easy workshop ($10 for children who reside in Missouri; $20 for children who reside in Kansas). Scholarships are available for families who qualify.

The fee for professionals is $20 for all training sessions.

Children DO NOT attend trainings.

Managing Problem Behaviors (plus holiday tips!)

: Darren Olsen, PhD

When: Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 6:00-8:00pm

Where: Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas

Jerry Blouin Conference Room
5808 W. 110th St.
Overland Park, KS 66211

Class description:

Common problem behaviors associated with Autism and developmental disabilities (including tantrums, noncompliance, aggression, and self-injury) can interfere with day-to-day activities at home, in school and in public. A variety of strategies based on the basic concepts of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) will be shared that can help children and families prevent and reduce these daily problems.


  • Participants will understand and recognize common functions (causes) of problem behavior.
  • Participants will identify teaching strategies to prevent and reduce problem behavior.
  • Participants will become aware of how management strategies can be adapted to a variety of settings.

Children do NOT attend. A light dinner is provided.

RSVP required: please call (913) 696-5711 to reserve your spot.