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Autism Clinic Upcoming Live Events

Virtual training opportunities

During COVID-19, Children’s Mercy is currently offering virtual educational opportunities for families, health care professionals and community professionals in place of our in-person educational trainings. All virtual sessions are free and you must register to attend.

If you are interested in a topic, please reserve a spot by sending an email to autism@cmh.edu. Thank you for helping us all keep safe.

Upcoming events

Autism Family (VIRTUAL) Training Series Presents:

Children's Mercy Caregiver Autism Training: Promoting Social Skills and Independence in Youth with Autism


This presentation aims to inform caregivers of youth on the spectrum how to be successful social coaches and aid in the development of social skills and independence. Social skills are often more difficult to recognize and integrate for the person with ASD. Participants will learn about social skills curriculums and evidence-based treatments. This will all be in an effort to help your child gain more independence.

Speakers: Melissa Robinson, PhD, Child Psychologist

When: Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022

Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

Location: Virtual

Training is free and registration is required.

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Children’s Mercy Caregiver Autism Training: Supporting Social Engagement in Early Childhood for Children with ASD


Young children learn through social interactions and play, but it can be difficult to know how to create opportunities for social engagement, particularly for children who have their own unique ways of interacting, playing and communicating. Dr. Paige McArdle provides general strategies for promoting social engagement that capitalize on your child’s strengths and interests, increase opportunities for connections and learning, and can be used in everyday routines.

Speaker: Paige McArdle, PhD, BCBA, Child Psychologist

When: Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022

Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

Location: Virtual

Training is free and registration is required.

Register for Supporting Social Engagement in Early Childhood for Children with ASD

Children's Mercy Caregiver Autism Training: Next Steps after an Autism Diagnosis


This training provides information for families/caregivers who have a child recently diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or have a child with autism and have never attended this training. We will cover detailed information about the diagnosis, evidence-based therapies, connecting with services and more. Please invite anyone who might benefit from this free training.

Speakers: Darren Olsen, PhD; Robin Jordan, RN, CPN; Mary Anne Hammond, BS

When: Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022

Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

Location: Virtual

Training is free and registration is required.

Register for Next Steps after an Autism Diagnosis