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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 Thank you for helping us all keep safe.

Upcoming events

Managing Problem Behaviors

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. We will leave time for Q&A at the end of the training. We will also discuss strategies for “re-engaging in public life” as COVID-19 restrictions change.

When: Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Time: 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Speaker: Darren Olsen, PhD


  • Describe behavioral intervention in practical terms.
  • Explain key behavioral concepts and strategies for teaching skills and managing problems.
  • Apply behavior basics to common problems and situations.
  • Provide behavior resources for additional support.

Registration is free and required.

Register for Managing Problem Behaviors

Next Steps After an Autism Diagnosis

Join us for a virtual training designed to give you an opportunity for Children's Mercy staff to share information on topics that will benefit you as you begin this journey.

When: Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Time: 6 to 7:30 p.m.


  • Robin Jordan, RN, CPN, Family Resource Specialist
    Connecting with Services/Getting Started

  • Cy Nadler, PhD, Clinical Psychologist
    Introduction to Autism/Evidence Based Treatment

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

Registration is free and required.

Register for Next Steps After an Autism Diagnosis