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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

Autism Family (VIRTUAL) Training Series Presents:

Morning Routines for LIFE! (A Life Skills Training)

The morning can be one of the most chaotic times of the day. In any household it can be easy to become overwhelmed making sure everyone is dressed and ready to go. Morning routines can help. A routine can help ensure that everyone in the home can complete personal hygiene, get dressed, fed and be ready for the day. A morning routine is a vital tool that can be carried on throughout each phase of life. Come join us for a session on learning how to create individual morning routines for each member of your home.

When: Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, 6-8 p.m.

Speakers: Sally Sinn and Jill Wade - Behavior Specialists/Behavioral Health KC


  • Participants will understand what makes a routine successful.
  • Participants will be coached on how to teach life skills (toileting, food preparation, hygiene) within the daily routine.
  • Participants will receive information on clues that point to the need for a change in the routine.

Addressing Puberty and Sexuality in Persons with Developmental Disabilities and ASD


This training addresses the challenges and changes that happen during puberty, the importance of appropriate sex education for individuals with special needs, and how to respond to behavioral concerns related to emerging sexuality for individuals with developmental disabilities spanning various ages and levels of need.

When: Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, 6-8 p.m.

Speakers: Kerry Prout, PhD