Special to the
Opelika Observer

This summer, the Center for Autism Research, Treatment and Training (CARTT) will be conducting a free caregiver training workshop online that is open to all caregivers of children aged two to 12 years old with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis. The deadline to register for this workshop has already passed but interested parties should still contact CARTT for more information because if there is enough interest, they will consider a second workshop later this summer. They would like to reach as many families in the area as possible.

The content is aimed at primary caregivers of children with ASD.

This workshop is not for those individuals that work with children with ASD. If they have enough demand from teachers and others working with children with ASD, they could offer another workshop with information tailored for them

The workshop will be delivered via Zoom — one hour weekly group sessions during which clinicians deliver core content and 15 minute individual weekly consultations during which clinicians will interact with individual caregivers

In addition to the sessions with clinicians, CARTT will provide participants with written materials, which will be mailed to the home address before the start of the workshop

The workshop will require commitment to participate in weekly sessions for 9-10 weeks. The day and time of the weekly group sessions have yet to be determined and will depend on participants’ availabilities

Before and after the workshop, participants will be asked to fill out a survey online that will provide CARTT with information about the caregiver and whether the workshop had a positive impact for the family. This information is important because it allows CARTT to continue to provide high-quality services to families and individuals with ASD in the local community.

For more information or inquiries regarding CARTT’s services, contact them by phone at 334-844-6691 or email ABAclinic@auburn.edu.

About CARTT:

The Center for Autism Research, Treatment, and Training (CARTT) is part of the Auburn University Psychological Services Center and serves as a training clinic for students in the Behavior Analysis Program in the Department of Psychology. CARTT is an intensive preschool program that uses behavioral, research-based instruction to address the individual needs of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the Auburn-Opelika community. We also offer a range of behavioral consultation services to individuals and schools in the surrounding area.