Community Engagement Program

Community Accessibility Trainings

TRIAD works to increase accessibility for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental and intellectual disabilities by providing information and training to community organizations to increase knowledge and understanding in our community. TRIAD provides two types of trainings open to community organizations interested in increasing accessibility and inclusion.

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Staff and Volunteer Accessibility Workshop (3 hours)

  • Who can attend?
    This training is designed for staff and volunteers involved with arts, education, athletic, government, and community organizations
  • What will they learn?
    The information provided will help organizations increase their ability to include and support individuals with autism spectrum disorders, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and their families. Topics covered include an overview of ASD and other disabilities, how to communicate with families, effective strategies and supports, and how to respond to challenging situations.
  • When will this take place?
    Thursday, January 18, 2018, 1 to 4 p.m.
  • How can I register?
    http://tinyurl.com/cetrain-jan18

Train-the-Trainer Lab: Building Capacity for Community Inclusion (6 hours)

  • Who can attend?
    This training is designed for staff who are involved or interested in identifying accessibility challenges and solutions for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other intellectual and developmental disabilities and helping to build capacity within their organization.
  • What will they learn?
    Participants will receive resources to provide training to their organization using TRIAD online training modules and learn skills to develop evidence-based resources for general use or specific events at their organization. Attendees will have the opportunity to identify and create supports to implement, as well as have access to continued TRIAD support following the training.
  • When will this take place?
    Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • How can I register?
    http://tinyurl.com/cetrain-march18


Contact Information

Lauren Weaver, M.S., BCBA, (615) 322-6027 or email lauren.weaver@vanderbilt.edu
Kelly Wendel, M.Ed., (615) 322-1886 or email kelly.f.wendel@vanderbilt.edu