Families First

Due to Vanderbilt's restrictions on large group activities, our live workshops are on hold until further notice. See below for what we are offering virtually at this time. Additional virtual resources can be found here.

TRIAD’s Families First Program is a free workshop for caregivers of young children (ages 2-7) newly diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The primary goal is to equip caregivers with practical tools to support their child, to provide resources to more easily apply strategy and planning ideas, and to give caregivers an opportunity to meet other caregivers with similar questions or concerns.

Fall 2020 Webinars / Live Broadcast Dates

We will be offering three different types of programming this Fall, Application, Back to Basics, and Connect. Please see below for more details.

Because some webinar portions are interactive, we need an accurate headcount for livestream attendance and planning purposes. If you are not planning to attend the live broadcast, you do not need to register. You may view the "Application" and "Back to Basics" archived webinars on this web page 7-10 days after the live stream date. Thanks!

Registration is required. Register at: https://redcap.link/FF_Fall_Webinar_Registration

90-minute in-depth webinar series on focused topics with opportunities for individualized planning and breakout rooms. Please note that part 1 and part 2 should both be attended for a topic.
Time: 3 to 4:30 p.m. CST

  • Thurs., September 17: Challenging Behavior Part 1
  • Thurs., October 15: Challenging Behavior Part 2
  • Thurs., November 5: Toilet Training Part 1
  • Thurs., December 10: Toilet Training Part 2

Back to Basics:
30-minute online education to provide tips on common areas of need
Time: 9 to 9:30 a.m. CST *Please check website for specific topics by week

  • Sat., October 10: Promoting Daily Living Skills
  • Sat., October 31: Sleep Tips
  • Sat., November 14: Communication Quick Tips
  • Sat., December 5: Expanding Social Play Skills
  • Sat., December 19: Navigating Resources

45-minute caregiver guided discussions to network and share valuable tips for this time
Time: 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. CST

  • Fri., September 25: Adjusting to the "new" always home life
  • Fri., October 23: Managing self: The need for caregivers to take care of themselves during this time
  • Fri., November 20: Managing school/virtual learning

While providers will not be turned away from these events, there are provider online trainings available that may better fit your training needs found here.

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TRIAD offers Brief Online Training Sessions (BOTS) to provide information on evidence-based practices for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Check our online learning portal to access these free trainings and resources.

  1. Go to triad.vkclearning.org
  2. Create a free account by clicking on "Register." You will create a username and password. Fill out the form and select "TRIAD" under the doorway. You will receive an email verification. Once you do, click the link to verify your account and log in.
  3. Search for the training you want to watch and enjoy!

Contact Information

Local: (615) 322-7565
Toll-free: (877) ASD-VUMC (273-8862)
E-mail: familiesfirst@vumc.org