16 Must-Read AutismTraining Resources In The U.K.

There are around 700,000 people on the autism spectrum in the U.K.- An estimated 1 in 100 people are affected. Studies also show that 60% of teachers in England do not feel they have adequate training to teach children with autism.

Thankfully across the U.K., a number of trainings that focus on autism help parents, professionals, caregivers and educators learn more about the autism spectrum disorder. below are links to trainings in the U.K.


Autism West Midlands
  • Autism West Midlands supports families and people with autism. Seminars and workshops are offered as well as an annual conference on autism.
Child Autism U.K.
  • Child Autism U.K. provides information and support for parents of children with autism. Training courses for parents includes beginner ABA and social skills.
The National Autistic Society- 
  • Leading U.K. charity for autistic children and their families. Provides information, support and services. NAS offers scheduled training events, in-house training and online training modules including training modules on communication, sensory experiences, stress and anxiety and physical activity.

Northern Ireland

Autism Initiatives
  • Provides a range of person-centered services throughout the U.K. Autism Initiatives Northern Ireland includes a learning and development department which is designed to meet the needs of all professional staff. Upcoming training topics for July includes, Understanding Autism, Epilepsy Awareness, and Keeping Children Safe. E-Learning courses are also available.
Autism NI
  • Northern Ireland’s longest-serving autism charity and training provider. Autism NI  provides family support workshops and discussion group. Training topics include, Fundamentals of Autism, Understanding Social Skills, Sensory Processing, and PECS training courses are held off-site.
Centre For Autism
  • Provides a wide range of training for professionals working with autistic children to parents, educators and caregivers. The organization also publishes a research bulletin designed to meet the needs of professionals working in education with autistic children. Trainings for parents include topics on, transition, sensory processing and life skills
  • PEAT provides a wide range of training services for parents of children with autism and professionals involved with individuals with autism. PEAT provides in-house training and tailors made programs to meet the needs of parent groups and specific organizations.
The National Autistic Society, Northern Ireland
  • Provides information, support and training for autistic people, families, and professionals. Offers a variety of scheduled events, courses and online training modules.


Autism Forth Valley
  • The Autism Forth Valley Website includes a table which contains information on training providers and courses including university courses on autism, professional organizations and social service agencies.
NHS Education for Scotland
  • NES offers a wide range of education and training support for both clinical and non-clinical staff in Scotland. Formats include e-learning, workbooks, publications and blended learning.
Scottish Autism
  • Provides a wide range of support services across Scotland for individuals with autism, their families and professionals. Scottish Autism offers external training core courses including, Introduction to Autism and Autism Profiling.


  • An E-learning introductory course on autism spectrum disorder. Participants will be asked to answer a series of 20 questions. Once completed, participants will receive a certification.
  • Provides a library with a wealth of information on autism topics from previous conferences in Microsoft PowerPoint format. Geared towards professionals however this are also useful information for parents as well. Sample topics include; psychosexual development in ASD, A guide for practioners and resources for families living in Wales.
Learning Disability Wales
  • Training program includes a range of person-centered and practical courses for people in the public, voluntary and private sectors as well as parents and caregivers. Courses include a fee at an onsite facility. Training topics include, An Introduction to Mindfulness and Making Information Easy to Read and Understand
Ringway Training

A training provider delivering online courses on autism for professionals working with children, young people and adults on a host of topics including, Autism Spectrum Condition Advance Level Training and Autism and ADHD

The National Autistic Society/Wales
  • Offers a host of free one-hour webinars for teachers, professionals and parents. The website includes two series of one hour webinars on various topics such as, promoting inclusion, preventing bullying, and neurodevelopment and social competence in autism spectrum disorder.

2017 Autism Conferences

Hi Everyone!

It that time again for the yearly upcoming autism conference listings. The conferences listed are specifically on the topic of autism spectrum disorder. The conferences vary from 1-day seminars to 3-day sessions and keynote speakers. Some of the conferences focus on parents and people with autism, while others are geared specifically for researchers and educators.


When you click on the highlighted links, you will find additional information on the costs, location, hotels and detailed information on each conference..


Date: January 13

Future Horizons

Autism One Day Conference
The River Center
136 E. 3rd Street
Davenport, IA 52801

Features Renown Dr. Temple Grandin who will give insights backed by research evidence and her own experience.

Date: January 18-20

Council for Exceptional Children, Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities

18th International Conference on Autism, Intellectual Disability and Developmental Disabilities
Sheraton Sand Key Resort
1160 Gulf Blvd
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

Featured sessions on post-secondary initiatives, differentiating instruction in the inclusive classroom, sexuality education and managing challenging behaviors.

Date: January 21-22

Massachusetts General Hospital

Autism Spectrum Disorders Across The Life Span
The Westin Conley Place
10 Huntington Avenue

Conference offers a broad review of advances in ASD research, genetics, diagnostic tools and treatments.

Date: January 31- February 2

Association for Behavior Analysis International
11th Annual Autism Conference
Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel and Casino
San Juan, Puerto Rico

This conference will focus on behavioral assessment and intervention across the life span of autism.


Date: February 9-10

The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism
305 Fahm Street
Savannah, GA 31401


Date: March 18

9th Annual Southern Main Autism Conference
Doubletree Hotel
363 Maine Mall Rd.
Portland, ME 04106

A one-day conference for parents and family members of children with autism, educators and service providers

Date: March 26-27

19th International Conference on Autism
NH Collection Madrid
Padre Damian 23 28036
Madrid, Spain

Aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Autism. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Autism


Date: April 26-29

22nd Annual Minnesota Autism Conference
Doubletree Minneapolis

A 3-day conference for educators, parents, caregivers, mental health professionals, service providers and people on the spectrum.

Date: April 28

Center for Advancement of Behavior Analysis
CABA Autism Conference
Seal Beach
Old Ranch Company Club
3901 Lampson Avenue
Seal Beach, CA 90740

A conference on autism for behavior analysis, educators, psychologists, speech language pathologists and parents.


Date: May 3-4

Autism Conference and Expo of Georgia 2017
Loudermilk Conference Center
40 Courtland Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

The conference theme is, ‘Innovation to Action: Connecting the Pieces with Practical Strategies.’ This conference is intended for professionals, parents and self-advocates.

Date: May 10-13

International Society for Autism Research
Marriott Marquis Hotel
San Francisco, CA

An annual scientific meeting, convened each spring, to exchange and disseminate new scientific progress among ASD scientists.


Date:July 12-15

49th Annual Autism Society National Conference

The Wisconsin Center
400 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203

Will include session, keynote addresses and social events for individuals, families, educators, caregivers and service providers on concrete strategies that allow people to interact with one another and the world on their terms.


Date:August 24-25

U.S. Autism and Asperger Association
12th Annual World Conference
Location: TBA (To Be Announced)

Conference open to anyone interested in learning more about autism, Asperger’s and related disorders including parents/families, caregivers, adults with ASD, employers, educators, professionals, agencies, and self-advocated.


Date:September 7-9

Asia Pacific Autism Conference, 2017
International Convention Centre
14 Darling Dr,
Sydney NSW 2009,