With many members of the autism community seeing their routines disrupted during these challenging times, the Autism Certification Center and Autism Speaks are teaming up to make ASD Strategies in Action available at no cost for the autism community. Together, our aim is for more people on the spectrum, their families, and their communities to have access to evidence-based educational material, providing real-life strategies that can be applied now and well into the future.
Get free access to the Foundations of Evidence-Based Strategies courses with over 30 hours of video-based content. Additional resources from OCALI and various partners are available on our website to help you stay informed, connected, healthy, and supported.
ASD Strategies in Action gives families and service providers tools to ensure they are equipped to effectively care for, support, educate, employ, or work with individuals on the autism spectrum from early childhood to young adulthood.Get Started
A free course that will introduce you to characteristics of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and dispel common misconceptions through the experiences and perspectives of individuals on the autism spectrum. Whether you are a parent, grandparent, neighbor, co-worker, teacher, bus driver, or librarian, you will find valuable insights and information in this 1.5-hour course. This course also serves as the prerequisite to other courses.Preview Course
Begin learning valuable strategies and earn a certificate with the free introductory course
Subscribe to get access to comprehensive coursework organized by age and strategy
Complete the final assessment at the end of a course
Receive your certificate to demonstrate successful completion of a course
ASD Strategies in Action offers courses in evidence-based strategies that can be used in natural environments during the typical routines and activities of toddlers and preschoolers, elementary and middle school students, and high school and transition age individuals. All courses provide video-based instruction filmed in natural settings and feature the perspectives of people on the autism spectrum.
Select the course that best suits the age range of the population you work with or support and access video-based instruction with real-life examples filmed in schools, homes, workplaces, and community settings.
Real life examples filmed in a variety of settings, including home, school, work, and the community, focused on individuals, their families, and the teams that work with and support them
Interviews with experts and practitioners telling you why strategies and supports work the way they do
Interviews with individuals and families sharing their personal experiences
Reflection questions and assessments to help you gauge your learning
Progress tracking, chapter notes, transcripts, glossary, and other tools to supplement videos
"A consistent training program that all of us could use as people move through our systems, through the life span, we would have these training modules to equip people to work with folks better. Having a better trained workforce means better lives for people with autism."
- John Martin, Director
Department of Developmental Disabilities
Developed in consultation with a panel of internationally renowned experts, the training provides practical information and skills from multiple research-based approaches.
OCALI is a recognized global leader in creating and connecting resources and relationships to ensure that people with disabilities have the opportunity to live their best lives for their whole lives. Learn more about our training that has served more than 300,000 people worldwide.
"The modules are extremely well done. I really like the fact that it felt like it’s a real experience. That it’s someone’s actual classroom that’s happening every day anywhere that you walk into. So it’s real life. It’s real teaching. Real learning. Real communication going on. As a practitioner working with students on the autism spectrum, it means the opportunity for me to renew my skills as an educator. To share an immense amount of knowledge for others that work around me as my team. It gives practical and real-life examples for all of us that work with students on the autism spectrum."
- Lisa Orem, Practitioner
"To me, this video module is so important because it gives anyone the opportunity to learn a lot more about ASD and to do it in the comfort of their own home. To do it at their own pace. And to learn effective techniques. It’s so valuable to see somebody putting these ideas into action. Reading it you don’t always understand how does this look in real life. Something I realized in going through the modules was that I can always be reminded of how to do things better for my own kids even though I live with this daily. I would probably review these regularly just to keep up with my own techniques at home."
- Judith Maloney, Mother