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ASD Strategies in Action

Real-Life, Practical, Evidence-Based

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.

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Many Faces of Autism

Many Faces of Autism

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 90-minute course.

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How Does ASD Strategies in Action Work?

Gain knowledge to use immediately. Earn professional development hours and certificate.

ASD Strategies in Action courses are now approved for CEUs by the National Association of Social Workers - Ohio Chapter.

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Many Faces of Autism

Begin learning valuable strategies and earn a certificate with the free introductory course


Select a Course

Subscribe to get access to comprehensive coursework organized by age and strategy


Take Course Assessment

Complete the final assessment at the end of a course


Earn Your Certificate

Receive your certificate to demonstrate successful completion of a course

Valuable Strategies for Life

Toddler and Preschool Age

Toddler and Preschool Age

Early childhood is an important time to help young children with ASD to develop critical language and learning skills. With video examples in homes and preschool classrooms, this course will introduce you to evidence-based strategies that can be used in natural environments during typical routines and activities of toddlers and preschoolers. This course takes approximately 10.5 hours to complete. Prerequisite: Many Faces of Autism

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School Age

School Age

During the elementary and middle school years, school-aged individuals with ASD are developing skills in many areas that will impact their futures. This course presents evidence-based strategies in action in home, school and community environments. This course takes approximately 10.5 hours to complete. Prerequisite: Many Faces of Autism

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Transition Age

Transition Age

Adolescents and young adults with ASD need many critical skills as they prepare for transitioning from high school into their own, unique adult lives. This course will show you how to use evidence-based strategies to support individuals who are transition-aged and young adults through video examples at home, school, work, and in the community. This course takes approximately 10.5 hours to complete. Prerequisite: Many Faces of Autism

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A Wealth of Content, Multiple Ways to Learn

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

Taking Action to Meet a Growing Demand

Why is it Needed?

"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

Blue Ribbon

Blue Ribbon Panel

Developed in consultation with a panel of internationally renowned experts, the training provides practical information and skills from multiple research-based approaches.

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Who is OCALI?

OCALI provides a variety of tools, technologies, resources, and supports that are changing lives in Ohio and across the globe. OCALI serves more than 200,000 customers in every country in the world.

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Subscription Options

Subscribe to get access to all of the ASD Strategies in Action Courses, in addition to the free Many Faces of Autism. Your subscription helps fund even more courses full of strategies to help achieve a better quality of life for individuals with autism and their families.

$0 / month

for residents and workers in Ohio
Initial courses made possible thanks to Ohio taxpayers

$12.50 / month

for Yearly Subscription
Billed annually for total of $150

$15 / month

for 6 Month Subscription
Billed every 6 months for total of $90


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Hear What People Are Saying About ASD Strategies in Action

"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