Training and Professional Development

Eden team members are available to present to school staff, parents, or community groups. A variety of workshop titles are available to choose from and specific training can be designed to meet your particular needs. Workshops are led by Eden faculty members, who have significant experience with the material presented.

For more information, including a schedule of fees, please email the Outreach Services or call at 609-987-0099 x4015.

Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA)

  • 3-5 hours of direct observation
  • 2-5 hours of data analysis, report writing, material development
  • 1-2 hours of teacher interview and follow up
  • Any additional teacher/parent training, office visits, or behavior plan development incurs an additional per hour fee.

Occupational Therapy Evaluation

Completed by an OTR/L

  • Observation, evaluation and scoring
  • Written report with recommendations

Social Skills Assessment

Completed by an SLP or BCBA

  • Observation in multiple settings
  • Parent and teacher interviews
  • Evaluation and scoring
  • Report writing

Speech and Language Evaluation

Completed by an SLP

  • Observation, evaluation and scoring
  • Written report with recommendations

*AAC Evaluations are also available.

Speech and Language Services

Provided by a certified Speech Language Pathologist.

  • Consultation
  • Speech & language
  • Therapy

Behavior Assessment (per diem)

A board certified behavior analyst provides:

  • BCBA
  • Behavior Specialist*
  • Student/class consultations
  • Classroom set up
  • Related services

*supervised by BCBA

Home Based Behavior Services

In home ABA therapy or parent training.

  • BCBA
  • Behavior Specialist*

*supervised by BCBA

At client’s location.

Professional Training in ABA Teaching Strategies, 2 Day Training

This two day program provides an overview of autism; gives instruction in behavioral teaching techniques; outlines the principles of reinforcement; explains functional analysis of behavior; provides functional communication strategies; details curriculum and IEP development; and describes appropriate classroom design and structure.

Discrete Trial Teaching: Overview of Applied Behavior Analysis

This workshop outlines the learning, language, and social characteristics of autism as well as the principles of ABA and techniques for discrete trial instruction. Prompting, reinforcement, generalization and maintenance of programs are discussed with the goal of teaching in the natural environment. Hands on practice and data collection are presented.

Supporting Inclusion for Students with High Functioning Autism

This workshop will review the strengths and weaknesses often observed in students with HFA. Focus will be placed on intervention strategies, considerations in programming, and related strategies to maintain this population in the least restrictive environment while meeting their individualized needs.


Individualized training and in-services are available for staff and parents of students of all ages and skill. Below is a sampling of topics: 

  • Early Signs and Symptoms of Autism
  • Effective ABA Programming in Early Intervention
  • Conducting an Effective Speech and Language Assessment
  • Overview of Augmentative and Alternate Communication
  • Functioning Communication Training
  • Facilitating Language
  • Social Skills Training
  • Behavioral Best Practices
  • Managing Challenging Behaviors
  • Teaching Techniques with Eden Autism’s Curriculum Series
  • Transition Planning
  • Inclusive Employment: Expanding your Inclusion Efforts to the Autism Community

PCMA focuses primarily on prevention before a crisis occurs.  Depending on level of certification, training includes non-physical strategies of Crisis Prevention and De-Escalation, Physical Crisis Intervention, and Post-Crisis strategies.  Hands-on training is utilized to promote highest levels of skill acquisition.

Level of CertificationNon-Physical Strategies: Prevention and De-EscalationSafety, Physical Intervention StrategiesTransportation Physical Intervention Strategies, and Post-CrisisVertical Immobilization Strategies* and Post-CrisisHorizontal Immobilization Strategies** and Post-CrisisTraining Duration
Basic PractitionerX6 hours
PractitionerXXX14 hours
Practitioner Level IXXXX18 hours
Practitioner Level IIXXXXX22 hours

*Vertical Immobilization: There are 4 types of vertical immobilizations. They include the following:

  • One person/two person child vertical immobilization (Child is based on the participants height, not age)
  • One person adult vertical immobilization
  • Two person adult vertical immobilization
  • Three person adult vertical immobilization

**Horizontal Immobilization: Supine is the type of horizontal immobilization that is trained. It involves the participant being held while lying on their back. There are two types of supine, which include:

  • Three person adult supine BARR
  • Four person adult supine BARR

Successful completion of testing is required for PCM certification; this includes both written and practical testing.