Professional Trainings

Job Coach Training

This training is specifically designed for those in the field who are providing job coaching. This training ensures that job coaches have the knowledge and tools available to support  a person with a disability at that person’s work site. Content of the training includes:

-Role of a job coach
-Communication skills
-Task analysis
-Fading and building natural supports

Autism Strategies for Employment Success

This training provides autism-specific information and strategies that can be implemented at the work site. This training provides evidence-based practices that ensure employment success for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Content of this training includes:

-ASD characteristics
-Learning strategies
-Communication strategies
-Sensory skills
-Social skills
-Visual strategies


Social Coach Training

Introductory Training

We provide an introduction to the ASPPIRE social coaching model with an initial consultation titled Social Coaching 101. This introductory course is given to community organizations that have contact with adults with cognitive and social challenges. Attendees may be individuals from area high schools, the Intermediate School District, Community Mental Health, Michigan Rehabilitative Services, colleges, and others. Social Coaching 101 topics include:

-Current Autism incidence and statistics
-ASD characteristics
-Selection Process
-Structure of the program and the curriculum
-Staffing needs
-Reference systems

Facilitator Training

Facilitator training provides site staff with everything they need to set up and implement a successful social coaching program. This includes instructional strategies, forms, strategies to connect and work with community partners, and the ASPPIRE curriculum.


Other Training

ASPPIRE also offers customized training to meet an organization’s specific needs.

-Para-professional and support staff
-Diversity training
-Independent living skills
-Autism strategies
-Transition services
-Parent and care provider trainings


ASPPIRE Training Brochure