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For Educators

How to Be the Best Teacher for a Child with Autism (While Creating a Happy Classroom)

Learn simple but effective strategies and tools to help you manage disruptive behavioral issues in the classroom and provide a better learning environment for the child with ASD and his/her classmates. This will simplify your workload and make your classroom days more enjoyable. Continuing education units or professional development hours are available.

For Professionals

Training for Professionals Serving Clients with ASD and Their Families

This training provides specific strategies and approaches developed over 25 years of clinical experience and successful application, delivered in a plug and play format. Regardless of how long you have been in the field, this training will add depth to your understanding. Continuing education units or professional development hours are available for some disciplines.

For Parents

The Essential Parenting Guidance Program

This training is designed to support the parents or grandparents of a child on the autism spectrum by providing both education and emotional support to help them conquer the challenges of raising a child with ASD. You are not alone! This training will provide specific strategies and approaches developed over 25 years of clinical experience and successful application. 

Your Training Presenters

Timothy Wahlberg, Ph.D.

Timothy Wahlberg, Ph.D.

Clinical Director, National Autism Academy

Licensed Clinical Psychologist and School Psychologist
Founder and Clinical Director, The Prairie Clinic, Geneva, IL
Author, "Finding the Gray"

Dr. Wahlberg has been developing life-changing strategies for families with children on the autism spectrum through his work in a clinical, one-on-one environment for nearly 25 years. During this training, you will receive the tools, techniques, and worksheets he uses so successfully in his own practice, along with the instructions you need to use them.

Dr. Wahlberg has published extensively on the subjects of autism and neurological impairments, has spoken at local and national levels on autism and neuro-developmental delay, and has contributed conceptually to the current diagnostic criteria for autism. Dr. Wahlberg also conducts training seminars at the professional level in these areas.

Dr. Wahlberg is a member of the American Psychological Association and is the Founder and Clinical Director of The Prairie Clinic in Geneva, IL.

Jeanne Beard

Jeanne Beard

Founder, National Autism Academy

Author, "Autism & The Rest of Us: How to Sustain a Healthy, Functional and Satisfying Life with a Person on the Autism Spectrum."
Lead Trainer

Jeanne Beard is a thought leader in the autism arena. The founder of the National Autism Academy, a speaker, coach and author of Autism & The Rest of Us: How to Sustain a Healthy, Functional and Satisfying Life with a Person on the Autism Spectrum. Jeanne also served as the lead writer and inspirational support behind Dr. Wahlberg’s book, Finding the Gray, Understanding and Thriving in the Black and White World of Autism And Asperger’s receiving a first hand education from Dr. Wahlberg in the process.

She is a graduate of Northwestern University and retired from a successful career in business to business sales to found the National Autism Academy where she provides training to hundreds of parents, educators and professionals. Jeanne is the mother of 2 sons, one diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and one diagnosed with ADHD, is certified as a life coach and dedicates her time to helping those with autism succeed in life.