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Training’s January 2021  Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) postponed, scroll down for new dates

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Due to events beyond our control,  October 2021 and January 2022 ARE NOW postponed. The venue Kettering Conference Centre is remaining shut until the end of March 2022. Please see new dates for June 2022 ON OUR WEBSITE,

As you are aware the information regarding the spread and disruption the Corona-virus is still in a state of flux. The venue owners have taken a proactive decision with safety in mind for all to remain temporarily closed.

From the oweners:

To confirm discussions, the decision has now been made to extend Kettering conference center’s temporary closure to 2022, and therefore we will be unable to accommodate your event in October 2021. Our current reopening date is the end of March 2022

We have no idea how long this may last, so we will keep you informed as things may change.


As we have had to postpone the above dates:

Those who have paid can either transfer to the new date or training course, or a refund.

Those who have not paid can of course transfer to the new date or training course.

We will still take bookings and send out invoices and receive payments for the training courses in the hope things return to normal.

Please note: for those booking hotel accommodation, if you book through an online site, if you have to cancel your hotel booking you may not get a refund or could be still be charged.

Most hotels if you book direct have a refund policy.

**(covid-19) The training courses below will resume subject to any safety concerns of the delegates, ours & venue staff, including restrictions that may be imposed by either UK and or USA Governments.**

**2022 Training**

2 day training 2022 June 23-24 Cost £280.00 
2 day training 2023 January TBA Cost £TBA 

Autism Independent UK are looking forward to you joining the Seminar/Work-shop to be held at the (KLV) Kettering Conference Center Thurston Drive Kettering, Northants, NN15 6PB

New group discounts:

6+ 10% discount

10+ 12% discount

20+ 25% discount

to include AM/PM refreshments, coffee on arri val and light lunch

Led By
Emily Rubin, MS, CCC-SLP Director, Communication Crossroads, Atlanta, GA
Information Video.

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Title: SCERTS : Introduction, Implementation, Assessment

Day 1 – The SCERTS Model – An Introduction: Using the SCERTS framework guide priorities for children on the Autism Spectrum

Day 2 -The SCERTS Model – Implementation: Using the SCERTS framework to design programming in children on the Autism Spectrum

The SCERTS Model – Assessment: Using the formal SCERTS Assessment Process to monitor progress over time

Presenter: Emily Rubin, MS, CCC-SLP Co-Author, The SCERTS Model

Host: Autism Independent UK

Location: (KLV) Kettering Conference Centre Thurston Drive, Kettering
Northamptonshire, NN15 6PB

Registration: 9:00am – 9:30am

Course Time: 9:30am – 4:15pm

Course Description

Speaker Profile:

Emily Rubin, MS, CCC-SLP is the Director of the Educational Outreach Program at the Marcus Autism Center, affiliated with Emory University. She is a speech-language pathologist specializing in autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, and related social learning disabilities. As a former adjunct faculty member and lecturer at Yale University, she has served as a member of their Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic. She recently participated as a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Ad Hoc Committee on Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), a committee charged with developing guidelines related to the role of speech-language pathologists in the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of ASD. She is a co-author of the SCERTS Assessment Process and she provides professional development internationally to educational programs developing programs for social and emotional learning and serving children and adolescents with autism and related developmental disorders.

2 Day trainings

Course Description

Day 1 of this course will introduce the SCERTS model, a comprehensive, multidisciplinary educational approach designed for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). This model is not exclusive of other treatment approaches and methodologies, but rather provides a framework for those who are seeking guidelines for implementing a comprehensive educational plan that is based on our knowledge of the core developmental challenges faced by children with ASD, family-centered care, and our knowledge of the recommended tenets of educational programming. The model was designed to provide guidelines for helping children progress through the stages of becoming a competent social communicator. It was also designed to provide families and educational teams with the help they may need to feel successful in supporting the child. Participants of this course will learn how to determine meaningful, purposeful, and motivating goals and strategies based on a child’s developmental stage, functional needs, and family priorities.

Day 2 of this course will begin with the essential priorities for applying the SCERTS scope and sequence of goals in program development, namely writing goals and determining supports (i.e., educational planning). The formal assessment will be introduced as a mechanism to determine a child’s stage of language acquisition, establish a profile of strengths and areas of need in those areas most impacted by the core challenges of ASD and monitor progress over time.

Learner Outcomes:

Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify how the SCERTS scope and sequence of goals can be used to guide the development of meaningful, functional and evidence-based objectives in social communication and emotional regulation.
  2. Adjust programming related to educational objectives and appropriate strategies for enhancing active engagement
  3. Adjust programming related to educational objectives and appropriate strategies for enhancing smooth transitions
  4. Adjust programming related to educational objectives and appropriate strategies for enhancing conventional emotional expression

Time Ordered Agenda:

Day 1

9:30 - 11:00 a.m. Current research in social neuroscience and its impact on educational programming guidelines

11:00 – 11:20 a.m.               Break

11:20 – 12:30 p.m.               Identifying the core domains and stages of the SCERTS framework

12:30 – 1:15 p.m. Lunch

1:15 – 2:45 p.m.   Identifying critical supports and essential EHCP outcomes within the SCERTS curriculum; before words and emerging language

2:45 – 3:00 p.m.   Break

3:00 – 4:15 p.m.   Identifying critical supports and essential EHCP outcomes within the SCERTS curriculum; conversational stages

Day 2

9:30 – 11:00 a.m.  Implementing Transactional Supports – Video case studies

11:00 – 11:20 a.m.               Break

11:20 – 12:30 p.m.  Implementing SCERTS in Action to identify priorities for selecting goals, determining supports, and designing educational plans – Case Study Introduction

12:30 – 1:15 p.m. Lunch

1:15 – 2:45 p.m.   Implementing SCERTS in Action to identify priorities for selecting goals, determining supports, and designing educational plans – Case Study Next Steps

2:45 – 3:00 p.m.   Break

3:00 – 4:15 p.m.   Using the SCERTS Assessment Process – Collecting data related to functional social and emotional skills; video case example