Sit for Autism Training Program
Sit for Autism is a training program originally conceived and developed by a graduate student in the masters in Special Education program at SCSU (with a concentration in Autism) and then further developed by the staff in the Center of Excellence on Autism Spectrum Disorders. The purpose of the program is to provide training for individuals who babysit or care for children on the spectrum. The program focuses on increasing a caregivers knowledge of the characteristics of autism and developing their skill in implementing strategies that can be used while sitting for an individual on the spectrum. Topics covered during the course of the training session include: characteristics of autism, five visual support strategies and a detailed SIT preparation booklet. Each participant leaves the workshop with a "Sit Kit", a package of pre-made strategies and materials that can be used immediately in the home setting.