Free Resources for Autism and Care Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

The rapidly evolving challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic have caused countless disruptions for families across the country as they seek autism diagnostic assessments and support for their toddlers. In response TRIAD has developed opportunities to share various resources with families, early intervention providers, and diagnosticians. We will continue to add resources and opportunities as able and needed.


NEW Resources for Educators and Providers

Virtual Office Hours for Educators

Target Audience: Educators in Local Educational Agencies in Tennessee

VKC TRIAD is offering virtual office hours through the remainder of the school year for educators seeking support in providing distance learning to students with disabilities or unique behavioral needs. To register, click the link and fill out the application. A response with further instructions will follow.

Apply here.


Communication Materials:


Early Intervention Focused Telehealth Support Series for Providers

This webinar series was recorded and is available here.

Target Audience: Early intervention providers


Tennessee Department of Education grantees providing services to special populations within public schools have collaborated to identify, develop, and share resources that educators can use to serve their students and families well. Because new resources are being added, we encourage you to regularly visit the following website: vkc.vumc.org/specialpopulations


NEW Resources for Families and Caregivers

Communication Materials:


Recursos e historias sociales en español en tiempos de COVID-19


Families First Online Education Series [Live Webinar Series]

Live Broadcast Date: Thursdays until further notice
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. CST
Register for Families First Online Education Series - Live Webinar

Target Audience: Families and caregivers of young children with ASD

Please join the VKC TRIAD’s Families First team for a series of web-based educational opportunities for caregivers of young children with autism. These will include information on topics such as how to schedule your day at home during this time, how to structure specific activities within your day, and how to continue to work on goal areas while services may be paused. Participants are able to attend as few or as many as they would like, as this is not a series. Once you are registered for this opportunity, you are able to join any of the weeks you are able. These will also be recorded for those unable to attend during the specified time.

Upcoming Topics

  • 5/28: Teaching Play Skills

For questions regarding this series, please contact Families.First@vumc.org

This series has previous webinars recorded available here.


Tennessee Department of Education grantees providing services to special populations within public schools have collaborated to identify, develop, and share resources that families can use to serve their students and families well. Because new resources are being added, we encourage you to regularly visit the following website: vkc.vumc.org/specialpopulations


In addition to these there have been other COVID-19 webinars related to ASD peds; see below.


Telemedicine-based Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessment in Toddlers [Login required]

This webinar was recorded. To access, register at: triad.vkclearning.org or if you already have an online learning account login here.

Target Audience: Diagnosticians

Read more about TELE-ASD-PEDS here.


Reprise of Ethical Considerations for Delivering ABA Services via Telemedicine

This webinar was recorded and is available here.

Target Audience: BCBAs, BCaBAs, and RBTs who serve clients in homes, schools, or the community


Ethical Considerations for Delivering ABA Services via Telemedicine

This webinar was recorded and is available here.

Target Audience: BCBAs, BCaBAs, and RBTs who serve clients through the DIDD system or that have similar client needs and characteristics (e.g. age 18+ with I/DD)


Introduction to the Screening Tool for Autism in Toddlers (STAT™): Overview and discussion of potential telehealth applications [Login required]

Select slides and resources from this webinar are available. To access, register at: triad.vkclearning.org or if you already have an online learning account login here.

Target Audience: Diagnosticians



Online Learning

TRIAD offers Brief Online Training Sessions (BOTS) to provide information on evidence-based practices for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Check our online learning portal to access these free trainings and resources.

  1. Go to triad.vkclearning.org
  2. Create a free account by clicking on "Register." You will create a username and password. Fill out the form and select "TRIAD" under the doorway. You will receive an email verification. Once you do, click the link to verify your account and log in.
  3. Search for the training you want to watch and enjoy!


For other research, clinical or live training resources visit: triad.vumc.org/livewebinars