Families First Archived Webinars

Welcome to the TRIAD Families First video library. Families First is a free program for caregivers of young children (ages 2-7) newly diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. The primary goal is to equip caregivers with practical tools to support their child, to provide resources to more easily apply strategy and planning ideas, and to give caregivers an opportunity to meet other caregivers with similar questions or concerns. Learn more on the Families First Program web page.

Video and Resource Overview

Click on the categories below to explore free videos and downloadable resources related to each topic. Videos are presented in three formats, which vary in duration and level of detail:

  • Quick Tips: 3- to 10-minute videos with broad tips and general strategies
  • Back To Basics: 30-minute videos with more specific tips and strategies
  • Applications: 60-minute videos, some as 2-part series, with in-depth tips, strategies, examples, and action plans

<10-minute Quick Tip Videos

ABC’s of Behavior

This video was created through the Autism Treatment Network (ATN) and Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P), of which we are a site. Watch "ABCs of Behavior" by Autism Speaks on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iV61q2EOuyE

Reinforcement

This video was created through the Autism Treatment Network (ATN) and Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P), of which we are a site. Watch "Reinforcement" by Autism Speaks on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Px0hYQYu_Lo

30-minute Back-to-Basics Videos

ABC's and Antecedent Strategies

Reinforcement

1-hour Application Videos

Challenging Behaviors Part 1: Functions of Behavior and Preventative Strategies

Challenging Behaviors Part 2: Positive Reinforcement and Responding to Challenging Behavior

<10-minute Quick Tip Videos

Back into the Community

Making Engagement F.U.N.

30-minute Back-to-Basics Videos

Expanding Social Play Skills

Increasing Structure within Play Routines

Family Fun: Expanding Social Play Skills

1-hour Application Videos

Connecting with Your Kids: Building Positive Play Skills and Sibling Interactions

30-minute Back-to-Basics Videos

Navigating Resources: Where Do I Start

<10-minute Quick Tip Videos

Setting up for Success

Creating a Visual Schedule

Visual Schedule

This video was created through the Autism Treatment Network (ATN) and Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P), of which we are a site. Watch "Visual Schedule" by Autism Speaks on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9UtEaEoAiU

First Then Boards

This video was created through the Autism Treatment Network (ATN) and Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P), of which we are a site. Watch "First Then Boards" by Autism Speaks on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E26taIXybjM

Medication Decisions and Pill Swallowing

This video was created through the Autism Treatment Network (ATN) and Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P), of which we are a site. Watch "Medication Decisions and Pill Swallowing" by Autism Speaks on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8NnZdi7DmA

30-minute Back-to-Basics Videos

Scheduling Your Day: Creating Routine in a Time of Change

Promoting Daily Living Skills in Everyday Routines

1-hour Application Videos

Stepping Out of Your Routine: Back into the Community

Improving Mealtime Routines

Teaching Safety Skills

<10-minute Quick Tip Videos

Teaching Social Communication Skills!

30-minute Back-to-Basics Videos

Communication Quick Tips

<10-minute Quick Tip Videos

Sleep Daytime Habits

This video was created through the Autism Treatment Network (ATN) and Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P), of which we are a site. Watch "Sleep Daytime Habits" by Autism Speaks on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M63TYpzB6Rs

Sleep Bedtime Routine

This video was created through the Autism Treatment Network (ATN) and Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P), of which we are a site. Watch "Sleep Bedtime Routine" by Autism Speaks on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0cB-kN1BYE

30-minute Back-to-Basics Videos

Sleep Tips

1-hour Application Videos

Developing Successful Sleep Habits: Part 1

Developing Successful Sleep Habits: Part 2

<10-minute Quick Tip Videos

Toilet Training

30-minute Back-to-Basics Videos

Toilet Training Tips

1-hour Application Videos

Toilet Training Part 1

Toilet Training Part 2

Newest Video

Stepping Out of Your Routine: Back into the Community [July 15, 2021]

Contact Information

Local: (615) 322-7565
Toll-free: (877) ASD-VUMC (273-8862)
E-mail: familiesfirst@vumc.org