ParaEducator Asynchronous Learning Course

Vanderbilt’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) will provide a collection of online modules designed specifically for paraeducators who serve students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in kindergarten through high school settings. The purpose of these modules is to provide paraeducators with knowledge and strategies to better serve their students with ASD.

Participant Requirements Directly serve students with ASD
Training Topics
  • Characteristics of ASD
  • Impact of ASD on learning and the school environment
  • Introduction to applied behavior analysis (ABA)
    • How to help students learn using the A-B-C model of behavior
  • Evidence-based practices (EBPs) for teaching students with ASD
  • Creation of useful tools to use upon returning to school
Workshop Format
  • Eight interactive modules with corresponding handouts
  • Additional resources provided at the end of each module
Proof of Engagement Participants will receive a certificate at the end of each module.

These modules were created through a technical assistance grant from the Tennessee Department of Education – Part B, and is available to educators in LEAs in Tennessee at no-cost to viewers.


Please note: Due to the ever changing reality of COVID-19, TRIAD services are subject to change in terms of service delivery. We are committed to continuing to provide the highest level of coaching and support possible during these uncertain times for the entirety 2021-2022 school year as educators navigate serving students in a variety of settings.

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Interactive training and consultation for administrators, teachers, paraeducators, school psychologists, and other professionals serving Tennessee students in Pre-K to 12 school settings. Browse training opportunities for educators 2021-2022.