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The Center for Autism’s experienced facilitators offer specialized autism training to individuals, groups & businesses working in a variety of settings. Through our training courses, participants will learn more about autism & how to address the unique needs of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Our goal is to help create a community that is more inclusive & understanding of people with ASD.

Training provided to:

  • Mental Health Providers
  • Private Businesses
  • First Responders
  • Legal Agencies
  • Schools
  • Day Cares & Care Professionals
  • Foster Agencies
  • Churches
  • Medical Professionals
  • Community Agencies
  • Support & Caregiver Groups
  • Transportation Providers
  • Recreation Centers
  • Residential Providers
  • Educational Institutions

Training length & specific topics can be customized to your needs. Participants of each training can expect to:

  • Gain an understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder and the diagnostic criteria.
  • Learn about core deficits of Autism and provide general examples of possible behaviors/symptoms that may present from each category.
  • Increase understanding of how a person with autism may experience a crisis situation or medical emergency.
  • Improve understanding of sensory processing disorder and how it affects taking in the world.
  • Consider and adjust communication and de-escalation responses as needed.
  • Leave with resources for themselves as well as to share with community/ clients.

Examples of training provided can include the following & be tailored to your specific needs:

Autism 101
An engaging training designed to help your team feel more comfortable interacting with customers, clients and co-workers with ASD.

Diving Deeper into the Spectrum
This extended session will build upon the Autism 101 training by offering more detailed understanding of issues like sensory processing, communication and behaviors. Additionally, training will provide practical skills for connecting with individuals with ASD.

Environmental Consultation
This consultation and training will address how to make your space more sensory friendly and safe for individuals with ASD.

First Responders/Security Guards
An extensive training that provides an overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder, and teaches practical skills for how to work with an individual who may be in crisis or a dangerous situation. We also offer MPOETC credits for training police offers in Pennsylvania.  Learn more here >

Emergency Room/Hospital Staff
Skills training for all levels of staff, from support staff to medical professionals. As well as a basic environmental consultation of the ER where a person may come through in crisis.

Meet Our Training Manager

Katie L. Greble, MA ATR-BC LPC

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Katie has been serving the autism & special needs community in various roles for over 20 years. A licensed practicing counselor, Katie provides customized autism training to mental health organizations, community agencies, and first responders.  She has also presented at regional and national conferences.

Katie’s passion for creating a community that is inclusive of people on the autism spectrum is evident through her deep understanding of the disorder and in her approachable presentation style.

To schedule a training session, contact Katie at  or 215-695-4286.


We’ve provided training to…

Plymouth Township Police Department
Conshohocken Police Department
Legoland Discovery Center
Delaware County Juvenile Court and Probation Dept.
Project Cradle Care
Tabor Community Partners
NHS Philadelphia
WES Health System
Pediatric Specialty Care
Silver Springs- Martin Luther School

and many more!



Special Thanks to the Division of Maternal, Child & Family Health , Philadelphia Department of Public Health for providing funding for many of our training through the Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) mini grant.

Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), a nonprofit public health institute that creates and sustains healthier communities, acquired The Center for Autism on February 4, 2020.

The Center for Autism is an equal opportunity employer & service provider.
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