Webinar on Autism and Communication Instruction

Attend a free online webinar on ways to improve the communication skills of children and adolescents on the autism spectrum. Service providers may also attend this webinar.

The steps to complete this are as follows:

  • Visit
  • Parents – Choose the PREP Parent course; Educators – Choose the PREP course (on the left)
  • After submitting the registration form, you will need to confirm your email address.  Look for an email from Canvas Catalog titled “Please confirm your e-mail address – Texas A&M – Continuing & Professional Education”.  Click on the link to complete registration, which will allow you to set your password and proceed to the training. (If you do not see this email, be sure to check your spam folder.)
  • Complete the Coach to Communicate online module, along with a pre and post quiz to assess your learning of the materials.

Intensive Parent Coaching

Parents interested in additional training can be paired with an online coach for individual sessions to learn to teach social communication skills to their children. For free!

The steps to complete this are as follows:

  • Fill out the consent and application form that follows completion of the Coach to Communicate webinar post-assessment.
  • Complete a few short assessments that will be sent to you via email.  These are used to help us determine the most effective plan for you and your child.  (If you do not receive the assessment email within a few days of submitting your application form, please check your spam/junk folder, and/or email us at
  • Have weekly online meetings with a trained therapist.  Meeting times will be set to fit your schedule and availability.


Based upon our data, our coaching sessions are effective at improving parental knowledge of and skill in implementing behavioral techniques. What’s more, the parents have learned skills that have been effective in improving social communication skills in their children! This increase is indicative of lasting change in parents’ skills after completion of their participation in this project.

This is a project affiliated with the Center on Disability and Development. This work was supported in whole or part by grants from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) Autism Grant Program (Coach to Communicate (C2C): Partnering to Improve Communication for Individuals with Autism. Awards #17108, 20465). The opinions and conclusions expressed in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the opinions or policy of the THECB.

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