Over 1,000 families from 116 Texas counties have participated in the Coach to Communicate program.
The Coach To Communicate project provides a one hour instructional webinar and face-to-face/online individual parent coaching sessions at no cost for parents, caregivers, teachers, and service providers of children with autism spectrum disorder. Participants will be instructed in how to improve the communication skills of their own children.
This project serves Texas parents, caregivers, teachers, or service providers who have a child up to age 22 with autism spectrum disorder or similar characteristics and who need instruction in communication skills.
Webinar (Online Self-Paced)
Parents and service providers may view a webinar on techniques to help increase their children’s social communication skills.
- Less than 1 hour
- Can be accessed anytime
- Overview of parenting techniques intended to increase your child’s social communication skills
Intensive Parent Coaching
Once the webinar is completed, parents can sign up for individual coaching sessions, if they wish. These are individualized coaching sessions that will coach parents to implement a communication intervention with their child. Your child will also receive communication/behavioral assessments and an individualized communication parent treatment plan.
- One-on-one coaching
- 1-hour sessions
- Scheduled according to parent availability offered year-round
- Available in English or Spanish
- *Parents must first complete the online webinar before being eligible for parent coaching sessions*