The Institute for Behavioral Training Gives Away eLearning Training to Parents of Children with Autism for Autism Awareness Month

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The training includes over 40 hours of material for parents to learn about diagnosis, treatment, problem behavior management, working with siblings and integration into the community.

“When a child is diagnosed, parents need accurate information and accessible resources,” said Cecilia H. Knight, director of IBT.

The Institute for Behavioral Training (IBT) today announced that its online training tool, Parent eLearning, is now available to parents of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) for free through May 8, 2015, in honor of autism awareness month. The deadline was extended through the first week of May due to interest from parents. Parents who sign up by May 8, 2015 will receive a free six-month subscription. The tool provides parents and caregivers with in-depth training on ASD, applied behavior analysis (ABA) treatment, behavior management techniques, as well as other important topics. IBT has provided training to over 5,000 people across the U.S. and overseas since 2013. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s announcement on March 27, 2014, autism impacts one in 68 children in the U.S. and one in 47 boys are diagnosed with ASD.

“When a child is diagnosed, parents need accurate information and accessible resources,” said Cecilia H. Knight, director of IBT. “We have a great tool and we want to put it in the hands of families who need it. With Parent eLearning, parents can access training topics anytime, anywhere and from any device.”

Parent eLearning, which includes over 40 hours of material, is divided into modules that provide information on the ASD diagnosis, evidence-based ABA treatment, managing problem behavior, working with siblings, and integrating the individual with ASD into the school and other community settings.

For a personal parent perspective about Parent eLearning, read Kerrie Mallory-Thompson’s blog at To access the free training, visit the IBT website at by May 8, 2015 to acquire an access code. The deadline to sign up is May 8, 2015, however, the free subscription will last for six months. For more information, visit

About the Institute for Behavioral Training: IBT is considered the one-stop training hub for individuals at all levels who interact with, teach, care for, and treat individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disorders. IBT’s programs educate students, parents, professionals, and caregivers on evidence-based techniques using applied behavior analysis (ABA), so they can maximize progress when working with any individual.

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