Training / Events

We provide training and participate in community events for the purpose of improving outcomes for individuals with ASD and their families.  In addition to our in-person trainings we have on-line trainings on a variety of topics presented by professionals from around Oklahoma.  

Autism and the Digital Age


Technology has permeated every aspect of our society, from the car, to the classroom, to the dinner table.  Many children and adults alike find it difficult to put down their phone or tablet.  Technology offers many advantages for children and youth with ASD and can be used as a tool to increase independence, including providing a means of communication for children who are nonverbal.  However, too much technology can have a negative impact on a child’s development and prevent meaningful engagement and development of skills necessary for a child to reach his or her full potential.  Additionally, some parents and teachers also experience increased problem behavior related to use of technology.  Participants in this training will learn how technology impacts brain development, along with strategies for using technology to advance a child’s independence and skills.   Participants will also learn how to use behavioral strategies to develop a plan for decreasing the use of technology as a form of entertainment without experiencing increased problem behavior.  


Date:    October 13, 2017

Time:    9:00 - 4:00

Location:  University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, OKC

Cost:  Free

For more information or to register:  Call 405.271.7476 or email



Winnie Dunn, PHD, OTR, FAOTA

Registration closed - CEUs Updated


Sensory processing in everyday life and coaching: Evidence based practices for serving children with autism and their families

It is imperative that we serve families with the best possible strategies based on the current evidence. During this session, we will:

  • explore how sensory processing knowledge provides vital information for planning successful family routines and interactions;
  • discuss the effective use of coaching practices to support families to have high quality living on their terms and in the ways that work for their families; and
  • examine the resource effectiveness of providing services via telehealth.


Dr. Dunn is Professor of the Department of Occupational Therapy Education at the University of Kansas.  She is an internationally known expert for her studies about sensory processing in everyday life.  She has published more than 100 research articles, book chapters and books, and has spoken around the world about her work.  She is the author/ coauthor of all of the Sensory Profile measures, which capture people’s responses to sensory events in everyday life; these assessments have been translated into dozens of languages and are used for both professional practice and in research programs.  The second edition of the Sensory Profiles for children became available in 2014.  She has received the top honors in her field, including the Award of Merit for outstanding overall contributions, and the Eleanor Clark Slagle Lectureship for outstanding academic contributions; she is a member of the Academy of Research for the American Occupational Therapy Foundation and has received the A. Jean Ayres research award.  She has also received awards for innovative and engaging teaching, including the Chancellor’s Excellence in Teaching Award, the Kemper Teaching Fellowship and in 2011 she received the Chancellor’s Distinguished Professorship from the University of Kansas.  Most recently she has written a book for the public about her research entitled Living Sensationally understanding your senses, which has been featured in Time magazine, Cosmopolitan magazine, Canadian Public Radio and the London Times newspaper among others.  In July 2009, Living Sensationally received the Seal of Excellence from the Children of the New Earth magazine for parents, professionals and other caregivers.

Date and Location:

February 23, 2017
8:30 am - 3:45 pm
Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center, Norman, Oklahoma


In compliance with requirements of ASHA’s Continuing Education Board concerning transparency in course planning, delivery, and marketing, we provide the following information about Dr. Dunn's financial and non-financial interests relevant to the content of her presentation.

Financial: Dr. Dunn receives a royalty for sales of the Sensory Profile from the publisher, Pearson.  Non-financial: Dr. Dunn has no  relevant nonfinancial relationship.



Continuing education approval has been received from the following boards for 5.5 hours of CEU credit.  All attendees will need to retain a copy of their certificate of attendance in the event of an audit.  Certificates of Attendance are available to Professional / Educator registrants only.

Licensed Professional Counselors and Licensed Marital and Family Therapists: State Board of Behavioral Health Licensure. 

Occupational Therapists: Occupational Therapy Committee, State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision. 

Psychologists: Oklahoma Board of Examiners of Psychologists, The University of Oklahoma is an approved provider.

Social Workers: The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma Autism Network is an approved CE Provider by the Oklahoma Board of Licensed Social Workers, CE Provider number: 20170027. 

Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists: Today's Consulting Solutions.

This course is offered for 0.55 ASHA CEUs
(Intermediate level, Professional area). 



Continuing education approval has been submitted to the following boards for 5.5 hours of CEU credit.   All attendees will need to retain a copy of their certificate of attendance in the event of an audit.  Certificates of Attendance are available to Professional / Educator registrants only.

Physical Therapists: Physical Therapy Committee, State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision.  
Update:  As of March 28, 2017 the application is pending review.  We will update our site as soon as we receive notice.  Thank you for your patience.  

ConnectedKids logo

A training series provided by the Oklahoma Autism Network

About the ConnectedKids Training Series:

ConnectedKids is a program for parents to learn how to use developmental and behavioral (ABA) strategies with their child with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  The focus of the program is to increase the child’s social communication and engagement skills. We are offering the ConnectedKids program in an intensive, interactive, and in-class training over four full-days. The program, scheduled over a three-month period, allows for practice of strategies between training days.  Parents or primary caregivers who participate in the training will learn:

  • to use strategies to increase your child’s interest in interacting with you and others in your family;
  • to use your child’s interest in an activity to teach new social-communication skills, such as requesting, following directions, playing with toys, and imitating others;
  • to use prompting and reinforcement to teach new skills, which are key applied behavior analysis (ABA) techniques that help your child develop new, more complex skills;
  • to identify what skills to teach your child and how to create opportunities to teach during play and daily routines;
  • about resources in the community; and
  • to advocate for your child in a collaborative way.

What is Required:

  • Attend all four days of training.  From each family participating, at least one (the same) parent or caregiver must attend all sessions because the information during each session is based on what was learned during prior sessions.
  • The child must be between 2 and 6 1/2 years of age during the time of the training.
  • Complete homework and practice with your child at home between training sessions.
  • Record short 3-5 minute videos of you and your child playing together to demonstrate use of the new strategies you are learning.  Videos may be viewed during training.

Dates, Time, Location and Other Information:

  • August 25, 2017,  September 15, 2017,  September 29,  2017, and October 27,  2017
  • All trainings are scheduled from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in Oklahoma City.
  • Registration is free for participants.
  • Participation is limited to 6 families.

For More Information Contact:

Ginger Wells, MSW at 405.271.2131 ext. 47117 or


The Oklahoma Autism Network and the Tulsa Autism Foundation  collaborated to provide following  workshops to provide useful tools and practical resources for everyday living.  

Community Living: Explaining Autism to the Public

Community Living: Explaining Autism to the Public (Video)

Everything You Wanted to Know About Puberty and Autism, But Were Afraid to Ask

Everything You Wanted to Know About Puberty and Autism, but Were Afraid to Ask (Video)
Everything You Wanted to Know About Puberty and Autism, but Were Afraid to Ask PowerPoint Presentation (PowerPoint 

My Story About Menstruation (page 1) 
My Story About Menstruation (page 2) 

Setting Play Dates: Creating Social Opportunities for young Children with Autism

Setting Play Dates: Creating Social Opportunities for Young Children with Autism (Video)
Setting Play Dates: Creating Social Opportunities for Young Child with Autism PowerPoint Presentation (PowerPoint Presentation)
Playdates for Young Children with Autism and Other Disabilities (Article)


Following are trainings offered by the Oklahoma Autism Network.  If you are interested in hosting a training, please call (405) 271-7476 or email

Community Church Trainings 
Training for church staff related to supporting children with autism.  

Parent-led Organizations
The Oklahoma Autism Network has partnered with many parent-led organizations across the state to provide training on a variety of topics.  

Community Programs
The Oklahoma Autism Network can provide autism training for Community Programs.