Professional Development Events & Workshops

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Various locations

Family Support Center of NJ Training Schedule

The Family Support Center of NJ training department conducts interactive sessions intended to assist families of children with developmental disabilities targeting different age ranges in order to address unique needs. For professionals, trainings are provided across various disability specific areas of interest, including; education, employment and other professional development areas. Within each of the training sessions, attendees are exposed to appropriate advocacy strategies and are encouraged to develop a person centered approach towards planning and services.

Various locations

POAC Autism Services Trainings

POAC offers a multitude of training opportunities throughout the state of New Jersey.  Our workshops are available in full day sessions, half day sessions, evening sessions, and can be packaged as a full series.  They are run in locations throughout the state during the week and on weekends in an effort to meet the varied scheduling requirements of anyone involved with teaching and caring for those with autism.  All workshops have applications for a variety of developmental disabilities across varied environments.     

Toms River

Ocean County College: Addiction Counseling Classes – Weekend College (Saturday)

Do you consider yourself too busy to get your college degree? Think again! With Ocean County College's new Weekend College you can earn an associate degree in Business Administration in just 16 months by taking classes on the weekend! Students requiring developmental coursework or transferring credit receive customized advising.

Weekend classes are offered in other subjects as well. Addictions Counseling is now being offered this Fall semester on Saturday mornings!



Drexel University’s Master’s and Graduate Certificate programs in Applied Behavior Analysis prepare you to better meet the needs of the growing population of persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders. 

These evidence-based programs are designed for working professionals, including special education teachers, school psychologists, and social workers. 

New Brunswick

Leadership, Management & Communications Courses

Upcoming Course Offerings:

Landscape Project Management  March 7, 2018

Park Management and Liability Issues  March 8, 2018

Critical Thinking  March 16, 2018 *New Course*

See the link for more courses.


Cultural Competency for Service Providers

Developing cultural competence can be a complex process requiring ongoing self-assessment and the continuous expansion of cultural knowledge.


Hackensack Meridian Health 2018 Psychiatry Grand Rounds

Wednesdays, 8:30-10am - Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Lance Auditorium or Brennan 104/105 There is no registration fee for this program. Advanced registration is encouraged. To register, please email or call the Department of Psychiatry at 732-776-4930. Coffee will be served. Lectures are subject to cancellation.


Spring 2018 Partial Care Pre-Vocational Training

The Career Connection Employment Resource Institute and the Integrated Employment Institute (Rutgers), have jointly developed curriculum that meets the staff training recommendations set forth in the NJ regulations for partial care settings, as they pertain to the delivery of pre-vocational services. Providers working in partial care should attend these sessions. 

Introduction to Sand Play Therapy

La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Introduction to Sand Play Therapy

Lighthouse Counseling & Sand Play Training Center, LLC will be offering their popular Introduction to Sand Play Therapy training in La Fortuna, Costa Rica April 23-28, 2018. The cost is $1400/person ($500 supplement for single room) and includes all lodging and food at resort as well as clinical training with 18 CE's.