The satellite partnership program is a “train the trainer” program providing participants with the knowledge, tools, techniques, and materials to implement our Autism Demystification® programs with the children and youths they serve in their community, province, or state.
With a focus on building strong communities and partnerships between not for profits worldwide, our satellite partnership program works to support the social inclusion, peer play and friendships between children autism and their peers by provided individualized training and support to other not for profits.
The satellite partnership program is a training, evaluation and ongoing support program individually designed to meet the needs of the organization requesting the program. A five-phase training and evaluation process where teams of five made of up professionals, para-professional and volunteers are endorsed as a satellite partner to deliver our Autism Demystification® Programs in their community, province or state.
The phase of the program are:
Phase 1: Design
Phase 2: Training
Phase 3: Field Testing
Phase 4: Evaluation
Phase 5: Endorsement
The objectives of the Satellite Partnership program is to:
Satellite partnership programs are offered on a limited case-by-case basis to organizations that meet the following criteria:
• Operating for more than five years
• Currently offering outreach services/programs in the community
• Have 4-5 highly qualified trainees available to participate (professionals, parents, and individuals with autism paid or volunteer)
• Have the resources (human and financial) to implement and sustain the programs successfully
• Have prior exposure to the Friend 2 Friend Autism Demystification® Model and Programs through attendance at introductory seminars.
Vary depending upon amount services provided, materials and travel expenses.
The Society provides a variety of seminars, conferences, professional development, and online courses. All learning opportunities focus on supporting social inclusion, peer play and friendships between children with autism and their peers.