Autism Leadership Academy Training Programs

Advanced Interdisciplinary Leadership Training (600 hr.)

Eligibility: Graduate students, residents, postdoctoral fellows and practicing professionals

This intensive, interdisciplinary training program includes didactics, research, community learning and leadership, clinical practicum experiences and interdisciplinary training clinics in the area of neurodevelopmental disabilities, with an emphasis on Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), for those trainees from disciplines central to research, diagnosis and evidence-based interventions for ASDs. Relevant disciplines include medicine, nursing, education, speech-language pathology, psychology, occupational therapy and social work. This program begins July 1 and ends on April 30 each year. Recruitment begins in January. Stipends are available.

Autism Leadership Academy at MMI

Advanced ASD Practitioner Training (324 hr.)

Eligibility: Graduate students, residents, postdoctoral fellows and practicing professionals

This training program provides Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)-specific practicum and leadership experiences to practicing professionals and other trainees in disciplines that are central to the provision of services for children, youth and adults on the autism spectrum. This training program has flexible hours and trainees may start the program at any time throughout the year. Didactics and practicum are customized so each trainee can focus on the ASD and leadership skills they wish to develop. Trainees are recruited throughout the year. Stipends are available.

Early Intervention Training Track

Advanced Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Practitioner trainees with a specific interest in providing early intervention services and parent training for families with toddlers on the autism spectrum may complete their training at the Autism Care for Toddlers (ACT) Clinic housed at the Autism Center of Nebraska in Omaha. A competency-based LEND curriculum, including didactics and clinical practicum, are offered at this location. 


Board Certification in Applied Behavior Analysis

Eligibility: Practicing professionals

This training program provides support for coursework and the supervised clinical practicum required for professionals to obtain board certification in Applied Behavior Analysis, the fastest growing evidence-based intervention in Nebraska for individuals on the autism spectrum. Trainees can begin the program throughout the year and can complete up to two years of training and supervision. Trainees include practicing professionals in the fields of education, vocational rehabilitation, speech-language pathology and psychology.