2017 Professional Training Schedule: TOTA Track

All trainings are held at Autism Community Network

4242 Woodcock Dr. Suite 101, San Antonio, TX 78228




Online via zoom.us.  For Zoom web videoconference participation, you must have a working webcam and microphone.  You may use Zoom from a smart phone.


ACN is authorized to provide the following two TOTA-approved courses from February 20, 2017 to February 20, 2018 (Provider #203-07 and #203-06).


To register click below or call (210) 435-1000. For more information, contact Adrienne Gaither at adrienne@acn-sa.org



Expanding Food Choices for Children with Sensory-Based Feeding Difficulties

CEUs: 6 TOTA CEUs Cost: $85

Some children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have feeding difficulties affecting a child’s ability to properly function at home, at school, and in social situations. This can also impact physical, social, and psychological development. Participants will identify: (a) feeding issues of children with ASD, (b) myths about eating, (c) the difference between picky eaters and feeding disorders, (d) common approaches to managing feeding issues, and (e) strategies that can be used to increase the food repertoire of children who are picky or problem feeders. 

Presenter: Adrienne Gaither, OTR, C-SIPT

November 3, 2017



Understanding Sensory Processing and How to Develop a Sensory Diet

CEUs: 6 TOTA CEUs Cost: $85

An estimated 80% of children with autism spectrum disorder have sensory processing disorder. Sensory processing issues can lead to difficulties in fine motor and gross motor skills, participation in activities of daily living, and social and recreational activities. Participants will be able to identify (a) terminology associated with sensory processing disorder and sensory integration; (b) common signs and symptoms associated with sensory processing disorder; (c) the effects of sensory processing problems on language, cognition, behavior, motor skills, and social-emotional equilibrium; (d) what a sensory diet is (e) examples of sensory diet strategies for each sensory subtype (f) how to assess a child’s need for a sensory diet; and (e) how to incorporate a sensory diet into the family routine. 

Presenter: Adrienne Gaither, OTR, C-SIPT

December 15, 2017