FIVE Focus Group Held to Discuss Upcoming Online Training Courses

Since January 2020, The Five Project has moved its training to an online format, conducting training for parents and teachers of individuals with autism about topics including communication, behavior, and lifeskills. In June 2021, we held a focus group with representatives of 10 organizations that we have collaborated with to share and discuss a new model of online training—a short course series aimed at teachers of different backgrounds and levels. These courses will be geared towards small groups of teachers who will meet regularly, and involve introduction to theories and practices, implementation, and follow up discussion. Through the focus group discussion, we all agreed on the importance of also providing courses specifically to support parents.