The Autism Program (TAP)
Information and Referral
TAP provides many resources and supports to professionals and educators who work with individuals with autism. We host various trainings and seminars about autism, and refer professionals to additional opportunities for learning in the community. Our Resource Room holds a variety of materials to enhance the education of individuals with autism, such as issues related to behavior management, daily life skills and transition aids. Individuals may also check out books and DVDs to learn more about working with individuals with ASD.
All of the programs listed below are available upon request, and TAP can provide the training on site at your location or at our office in Doris Kelley Christopher Hall on the campus of U of I. To request a training, please call Linda Tortorelli 217- 244- 0928 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- First Responder Training: This training is appropriate for law enforcement officers, firefighters, EMTs and emergency room personnel. The curriculum provides information on ASD and basic response techniques. Current trends in law enforcement are addressed, and communication resources are provided to all attendees to more effectively interact with individuals on the autism spectrum.
- Early Intervention Training: This training provides information on screening, diagnostics, and intervention tools that currently comprise “best practice” in the area of ASD. The differences between a clinical diagnosis and an educational diagnosis are discussed. Attendees will also learn about the intervention needs and learning styles with ASD.
- Special Training Topics: We can design and present a customized training session to meet your needs.
- Training and Technical Assistance
Resources for Professionals
- Autism Speaks Video Glossary: www.autismspeaks.org
- Illinois Autism Training and Technical Assistance Project: http://www.illinoisautismproject.org
- TEACCH evidence-based service, training and research: www.teacch.org
- The National Training Center on Inclusion: http://www.kitonline.org/ntci/home.html
- http://www.autisminternetmodules.org- Free online modules with accessible and up-to-date-information on autism
- www.thegraycenter.org- information on social stories
- www.tonyatwood.au- guide for parents, professionals, people with Asperger Syndrome and their partners
Location & Contact
1005 Doris Kelley Christopher Hall
904 W. Nevada (Corner of Lincoln and Nevada)
Urbana, IL 61801
Resource Center Hours
Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday/Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - Noon
**The first Thursday of each month we are open until 8:30pm**
Hours may be shorter during summer and university breaks