Register for ESDM Workshops

UC Davis Extension is offering the Early Start Denver Model Introductory Workshop online.

Learn about the theoretical and empirical framework, curriculum and teaching principles of the Early Start Denver Model, a developmental, behavioral and relationship-based intervention program for infants and toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorder ages 12-60 months. This course is taught by Sally Rogers of the UC Davis MIND Institute and Geraldine Dawson from Duke University. Dr. Dawson is a Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Pediatrics, and Psychology and Neuroscience and Director of the Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development at Duke University, North Carolina. Dawson is President of the International Society for Autism Research.  Enroll today!

Prior to attending the Introductory Workshop, the attendees should read Early Start Denver Model for Young Children with Autism: Promoting Language, Learning, and Engagement, by Sally Rogers and Geraldine Dawson, ISBN 9781606236314

Read an interview with Rogers about the importance of early intervention in children with autism.

To best understand the training and certification process for ESDM, please review the information at the ESDM training center at the Mind Institute at University of California at Davis.

Advanced ESDM Workshop:  

Hingham, MA

Dates:      August 12, 13, & 14, 2019

November 13, 14, & 15, 2019

Location: 185 Lincoln Street, Suite 205

                Hingham, MA 02043

Price:  $2000 per participant

The Advanced Workshop involves 3 days of experiential learning. It is available by application only to professionals meeting the prerequisites, and who have read the manual and completed the Introductory Workshop. It is the next step in working toward certification as an ESDM therapist, but will not, by itself, provide certification. The Advanced Workshop includes interactive sessions with children with ASD during which professionals practice implementing the full model , in groups of 3-5 professionals, with live supervision. Space is limited and applications will be reviewed in the order they are received. Please see the link below to download an application for an Advanced ESDM Training.  

 Prerequisites for Advanced ESDM Training:

  • Work regularly with 12-60 month old children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

  • Have educational degrees beyond a bachelor’s or the academic equivalent from your country of origin (e.g., MA, Ph.D., MFT, SLP, OT)

  • Work as part of an interdisciplinary team (e.g., general/special education teacher, developmental/clinical psychologist, SLP, OT, behavior analyst)

  • Must independently supervise cases, make decisions about goals, and monitor child progress

Advanced ESDM Training Application