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Education

Discover Our Educational Programs

We offer continuing education for professionals. Educators receive CPE hours, a certificate, and digital downloads. We also offer free educational classes for families caring for children with special needs.

Education Class

Our Classes

*View different classes by clicking on Educators, Parents or Children below.

Teachers, Stress, and Strategies

In this workshop, educators will obtain a better understanding of stress, stress symptoms, and strategies for processing stressors. Participants of this workshop will gain tools and strategies that will help in processing stressors and learn how to implement stress-reducing practices.

Dates offered:

March 3, 2021 from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Adapted and Physical Fitness

In this workshop, educators will obtain a better understanding of developmental disabilities and learn strategies to help incorporate students with special needs into a general physical education classroom. Participants of this workshop will receive teaching strategies and visual supports along with all the material covered in the workshop.

Dates offered:

February 24, 2021 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Autism and Behavior Strategies in the Classroom for Professionals

In this workshop, educators will obtain a better understanding of Autism and will learn specific strategies to promote positive behaviors and decrease challenging behaviors in the classroom. Participants of this workshop will participate in activities that will receive visual supports to increase classroom management.

Dates offered:

April 7, 2021 from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Visual Aids in the Classroom and Distance Learning for Professionals

In this workshop educators will obtain a better understanding of the importance of visual supports during instruction, independent times, and daily routine. Participants of this workshop will participate in activities to increase visual understanding and will receive visual supports to increase understanding and independence.

Dates offered:

April 14, 2021 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Toilet Training in the Classroom

In this workshop, educators will obtain a better understanding the importance of toilet training and will learn specific strategies to support student’s independence. Participants of this workshop will learn multiple toilet training methods and will receive visual supports for their classroom.

Dates offered:

February 10, 2021 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Classes cost $19.99 per person. For more information, please email ceuclasses@abcsa.org

Educators will receive CPE hours, a certificate and digital downloads.

Continuing Professional Educators and Parent Education Classes

Meet Your Presenters

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Ana Cotton

Ana Cotton has over 32 years of experience in public schools as a teacher, consultant, and administrator. She holds a Bachelors in Elementary Education and All Level Special Education, and a Masters in School Administration from Trinity University. She has extensive experience supporting families raising a child with a special needs and supporting school staff in managing individuals with behavioral needs.

Katya Finta, Any Baby Can’s Autism Education Specialist, holds a Bachelors in All-Level Special Education from Baylor University and is a certified Special Education teacher. She has over 6 years of experience in Special Education classrooms and over 13 years of experience in special needs adaptive sports programs. She has experience supporting families raising a child with special needs and providing educational training to educators, first responders, and businesses in the community.

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Katya Finta

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Rachel Vargas-Trevino

Rachel A. Vargas-Trevino is the mom of a 14-year-old adolescent who lives with autism. For the last six years, she’s worked at Any Baby Can in the Autism Services Program, providing support and training families while developing and maintaining partnerships in the community. Rachel also provides training to educators, first responders, and other community members. She has a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a Masters of Arts in Administration-Communication Arts from the University of the Incarnate Word.