Online Recorded Seminar Series for Parents, Caregivers, Family Members, and Educators

Families Living with Children with Autism
These videos are recorded by Dr. Sonja de Boer and are for all parents, educators, caregivers, and other family members living with children on the autism spectrum. The first introductory video includes information about understanding the purpose and strategies of “shaping behavior” that will be helpful in using the information gained from the following “Quick Tips” videos.
Each of the “Quick Tips” videos, below the introductory video, are 15-20 minutes and are regarding very specific
and common aspects of home life with children with autism spectrum disorders. Basic strategies are provided that
are needed for setting up successful routines and implementing effective behavior management guidance
strategies at home during everyday life (or during our current stay-at-home life).
Quick Tip Videos
Setting Up and Using Rules and Reward
Follow Directions and Instructional Control
Visual Schedules and Routines
Teaching Your Child to do Chores


Using Children’s Books
Children’s Obsessions and Behavior

Meet Dr. Sonja de Boer

Sonja de Boer is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and obtained her Ph.D. in special education and psychology and research in education, with an emphasis on early intervention for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). She has more than 25 years of experience working in early childhood special education, early intervention services, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), with students with disabilities, and specifically children with ASD. She has designed 0-3 in-home services programs, 3-5 preschool programs (both intensive ABA and inclusive preschools), as well as children in the 5-10 year range.

She has extensive professional experience as a consultant and trainer in northern California in the areas of early childhood education and intensive early intervention ABA services for children with ASD. She has also worked as an adjunct professor with multiple universities. Besides the United States, she has worked with professionals, universities, non-profit organizations and families with children with ASD and other disabilities in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Russia, Nigeria, Chile, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. She is the author of the book Successful Inclusion Practices for Children with Autism: Creating a Complete, Effective, ASD Inclusion Program (Preschool through 6thgrade); the book Discrete Trial Training, 2nd edition; and is co-author of the book Autism Spectrum Disorders: Interventions and Treatments for Children and Youth.