The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) at Kennedy Krieger Institute archives its previous STAR trainings to allow parents and professionals to access the presentations at a time most convenient to them. If there was a training you wanted to attend in the past, but could not fit into your schedule, you will find all of the resources from that training on these pages, including videos of the actual presentation, handouts, and downloadable Power Point slides.

To see a list of upcoming STAR trainings, please visit our Sharing Treatment and Autism Resources (STAR) Parent Trainings web page.

2019 Trainings:

Using Dramatic Arts in Higher Level Language Development
Presenter: Jacqueline Anderson, MS, CCC-SLP
Date: January 16, 2019

  • Power Point Presentation coming soon

2018 Trainings:

Autism, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and Law Enforcement Interactions
Presenter: Officer Laurie Reyes
Date: June 6, 2018 

Gender Differences in High-Functioning Autism
Presenter: Emily Dillon, PhD
Date: May 16, 2018 

Preventing Challenging Behaviors at Home
Presenter: Bonnie Van Metre, M.Ed., BCBA
Date: May 2, 2018 


Special Needs Financial Planning: Caring for All of Your Family Members
Presenter: James W. Curran, III, CFP® & Monty Knittle, CFA®
Date: April 25, 2018 


What is Transition Planning for a Teen with an ASD Diagnosis?
Presenter: Cathy Groschan, LCSW-C, Care Coordinator
Date: April 16, 2018 


Getting an Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis: Where Do I Go from Here?
Presenter: Cathy Groschan, LCSW-C, Care Coordinator
Date: April 16, 2018 


The Role of Augmentative Alternative Communication Systems for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Presenter: Melissa Subock, M.S., CCC/SLP
Date: April 11, 2018


Genetics and Genetic Testing for Autism: Demystifying the Journey to Find a Cause
Presenter: Alyssa Blesson, MGC, CGC
Date: February 21, 2018 


Nutrition and Autism Spectrum Disorders
Presenter: Andrea Heyman, MS, RD, LDN
Date: January 17, 2018 


2017 Trainings:

School-Age Bilingual Assessment and Evaluation
Presenters: Zeina Mvemba, M.Ed., CCC-SLP and Aisha AlFadhalah, M.S., CCC-SLP
Date: March 15, 2017


Taming Tantrums and Meltdowns:
Techniques for Caregivers of Children with Autism

Presenter: Kate McCalla, Ph.D.
Date: January 11, 2017