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Professional Development

ACCEPT believes that what matters most in student achievement is excellent teaching. Our professional development programs are designed to meet the instructional, management and leadership challenges that educators face on a daily basis. These programs drive systemic change resulting in enhanced teaching, learning and leading.  ACCEPT conducts workshops for educators throughout the school year at our training sites in Natick.  Customized workshops can be conducted in your district. Click on the consultation tab for more in-district Professional Development opportunities.

Please see our workshop & courses below. Click on the title of the offerings for more information.  To register, download the “Course Description and Registration” pdf  located in the teal bar on right side. We look forward to meeting you at our workshops this year. Please continue to check our website for additional winter, spring and summer offerings.

In-District, Online and Hybrid Courses

Online Paraprofessional Training Course

Online Dates:  September 6, 2016 – June 30, 2017
Location:  Online Modules
Cost:  $1200/ACCEPT District less than 75 Paraprofessionals, $1400/ACCEPT District more than 75 Paraprofessionals, $1700/Non-Member District less than 75 Paraprofessionals, $2000 Non-Member District more  than 75 Paraprofessionals.
Video Demonstration:  Paraprofessional Moodlerooms Video

Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA):  From Conceptualization to Practice

In-District Dates:  Mutually agreeable dates/times to be determined by the District and ACCEPT Education Collaborative consultant
Location:  In-district location, determined when contract is signed
Instructor: Senior ACCEPT Consultant
Cost:  $1450/ACCEPT District, $1740/Non-Member District

Behavior Technician Training

In-Person Dates:  January 18, 2017 and May 3, 2017
*34 hours of online learning between 1/18 and 5/3
Time:  12:30pm to 3:30pm
Location:  Hampton Inn, 319 Speen St, Natick, MA 01760
Instructor: Anne C. Donovan, M.Ed., BCBA
Credits: 40 PDP’s or 3 Graduate Credits
Cost:  $480/ACCEPT, $455/ACCEPT Team, $550/Non-Member, $525/Non-Member Team


For General and Special Educators

Enhancing Special Education Practices – Learn More/Worry Less

Date:  March 30 & March 31, 2017
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Location:  Hampton Inn, 319 Speen St, Natick, MA 01760
Instructor: Linda Waters, M.Ed., Consultant
Credits: 15 PDP’s or 1 Graduate Credit
Cost:  $300/ACCEPT and $350/Non-Member

Becoming a Sexuality Educator – Leading Sexuality Education Classes

Date:  April 6 and April 7, 2017
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Courtyard Marriott, 342 Speen Street, Natick, MA 01760
Instructor: Katherine McLaughlin, Sexuality Educator
Credits: 12 PDP’s
Cost:  $350/ACCEPT, $310/ACCEPT Team, $400/Non-Member, $360/Non-Member Team
Order Curriculm:  $155 – Pre-order Sexuality Education for People with Developmental Disabilities Curriculum.



Psychiatric Issues in children – With a Focus on Acute Issues

Date:  May 10, 2017
3:30 – 5:30pm
Location:  ACCEPT Education Collaborative, 220 Main St, Suite 201, Natick, MA 01760
Instructor:  Alyssa Gaudet, MSW, LCSW, Social Worker at  Boston Children’s Hospital’s Community Education Initiative (CEI)
Credits:  2 Nursing Contact Hours
Cost:  $50/ACCEPT, $40/ACCEPT Team, $60/Non-Member, $55/Non-Member Team



Applying Technology to Support Social Skills, Written Language and Organization (students in grades 5-12)

Date:  May 2, 2017
9:00am – 3:00pm
Location: ACCEPT Education Collaborative, 220 Main St, Suite 201, Natick, MA 01760
Instructor: Sean Sweeney, MS, MEd, CCC-SLP
Credits: 5.5 participation hours
Cost:  $175/ACCEPT, $155/ACCEPT Team, $200/Non-Member, $180/Non-Member Team



Preschool/Early Childhood Director Job-Alike

Date:  September 22, October 27, November 17, December 8, 2016, January 26, March 2, April 6, 2017
  12:30 – 2:30 pm
Location:  ACCEPT Education Collaborative, 220 Main St, Suite 201, Natick, MA 01760
Instructor: Christine Brumbach, M.Ed.
Credits:  12 PDP’s
Cost:  no cost/ACCEPT and $100/Non-Member

Professional Practices Symposium for Behavior Analysts: Developing Effective ABA Programs in Public School Systems 

Date:  September 26, November 7, December 5, 2016, January 9, February 6, March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5, 2017
  12:30 – 2:30 pm
Location:  Medway Middle School, 45 Hollis Street, Medway, MA 02053
Instructor: Anne Donovan, M.Ed., BCBA
Credits:  18 Type II CEUs for the entire series (2 CEUs per session attended)
Cost:  $180/ACCEPT and $220/Non-Member

High School Special Education Coordinators Job-Alike

Date:  September 29, November 17, 2016, January 19, March 16, June 1, 2017
  8:00 – 9:00am
Location:  ACCEPT Education Collaborative, 220 Main St, Suite 201, Natick, MA 01760
Instructor:  Marcia Berkowitz, Ed.M., M.Ed., ACCEPT Education Collaborative
Credits:  5 participation hours
Cost:  no cost/ACCEPT and $50/Non-Member

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