What is the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM)?

The Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) is an evidence-based intervention specifically developed for very young children with autism. ESDM is a play-based intervention that fuses behavioral and developmental principles into an integrated approach. ESDM can be implemented in different natural settings such as the home or the daycare/preschool by trained therapists as well as parents within play and daily routines. ESDM aims to reduce the symptoms of autism and target all developmental areas.

***PLEASE NOTE: The ESDM Training Program posts both MIND Institute ESDM Workshops and External Workshops delivered by Certified Trainers throughout the world.  External Workshops are listed here as a courtesy.  Please contact listed coordinators directly for detailed information on external workshops.

UC Davis Extension is now offering the Early Start Denver Model Introductory Workshop ONLINE, several times throughout the year.
 
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! »

 

The ONLINE Introductory Course Schedule for the remainder of 2017 is as follows:

 

SECTIONS OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

 
Registration link and course listings »

Interview with Sally Rogers (PDF) »

Location: Sacramento, California, USA (UC Davis MIND Institute)

Dates: January 24-26 (Parent Coaching Workshop)

Coordinator: Deeniece Hatten

Contact: esdmtraining@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Application for Workshop: Click here for application

 

 

Location: San Diego, California, USA

Dates: January 26-28, 2017 (Advanced)

Trainer: Lauren Elder, PhD, ABPP

Coordinator: Brooke Henton

Contact: BHenton@ABAgroup.org

 

 

Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Dates: January 30-February 1st (Advanced)

Trainer: Costanza Colombi

Contact: ccolombi@umich.edu

Register Here 

Location: Sacramento, California, USA (UC Davis MIND Institute)

Dates: February 7-9 (Advanced)

Coordinator: Deeniece Hatten

Contact: esdmtraining@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Apply Here.

 

 

Location: Duncan, British Columbia, Canada

Dates: February 1-3, 2017 (Advanced)

Trainers: Mary McKenna, Janet Harder, Michaela Jelen

Contact: ESDMCanada@gmail.com

Register Here

 

 

Location: Montréal, Québec, Canada

Dates: February 11 (Introductory), February 12, 18-19 (Advanced) - IN FRENCH

Trainer: Gisela Regli

Contact: Cocon Développement - info@cocon.ca

Registration: http://cocondeveloppement-fr.weebly.com/description-des-formations.html

 

 

Location: St-Roch-de-Mekinac, Quebec, Canada

Dates: February 11 (Introductory) - IN PORTUGUESE

Trainer: Thiago Lopes

Coordinator Name: M.Sc. Juliana Mazanek

Contact Info: contato@modelodenverautismo.com

Registration Info: www.modelodenverautismo.com

 

Location: Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Date: February 19th (Introductory) - IN PORTUGUESE

Trainer: Thiago Lopes

Coordinator Name: Fabiana Davantel (Projeto Amplitude)

Contact Info: projetoamplitude@projetoamplitude.org

Registration Info: http://www.projetoamplitude.org/

 

Location: Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland

Date: March 4 (Introductory) - IN POLISH

Trainer: Joanna Kwasiborska-Dudek

Contact: j.kwasiborska-dudek@adesse.pl

Registration: http://www.adesse.pl/

 

 

Location: Longueuil, QC, Canada

Dates: March 23 (Introductory), March 24-26 (Advanced) - IN FRENCH

Trainer: Gisela Regli

Coordinator: Cocon Développement

Contact: info@cocon.ca

Registration: www.cocon.ca 

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Location: Denver, Colorado, USA

Dates: April 3-5, 2017 (Advanced)

Trainer: Elizabeth Griffith, Theresa MacFarland

Coordinator: Mela Barrios

Contact for Application: ESDM@childrenscolorado.org

 

Location: Saga, Japan

Dates: April 8 (Introductory), April 9-11 (Advanced) - IN ENGLISH

Trainers: Marie Rocha, Mel Mello

Contact: TBA

Registration: TBA

 

 

Location: Sacramento, California, USA (UC Davis MIND Institute)

Dates: May 16-18 (Advanced)

Coordinator: Deeniece Hatten

Contact: esdmtraining@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Apply Here.

 

 

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Dates: May 19 (Introductory), May 20-22 (Advanced)

Trainers: Mel Mello, Vanessa Avila-Pons

Coordinators: Maria Girado, Lorena Beitia, Silvia Tedesco

Contact: evaluacionautismo@hotmail.com ; cursos@actualizados.com.ar

Website: http://www.actualizados.com.ar/

 

Location: Sacramento, California, USA (UC Davis MIND Institute)

Dates: August 7 (Introductory)

Coordinator: Deeniece Hatten

Contact: esdmtraining@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Applications for workshop: Click here for application

 

 

Location: Sacramento, California, USA (UC Davis MIND Institute)

Dates: August 8-10 (Advanced)

Coordinator: Deeniece Hatten

Contact: esdmtraining@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Apply Here.

 

 

 

Location: Sacramento, California, USA (UC Davis MIND Institute)

Dates: August 22-24 (Parent Coaching Workshop)

Coordinator: Deeniece Hatten

Contact: esdmtraining@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Applications: Click here for application

 

 

 

 

Location: Austin, Texas, USA

Dates: September 25 (Introductory), September 26-28 (Advanced) - IN ENGLISH

Trainer: Mel Mello

Contact: TBA

Registration: TBA

Location: Linz, Austria

Dates: October 9 (Introductory), October 10-12 (Advanced) - IN ENGLISH

Trainers: TBA

Contact: TBA

Registration: TBA

 

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