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.

Location:  UC Davis MIND Institute
Dates:  August 10 (Introductory) , August 11-13 (Advanced)

Workshop Type:  Introductory & Advanced
Trainers:  Marie Rocha, Melissa Mello, Vanessa Avila-Pons
Coordinator:  Deeniece Hatten
Contact: esdmtraining@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Applications for Advanced Workshop are now closed.

Link for Introductory Workshop application:  Click here

 


 

Location:  Boston Area, Massachusetts, USA
Dates:  August 10 (Introductory)

Applications for advanced workshops are available to local teams by emailing drjepstein@southshorepsych.com.
They will be scheduled following the introductory workshop at the team's location.

Workshop Type:  Introductory & Advanced
Trainer:  Jennifer Epstein, Psy.D.

Coordinator:  Jennifer Epstein, Psy.D.


Location: Wuhan, China

Dates:  August 8 (Introductory), August 9-11 (Advanced)
Workshop Type:   Introductory & Advanced
Trainer:  TBA
Coordinator:  Ed Duncan
Contact:  edward.duncan@latrobe.edu


Location: Warsaw, Poland
Dates:  August 6 (Introductory) August 7-9 (Advanced), 2015
Workshop Type:  Introductory & Advanced
Trainer:  Joanna Kwasiborska-Dudek
Registration:  www.adesse.pl
Contact:  j.kwasiborska-dudek@adesse.pl


Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Dates:  August 18 (Introductory); August 19-21 (Advanced)

Workshop Type:  Introductory & AdvancedTrainer:  Liz Fulton

Coordinator: Margie Flint

Contact:  Elizabeth.Fulton@ku.com.au

 

Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Dates:  August 25 (Introductory); August 26-28 (Advanced)
Workshop Type:  Introductory & AdvancedTrainer:  Costanza Colombi, PhD

Coordinator: Costanza Colombi, PhDContact: ccolombi@med.umich.edu

Location:  Geneva, Switzerland
Dates:  September 26, 2015 (Introductory) 
Trainer:  Jamie Winter
Coordinator:  Hilary Wood de Wilde
Workshop Type:  Introductory
Contact:  esdm@pole-autisme.ch


Location: Chambery, France

Dates:  September 15 (Introductory), September 16-18 (Advanced)
Workshop Type:  Introductory & Advanced - Workshops to be offered in FRENCH
Trainer:  Veronique Chiasson

Registration: www.cra-rhone-alpes.org
Contact:  vero@emergingminds.ca


 Location:  Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Dates:  September 8 (Introductory); September 9-11 (Advanced)
Workshop Type:  Introductory & Advanced
Trainer:  Liz Fulton
Coordinator:  Margie Flint

 

Location:  Taiwan
Dates:  October 3 (Introductory), October 4-6 (Advanced)

Workshop Type:  Introductory & Advanced
Trainers:  Sally Rogers, Others TBA
Coordinator:  Dr. Chung-Hsin Chiang
Contact:  chchiang@nccu.edu.tw


Location:  Denver, Colorado, USA
Dates:  October 26 (Introductory), October 27-29 (Advanced)

Workshop Type:  Introductory & Advanced
Trainers:  Elizabeth Griffith, PhD; Diane Osaki, OTR; Theresa McFarland, MEd, BCBA
Coordinator:  Mela Barrios

Registration: www.regonline.com/ESDMintro (Introductory); Advanced by Application Only
Contact:  Mela.Barrios@childrenscolorado.org


Location: Wellington, New Zealand -- Victoria University of Wellington, School of Education, Te Puna Akopai

Dates:  October 19 (Intro); October 20-22 (Advanced)

Workshop Type:  Introductory & Advanced

Trainer:  Liz Fulton

Coordinator:  Hannah Waddinhnn

Contact: waddinhann@myvuw.ac.nz


Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Dates:  October (Dates TBA)
Workshop Type:  Introductory & Advanced
Trainer:  Liz Fulton
Coordinator:  Liz Fulton
Contact:  Elizabeth.Fulton@ku.com.au


Location: France

Dates:  October (Dates TBA)
Trainer:  Rachael Riethman
Contact:  connectingearly@gmail.com


Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Dates: October 8-10, 2015 (Advanced)

Trainer: Caroline de Fina

Contact: info@beststartclinic.com.au

Registration Information: www.beststartclinic.com.au

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Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Dates: October 27 (Introductory); October 28-30 (Advanced)

Trainer: Costanza Colombi

Contact: ccolombi@med.umich.edu

Registration: http://www.psych.med.umich.edu/professional-training/esdm/

 

Location:  Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Dates:  November 2 (Introductory); November 3-5 (Advanced)

Trainer:  Rachael Riethman
Contact:  connectingearly@gmail.com


Location:  Ireland

Dates:  November 7 (Introductory); November 9-11 (Advanced); November 12-14 (2nd Advanced)
Workshop Type:  Introductory & Advanced
Trainer:  Liz Fulton
Coordinator:  Shannon Eidman, M.Ed., BCBA Coordinator of Programmes Irish Autism Action

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Location: London, England, UK
Dates: November 16 (Introductory); November 17-19 (Advanced)
Trainers: Elizabeth Fulton, Caroline de Fina, Donna Morrison (TBD)
Coordinator: Dr. Dimitrios Paschol


 

Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Dates:  December (Dates TBA)

Workshop Type:  Introductory & Advanced
Trainer:  Liz Fulton
Contact:  Elizabeth.Fulton@ku.com.au

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