Upcoming Trainings:

Wednesday, November 15 – 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Thinking Differently: Disabilities, Acceptance and Behavior Management Strategies

Cost: FREE
Registration Required.

In-Person at the Routt County Health and Human Services Community Room – 135 6th Street, Steamboat Springs

YVAP Presents "Thinking Differently" a free community training


Non-Profit Organizations, Businesses, Community Members


Do you interact with people with Autism, ADHD or Down Syndrome?
Do you wish you had a better understanding of how to include neurodivergent people?It’s time for all of us to THINK DIFFERENTLY about neurodiversity and inclusion.
Yampa Valley Autism wants to give you the tools to expand your diversity efforts.


  • Develop a greater understanding of the gifts and challenges of different disabilities with a focus on Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and Down Syndrome
  • Understand “Executive Functioning” and why neurodivergent people struggle with these skills.
  • Recognize CAN’T vs WON’T.
  • Come away with strategies to overcome challenges and to avoid or limit negative behaviors.

Q & A session from 11:00 AM -11:30 AM for those seeking additional information


Jessica Charpentier, BCBA, and Aaron Copeland, BCBA, head the therapy program at Yampa Valley Autism.  Jessica and Cope have over 30 years of combined experience in specialized behavioral therapy and support services for children with autism and other developmental disabilities.  They have both worked in the Steamboat Springs School District and currently provide educational and behavioral consultations to school districts across three counties.

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