The SCERTS Model for Autism

SCERTS is an innovative educational model for working with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families.

It provides specific guidelines for helping a child become a competent and confident social communicator, while preventing problem behaviours that interfere with learning and the development of relationships.

It also is designed to help families, educators and therapists work cooperatively as a team, in a carefully coordinated manner, to maximize progress in supporting a child.

'S.C.E.R.T.S' refers to Social Communication, Emotional Regulation and Transactional Supports, which are believed to be the primary developmental areas to be prioritised in any program to support pupils with autism. It is recognised that the most meaningful learning experiences occur in everyday activities at home and school. Therefore all teaching should occur during everyday routines, in naturally occurring social situations.

This training is most appropriate for professionals, service providers, and family members who are seeking an introduction to philosophy and practice in SCERTS Model.


Participants will be able to:

  • Learn how to determine meaningful, purposeful, and motivating goals based on a child's development stage, functional needs, and family priorities
  • Additionally, learn how to determine essential interpersonal modifications, environmental arrangement, and visual supports and how they can be embedded in natural, functional and meaning contexts




To express interest please email