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Caregiver Skills Training

Learn the skills you need to support your child’s development

At no cost to families, the World Health Organization’s Caregiver Skills Training (CST) program teaches parents and caregivers the day-to-day skills they need to help their children reach their full potential. Learn to build your child’s communication, engagement, positive behavior, daily living skills and more.

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Sofia G. | 11 years old
I want to be the voice for my sister when she can’t use her words to communicate exactly what she’s feeling. 
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Wilder and Tabitha
Wilder | 5 years old
The road has been hard but there is so much love and gratitude. It carries me through.  
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De'Vante and Sheila
De’Vante H. | 29 years old
Having an optimistic outlook on life has been my superpower as a mother who cared for her child and now adult son with autism. There is a purpose for everyone on this planet. 
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Walter R. | 5 years old
Kindness means everything to me as parent, it is a core value that I try to instill in my children and something that makes such a huge difference to these sweet souls we are raising.  
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If you've met one person with autism, you've met one person with autism.

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