Caregiver Skills Training Program

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

Around the world, many children with autism and other developmental disabilities lack access to quality care and interventions. To help these families, the World Health Organization (WHO), with support from Autism Speaks, developed the Caregiver Skills Training (CST) for Families of Children with Developmental Delays or Disabilities.

At no cost to families, the evidence-based CST program teaches parents and caregivers the day-to-day skills they need to help their children reach their full potential. Caregivers are taught to use everyday play and home routines as opportunities to build their child’s communication, engagement, positive behavior and daily living skills.

Parents and caregivers also learn essential problem solving and self-care skills to build confidence, reduce stress and improve their overall well-being—all while learning how to better support their children.

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WHO eCST Platform

Experience the CST program in a virtual, interactive, self-paced learning environment. Through the eCST platform, you will access pre-recorded courses, videos, quizzes, prompts and other digital materials to learn CST techniques right at home.

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Learn more about the Caregiver Skills Training Program

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CST information for families
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CST information for providers and facilitators
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Contact Congress about the Autism Family Caregivers Act

This bill would award grants to caregiver skills training organizations across the United States, supporting innovative approaches to improving the health and well-being of autistic children.

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