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Professional Development

Professional development can be tailored to the unique needs of your group or organization.  Common topics include but are not limited to:

  • Introduction to Autism and Characteristics

  • Evidence-Based Practices for Autism

  • Evidence Based Practices for Behavior

  • Executive Functioning

  • Providing Social Skills Instruction to Various Age Groups


We provide professional development and trainings to educational professionals, parents, and other staff members working with neurodiverse populations.

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Dr. Sabrina Mitchell

Dr. Sabrina Mitchell is the owner of Authentic Connections and the instructor for our middle and high school social skills classes.  Sabrina has been working with neurodiverse individuals for 20+ years in the public school setting and specifically teaching social skills classes for the last 10 years.  Dr. Mitchell has extensive experience providing professional development and coaching to parents as well as teachers and practitioners.  She strives to have engaging professional development that builds participant skills with tools they can use immediately in their settings.   She is a lifelong learner consistently seeking out and relying on evidence-based practices for improving outcomes for students.  Dr. Mitchell earned her Ph.D. in Special Education with an emphasis in autism and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.  She looks forward to connecting with you!

"The presentation was well organized, accessible, and full of great resources! Thank you!"



"So much great content and information.  I appreciated the practical strategies!"



"Awesome training! I loved your stories and antidotes.  These made me relate and understand.  Thank you!"



"The training was extensive, well done and included excellent examples.  I am so excited about the incredible resources."



"There were so many wonderful, clearly structured strategies that I can take and use immediately!"



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