Early Start Denver Model - Introductory Workshop

Learn about the theoretical and empirical framework, curriculum and teaching principles of the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), a developmental, behavioral and relationship-based intervention program for infants and toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorder ages 12-48 months. Topics include:

  • Administering and completing a developmental assessment of children's skill levels
  • Developing individualized, developmentally appropriate teaching objectives
  • Implementing the ESDM teaching practices and fidelity system to evaluate technique use
  • Maintaining data management and addressing poor or limited child progress, when needed
Academic Units
Section Number
Instruction Method
Online class

Section Course Materials

Early Start Denver Model for Young Children with Autism: Promoting Language, Learning, and Engagement


An Early Start for Your Child with Autism: Using Everyday Activities to Help Kids Connect, Communicate, and Learn


Early Start Denver Model Curriculum Checklist for Young Children with Autism Set of 15 Checklists, Each a 16-Page Two-Color


Section Notes

This online workshop will begin on August 5 and end September 15. Enrollment Deadline: August 19, 2019. Please contact Veronica Keys at (530) 752-8719 or vlkeys@ucdavis.edu  with any questions.

Additional course information will be emailed to you the week before the course opens

Access to your course will be available on the course’s start date.

This is a self-paced, independent study, online course with pre-produced lessons and assessments. No instructor is assigned to the course. Move through the content at your own pace during the six-week period. Successful completion prepares you to apply for advanced study with the ESDM Training Program at UC Davis (www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/mindinstitute/research/esdm).

The mandatory text is to be read prior to the course opening.

For specific questions about ESDM or Advanced Workshop scheduling please see https://www.esdm.co/.

Enrollment Policies

Requests to withdraw with a refund (less $30 processing fee) must be received before the course opens. Transfer requests to another course (with $30 processing fee) until August 30th. If you have entered the online classroom, you are no longer eligible for a refund.

Technical Requirements

To ensure your success in this online course, please review our technical requirements.


Capitol Corridor Rider

Capitol Corridor riders are eligible for a one-time $100 discount on a UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education course (some exceptions apply). The Discount Code is available on the UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education course page on the Capitol Corridor’s onboard Wifi system.