Full Licensing Training

Our professional training is rooted in our philosophy of embracing neurodiversity, respecting every individual, nurturing growth and building on strengths to overcome challenges.


This training stream is for individuals, including family members, caregivers and support persons, who are passionate about empowering autistic individuals, as well as individuals struggling with executive functioning challenges, to participate fully in a life they choose. This stream focuses on training people who do not yet have any qualifications or work experience in the field of autism.


Full Licensing Training is our most comprehensive training stream. It equips each trainee with the knowledge, experience and skills required to become a competent licensed Davis Autism and Concepts for Life Facilitator. As a trainee, you will participate in practical workshops, complete written assignments and work with individuals during practicums, under the supportive guidance of your personal supervisor.

​Training Structure 

Below is a brief overview of the key components of this training stream. A full description of the steps in this pathway is available here.

  • Workshop 1: Davis Life Concepts for Autism
    Introduction to the Core Principles and Concepts of the Davis Autism Approach (5 days)
    Cost – Click here


  • Field Assignment One
    Practice concepts and tools for self (40-60 hours)
    Cost USD $1100


  • Workshop 2: Davis Autism Approach Facilitation
    Introduction to Facilitation and Supervised Practice (5 days)
    Cost USD $2100


  • Field Assignment Two
    Deliver concepts and tools with two volunteers (80-120 hours)
    Cost USD $1100
    To continue on to the next steps of the training, an application will need to be submitted and approved.


  • Workshop 3: Davis Autism Approach Advanced Methods
    Advanced Methods and Practice (5 days)
    Cost USD $2100


  • Practicum 1
    Conduct two full Davis Autism Approach programs with two autistic individuals (Up to 200 hours)
    Cost USD $1500


  • Workshop 4: Davis Autism Advanced Facilitation Practice Meeting
    Advanced Facilitation and Supervised Practice (5 days)
    Cost USD $2100


  • Practicum 2
    Conduct two full Davis Autism Approach programs with two autistic individuals ​(Up to 200 hours)
    Cost USD $1500


  • Final Assignment
    Completion of ongoing self-assessment and Articulation Questions (10 hours)
    Cost USD $300


NOTE: Any of the training steps may require repeating and in some cases a trainee may be asked to do a personal Concept Program prior to continuing.
Annual license fee:  USD $500 for the first year, USD $750 thereafter
Annual renewal criteria: Client list and completed research questionnaires along with one case report per annum for the first two years of licensing; followed by periodic submissions of case reports for quality assurance , as requested by the Ron Davis Autism Foundation.   

Professional development requirement:  All licensed Davis Facilitators are expected to keep up to date with current developments in autism and are required to undergo professional development annually.  All Facilitators are required to attend a Davis Autism workshop on working with non-verbal autistics and the very young within two years of licensing.
Please note: all costs and fees stated on this website are in US dollars.


What benefits will you receive as a licensed Davis Autism and Concepts for Life facilitator?

In addition to being part of a supportive worldwide community actively working together to create inspiring change in the world of autism, you will also receive:

  • your business listing on Ron Davis Autism Foundation website

  • referrals of program enquiries received by Ron Davis Autism Foundation

  • the right to use Davis trademarks when promoting and advertising yourself as a licensed Facilitator for the Davis Autism Approach Program and Davis Concepts for Life program

  • the right to print copyrighted marketing material created by Ron Davis Autism Foundation

  • the right to purchase specialized Davis Autism and Concepts for Life resources from authorized vendors

  • access to regular professional development opportunities offered by Ron Davis Autism Foundation

  • subscription to the Davis Autism Approach and Concepts for Life Facilitator network for peer support and advice

  • periodic e-newsletters and technical updates and bulletins from Ron Davis Autism Foundation

  • consultation with Davis Autism Approach and Concepts for Life Supervisors as needed, and

  • the right to offer NOIT (Natural Orientation Inducing Tool) supervision to families of non-verbal autistic individuals.


Find out more about this licensed training opportunity here

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