ECHO RUBI improves clinicians’ comfort and knowledge with a manualized parent-training program (RUBI), shown to be effective for children with autism and other disabilities. ECHO RUBI is a therapy based program designed to reduce disruptive behavior and improve adaptive behavior in children and offers an excellent opportunity to improve and advance your clinical skills to better serve families with children with autism and other developmental disabilities.

Participants in ECHO RUBI will collaborate with specialists in a case-based learning environment to develop advanced clinical skills and best practices.

Series Participants: 

  • Will learn and utilize RUBI principles with patients and families
  • Can earn CEU credit through this interactive, case-based learning series
  • Will participate in coaching with participants and the hub team 

What To Expect

  • Complete RUBI Orientation (2.5 hours) and attend all sessions
  • Submit a case to present to the group and engage in interactive discussions
  • Collaborate with the expert team in providing recommendations
  • Work with seasoned and newer members of the series in a collaborative environment


Registration for series beginning Jan. 11, 2022 is now closed. Series dates are: Jan. 11 and 25; Feb. 8 and 22; March 8, 22 and 29; April 12 and 26; May 10 and 24; June 14.

Who Can Participate?

  • Mental Health Practitioners
  • Psychologists
  • BCBAs
  • Master Level Professionals
  • School psychologists or counselors who work directly with parents.
  • Family therapists
  • Social workers

Participation Requirements

  • Complete Orientation – see details below
  • A front facing camera/smart phone
  • Commit to attending all ECHO RUBI sessions
  • Complete online pre- and post- surveys
  • Start a RUBI case during the series

Sample Topics

ECHO RUBI meets virtually for 60 minutes every second and fourth Tuesdays (12 p.m. EST) and will offer an additional 15 minutes at the end of each session for mentoring. You will have a chance to discuss complex cases in your practice for real-time advice from experts.




Orientation to RUBI *


Understanding Behavior in Autism Spectrum Disorders: Review behavioral principles


Prevention Strategies


Use of Daily Schedules


Building Positive Behaviors: Reinforcement session 1


Building Positive Behaviors: Reinforcement session 2


~Coaching Session~


Decreasing Problem Behaviors: Planned Ignoring


Compliance training session


Functional communication training


Creating New Skills:  Teaching Skills 1 and 2


Generalization and maintenance session

*Orientation:  10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
(2.5 hours) will provide an overview of the RUBI parent training curriculum, approach to selecting a child for RUBI as well as management of the case for the duration of this ECHO series. After completing the orientation, participants will continue the RUBI series (1 hour sessions) to learn how to use the RUBI curriculum with fidelity but flexibility and engage families appropriately.

Participants are encouraged to purchase the RUBI manual prior to the first session.

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