1:30 Curricular Accommodations and Modifications to Ensure Learning and Active
3:30 Addressing Challenging Behaviors in the General Education Classroom: Practical
Tools for Success
10:45 Using ABA for the Treatment of Autism – Adel Najdowski, Ph.D., BCBA
1:30 Teaching Higher-Order Executive Function and Social Cognition Skills – Jonathan
Tarbox, PhD, BCBA
3:30 Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) – David Sponder, L.E.P.
10:45 Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Basics Mark Woodsmall, Esq.
1:30 IEP Advanced – Goal Writing and Assessments – Mark Woodsmall, Esq.
3:30 Augmentative/Communication Devices
10:45 Therapeutic Gymnastics: An Occupational Therapy New Frontier - Gene Hurwin,
1:30 Yoga/Relaxation Methods to Reduce Anxiety and Provide Calming
3:30 Panel of Young Adults with Autism/Asperger’s: Personal Experiences of Challenges
8:30-5 Paraprofessionals Workshop - Diane Twachtman-Cullen, author of “How to be a
- Two all-day workshops for Paraprofessionals and Speech-Language Pathologists
10:45-5 SLP Workshop: Practical and Effective Treatment Strategies for Autism –
Teresa Cardon, M.A. CCC-SLP, author of "Initiations and Interactions" (2006), and "Let's Talk
Emotions (2004)"(attendees can also attend Keynote with Carol Gray)
For full description of workshops for Paraprofessionals and SLP’s, see www.autism-
Sunday August 10, 2008
- 8:45 Integrating Multiple Methods to Foster Social Development in Children
with Autism Kathleen Quill, Ed.D.
- Autism spectrum disorders are heterogeneous, and children with the diagnosis
demonstrate a wide range of social abilities and challenges. This requires that
we individualize intervention and use multiple approaches for maximum benefit to
each child. This workshop discusses a variety of research-based strategies and
how to appropriately integrate them at home and school to foster social
development and peer relationships for children.. Case studies will illustrate
specific strategies for younger and older children, ranging from severe autism to
- Kathleen Quill, Ed.D, is the author of DO-WATCH-LISTEN-SAY: Social and
communication intervention for children with autism, and editor of Teaching
children with autism: Strategies to enhance communication and socialization. Dr.
Kathleen Quill provides consultation, professional development, and training to
families and educators. She is currently the Principal Consultant for the
development of AutismPro, a web-based service including 30 e-learning modules
for professionals, and multi-media service and support for parents.
- Choose from 5 Breakout Tracks & 1 Professional Workshop
Social/Communication Skills with Kathleen Quill, Ed.D.
- 10:45 Assessment of Social and Communication Skills for Children with
Significant Developmental Delays
- 1:30 Social Intervention for Children with Significant Developmental Delays
- 3:30 Communication Intervention for Children with Significant Developmental
- 10:45 Supporting Asperger’s in the General Education Classroom – Cathleen
- 1:30 Schools and Families Working Together to Create Quality and Legally
Defensible Programs – Panel of experts including Rick Clemens, M.A., and
- 3:30 Transition Planning: Preparing for Post Secondary Options – Susan
- 10:45 Healing the Family – Jamie Juarez, MS, Marriage/Family Counselor
- 1:30 Special Needs Trusts – Elizabeth McCoy, Esq.
- 3:30 Panel of Experienced Moms – sharing their personal stories
- 10:45 Biomedical Treatments for Autism – James B. Adams, Ph.D.
- 1:30 The Gluten-Free, Casein-Free Diet – Lisa Ackerman, founder of TACA
- 3:30 New Advances in Biomedical Treatments for Autism – James B. Adams,
- 10:45 Learning Social Skills Through Play: Life's Most Important Skill Made
Fun! - Rick Clemens, M.A..
- 1:30 Addressing Anxiety in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders–Jeff
Wood, Ph.D & Karen Sze, Ph.D.
- 3:30 Overview of Sensory Integration – Susan Golubock, M.Ed.
Workshop for Occupational & Physical Therapists
- Sensory Integration for OT’s & PT’s - Susan Golubock, MEd, an adult with
Asperger’s and sensory challenges – 8:30 am – 3:00 pm; after 3 pm you can
attend any breakout session above. See www.autism-conferences for details.
Schedule (both days)
07:30 Registration and coffee/juice
10:15 Break/View Exhibits
10:45 Breakout Session 1
12:15 Lunch (on your own)
1:30 Breakout Session 2
3:00 Break/View Exhibits
3:30 Breakout Session 3