2014 Annual Conference

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Forward in an Era of Change

March 12-13, 2014










Wednesday’s Keynote Speaker:

Christina Whalen, Ph.D., BCBA-D*

Building Employment Skills for Adults with ASDs
Using Theatre Techniques

Teaching Life, Social, and Community Skills to Tweens with
Autism Spectrum Disorder


Wednesday’s Lunch Presentation &
Closing Keynote Speaker:

John Elder Robison, author, and Maripat Robison

Being Different –
Building Your Best Life by Minimizing Your Disabilities and Building Upon Your Strengths

During lunch Mr. Robison will speak about raising his son, who was diagnosed with Asperger’s, and how he has also been diagnosed with Asperger’s.  He will talk about coming to terms with being on the spectrum as both a challenge and a unique gift.

Wednesday’s Closing Keynote:

Romance, Autism, and Making Family Life Work


Thursday, March 13, 2014
Breakout sessions

Jaime Hoyle & Carol M. Schall, Ph.D.
Transition Service Needs for Individuals with Autism: A Presentation of findings from Senate Joint Resolution 330 &
The Effect of Project Search on Employment Outcomes for Youth and Young Adults with ASD

Valentina Intagliata, M.D
Problem Behaviors in Children on the Autism Spectrum and Pharmacological Interventions

Christina Whalen, Ph.D., BCBA-D*
Research on Social Skills with Teens in Inclusive Peer Settings

Emily Schwab, B.A.,  & Jody Liesfeld, M.Ed, LBA, BCBA
Implementing the Competent Learner Model in an Inclusive Preschool Setting

Donald Oswald, Ph.D.                        
Autism and the DSM-5

Kendra McDonald, M.A., BCaBA    
A Practical Approach to Implementing ABA/VB at Home: A Parent's Perspective

Update on Waiver Reforms

Keri Bethune, Ph.D., BCBA-D *
Improving Teacher Fidelity when Implementing PBS Procedures: Coaching to Build Sustainability in our Schools

Closing Keynote

Brandon F. Greene, Ph.D., BCBA-D
A Consumer's Guide to Finding a Competent BCBA