Autism Society's 41st National Conference on Autism Spectrum Disorders

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Workshop #1: ABA: Practical Strategies for Public School Settings [BCBA Session]
James Ball, Ed.D., BCBA and Cathy Pratt, Ph.D., BCBA

Workshop #2: Teaching the Integrated Self-Advocacy ISA Curriculum: Training for Educators and Therapists
Valerie Paradiz, Ph.D., Stephanie McCaskill, M.Ed. and Lori L. Ray, Masters, SpEd, ED/AU

Workshop #3: Thinking about You Thinking about Me
Michelle Garcia Winner, M.A., CCC-SLP and Pamela J. Crooke, PhD., CCC-SLP

Workshop #4: Autism and Theater
Christine Bohn, M.A. (Education), Andrew Nelson, M.Ed., Valerie Paradiz, Ph.D., Parasuram Ramamoorthi, Ph.D. and Cindy B. Schneider, M.Ed.

9:30 AM-5:30 PM

10:00 AM-3:00 PM

12:00 PM-5:00 PM

7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Thursday, July 8, 2010

8:15 AM-10:00 AM

Opening Keynote Session
Cathy Pratt, Ph.D., BCBA

10:00 AM-10:45 AM

10:45 AM-12:00 PM

Behavior Modification through the Use of a Service Dog.
Karen Shultz, Bachelor, of, Science, in, Nursing and Sally Montrucchio, CPDT

Building Bridges: Integrating Sensory Processing and Visual Thinking Strategies to Improve Behavior
Carole A. Kaulitz, M.Ed., CCC-SLP and Neatha Lefevre, M.Ed., OTR/L

Federal and Corporate Employment for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Melody Stevens, MA, Tracy Hilliard, MS and Angela Mackey, M.Ed

What It Takes to Effectively Use Evidence-Based Practices in the Classroom
Ann Cox, Ph.D., S.L. Odom, Ph.D. and Susan M. Wilczynski, Ph.D.

When Doors Close; Help Me Find the Windows for Self Advocacy
Sondra K. Williams, Adult, with, Autism

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

1:00 PM-2:15 PM

Anxiety, Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress: The Effects of Bullying On Individuals with ASDs
Laurie Better Perlis, Psy.D., Shana Nichols, Ph.D. and Samara Pulver Tetenbaum, M.A.

Autism Airport Project
Wendy Ross, MD, Rebecca Jackel, MA, Roger I. Ideishi, JD, OT/L and Angela Jones, PhD

Designing a Successful Social Skills Summer Camp
Melissa Richardson, M., Ed., Melissa Burson, B.S. and Jan Oden, M.Ed.

Developing Skill-Building Groups for College Students with ASD
Marc Ellison, M.A., LPC and Kerrie Harris, M.A.

Efforts to Understand Autism Spectrum Disorders, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Catherine Rice, PhD, Diana Schendel, PhD, Julia Whitney and Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp, MD

Situational Communication Boards for Nonverbal Students with Autism
Krista Smith, M.S., CCC-SLP and Kendra A. Turner, M.S., Ed.

Social Dyslexia/Social Thinking
Jane Thierfeld Brown, Ed.D., Michelle Garcia Winner, M.A., CCC-SLP, Lorraine Wolf, Ph.D. and Pamela J. Crooke, PhD., CCC-SLP

2:15 PM-3:15 PM

3:15 PM-4:30 PM

Agents of Change; Or A Small Group of Thoughtful, Committed People
Marcia Eichelberger, Sandra Shove and Catherine Abarca

Community Inclusion of Adults with Autism: A Review of the Intervention Literature
Linda Bambara, Ph.D., Erin McCurdy, M.Ed. and Anastasia Kokina, M.Ed.

Organizing Classroom Environments [BCBA Session]
Christine Reeve, Ph.D., BCBA and Susan Kabot, Ed.D., CCC-SLP

Sometimes Words Get in the Way: Collaborative Teamwork in Communication Intervention
Susan Kabot, Ed.D., CCC-SLP and Christine Reeve, Ph.D., BCBA

When Sensational Kids Become Sensational Adults: One's Personal Journey with SPD
Meredith Joseph Blaine, graduate, student, and, Asperger's, adult

4:30 PM-6:00 PM

5:30 PM-6:30 PM

7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Friday, July 9, 2010

8:00 AM-10:00 AM

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

10:00 AM-4:00 PM

10:00 AM-5:30 PM

10:15 AM-11:30 AM

11:30 AM-12:45 PM

12:45 PM-2:00 PM

Developing Meaningful IEP Objectives: Evaluation to Implementation
Ruth Aspy, Ph.D., Barry G. Grossman, Ph.D. and Susan Jamieson, M.Ed.

FRIEND Program
Sheri S. Dollin, M.Ed.

Functional Reading for Children with Autism: Exceeding Traditional Expectations
Trisha McCain-Hines, M.Ed, Reading, Specialist, Master, Reading, Teacher

How to Effectively Use Auditory Prompts and Other Self-Management Strategies
Keith Storey, Ph.D., in, Special, Education and Michal Post, MA, in, Special, Education

Technology Tools and Autism
Demetria L. Ennis-Cole, Ph.D.

2:00 PM-2:30 PM

2:30 PM-3:45 PM

Supporting the Educational Experience of ASD Students through Online and Video Conferencing
Lisa King, M.Ed., Jane Thierfeld Brown, Ed.D. and Lorraine Wolf, Ph.D.

A Multi-Component Autism Awareness Training for Typical Peers
Sarah E. Smith, B.A.;, Special, Education, Teaching, Credential

Autism Screening in Community Childcare Settings
Patricia I. Wright, PhD, MPH, Bob Siegel, M.Ed.., Child, and, Human, Development, Jessica Foster, MD, MPH and Georgina Peacock, MD, MPH

Decisive Denominator and a Bio-Medical Approach to Ameliorate Autism
Natarajan Padmavathy Karthikeyen, M.S.[ENT], St Laurent Georges III, Phd, Ramakrishnan Velmurugan, HIMP and Basu Ishana, M.Sc., [Applied, Psychology]

Developing An Evaluation Team for Your Autism Program
Jennifer Austin, M.Ed., Anita Kliewer, M.Ed., Trube Miller, M.Ed., Angela Cowan, M.Ed. and Heather Hughes, M.Ed.

How to Effectively Use Natural Support Strategies in Employment and Community Settings
Keith Storey, Ph.D., in, Special, Education and Michal Post, MA, in, Special, Education

Siblings Speak out
Jordan Blackwell, Cameron Blackwell, Darren Craig Blackwell and Jamie Blackwell

2:30 PM-5:30 PM

Ethics in Applied Behavior Analysis
Nina Finkler, M.Ed., LDT/C, BCBA, Anne S. Holmes, M.S., CCC, BCBA, James Ball, Ed.D., BCBA and Cathy Pratt, Ph.D., BCBA

3:45 PM-4:15 PM

4:15 PM-5:30 PM

Autism Support to Go
Joane Walvoord, M.S., RPED, #1283

Girl World: Detecting and Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders in Females
Shana Nichols, Ph.D., Samara Pulver Tetenbaum, M.A. and Laurie Better Perlis, Psy.D.

Integrated Fitness for the Young Autism Population
Eric Chessen, M.S., Youth, Conditioning, Specialist

Language Acquisition through Motor Planning
John Halloran, MS, CCC-SLP


Pineal Gland Malfunction as a Possible Cause of Symptoms of Autism
Andrea Andrea Axt (Dubinsky), Ph.D., RPP, FQM


The Three Element Social Skill Program: Instruction, Drama, & Technology
Michelle O. Henderson, M., Ed., in, Special, Education-, Ed., Diagnostician;, Autism, Intervention, Grad., Acad., Cert, at, UNT

5:30 PM-6:30 PM

7:00 PM-11:00 PM

Saturday, July 10, 2010

8:15 AM-10:00 AM

9:30 AM-1:30 PM

10:00 AM-10:45 AM

10:45 AM-12:00 PM

Can Your Child Become a Good Driver?
Dennis Debbaudt, Law, Enforcement, Training, Gerald (Jerry) Newport, B.A. and Stephen M. Shore, Ed.D.


Grandparents and Autism There IS Something You Can Do
Joy Rick, BS, MA, SPHR, CCP and Jennifer J. Knauer, SCRP

Preparing Young Adults with Asperger's Syndrome for the Job Market
Patricia A. Wisocki, Ph.D., June Groden, PhD and Elizabeth Stratis, B.A.

12:00 PM-1:30 PM

1:30 PM-2:45 PM

A Comprehensive Staff Training Package for Behavioral Interventions for Children with Autism
Kellyn Johnson, BS, Shahla Ala'I-Rosales, Ph.D., BCBA-D and Nicole Zeug, MS, BCBA

El Autismo: Informacion Esencial
Emily D. Iland, M.A.

Implementing Play-Based Social Skill Groups for Young Children Diagnosed with ASD
Kathleen Klein, MS, OTR, BCP and Mary Kientz, MS, OTR

Myths and Realities of Evaluation, Identification, and Diagnosis of ASD
Sarah Welbourne, M.Ed., Ruth Aspy, Ph.D., Barry G. Grossman, Ph.D., Susan Jamieson, M.Ed. and Penny Woods, M.S.Ed.

Professionals On the Autism Spectrum: Insights From Our Careers
Zosia Zaks, M.Ed., CRC and Stephen M. Shore, Ed.D.

Speaking Bluntly about Sex, Dating and Relationships
Cinder McDonald and Debbie Weidinger

Transition RX What You Need to Know?
Jan Moss, Family, Faculty, OUHSC, College, of, Medicine

2:45 PM-3:15 PM

3:15 PM-4:30 PM

Behavior Training for Parents of Children Who Display High Intense Behaviors [BCBA Session]
John Kabot, M.Ed., BCBA and Melissa DeVincentis, MS, LMFT, BCBA

Helping Hands: A Caring School Community Program � �Kids Helping Kids�
Stephen Lockwood, TOH, M.Ed. and Anne Cuviello, BA, K-8/TOH, M.Ed., Learning, Disabilities

If Safety Is Your Priority, Physical Restraint Is Not Your Option
Kimberly L. Sanders, M.S., Strategic, Leadership, Jason Craig, Masters, in, Education, Administration and Allyson Bateman, Masters, Degree

Supporting the Aging and Medical Needs of Adults with Autism
Anne S. Holmes, M.S., CCC, BCBA and Jamie K. Douglas, M.A.