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12th Annual Autism Institute Conference

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Gwynedd Mercy University

1325 Sumneytown Pike

Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437

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12th Annual Autism Institute Conference.The 2019 Conference will offer close to 30 one and one-half hour workshops presented by highly respected professionals in the area of autism spectrum disorders. The content of the workshops is research-based best practices for working with individuals on the autism spectrum presented to an audience of professionals, preparing professionals, and family members. The event is free of charge and offers ACT48 and PQAS credits. Please bring your ID numbers with you to the conference for acknowledgement.

Session I (9:00-10:30am)

Sean Romano: Principles of Behavior

Tammy Bertel: Change is Good, Check Out the Changes in Google Over the Last Year (Higher Education)

Alex Brosowsky: Integrated Social Learning: A School-Wide Model for Social Success

Gary Ames: Biofeedback is ABA: Training the nervous system directly (Healthcare)

Chelsea Lutts: How to support students with Autism in transition to develop employment interests and gain real life work experiences while in school

Kate Hooven: Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Justice System: A Training for Professionals (Law Enforcement)

Carmen Henderson: What About Our Black Boys?: Racial Disparities in the Identification of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Regina Oakes: Functional Academics: Instilling Independence in Individuals

Jill Schweizer & Jenn Summers: Breaks, Sensory Tools and More to Help Students Self Regulate

Elisa DiLolle: Adverse Childhood Experiences (The traumatic impact on learning and health)

Hunter Robbins: QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer – A Suicide Intervention Model

Session II (10:45-12:15pm)

Patrick Bergmaier: Planning For Your Loved One with Special Needs: What Every Caregiver Needs to Know

Tammy Bertel: Resources! Resources! Resources! Check Out Resources from Online and Apps for your Classroom to be ready for Monday (Higher Education)

Anthony Johnson & Michael Mercadante: 10 SEPTA Travel Training Tips to Foster Independence in Your Student

Angela Buckley: Library Services that Build Connections

Joseph Sulpizio: Navigating the Special Education System- The Evaluation and IEP Process

Susan Deikman: Play ABA: A play-based, person-centered and fun approach to learning and behavior change.

Katrina Filiatrault: AADD – Supporting Socialization Beyond Transition: The Parental Point of View

Katie Greble: Appreciating Autism: a training for law enforcement”(Law Enforcement)

Carol Weinman: What You Need to Know About Special Education

Nina Wilde: Autism and Interventions informed by Neuroscience (Healthcare)

Jackie Breault: Holistic Approach to Behavior Modification

Hunter Robbins: QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer – A Suicide Intervention Model

*LUNCH*


Session III (1:15-2:45pm)

Sean Romano: Behavior Management Strategies (Higher Education)

Eric Mitchell: Navigating the IEP Team- A Workshop to Bring Schools and families Together Around Common Goals

Daniel Heath & Carrie Stoltzfus : Building a Robust Transition Continuum in an Urban Secondary School

Sandy Sutton: Sensory vs. Behavior

Karen DeHaven : Tapping into Emotional Intelligence through creative arts therapy interventions (art, dance, and music therapy)

Jennifer Alicandri & Heather Thompson: Introduction to Verbal Behavior

Winston Bailey: Adults on the Spectrum ages 21-64: Financial Strategies & Independent Living

Josh Fields: Transitioning After High School

Hunter Robbins: QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer – A Suicide Intervention Model


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