2nd Autism Spectrum Disorders Seminar Series 2016-2017
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM (PST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Join Kern Autism Network-Autism Society Affiliate in our newest approach at providing up to date information to families, educators, therapist, SLP, MFT, LSW, doctors and community at large. These series of seminars will occur throughout the 2016-2017 school year with speakers in the field of autism expertise, with topics meant to address the entire autism spectrum as defined by the DSM-5.
Our 2nd series topic: “Putting Feet on the IEP: Implementation, Fidelity Data, and Progress Monitoring”
Brief Description: Parents, advocates, and attorneys invest much time and attention into developing IEPs that are reasonably calculated to provide meaningful educational benefit, but what comes next? How can you know if the program is working? What kinds of information can be requested in between annual IEP reviews? Must parents simply sit back and watch while the school staff takes over?
Ann Simun, PsyD, has been working professionally with children with learning and behavioral challenges since 1989. She is a licensed psychologist (PSY20113), with a specialization in neuropsychology. She also is a credentialed and experienced School Psychologist, as well as a Licensed Educational Psychologist, making her eligible to conduct IEEs for school district matters. Dr. Simun is a member of the American Psychological Association, National Academy of Neuropsychology, and International Neuropsychological Society. She regularly presents at conferences nationwide and provides training for school districts, parents, advocates, and nonprofit disability agencies. Dr. Simun conducts neuropsychological and psychoeducational assessments, provides expert witness and consultation services, conducts formal observations, and teaches psychoeducational assessment at the graduate level.
Sandra Dixon Shove is a former elementary educator, a non-attorney special education advocate in private practice, and a longtime Autism Society affiliate leader. She has 12 years of experience teaching, 10 years advocating for children with a variety of disabilities, and more than 11 years supporting and mentoring parents, as well as developing and presenting community awareness programs countywide as an Autism Society leader. She is the mother of three adolescents/young adults (one with autism); Vice President, Autism Society of Santa Barbara; First Vice President, Autism Society of California; and a member of the Alliance of California Autism Organizations, Council of Parent Advocates and Attorneys, and Women’s Organization for Special Education Professionals.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Participants will (1) consider several common pitfalls in implementing IEPs and strategies for avoiding them, (2) learn the fundamental aspects of data-driven progress monitoring and how best to incorporate it in the IEP process, and (3) understand their rights to obtain accurate fidelity data, as well as the difference between evaluating program fidelity and ordinary staff performance reviews.
All seminars will be held at Canyon Hills Assembly of God Church Room 205. Continental Breakfast will be served with doors opening at 8:00 a.m. for check-in and seminar starting promptly at 9:00 a.m. No children please. SPANISH TRANSLATION AVAILABLE WITH EARLY REGISTRATION TO SECURE INTERPRETER.
Dr. Penelope Suter-
NOTE: Any cancellations are subject to a $5.00 processing fee.
Spanish Translation is available for guest needing translation services.
When & Where
Autism Society Chapter Affiliate-Kern Autism Network
The Autism Society Chapter -Kern Autism Network (KAN) is a non-profit organization of parents, grandparents, professionals, and other individuals that have an interest in autism. The organization is completely operated under an all-volunteer board with no paid staff. Our mission statement:
"Autism Society Chapter -Kern Autism Network provides support, awareness, information and education to families, professionals and the public throughout Kern County. We work towards cooperation, coordination and the creation of services between individuals and agencies. We strive for advocacy, research, education and inclusion for individuals challenged with autism."
Kern Autism Network-Autism Society
Office: 1712 19th Street Suite 110
Mailing address: 8200 Stockdale Hwy. M-10 #171