4th Autism Spectrum Disorders Seminar Series 2016-2017
Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM (PDT)
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. This is the last seminar series for the school year, with more to follow in Fall 2017 and Spring 2018.
Our 4th series topic and speaker:
-Morning Session (9:00am – 12:00pm): The SCERTS Model; A framework for navigating evidence based practices for children with autism
Research in neuroscience helps us understand how children acquire the foundations of social and emotional competence. This research also helps us understand neurodiversity and how children with differences in social emotional development have invisible challenges that can provide obstacles toward neurodevelopment. This session will then introduce the SCERTS model, a comprehensive, multidisciplinary educational approach designed for children on the Autism Spectrum. This model is not exclusive of other treatment approaches and methodologies, but rather provides a framework for those who are seeking guidelines for implementing a comprehensive educational plan that is based on our knowledge of the core developmental challenges, familycentered care, and our knowledge of the recommended tenets of educational programming. The model was designed to provide guidelines for helping children progress through the stages of becoming a competent social communicator. It was also designed to provide families and educational teams with the help they may need to feel successful in supporting the child.
-Afternoon Session (1:00pm to 3:00pm): Application of the SCERTS Model across developmental stage
Participants of this course will learn how to determine meaningful, purposeful, and motivating goals and strategies based on a child’s developmental stage, functional needs, and family priorities. The priorities are different when applying evidence based practices when a child is before words, has emerging language, or at conversational stages. Video case examples will be reviewed to illustrate how SCERTS provides a framework for selecting appropriate goals for children at each of these stages.
Emily Rubin, MS, CCCSLP
Director, Educational Outreach Program
Marcus Autism Center
Emily Rubin, MS, CCCSLP is the Director of the Educational Outreach Program at the Marcus Autism Center in Atlanta, GA. She is a speechlanguage pathologist specializing in autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, and related social learning disabilities. As a former adjunct faculty member and lecturer at Yale University, she served as a member of their Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic. She has also served as an instructor for the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department of Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts where she has developed courses to prepare graduate level students for addressing the needs of children with autism and their families. More recently, she has joined the team at the Marcus Autism Center, affiliated with Emory University, as an educational outreach specialist. In addition to the SCERTS Assessment, her publications have focused on early identification of autism, contemporary intervention models, and programming guidelines for high functioning autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. She recently participated as a member of the American Speech LanguageHearing Association’s Ad Hoc Committee on Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), a committee charged with developing guidelines related to the role of speechlanguage pathologists in the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of ASD. She lectures internationally and provides consultation to educational programs serving children and adolescents with autism and related developmental disorders.
This seminar will be held in the "Summit Room" directly across from the church.
Continental Breakfast will be served. Lunch is on your own. Afternoon session begins right after lunch.
-Doors opening at 8:00 a.m. for check-in and early seating, this is a longer seminar with a morning session and an afternoon session with two different topics presented by our guest speaker.
-Seminar starts promptly at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m. No children please.
CEU's are approved for SLP for 3 hrs.
Dr. Penelope Suter 661-869-2010
Spanish Translation is available for guest needing translation services.
NOTE: Any cancellations are subject to a $5.00 processing fee
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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