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Autism Partnership Foundation 4th Annual Conference 2019

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Friday, April 5, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (PDT)

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Student Registration Apr 5, 2019 $175.00 $0.00

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Autism Partnership Foundation

4th Annual Conference 2019

April 5, 2019

8:30 am – 4:30 pm

 


 

NEW LOCATION FOR 2019!

The Cottonwood Church Auditorium

4505 Katella Avenue - Los Alamitos, CA 90720

 


 

Preserving Quality ABA and the Effective Implementation of Autism Treatment

Distinguished experts in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) join together for a day of education, discussion, and reflection

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

   Behavior Analysts
   Educators
   Psychologists
   Speech Language Pathologists
   Parents
   Anyone dedicated to ensuring children with ASD have access to quality treatment

 


 

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Continuing education is offered for:

   BACB (6 units, Type 2 including 1 Ethical CE and 1 Supervision CE)
   APA  (6 credits)
   ASHA CEUs 0.6 units (Intermediate level, Professional area)
   MFT (6 hours)

*Financial and Nonfinancial speaker disclosures can be found at the end of each instructor’s biography.

 


COST

    $175 – Student Registration 

   $ 225 – Registration 

Registration includes lunch and cost of Continuing Education

Refunds can be requested up to 15 days prior to the event.  A $25 processing fee will be withheld.  

 


REGISTRATION

Seats fill very quickly (sold out in 2018) for this event pre-registration and prepayment is required. To guarantee your attendance, register now.  

When registering, you will choose your complimentary lunch option for the day. If you are registering for Continuing Education (CE), have your license or certification number ready. You will need to enter it during the registration process.



 

VENDOR & SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES - NEW for 2019!

VENDOR AND SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE NOW AVAILABLE!
 
For more information, pricing, sponsorship levels, or to become a vendor/sponsor, please email Executive Director, Maryam Ahmadinia, at MGuirao@AutismPartnershipFoundation.org.
 
For questions, please call: 562-900-6211.
 


 VENUE - NEW for 2019!

The Cottonwood Church Auditorium

4505 Katella Avenue - Los Alamitos, CA  90720


HOTELS near Venue

 

Residence Inn Cypress/Los Alamitos 

4931 Katella Avenue, Los Alamitos, CA 90720   714-761-6705

Special Conference Rate:  $149/night.  Price does not include $7.00 per day parking fee. 

Room block is released on 3/15/19.

*This hotel is .9 miles from The Cottonwood Church Auditorium

Book your group rate for Autism Partnership Foundation

  

Hyatt House Cypress/Anaheim 

 5905 Corporate Avenue, Cypress, CA 90630   714-828-4000

 Special Conference Rate:  $165/night for King Suite and $175/night for (2) Queen beds.  Free parking. 

Free Continental breakfast.

Room block is released on 3/14/19.

*This hotel is 2.0 miles from The Cottonwood Church Autitorium

https://cypressanaheim.house.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html?corp_id=G-APFC

 

 

Residence Inn by Marriott Long Beach  

4111 E. Willow St  Long Beach, CA 90815  562-595-0909  

Special Conference Rate:  $119/night. $10 per day for parking. 

Room block is released on 3/4/19.

*This hotel is 6.9 miles from The Cottonwood Church Autitorium and 1.4 miles from Long Beach Airport 

Book your group rate for Autism Partnership Foundation Room Block

  


 MEET THE SPEAKERS 

 

GREGORY HANLEY, Ph.D., BCBA-D 

 

TITLE: Effective Treatment Processes for Problem Behavior and Stereotypy Associated With Autism

 

Dr. Hanley has been applying the principles of learning to improve socially important behaviors of children and adults with and without disabilities for more than 20 years. He worked and trained at the Spurwink School, the Groden Center, and the Kennedy Krieger Institute, was degreed at the University of Florida, was tenured at the University of Kansas, and is currently a professor of psychology and director of the Behavior Analysis Doctoral Program at Western New England University as an adjunct professor of psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Hanley has published more than 75 articles in peer-reviewed journals, in areas such as the assessment and prevention of problem behavior, teaching tactics for young children, and evidence-based values. Dr. Hanley is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 25), past editor of Behavior Analysis in Practice, and a past associate editor of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, The Behavior Analyst, and Behavior Analysis in Practice. Dr. Hanley's current research and practice activity is primarily focused on the development of effective and practical strategies for preventing the development of children's severe problem behavior.

 

Disclosure:

GREGORY HANLEY

FINANCIAL: is employed by Western New England University as an adjunct professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.  Dr. Hanley is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and a past associate editor of the behavior analysis publications.  Dr. Hanley has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Hanley will receive reimbursement of travel expenses for this conference.

NON-FINANCIAL: participates in research that is primarily focused on the development of practical strategies for preventing the development of children’s severe problem behavior.

  

 


 

CATHY LORD, PH.D. 

TITLE: Measuring changes in social communication in response to treatment and education

 

Catherine Lord, PhD, is the Distinguished Professor-in-Residence School of Medicine at UCLA and a Senior Research Scientist in the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. She completed degrees in psychology at UCLA and Harvard, and a clinical internship at Division TEACCH at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

 

Dr. Lord is a licensed clinical psychologist with specialties in diagnosis, social and communication development and intervention in autism spectrum disorders (ASD). She is renowned for her work in longitudinal studies of social and communicative development in ASD. She has also been involved in the development of standardized diagnostic instruments for ASD with colleagues from the United Kingdom and the United States (the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS), an observational scale, and the Autism Diagnostic Interview — Revised (ADI-R), a parent interview, now considered the gold standard for research diagnoses all over the world.

 

Dr. Lord was the Chair of the National Research Council’s Committee on the Effectiveness of Early Intervention in Autism and is a member of the DSM5 Neurodevelopmental Disorders Committee.

 

Her work at the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain involves continued research in validity and longitudinal studies, early diagnosis of children with autism, regression in children with autism and clinical evaluations and diagnoses of children and adults who may have autism.

 

 

Disclosure:

CATHY LORD

FINANCIAL: is a professor-in-residence at the UCLA School of Medicine.  Dr. Lord is also a senior research scientist in the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and human behavior.  Dr. Lord will receive reimbursement of travel expenses for this conference.

NON-FINANCIALparticipates in research that is focused on early diagnosis of children with autism, regression in children with autism, and clinical evaluations and diagnoses of children and adults who may have autism.

 


  Dara

DARA KHOSROWSHAHI, UBER CEO

TITLE: A parent and business perspective

 

Dara Khosrowshahi is the CEO of Uber, where he manages the company’s fast-growing business in 65 countries around the world and leads a global team of more than 16,000 employees.

Dara was previously CEO of Expedia, where he grew the company into one of the world’s largest online travel companies. A seasoned executive with a background in both engineering and finance, Dara oversaw a number of acquisitions that bolstered Expedia’s offerings and aggressively invested in mobile, which now accounts for more than half of Expedia’s traffic. He was also beloved by Expedia’s employees and named the Highest Rated CEO on Glassdoor. Dara was promoted to Expedia CEO after serving as the Chief Financial Officer of IAC Travel, a division of IAC, which purchased Expedia in 2001 and spun it off in 2015. He was also instrumental in the expansion of IAC’s portfolio of travel brands. 

Before joining IAC, Dara served as Vice President of Allen & Company and spent a number of years as an analyst. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Expedia and was previously on the Board of the New York Times Company. He’s a passionate advocate for refugees in crisis around the world, having himself left Iran during the Iranian revolution at the age of nine.

Dara grew up in Tarrytown, New York, and received his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Brown University.

 

Disclosure:

Dara Khosrowshahi

FINANCIAL: Dara Khosrowshahi is employed by Uber and is currently the CEO.  He is not employed by Autism Partnership or Autism Partnership Foundation.

NON-FINANCIAL: Dara Khosrowshahi is the parent of children with autism and his children have received ABA services from Autism Partnership.  



 

 

THOMAS ZANE, Ph.D., BCBA-D

 

TITLE: One Worldview to Rule Them All:  Our Ethical Responsibilities to Our Field and the People We Serve

 

Dr. Thomas Zane is the Director of Online Behavior Analysis programs in the Department of Applied Behavioral Science at the University of Kansas, and the Clinical Director of The Children’s Center for Communication/Beverly School for the Deaf in Beverly, Massachusetts.  Dr. Zane earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in psychology at Western Michigan University and his doctorate in Applied Behavior Analysis at West Virginia University. He has served as a Post-Doctorate Research Associate at the University of Massachusetts, Professor at Mount Holyoke College, and Johns Hopkins University Department of Psychiatry, and Program Director of Behavior Analysis and Special Education at Endicott College. He is a licensed psychologist in New York and Massachusetts. Dr. Zane serves on the Executive Board of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, the international organization that represents the field of behavior analysis. He is also a member of the Scientific Council of the Organization of Autism Research, a group that raises money to fund innovative research in Autism Spectrum Disorders. For the past three years, Dr. Zane has been the President of the Ethics Special Interest Group of the International Association for Behavior Analysis. Dr. Zane has published in various journals and books, presented at regional, national, and international conferences. His research interests include teacher training, staff development, evidenced-based practice in autism, and the philosophy of science and radical behaviorism.

 

Disclosure: 

THOMAS ZANE

FINANCIAL: is employed by the University of Kansas where he is the Director of Online Behavior Analysis programs in the Department of Applied Behavioral Science, and The Children’s Center for Communication/Beverly School for the Deaf as Clinical Director.  He has published in various journals and books and presents at regional, national, and international conferences.  Dr. Zane will receive reimbursement of travel expenses for this conference.

NON-FINANCIAL:  serves on the Executive Board of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies.  Dr. Zane is a member of the Scientific Council of the Organization of Autism Research (a group that raises money to fund innovative research in Autism Spectrum Disorders) and is the President of the Ethics Special Interest Group of the International Association for Behavior Analysis.    

 



 

MISSY L. OLIVE, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA

 

TITLE: Special Education Law for Practicing Behavior Analysts

 

Melissa Olive, Ph.D., BCBA-D, is the Executive Director of Applied Behavioral Strategies LLC. Prior to founding ABS, Missy spent 9 years conducting research and training special education teachers and behavior analysts at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Nevada, Reno. Missy currently serves as a guest reviewer for the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. She previously served on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Early Intervention, Young Exceptional Children, and Topics in Early Childhood Special Education. Missy has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters focusing on assessment and treatment of challenging behaviors, communication intervention, feeding disorders, and ethical issues for behavior analysts. Missy is the Chair of the Legislative Committee of CT ABA as well as one of the Board of Directors of CT ABA.

Disclosure:

MELISSA OLIVE

FINANCIALis employed by Applied Behavioral Strategies, LLC as Executive Director.  Missy has published several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters focusing on assessment and treatment of challenging behaviors, communication intervention, feeding disorders, and ethical issues for behavior analysts. Dr. Olive will receive reimbursement of travel expenses for this conference.

NON-FINANCIAL: currently serves as Co-Chair of the Legislative Committee of CT-ABA and on the Editorial Board of Young Exceptional Children, Topics in Early Childhood Special Education.  She is frequently a guest reviewer for the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

 


 

  

DENNIS REID, Ph.D., BCBA-D

 

TITLE: Supervisory Strategies for Promoting Work Quality and Staff Enjoyment 

 

Dr. Reid has more than 40 years of experience in developmental disabilities, including autism as a supervisor, consultant, and clinician. He has consulted with agencies in the majority of states of the United States, as well as Canada, New Zealand, and Australia. He has published more than 140 journal articles and book chapters focusing on applied behavior analysis and authored or co-authored 11 books. In 2006 he was awarded the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities International Research Award, and in 2007 was named a Fellow of the Association for Behavior Analysis International. He is the founder and current director of the Carolina Behavior Analysis and Support Center in Morganton, North Carolina. His company has employed adults with autism on the severe end of the spectrum in a supported work capacity for more than 20 years. 

Disclosure:

DENNIS REID

FINANCIAL: is employed by Carolina Behavior Analysis and Support Center as director, a company he founded.  He consults with agencies across the US, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia.  Dr. Reid has authored or co-authored eleven books.  Dr. Reid will receive reimbursement of travel expenses for this conference.

NON-FINANCIAL: he has published more than 140 journal articles and book chapters focusing on applied behavior analysis.  He is a Fellow of the Association for Behavior Analysis International.

 


4thAnnual Autism Partnership Foundation Conference

Preserving Quality ABA and the Effective Implementation of Autism Treatment

 

Conference Schedule

  7:45 - 8:15 am

Check-in and onsite registration

  8:30 – 8:40 am

Maryam and Justin 

Welcome and General Greeting 

  8:40 –  9:30 am

Cathy Lord 

Measuring Changes in Social Communication in response to Treatment and Education  

  9:30 – 10:20 am

Dennis Reid 

Supervisory Strategies for Promoting Work Quality and Staff Enjoyment 

10:20 – 10:50 am

Break – Visit our booths to take a look!

10:50 – 11:40 am 

Dara Khosrowshahi

A Parent and Business Perspective 

11:40 – 12:30 pm

Lunch – Join us for your complimentary lunch on the patio!!

12:30 - 12:35 pm

Award Ceremony 

12:35 –  2:30 pm

Greg Hanley 

Effective treatment Processes for Problem Behavior and Stereotypy Associated with Autism 

  

   2:30 – 2:50 pm

 

Break – Visit our booths to take a look!

   2:50 – 3:40 pm

Missy Olive 

Special Education Law for Practicing Behavior Analysts 

   

   3:40 – 4:30 pm

 

Tom Zane

One Worldview to Rule Them All:  Our Ethical Responsibilities to our Field and the People We Serve

 


 

Conference Learning Objectives:

 

As a result of this conference, participants will be able to list at least 3 obstacles to implementing an effective Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA).  

As a result of this conference,participants will be able to explain one finding showing brain changes with treatment for children with autism.

 

As a result of this conference, participants will be able to describe the six steps of an evidence-based protocol for supervising staff performance to enhance work quality and client outcome attainment.

 

As a result of this conference, participants will be able to list at least three essential components when teaching functional life skills to children diagnosed with autism.

As a result of this conference, participants will be able to identify three important considerations when starting interventions for a child newly diagnosed with autism.

 

 


 

 

  

  

 This course is offered for 0.6 ASHA CEs 

(Intermediate level, Professional area)

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The Cottonwood Church Auditorium
4505 Katella Ave.
Los Alamitos, CA 90720

Friday, April 5, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (PDT)


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Autism Partnership Foundation

Autism Partnership Foundation (APF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding our understanding of effective and empirically-supported treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) through innovative research, intensive training, and increasing the availability of effective treatment for children diagnosed with ASD and their families.

Autism Partnership Foundation is committed to broadening the community of skilled educators, service providers, and family members. To further this mission, APF has founded the Autism Partnership Foundation Academy (APFA), a training institute in Seal Beach, California, committed to furthering the field of applied behavior analysis (ABA) and the treatment of ASD by promoting expertise in the application of behavioral treatment.

APF is proud to sponsor worldwide training, consultation, and education that promotes the understanding and implementation of evidence-based treatment of ASD.

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