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Autism Partnership Foundation 5th Annual Conference 2020 - LIVESTREAM EVENT

Autism Partnership Foundation

Friday, April 3, 2020 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (PDT)

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Autism Partnership Foundation

5th Annual Conference 2020

April 3, 2020

8:30 am – 4:30 pm (Pacific Daylight Time)

 


 

Now a Livestream Event!

 


 

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 (7 units, type 2)  - 2 units of Ethics


COST

 

    $150 – Registration 

Registration includes of BACB CEUs

Refunds can be requested up to 15 days prior to the event.  A $25 processing fee will be withheld. Once your login and password is emailed to you the week of the livestream event, the registration is non-refundable.  


REGISTRATION

 

If you are registering for BACB Continuing Education Units (CEus), have your certification number ready. You will need to enter it during the registration process.

A day or two before the event, each attendee will receive an email with their login information for the livestream. Once your login and password is emailed to you, the registration is non-refundable.  

 

 MEET THE SPEAKERS  

William Heward

William Heward

Title: Next Year is Now

 

William L. Heward, Ed.D., BCBA-D, is Professor Emeritus in the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University. A Fellow and Past President of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Bill has been a Fulbright Scholar in Portugal, a Visiting Professor of Psychology at Keio University in Tokyo and at the University of São Paulo, and given lectures and workshops in 22 other countries. His publications include the books Applied Behavior Analysis(with John Cooper and Tim Heron), Sign Here: A Contracting Book for Children and Their Parents(with Jill Dardig), and Exceptional Children: An Introduction to Special Education(with Sheila Alber-Morgan and Moira Konrad),each of which has been translated into several foreign languages. Awards recognizing Bill’s contributions to behavior analysis include the Fred S. Keller Behavioral Education Award from the American Psychological Association's Division 25, the Ellen P. Reese Award for Communication of Behavioral Concepts from the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, and the Distinguished Psychology Department Alumnus Award from Western Michigan University. Bill’s research interests include "low-tech" methods for increasing the effectiveness of group instruction in inclusive classrooms.

 

Disclosure:

WILLIAM HEWARD

FINANCIAL: is employed by Ohio State University as a professor in the College of Education and Human Ecology.  Dr. Heward is a Fellow and Past President of the Association for Behavior Analysis International.  Dr. Heward will receive reimbursement of travel expenses for this conference.

NON-FINANCIALDr. Heward has published several books and peer-reviewed journals

 

 

Fred Volkmar

Title: Advances in Understanding the Social Nature of Autism

 

Fred R. Volkmar, M.D., is the Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology at Yale University, Child Study Center and recently served for eight years as Director of the Center.  A graduate of the University of Illinois and Stanford, Dr. Volkmar completed residency training in adult psychiatry and then a Fellowship in Child Psychiatry at the Yale University’s School of Medicine and has been there ever since.  He has dedicated his career to understanding and treating children with developmental disorders and is a leader in the field of autism research. He has served as a teacher and mentor to many trainees some of whom are now leaders in the field. Dr. Volkmar’s grants and publications run just short of 100 pages in his CV. He is editor of the Journal of Autism, a gifted clinician and teacher and his contributions have greatly improved the lives of children suffering from developmental disorders and their families.

 

 

Disclosure:

FRED VOLKMAR

FINANCIAL: is employed by Yale University as a professor of Child Psychiatry, Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Psychology.  Dr. Volkmar will receive reimbursement of travel expenses for this conference.

NON-FINANCIAL:  Dr. Volkmar serves as a teacher and mentor to many leaders in the field and is the editor of the Journal of Autism.

 

 

Jonathan Tarbox

Title: Acceptance and Commitment Training inside Behavior Analysis: Ethics and Recent Developments

 

Dr. Jonathan Tarbox is the program director of the Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis Program at the University of Southern California, as well as director of Research at FirstSteps for Kids. Dr. Tarbox is the incoming editor-in-chief of the journal Behavior Analysis in Practice and serves on the editorial boards of several major scientific journals related to autism and behavior analysis. He has published four books on autism treatment and well over 70 peer-reviewed journal articles and chapters in scientific texts. His research focuses on behavioral interventions for teaching complex skills to individuals with autism.

 

 

Disclosure:

JONATHAN TARBOX

FINANCIAL: is employed by the University of Southern California as the program director of the Applied Behavior Analysis Program. Dr. Tarbox is the incoming editor in chief of the journal Behavior Analysis in Practice.  Dr. Tarbox will receive reimbursement of travel expenses for this conference. 

NON-FINANCIAL:  Dr. Tarbox has published four books on autism treatment and written well over 70 peer reviewed journal articles.

 

 

Rachel Taylor

Rachel Taylor

Title: Behavior Analysts in a Virtual Bar Talking About the Future

 

Dr. Rachel Taylor (formerly Dr. Tarbox) has supported individuals diagnosed with neurodevelopmental disorders for more than 20 years. Dr. Taylor started her career working in several prestigious institutions including the New England Center for Children and the Kennedy Krieger Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital. After earning her PhD she held numerous executive-level management positions in behavioral health agencies including Co-Director of Research and Development for the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), Founder and Director of CARD's Specialized Outpatient Services, and Chief Clinical Officer for Intercare Therapy, Inc..

 

Dr. Taylor was also the founding Department Chair for the ABA Masters and PhD programs at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Los Angeles and an Associate Faculty member in Psychology at California State University Los Angeles and Channel Islands. She has published numerous peer reviewed articles and her research is also featured in the seminal textbook Applied Behavior Analysis, by Cooper, Heron and Heward.
In addition to her research, clinical and academic positions, Dr. Taylor previously served on the Executive Council for the International Association for Behavior Analysis (ABAI). More recently, she was named as an Advisor to the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies. Dr. Taylor also serves on Board of Directors for the California Association for Behavior Analysis (CalABA) as the 2020 Conference Chair.

 

Her current interests include 1) protecting against a potential divide between science and practice and 2) demonstrating how ABA produces socially significant improvements regardless of age or diagnosis. Dr. Taylor is especially proud of CABAs reputation for providing high-quality ABA services to adolescents and adults across settings (e.g. community-based and residential) and she is currently increasing her focus on helping other organizations to expand the scope of their ABA practice.

 

 

Disclosure:

RACHEL TAYLOR

FINANCIAL: Dr. Taylor is the CEO of Center for Applied Behavior Analysis.   Dr. Taylor will receive reimbursement of travel expenses for this conference.

NON-FINANCIAL:  Dr. Taylor serves on the Board of Directors for the California Association for Behavior Analysis (CalABA) and has published numerous peer-reviewed articles.

 

Steve Woolf

Title: Ethical Challenges in the Developing Business of Autism Treatment

 

Dr. Woolf has been a BCBA/BCBA-D for over 16 years and is the President Butterfly Effects, which is one of the largest home based ASD service providers in the nation. He regularly communicates with state officials at Department of Public Health, Department of Developmental Services, special education directors, and state legislators on the funding and quality of ABA services. Dr. Woolf has authored publications and regularly presents ABA research at state, national, and international conferences. He has extensive experience providing treatment to children and adults with disabilities. He is the former president/founder of MassABA and eight year executive member on CTABA. He also served as the  ABAI Chapter leadership coordinator for three years. Dr. Woolf’s specialty areas include managing large scale home-based service delivery system, practice ethics, and licensure of behavior analysts. Dr. Woolf also has significant experience working with numerous health insurance providers relative to funding ABA-informed treatment.  He is currently one of the two Massachusetts Governor appointees to the Allied Mental Health and Human Services Professionals Licensure Board and the 2018 recipient of the MassABA distinguished service award.  

 

Disclosure:

STEVE WOOLF

FINANCIAL: is employed by Butterfly Effects as the President. He has authored publications and regularly presents ABA research at state, national, and international conferences. Dr. Woolf will receive reimbursement of travel expenses for this conference.

NON-FINANCIAL:  Dr. Woolf is the former president and founder of MassABA and is a member of CTABA. He is currently one of two Massachusetts Governor appointees to the Allied Mental Health and Human Services Professionals Licensure Board.

 

 

Sarah Trautman

Title: Behavior Analysts in a Virtual Bar Talking About the Future

 

Sarah has been in-love with Behavior Analysis since she took her first Intro to ABA Class at Gonzaga University in 1996. Sarah became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2004 (she even took the exam using real paper and a pencil). Sarah started her own ABA Business, STE Consultants, in 2004. Over the 15-years that she owned STE Sarah grew her business to serve over 2,500 clients throughout the West Coast. Sarah is the former President of the California Association for Behavior Analysis (CalABA) and was a founding Board Member for the Council of Autism Service Providers (CASP). Sarah has presented at over 20 professional conferences throughout the United States. Sarah has also presented and consulted internationally in Kenya, Belize and Brazil. Sarah is very passionate about growing effective leaders and superb clinicians within our field. Currently Sarah is the Director of Development for the Behavior Analyst Leadership Council (BALC) and a Development Consultant for CalABA. In her spare time Sarah drinks too much coffee and not enough water. 

 

Disclosure:

SARAH TRAUTMAN

FINANCIAL: is employed by STE Consultants where she serves as the owner.  She is the former President of the California Association for Behavior Analysis (CalABA). She has presented at over 20 professional conferences throughout the United States.  Ms. Trautman will receive reimbursement of travel expenses for this conference.

NON-FINANCIAL:  Sarah Trautman is currently the Director of Development for the Behavior Analyst Leadership Council (BALC) and a Development Consultant for CalABA.

 

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Autism Partnership Foundation

Autism Partnership Foundation (APF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding our understanding of quality, effective, and empirically-supported interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) by conducting innovative research, improving the quality of services through national and international training, and, most importantly, increasing the availability of effective, quality treatment available to children diagnosed with ASD and their families. 

As part of our commitment to broadening the community of skilled educators, service providers, and family members, we founded the Academy, a training institute committed to progressing the field of ABA and ASD by promoting expertise in the application of behavioral approaches. APF also has a Research Team that is committed to evolving the field of behavioral intervention and is recognized worldwide for its instrumental contributions to scientific literature in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and ASD. Further, APF offers training, workshops, consultations, and its annual conference.
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