Teaching to Successful Outcomes: Supporting Children with Autism at Home, School, and Community – Virtual
November 2 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pmFree
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. The 4 A’s of Autism: Awareness, Acceptance, Appreciation, and Action as a Pathway to Leading a Fulfilling and Productive Life presented by Stephen Shore, Ed.D, Aldephi University. An autobiographical structure combining experiences of people on the autism spectrum, in making fulfilling and productive lives for autistic individuals the rule rather than the exception will be used to charge participants to reframe their thinking away from deficit, disorder, and deficit towards seeking abilities based on individual strengths. The session ends with generalizing focus on strengths-based thinking to the rest of humanity – and finally, to the audience themselves.
10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Help Me Help You! Supporting Teachers and Paraprofessional Teams to Implement Function-Based Challenging Behavior Interventions presented by Mandy Rispoli, PhD, BCBA-D, Purdue University. The purpose of this session is to share a practice-based coaching model for supporting school personnel and caregivers to assess, prevent, and address challenging behavior. Dr. Rispoli will share the latest research for providing effective, efficient, and personalized supports to school teams. In particular, this session will explore the teachers-as-coaches for paraprofessionals to implement function-based behavioral interventions in schools. This active session includes active discussion, sharing of resources, and envisioning the future of coaching.
12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Social Skills Success on the Spectrum: Valuable Tips and Lessons to Help Your Child Connect and Communicate presented by Victoria Boone, The Hamilton Center.
1:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Keynote Presentation: Supporting Siblings of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder presented by Julie Wolf, PhD, Yale School of Medicine. Siblings of individuals with ASD have a unique lived experience and play an important role in the lives of their siblings. This training will review the literature pertaining to the sibling relationship, will review the experiences and needs of siblings, and will provide strategies for supporting siblings.
FREE REGISTRATION: https://nysrcasd.org/events/934/registrations/new
Continuing Education Information
Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLEs):
SUNY Old Westbury is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s Office of Teaching Initiatives as an approved provider of CTLE for Professional Classroom Teachers, School Leaders and Level III Teaching Assistants. At total of up to 5.5 CTLE hours are available for this conference. The total administration fee for CTLEs is $10 and is payable at time of registration.
Behavior Analyst Certification Board:
- Help Me Help You! Supporting Teachers and Paraprofessional Teams to Implement Function-Based Challenging Behavior Interventions
- Social Skills Success on the Spectrum: Valuable Tips and Lessons To Help Your Child Connect and Communicate
BACB CEUs are available for the following sessions:
BACB CEUs are being administered by a third party service provider. If you check the box upon
registration for these sessions indicating that you are interested in receiving BACB CEUs, an email will
be sent to you AFTER the conference with a form to download and complete. The cost is $10 per credit.
Certificate of Attendance:
There are no other CEUs being offered at this conference.
A Certificate of Attendance will be issued to all attendees.