Autism--Education and Interventions for Richer Lives

Staten Island
Thursday, April 15, 2010

Autism--Education and Interventions for Richer Lives
Thursday, April 15, 2010 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Hilton Garden Inn Staten Island
718-477-2400
1100 South Avenue
Staten Island , 10314
United States

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4TH ANNUAL
ELIZABETH A. CONNELLY MEMORIAL CONFERENCE

AUTISM: EDUCATION AND INTERVENTIONS
FOR RICHER LIVES

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Education professionals, including teachers, special education teachers,
and speech pathologists; applied behavior analysts; psychologists;
psychiatrists; medical and health professionals; researchers; 
staff members of service provider agencies; parents and caregivers;
and adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorder
 


 

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

8:00–8:30 am    
      Registration and Coffee
  

  

8:30–9:00

Welcome

W. Ted Brown, MD, PhD

Director, Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities (IBR)

Diana Jones Ritter

Commissioner, OMRDD

 

9:00–9:45

Functional Analysis for Understanding Behavior: Public Policy, Trends,
and Application

Raymond G. Romanczyk, PhD, BCBA-D   

Director, Institute for Child Development; SUNY Distinguished Service Professor,
Department of Psychology; Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, SUNY Health Sciences Center; SUNY Binghamton
   


9:45–10:30

Functional Behavior Assessment: Understanding Challenging Behaviors
in Children with Autism

J. Helen Yoo, PhD, BCBA-D

Head, Applied Behavior Analysis Laboratory, Department of Psychology, IBR

Jenny Tuzikow, PsyD, BCBA-D

Senior Behavior Analyst, IBR

 

10:30–10:45

      BREAK


10:45–11:30

SOS: Social Skills in Our Schools

Michelle A. Dunn, PhD   

Director of Clinical Services, Montefiore Autism Center, Yonkers, NY; Clinical 

Professor in Neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

 

11:30 am–12:15 pm

The Key to Quality of Life: Promoting Effective Communication Skills
in Adolescents and Adults with ASD

Joanne Gerenser, PhD, CCC-SLP 

Executive Director, The Eden II Programs, Staten Island, NY


12:15–1:15 pm

     LUNCH

 

1:15–2:00

Aspiritech: Lessons Learned from Starting a Company to Leverage the

Unique Strengths of Individuals with ASD in Software Testing

Brenda Weitzberg, BA

Founder, Aspiritech, Chicago, IL

Moshe Weitzberg, PhD

Board Member, Aspiritech, Chicago, IL

                         

2:00–2:45

      Employment First: A Platform for Employment and Contribution

      Joanne Bushart, MS

Director, Center for Employment Excellence, OMRDD, Albany, NY
Katrina Reese, MS
Coordinator, Asperger's Employment Project at Job Path, Inc., New York, NY 

                       

2:45–3:15

Evaluation of a Collaborative Person-Centered Planning Transition Project in New York City for People with ASD

Steve Holburn, PhD, BCBA-D

Head, Intervention Research Laboratory, Department of Infant Development, IBR

Christine Cea, PhD

Research Scientist, Intervention Research Laboratory, Department of Infant

Development, IBR 

 Charles Cohen  
 Self-Advocate, P226M-District 75, New York, NY 
 

3:15–3:45

Increased Self-Destructive Behaviors in Women with ASD and IDs: Links to

Mood and Anxiety Disorders?

Ira L. Cohen, PhD 

Chairperson, Department of Psychology, IBR

3:45–4:00

     EVALUATIONS AND CLOSING REMARKS


 
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