12th Annual Autism Society of Greater Phoenix Conference

Scottsdale, Arizona
Friday, May 13, 2011



           13th Annual Greater Phoenix
         Autism/Asperger's Conference
                                                                                        March 30 - 31, 2012 • MADCAP Theater, Tempe AZ


 Please email us at events@phxautism.org for attendance availability for Friday, March 30th.

Note: All Purchase Orders, Students, and Parapro/Hab and Financial Aid applications must
download registration form and register by fax or mail only.

Registering by fax does not guarantee attendance. Registrations will be confirmed via email if space is available.

 Click here for printable schedule.

Addressing Sensory Challenges Through Collaboration & Team Empowerment – Diana Henry, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, Friday Keynote

Addressing Sensory Challenges Through Collaboration & Team Empowerment - Diana Henry, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA Systems change occurs when everyone on the team, including family, school and community providers 'owns' a piece of the sensory puzzle. Putting the pieces together requires collective team empowerment. Using the new SPM and SPM-Preschool Diana will share how she encourages every person in the child's life to join in.

As an occupational therapist for over 35 years, Diana helped develop the Children's Center; established in 1984; consulted with Arizona schools, wrote books, DVDs and webinars, co-authored the Sensory Processing Measures and has taught throughout the world supporting children and adolescents with difficulty processing and integrating sensory information.

Breakout Sessions by Diane Henry:

  • Mini Sensory Tools for Tots and Preschoolers - Diana Henry will encourage fun hands-on audience participation. She will demonstrate take away strategies for toddlers and young children to be used at home, school and community. Every day issues will be taken from her Tools for Tots book. Participants will learn strategies such as those to help Touchy Tots, Busy Bees, Sluggish Tots, Fumbling Tots, Cautious Tots, and Spirited Tots. Dress comfortably for this fun learning experience, filled with music and movement
  • Mini Sensory Tools for Kids - Tool Chest for Elementary Age Children - Fun hands-on audience participation activities from the Tool Chest handbook will include the Shakes and Wiggles, Belly on the Ball, and how to use a Chair Ball in school and at home. Calming activities will include Floppy on the Ball and Heavy Jobs. Diana will demonstrate take away strategies for elementary age children to be used at home, school and community.
  • Mini Sensory Tools for Pre-Teens and Teens - Participants will learn how to address the sensory needs of pre-teens and teens with hands-on age appropriate activities from the Tools for Teens handbook. Alerting activities to 'get the teen going' and calming activities will be explored through audience participation. Diana will demonstrate take away strategies to be used at home, at school and in the community.  (Note: Participants, please download the Teen Sensory Tools Survey from the www.ateachabout.com home page, ask your teen or pre-teen to answer the questions and bring it with you to share with the group.)
Additionally: Participants, if possible please bring an exercise ball and yoga mat from home. Balls will be used in all three of Diana's breakout sessions. Wear casual comfortable clothing since there will be movement and floor activitites during all three of Diana's breakout sessions.

Unwritten Rules Of Social Relationships:Decoding Social Mysteries Through The Unique Perspectives Of Autism - Sean C. Barron, co-authored with Temple Granding       
Saturday Keynote

Sean Barron will share personal stories to explain the 10 unwritten rules and patterns of social relationships and why they are important.

Sean is a graduate of Youngstown State University and the co-auther of two books on autism. "There is  Boy in Here: Emergging from the Bonds of Autism" was written with his mother, Judy Barron, and "Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships: Decoding Social Mysteries Through the Unique Perspectives of Autism" written with Temple Grandin. Sean Considers himself as "healed" from autism, because it no longer affects his day to day life. In 1992 he began to to speak publicly at autism conferences about his experiences.

Breakout Sessions by Sean Barron:

  • Autism From the Inside Out and Outside In
  • Undertsnading the Nuances of Communication

Other Conference Highlights:

✔ Making Habilitation Work For You And Your Family *

✔  Q & A With DDD *

✔ Positive Behavior Support

✔ Importance Of Building Parent/Child Relationships

✔ Civitan Transition And Residential Program *

✔ Behavior Assessments In Schools

A Discussion With The Arizona Superintendent Of Public Instruction  *

✔ Teaching Social Skills

✔ Self-management System To Increase Peer Interaction

✔ Classroom Wide Intervention For Problem Behaviors

✔ Apps For The iPad

✔ Cogmed Therapy

✔ Music Therapy

✔ Teaching Social Referencing

✔Introducing New Foods To Picky Eaters

✔ ASU Autism/Asperger's Research Program Update

Toxins In The Environment -  *

✔Implementing A Nontoxic Home Environment  *

✔Stem Cell Therapy *

✔Behavior/Mood Problems In Adolescent Autism: Use Of Newer Psychiatric Medications

✔Panel of Teens/Adults With Autism - Hear From The Real Experts  *

Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • All Purchase Orders, Students, Parapro/Hab must download registration form and register by fax or mail only.

    Register online with a credit card.

    Fax registration: Download registration form and fax completed for with credit card information to (480) 272-9693.

    Mail registration form and payment: Download registration form, complete and send with check or money order (made payable to Autism Society of Greater Phoenix) to Autism Society of Greater Phoenix, 1340 E. Vinedo Lane, Tempe, AZ 85284.

    Financial aid available for families with household income under $50,000/year.
    For more information call us at (480) 831-2047 or email us at events@phxautism.org by Monday, May 3, 2011 to ensure availability.

    Early Bird Registration: Registered and paid by
    April 22, 2011

    Regular Registration:
    Registered and paid after
    April 22, 2011

    * For Parapro/Hab Rate: Include letter from agency stating you work with autistic children/adults and that your salary is below $15/hour. Register only by mail/fax.

    * For Student Rate: Include copy of your transcript showing that you are taking 12 or more credits. Register only by mail/fax.

    *Refunds: 75% prior to May 10th, 2011; no refunds after May 10th, 2011. Cancelation must be done in writing by fax or email.

    Certificates of Attendance/CEU's

    Certificates of Attendance
    Certificates of Attendance are available at the end of each day (7 contact hours/day). Not intended for CEU or Professional Development Hours

    CEU’s available for Speech Language Pathologists, Arizona Department of Health. Approved up to 7 contact hours/ day. Not all sessions apply.

    License number, sign in/out required.

    All OT and other registered professionals will receive Certificate of Professional Development Hours.

    Certificates of Professional Development
    Must be registered and paid as a professional to receive Certificate of Professional Development Hours.


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