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Agenda for the 17th Annual Alabama Autism Conference

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Date/Time Topic Location

Friday, February 23, 2018

 

 

7 a.m.-8 a.m.

Registration |  Breakfast

 

8 a.m.-8:15 a.m.

Convene

Sarah O'Kelley, PhD, Assistant Professor, UAB Department of Psychology; Director, Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinic at UAB Civitan International Research Center - Sparks Center

Anna McConnell, LCSW, MPH, State Autism Coordinator, Alabama State Department of Mental Health

 

8:15 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

Increasing the Use of Evidence-Based Treatment for Children with Autism

David Mandell, ScD, Associate Professor, Psychiatry; Director, Center for Mental Health Policy and Services, University of Pennsylvania

 

9:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m.

Break | Exhibits | Research Posters

 

9:45 a.m.-11 a.m.

Evidence-Based Social Communication Interventions for Minimally Verbal Children with ASD

Patricia Prelock, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, Dean, College of Nursing and Health Sciences; Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders; Professor, Pediatrics- College of Medicine University of Vermont

 

11 a.m.-11:15 a.m.

Break | Exhibits | Research Posters

 

11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Surviving and Thriving in the Real World: A Daily Living Skills Intervention for Adolescents with ASD

Amie Duncan, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, The Kelly O'Leary Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders- Cincinnati Children's Hospital; Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati Department of Pediatrics

 

12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Lunch | CARES Award Presentation | Autism Society of Alabama | Regional Autism Network Contacts

 

1:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m.

Breakout Sessions:

 

1. Teaching Daily Living Skills to Adolescents with ASD

Amie Duncan, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, The Kelly O'Leary Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders- Cincinnati Children's Hospital; Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati Department of Pediatrics

 

2. Challenging Behavior in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Toward Understanding and Improving Behavior while Maintaining Optimism for Change

Stephanie Stoll, PhD, BCBA-D, Co-Founder, Behavioral Pediatric Institute of Alabama

Stacy Ladden, PsyD, BCBA-D, Co-Founder, Behavioral Pediatric Institute of Alabama

 

2:45 p.m.-3:15 p.m. 

Break | Exhibits

Student/Faculty Networking Session- MAson Room

 

3:15 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

A Family's Perspective, ASD

Aaron Henderson, Self-Advocate

Vivian Spears, Parent Consultant, Autism Advocate

 

4:30 p.m.

Evaluations | Professional Approvals | Sign-in Sheets | Adjournment