Agenda for the 18th Annual Alabama Autism Conference

 

Building Communication in ASD by Strengthening Skills and Systems

February 22, 2019
Bryant Conference Center, Tuscaloosa, AL
7:00AM - 8:00AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00AM - 8:15AM

Sellers Auditorium
Convene

Sarah O’Kelley, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, UAB Department of Psychology;
Director, Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinic at UAB Civitan International Research Center – Sparks Clinics

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

Regional Autism Network Contacts
8:15AM - 9:30AM
Keynote Address

Explorations of Language in Autism: Behavioral, Developmental and Neural Perspectives

Helen Tager-Flusberg, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Autism Research Excellence (CARE);
Professor, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences, Boston University
9:30AM - 9:45AM

Rast A & B
Break and Exhibits/Research Posters
9:45AM - 11:00AM

Sellers Auditorium
Double Your IEP Success: COMPASS for Student-Centered Planning and Teacher Coaching

Lisa Ruble, Ph.D.
Professor of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology, University of Kentucky
11:00AM - 11:15AM

Rast A & B
Break and Exhibits/Research Posters
11:15AM - 12:30PM

Sellers Auditorium
Evidence-Based Considerations for selecting Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Systems and Intervention Approaches


Cindy Gevarter, Ph.D., BCBA-D 
Assistant Professor, Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of New Mexico

Lilith Reuter-Yuill, M.S., BCBA, CFY-SLP
PhD Student in Behavior Analysis, Department of Psychology, Western Michigan University
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Sellers Auditorium
Lunch

CARES Award Presentation
AAPN Scholarship Award Winner Presentation
1:30PM - 2:45PM
Breakout Sessions (Locations TBA):
 Sellers Auditorium
1. Adapting the Picture Exchange Communication System Protocol to Speech Generating
Device Intervention

Cindy Gevarter, Ph.D., BCBA-D  
Assistant Professor, Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of New Mexico

Lilith Reuter-Yuill, M.S., BCBA, CFY-SLP
PhD Student in Behavior Analysis, Department of Psychology, Western Michigan University     
 Birmingham/Central
2. How Does COMPASS Improve Student IEP Outcomes?

Lisa Ruble, Ph.D.
Professor of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology, University of Kentucky
2:45PM - 3:15PM

Rast A & B
Break and Exhibits

(Student/Faculty Networking Session- Mason Room)
3:15PM - 4:30PM

Sellers Auditorium
True Inclusion

Ivanova Smith
Self-Advocate Faculty Member, University of Washington, LEND program
4:30PM
Evaluations, Professional Approvals, Sign-In Sheets and Adjournment
 
 
 
*Certificates of Attendance will be emailed out after the conference*