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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
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
Break and Exhibits/Research Posters
9:45AM - 11:00AM
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
Break and Exhibits/Research Posters
11:15AM - 12:30PM
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, SLP, BCBA
Speech and Hearing Sciences, Western Michigan University
12:30PM - 1:30PM
Lunch and CARES Award Presentation
1:30PM - 2:45PM
Breakout Sessions (Locations TBA):
 
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, SLP, BCBA
Speech and Hearing Sciences, Western Michigan University     
 
2. COMPASS & Team - Based Planning

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

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