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APF Autism Conference 2019
Preserving Quality ABA and the Effective Implementation of Autism Treatment

4th Annual

APF Autism Conference 2019

April 5, 2019

8:30 am – 4:30 pm

 


 

NEW LOCATION FOR 2019!

The Cottonwood Church Auditorium

4505 Katella Avenue – Los Alamitos, CA 90720

 


 

Preserving Quality ABA and the Effective Implementation of Autism Treatment

Distinguished experts in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) join together for a day of education, discussion, and reflection

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

•   Behavior Analysts
•   Educators
•   Psychologists
•   Speech Language Pathologists
•   Parents
•   Anyone dedicated to ensuring children with ASD have access to quality treatment

 


 

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Continuing education is offered for:

•   BACB (6 units, Type 2)
•   APA  (6 credits)
•   ASHA CEUs 0.6 units (Intermediate level, Professional area)
•   MFT (6 hours)

*Financial and Nonfinancial speaker disclosures can be found at the end of each instructor’s biography.

 

 

 

 

 

This course is offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs 

(Intermediate level, Professional area)

 

 

Autism Partnership Foundation is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Autism Partnership maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 

 

 

 

 


COST

•   $ 150 – VIP Early Registration — 4/27/18 – 5/4/18  LIMITED TIME!!!
•   $ 200 – Early Registration — 5/5/18 – 12/31/18
•   $ 225 – Registration — 1/1/19 – 3/22/19
•   $ 250 – Late Registration — 3/23/19 – 4/5/19

Registration includes lunch and cost of Continuing Education

Refunds can be requested up to 15 days prior to the event.  A $25 processing fee will be withheld.  For refunds, contact Joe Cihon via email at: jcihon@autismpartnership.com

For additional information including learning objectives, instructional level/target audience, tentative schedule and our cancellation policy email Joe Cihon at jcihon@autismpartnership.com


REGISTRATION

Seats fill very quickly (sold out in 2018) for this event pre-registration and prepayment is required. To guarantee your attendance, register now.  

When registering, you will choose your complimentary lunch option for the day. If you are registering for Continuing Education (CE), have your license or certification number ready. You will need to enter it during the registration process.

 


 VENUE - NEW for 2019!

The Cottonwood Church Auditorium

4505 Katella Avenue - Los Alamitos, CA  90720


HOTELS near Venue

 

Residence Inn Cypress/Los Alamitos 

4931 Katella Avenue, Los Alamitos, CA 90720   714-761-6705

Special Conference Rate:  $149/night.  Price does not include $7.00 per day parking fee. 

Room block is released on 3/15/19.

*This hotel is .9 miles from The Cottonwood Church Auditorium

Book your group rate for Autism Partnership Foundation

  

Hyatt House Cypress/Anaheim 

 5905 Corporate Avenue, Cypress, CA 90630   714-828-4000

 Special Conference Rate:  $165/night for King Suite and $175/night for (2) Queen beds.  Free parking. 

Free Continental breakfast.

Room block is released on 3/14/19.

*This hotel is 2.0 miles from The Cottonwood Church Autitorium

https://cypressanaheim.house.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html?corp_id=G-APFC

 

 

Residence Inn by Marriott Long Beach  

4111 E. Willow St  Long Beach, CA 90815  562-595-0909  

Special Conference Rate:  $119/night. $10 per day for parking. 

Room block is released on 3/4/19.

*This hotel is 6.9 miles from The Cottonwood Church Autitorium and 1.4 miles from Long Beach Airport 

Book your group rate for Autism Partnership Foundation Room Block

 

  


 MEET THE SPEAKERS 

GREGORY HANLEY, Ph.D., BCBA-D 

Dr. Hanley has been applying the principles of learning to improve socially important behaviors of children and adults with and without disabilities for more than 20 years. He worked and trained at the Spurwink School, the Groden Center, and the Kennedy Krieger Institute, was degreed at the University of Florida, was tenured at the University of Kansas, and is currently a professor of psychology and director of the Behavior Analysis Doctoral Program at Western New England University as an adjunct professor of psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Hanley has published more than 75 articles in peer-reviewed journals, in areas such as the assessment and prevention of problem behavior, teaching tactics for young children, and evidence-based values. Dr. Hanley is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 25), past editor of Behavior Analysis in Practice, and a past associate editor of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, The Behavior Analyst, and Behavior Analysis in Practice. Dr. Hanley’s current research and practice activity is primarily focused on the development of effective and practical strategies for preventing the development of children’s severe problem behavior.

 

Disclosure:

GREGORY HANLEY

FINANCIAL: is employed by Western New England University as an adjunct professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.  Dr. Hanley is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and a past associate editor of the behavior analysis publications.  Dr. Hanley has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Hanley will receive reimbursement of travel expenses for this conference.

NON-FINANCIALparticipates in research that is primarily focused on the development of practical strategies for preventing the development of children’s severe problem behavior.

  

 


 

FRED VOLKMAR, M.D.

Fred R. Volkmar, M.D. is Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology and Director of the Yale University Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine. He is also the Chief of Child Psychiatry at Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT. A graduate of the University of Illinois where he received in undergraduate degree in psychology in 1972 and of Stanford University where he received his M.D. and a master’s degree in psychology in 1976 Dr. Volkmar was the primary author of the American Psychiatric Association’s DSM-IV autism and pervasive developmental disorders section. He is the author of several hundred scientific papers and chapters as well as a number of books including Asperger’s Syndrome (Guilford Press), Health Care for Children on the Autism Spectrum (Woodbine Publishing), the Handbook of Autism (Wiley Publishing), and A Practical Guide to Autism: What Every Parent, Teacher and Family Members Needs to Know (Wiley Publishing) with another three books in varying stages of production. 

 

Disclosure:

FRED VOLKMAR

FINANCIAL: is employed by Yale University School of Medicine and New Haven Hospital in New Haven, CT.   Dr. Volkmar was the primary author of the American Psychiatric Association’s SDM-IV autism and pervasive developmental disorders section. Dr. Volkmar has authored several books in publication with another three in varying stages of production. Dr. Volkmar will receive reimbursement of travel expenses for this conference.

NON-FINANCIAL: has authored and co-authored several professional papers and book chapters about autism.

 


 

THOMAS ZANE, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Dr. Thomas Zane is the Director of Online Behavior Analysis programs in the Department of Applied Behavioral Science at the University of Kansas, and the Clinical Director of The Children’s Center for Communication/Beverly School for the Deaf in Beverly, Massachusetts.  Dr. Zane earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in psychology at Western Michigan University and his doctorate in Applied Behavior Analysis at West Virginia University. He has served as a Post-Doctorate Research Associate at the University of Massachusetts, Professor at Mount Holyoke College, and Johns Hopkins University Department of Psychiatry, and Program Director of Behavior Analysis and Special Education at Endicott College. He is a licensed psychologist in New York and Massachusetts. Dr. Zane serves on the Executive Board of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, the international organization that represents the field of behavior analysis. He is also a member of the Scientific Council of the Organization of Autism Research, a group that raises money to fund innovative research in Autism Spectrum Disorders. For the past three years, Dr. Zane has been the President of the Ethics Special Interest Group of the International Association for Behavior Analysis. Dr. Zane has published in various journals and books, presented at regional, national, and international conferences. His research interests include teacher training, staff development, evidenced-based practice in autism, and the philosophy of science and radical behaviorism.

 

Disclosure: 

THOMAS ZANE

FINANCIALis employed by the University of Kansas where he is the Director of Online Behavior Analysis programs in the Department of Applied Behavioral Science, and The Children’s Center for Communication/Beverly School for the Deaf as Clinical Director.  He has published in various journals and books and presents at regional, national, and international conferences.  Dr. Zane will receive reimbursement of travel expenses for this conference.

NON-FINANCIAL:  serves on the Executive Board of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies.  Dr. Zane is a member of the Scientific Council of the Organization of Autism Research (a group that raises money to fund innovative research in Autism Spectrum Disorders) and is the President of the Ethics Special Interest Group of the International Association for Behavior Analysis.    

 


 

MELISSA L. OLIVE, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA

Dr. Olive is the Executive Director of Applied Behavioral Strategies LLC. Prior to entering private practice, Missy spent 9 years conducting research and training special education teachers and behavior analysts at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Nevada, Reno. Missy has also served as adjunct faculty at the University of Saint Joseph teaching required coursework as approved the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB).

Missy has been an active member of CT-ABA since moving to Connecticut in 2009. She served as an elected Member At Large from 2011-2013 and currently serves as Co-Chair of the Legislative Committee. Missy currently serves on the Editorial Board of Young Exceptional Children, Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, and she is a frequent guest reviewer for the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. She also served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Early Intervention for 8 years.

Missy has published 30 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters focusing on assessment and treatment of challenging behaviors, communication intervention, feeding disorders, and ethical issues for behavior analysts.

 Disclosure:

MELISSA OLIVE

FINANCIAL:  is employed by Applied Behavioral Strategies, LLC as Executive Director.  Missy has published several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters focusing on assessment and treatment of challenging behaviors, communication intervention, feeding disorders, and ethical issues for behavior analysts. Dr. Olive will receive reimbursement of travel expenses for this conference.

NON-FINANCIAL: currently serves as Co-Chair of the Legislative Committee of CT-ABA and on the Editorial Board of Young Exceptional Children, Topics in Early Childhood Special Education.  She is frequently a guest reviewer for the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

 


 

  

DENNIS REID, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Dr. Reid has more than 40 years of experience in developmental disabilities, including autism as a supervisor, consultant, and clinician. He has consulted with agencies in the majority of states of the United States, as well as Canada, New Zealand, and Australia. He has published more than 140 journal articles and book chapters focusing on applied behavior analysis and authored or co-authored 11 books. In 2006 he was awarded the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities International Research Award, and in 2007 was named a Fellow of the Association for Behavior Analysis International. He is the founder and current director of the Carolina Behavior Analysis and Support Center in Morganton, North Carolina. His company has employed adults with autism on the severe end of the spectrum in a supported work capacity for more than 20 years. 

Disclosure:

DENNIS REID

FINANCIALis employed by Carolina Behavior Analysis and Support Center as director, a company he founded.  He consults with agencies across the US, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia.  Dr. Reid has authored or co-authored eleven books.  Dr. Reid will receive reimbursement of travel expenses for this conference.

NON-FINANCIAL: he has published more than 140 journal articles and book chapters focusing on applied behavior analysis.  He is a Fellow of the Association for Behavior Analysis International.

Standard C Preserving Quality ABA April 2019 Learning Objectives
This program met the stated Learning Objectives:
  1. As a result of this conference, participants will be able to explain one finding showing brain changes with treatment for children with autism. 
  2. As a result of this conference, participants will be able to describe the six steps of an evidence-based protocol for supervising staff performance to enhance work quality and client outcome attainment.
  3. As a result of this conference, participants will be able to list at least 3 obstacles to implementing an effective Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA).
  4. As a result of this conference, participants will be able to list at least three essential components when teaching functional life skills to children diagnosed with autism.
  5. As a result of this conference, participants will be able to identify three important considerations when starting interventions for a child newly diagnosed with autism.

 

Have questions about APF Autism Conference 2019? Contact Autism Partnership Foundation

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