Friday Schedule Track One 9:00 to 10:30 Increasing Independence

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Friday Schedule
Track One
9:00 to 10:30 Increasing Independence Through Self-Management -Robert Haupt, M.S., BCBA Self-Management training helps to achieve personal autonomy and less reliance on others, such as
teachers and parents. The process uses different techniques (including self-monitoring, self-evaluation,
and self-reinforcement) to help the individual become more aware of his/her own behavior, know whether
or not he/she has engaged in appropriate behavior, and reward himself or herself for reaching
behavioral goals.
10:30 to 11:00 Break
11:00 to 12:30 Increasing Independence Through Self-Management -Robert Haupt, M.S., BCBA Self-Management training helps to achieve personal autonomy and less reliance on others, such as
teachers and parents. The process uses different techniques (including self-monitoring, self-evaluation,
and self-reinforcement) to help the individual become more aware of his/her own behavior, know whether
or not he/she has engaged in appropriate behavior, and reward himself or herself for reaching
behavioral goals.
12:30 to 1:30
Lunch
1:30 to 3:00
Effective Behavior Strategies to Increase Learning and Social Skills- Robert Haupt
M.S., BCBA - There has been extensive research to show the impact that ABA can have on teaching a
variety of skills, particularly social skills, to individuals with Autism. This presentation will focus on
using these interventions and applying the concepts to the natural setting to ensure the generalization of
skills.
3:00 to 3:30
Break
3:30 to 5:00
Increasing Independence with Feeding through Positive Reinforcement-Robert
Haupt, M.S., BCBA - This presentation will provide an overview of ABA interventions and strategies that
emphasize positive reinforcement to support individuals with food selectivity
Track Two
9:00 to 9:45
Learning Through The Arts - By Glenda and Trisha Folk Performing and Fine Arts
Master Teachers - How Arts Integration can help students with Autism and other disabilities succeed. A
learning by doing motivational approach through immersion in multisensory interdisciplinary arts
techniques, concrete examples and critical thinking.
9:45 to 10:30 IPad and EBP: Transforming Toy into Tool in Education Aubrey Taylor
Klingensmith, MS, CCC-SLP
10:30 to 11:00 Break
11:00 to 12:30 Secure Attachment in Emotional Regulation - Scott Larson, MC/LAMFT Participants will learn and experience the important role of secure attachment in the ability of individuals
to emotionally regulate and develop emotional tolerance for both neurotypical and spectrum children and
adults.
12:30 to 1:00
Lunch
1:30 to 3:00
Our Autism Journey of Recovery-Mark and Cynthia Macluskie
3:00 to 3:30
Break
3:30 to 4:15
Primitive Reflex Therapy: Moving Medicine For Children-Dr. Sam Berne-Learn Dr.
Berne’s movement formula that heals pre-natal patterns affecting brain and behavior.
4:15 to 5:00
Transforming Autism: 7 Strategies That Work! Dr. Sam Berne-From food-healing to
visual-learning-thinking techniques, learn methods to help your child thrive!
Saturday Schedule
Legal Track
9:00 to 10:30 Navigating the IEP Process, Restraint and Seclusion - Richard Murphy, Esq. - This
presentation will focus on your rights from the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“IDEA”)
including eligibility for special education, requesting evaluations, and components of the Individualized
Education Program (“IEP”) and what to do if problems occur. We will also discuss a new law protecting
students from improper restraint and seclusion.
10:30 to 11:00 Break
11:00 to 12:30 Bullying, Disability Harassment and Discipline - Hope N. Kirsch, M.A.(Ed.), Esq.
12:30 to 1:30
Lunch
1:30 to 3:00
Guardianship, Special Needs Trusts/ABLE , Divorce - Jennifer L. Kupiszewski, Esq.
and Emily B. Kile, Esq.
3:00 to 3:30
Break
3:30 to 4:15
Social Security or DDD Appeals - Lori Kirsch-Goodwin, Esq. and Jennifer L.
Kupiszewski, Esq.
4:15 to 5:00
Legal Panel including Lori Kirsh-Goodwin, Emily B. Kile, Hope Kirsch, Jennifer L.
Kupiszewski, and Richard Murphy
Therapy Track
9:00-10:30
Current Practices in Positive Behavior Support and How they Relate to My Student,
Child, or Adult - Dr. Dan Davidson - From Multi-tiered systems of support for all students to individual
plans for students/children/adults with ASD; from the use of restraint and seclusion to data-driven
decision making; from ABA to PBS. This general overview will tie together many relevant issues and
practices for parents, educators and other caregivers.
10:30-11:00
Break
11:00- 12:30
How to Develop Specific Solutions to Challenging Behavior - Dr. Dan Davidson - This
interactive session follows from the keynote and will provide participants with a way to evaluate their
learner's current services or plan with a model of best practices in PBS. Participants will have
opportunity to seek ideas for their child or adult learner, and will receive a template to use when
planning or revising service
12:30-1:30
Lunch
1:30-2: 00
Motivation - Dr. Amy Kenzer- What influences motivation and how we can maximize it
and maintain it in a variety of different ways.
2:15-3:00
Considering the Whole Family: An Evidence-Based Assessment for Parents Receiving
Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention - Aaron Blocker-Ruben
3:00-3:30
Break
3:30-4:15
BCBA
Understanding Center-Based ABA Therapy-Abby Twyman, Clinical Director, MEd,
4:15-5:00
The New ECA (Hab M) Program- Casey Burgess, MS., BCBA
Medical Track
9:00 to 10:30
Update on Nutritional, Dietary, and Medical Treatments for Autism- Jim Adams. PhD
10:30-11:00
Break
11:00-12:30
Stress and Illness-Dr. McCarthy- Dr. McCarthy will discuss PTSD, adrenal fatigue
leading to poly-glandular disorder and thyroid issues facing our parents. He will discuss signs,
symptoms and safest way to treat them. He will also touch on the need for strong marital ties, with ideas
on how a healthy marriage increases serotonin, and improves the adaption to stress.
12:30-1:30
Lunch
1:30-2:15
Insurance and Billing Code Update- Ann Monahan
2:15-3:00
Mindguiding; Developing social and flexible thinking abilities through relationshipsKimberly Isaac-Emery M.S. Certified RDI® Program Consultant - In this presentation, you will learn
core obstacles that impede on the development of social and flexible thinking abilities, how parents can
influence the development of these abilities, and the different between developing skills vs. developing
mental processes
3:00-3:30
Break
3:30-5:00
Lyme and Pandas- Dr. Ken Mitchell-
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