Autism Community Network’s 2018 Forum


When:
April 6, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
2018-04-06T08:30:00-05:00
2018-04-06T16:30:00-05:00
Where:
Embassy Suites
7750 Briaridge Dr
San Antonio, TX 78230
USA
Cost:
$150 (discounts for groups)
Contact:
Autism Community Network
210-435-1000

Sessions on multiple topics; breakfast and lunch included.
7:45-8:20 Registration, Breakfast, Exhibitors 8:20-8:30 Welcome from Autism Community Network 8:30-11:30 *Keynote Presentation 11:30-12:30 Lunch 12:30-1:45 Breakout Session 1 Pediatric Feeding Disorder in Children Who Have Autism Spectrum Disorder James A. Phalen, MD, FAAP • Recognize symptoms of pediatric feeding disorder • Plan appropriate evaluation • Plan appropriate evidence-based management *Teaching Parents the SKILLS: Skills and Knowledge of Intervention for Language Learning Success Jessica H. Franco, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCBA-D • Review the literature on parent-directed treatment for children with ASD • Learn how to implement successful parent-directed treatment • Analyze data collected to monitor progress during parent training *Designing Social Skills Groups for Children with ASD Claudia Goswitz, M.Ed., M.A., CCC-SLP, BCBA, RYT-200 • Identify continuum of Social-Emotional development. • Describe diagnostic process to determine group placement. • Describe Types, Forms of Play and Perspective Taking Skills • Learn strategies to address social skills deficits in ASD. 2:00-3:15 Breakout Session 2 *Conducting Functional Analysis and Functional Communication Training in Home Settings Via Telehealth – David P. Wacker, Ph.D. & Matthew O’Brien, Ph.D., BCBA • State how functional analysis is coached via telehealth • State how functional communication training is taught to parents via telehealth • State the effectiveness of functional communication training when conducted by parents in their homes with coaching provided via telehealth Common Sleep Disorders in Children Who Have Autism Spectrum Disorder James A. Phalen, MD, FAAP • Recognize symptoms that reflect poor sleep quality • Plan appropriate evaluation • Plan appropriate evidence-based management Advances and Strategies in Teaching Functional Living Skills to Individuals with Autism Adrienne Gaither, OTR, C-SIPT, & Julia Escobar, BS• List appropriate functional skills levels for children with autism • Identify different strategies to teach functional living skills for children with autism • Apply different strategies to different functional skills (e.g., dressing and hair brushing) 3:30-4:30 *Ask the Expert Panel: Serving Families impacted by ASD (all presenters)