28 Apr 2015

The Autism Society National Conference in Denver

The Autism Society National Conference in Denver

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Event date: 7/8/2015 7:00 AM - 7/11/2015 4:30 PM Export event

This summer, AAPC Publishing will be a proud exhibitor at the 46th Annual Autism Society National Conference at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO. This four-day event begins on Wednesday, July 8, and concludes on Saturday, July 11.

The Autism Society’s annual conference convenes one of the largest gatherings of autism families, service providers, educators, policymakers and key allies in the disability community. The annual conference features a keynote presentations and multiple breakout sessions by top professionals and influential people in the autism community.  In addition, the exhibit hall will display autism resources and offer networking opportunities with conference attendees from around the globe.

AAPC Publishing will be located in booths 201 and 203 in the exhibit hall. Not only will we be showcasing our award-winning books and other practical resources, we will also be hosting book signings by AAPC authors presenting at the conference.

Come meet the following AAPC authors …

Kathy Oehler, MS, CCC-SLP, and Cheryl Boucher, MSEd, OTR, (I Hate to Write) will be presenting I Hate to Write! Implementing Evidence Based Practices to Increase Academic Achievement of Reluctant Writers. This presentation takes an in-depth look at students with ASD who struggle with the writing process due to multiple challenges in language, organization, sensory, and motor skills. The session will provide strategies for how to incorporate evidence-based practices, technology, and PBIS into programming designed to enhance skill development with reluctant writers.

Ellyn Lucas Arwood, EdD, (Visual Thinking Strategies for Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorders and Learning With a Visual Brain in an Auditory World) will be presenting The Language of Behavior: A Way to Pro-Socially Think. This session will describe the relationship between the language of thinking and learning to behave. Participants will learn about different ways to perceive behavior and how to use visual language interventions to help individuals behave pro-socially regardless of how impacted they might be cognitively.

Carol A. Burmeister, MA, (FLIPP The Switch: Strengthen Executive Function Skills) will be presenting Strengthening Executive Function Skills: Evidence-Based Practices to Support Individuals in ALL Environments. In this dynamic, hands-on, content-rich learning opportunity, participants will learn powerful, evidence-based practices that enable individuals with executive function deficits to thrive in all environments.

Barbara Klippper (The Secret Rules of Social Networking) will be discussing the potential benefits and pitfalls of interacting online in the session A Friend Is Not Always a Friend: Successful Online Social Networking for People with ASD. Individuals with ASD can network online successfully if they are taught the relevant, often unstated social rules and about Internet safety. This session introduces the essential elements of a training program for online social networking success.

Luke Y. Tsai (author of the upcoming AAPC release, Raising Our Son With Autism: A Family’s 40-Year Journey) will be giving a presentation entitled Impact of DSM-5 Autism Spectrum Disorder on Diagnosis and Treatment Outcome. Dr. Tsai will give an extensive review of the literature on the evolution of the American Psychiatric Association’s diagnostic system (DSM) for autism. Specifically, he will discuss the concerns by many professionals in the field of autism regarding the potential impact of DSM-5 ASD on many aspects of ASD, including epidemiology, educational interventions, medication treatment, and forensic issues.

Temple Grandin, PhD, will be a part of two presentations – The Sisterhood of the Spectrum (Panel) and Twice Exceptional. Both presentations will address the specific issues of gifted girls and females along the autism spectrum, highlighting misunderstood characteristics of giftedness.

Stephen Shore, EdD, (Living Along the Autism Spectrum, Ask and Tell: Self-Advocacy and Disclosure for People on the Autism Spectrum, and Beyond the Wall) will be conducting the presentation Personal Experiences With Autism and Asperger Syndrome: Using Music, Movement, Storytelling and Special Interests to foster Communication, Social Interaction, Self-Esteem, Inclusion, and Joy! This multi-media presentation shares techniques developed for The Miracle Project, a socialization program profiled in the award-winning HBO film Autism: The Musical. Scenes from a new musical about bullying and early data on the efficacy of theater as an intervention will be included.

To register for the Autism Society National Conference, click here.

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