APF Autism Conference 2019
Preserving Quality ABA and the Effective Implementation of Autism Treatment
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
• Speech Language Pathologists
• Anyone dedicated to ensuring children with ASD have access to quality treatment
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 on the following website: autism-conference-2019.eventbrite.com
This course is offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs
(Intermediate level, Professional area)
Autism Partnership is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Autism Partnership maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
• $ 175 – Student Registration
• $ 225 – Registration
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional information including learning objectives, instructional level/target audience, tentative schedule and our cancellation policy email Joe Cihon at email@example.com
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
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
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
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.
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-FINANCIAL: participates in research that is primarily focused on the development of practical strategies for preventing the development of children’s severe problem behavior.
CATHY LORD, PH.D.
Catherine Lord, PhD, is the Distinguished Professor-in-Residence School of Medicine at UCLA and a Senior Research Scientist in the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. She completed degrees in psychology at UCLA and Harvard, and a clinical internship at Division TEACCH at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Dr. Lord is a licensed clinical psychologist with specialties in diagnosis, social and communication development and intervention in autism spectrum disorders (ASD). She is renowned for her work in longitudinal studies of social and communicative development in ASD. She has also been involved in the development of standardized diagnostic instruments for ASD with colleagues from the United Kingdom and the United States (the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS), an observational scale, and the Autism Diagnostic Interview — Revised (ADI-R), a parent interview, now considered the gold standard for research diagnoses all over the world.
Dr. Lord was the Chair of the National Research Council’s Committee on the Effectiveness of Early Intervention in Autism and is a member of the DSM5 Neurodevelopmental Disorders Committee.
Her work at the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain involves continued research in validity and longitudinal studies, early diagnosis of children with autism, regression in children with autism and clinical evaluations and diagnoses of children and adults who may have 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.
FINANCIAL: is 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.
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.
FINANCIAL: is 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.
DARA KHOSROWSHAHI, UBER CEO
A parent and business perspective.
Dara Khosrowshahi is the CEO of Uber, where he manages the company’s fast-growing business in 65 countries around the world and leads a global team of more than 16,000 employees.
Dara was previously CEO of Expedia, where he grew the company into one of the world’s largest online travel companies. A seasoned executive with a background in both engineering and finance, Dara oversaw a number of acquisitions that bolstered Expedia’s offerings and aggressively invested in mobile, which now accounts for more than half of Expedia’s traffic. He was also beloved by Expedia’s employees and named the Highest Rated CEO on Glassdoor. Dara was promoted to Expedia CEO after serving as the Chief Financial Officer of IAC Travel, a division of IAC, which purchased Expedia in 2001 and spun it off in 2015. He was also instrumental in the expansion of IAC’s portfolio of travel brands.
Before joining IAC, Dara served as Vice President of Allen & Company and spent a number of years as an analyst. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Expedia and was previously on the Board of the New York Times Company. He’s a passionate advocate for refugees in crisis around the world, having himself left Iran during the Iranian revolution at the age of nine.
Dara grew up in Tarrytown, New York, and received his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Brown University.
FINANCIAL: Dara Khosrowshahi is employed by Uber and is currently the CEO. He is not employed by Autism Partnership or Autism Partnership Foundation.
NON-FINANCIAL: Dara Khosrowshahi is the parent of children with autism and his children have received ABA services from Autism Partnership.
Standard C Preserving Quality ABA April 2019 Learning Objectives
THIS PROGRAM WILL MEET THE STATED LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
1. As a result of this conference, participants will be able to describe a minimum of three ethical responsibilities in the field of treatment for children with autism.
2. As a result of this conference, participants will be able to identify recent changes in special education law for practicing clinicians in the field of ABA and autism.
3. As a result of this conference, participants will be able to list at least 2 effective treatment processes for problem behaviors and stereotypy associated with autism.
4. As a result of this conference, participants will be able to identify a primary approach to measuring changes in social communication for children diagnosed with autism.
5. As a result of this conference, participants will be able to identify three important supervisory strategies for promoting work quality and staff enjoyment when working with individuals diagnosed with autism.
6. As a result of this conference, participants will be able to describe considerations that a parent has for the treatment of their child with autism as well as a business perspective related to that treatment.