8th Annual Adventures in Autism Intervention and Research Conference

Date: 
Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 1:30pm to 9:30pm

Annual conference for educators, professionals, researchers and parents, hosted by the UNT Kristin Farmer Autism Center

  • Discover the latest in autism research, intervention and therapies from knowledgeable experts

  • Network with hundreds of parents and professionals from the autism community.

Renowned Keynote Speakers and 20+ Presentations

Morning Keynote Address by Dr. Connie Kasari (UCLA):  “Update on Interventions – Active Ingredients and Deployment in the Community.”  Dr. Kasari will also conduct a breakout session on “School-based Interventions and Social Development in ASD.”

Paul Collins, a featured writer on National Public Radio, and author of Not Even Wrong: A Father’s Journey into the Lost History of Autism, will discuss “The Next Adventure,” an update about his son’s education and therapy, and the challenges of serving young adults with ASD.  Paul’s breakout session will address his perspectives about the differences between best practices and actual practices.

Additional Breakout Session Topics include:

  • Reducing aggressive behavior in children with autism
  • Developing executive functions
  • Antecedent strategies for parents, teachers, and practitioners
  • The role of community and social supports for college students with ASD
  • Academic accommodations: evidence-based strategies
  • “Make it, or Break it!” The case for technology in autism
  • Social-communication skills and ideas for teaching
  • A function-based approach to comprehensive behavioral programming
  • Autism in the 21st Century – technologies for professionals and parents
  • Autism and pseudo-science

Detailed information is available on the conference website.