This full-day conference will present dynamic speakers from the Sage Esteves School of Education faculty, as well as other leaders in autism treatment and research.  Speakers will be organized along tracks in concurrent sessions, so that a variety of topics relevant to autism at all ages and levels of ability will be presented throughout the day.

This conference will be appropriate for professionals, including psychologists, behavior analysts, teachers, related service providers, and direct care providers, as well as for parents and family members of individuals on the autism spectrum.

We anticipate an active vendor exhibitor area, and will be providing continuing education credits for Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA). We will also provide certificates to teachers for professional development hours.

Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Registration Fees

  • $35 : Student
  • $50 : Parent or Professionals
  • $100 : BCBAs who are getting Continuing Education credits*

* This conference provides 6 professional development hours for teachers. These hours may be used to fulfill licensing or certification requirements. This conference provides up to 6 hours of continuing education for Board Certified Behavior Analysts (ACE provider #OP-11-2111).


8 - 9 am Registration, Breakfast, Vendors
9 - 10:30 am Keynote:  Pamela Wolfe 
The Forgotten Curriculum: Sexuality and Individuals with ASD
10:30 - 10:45 am Vendor break
10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Breakout 1

BCBA: How to Teach Your Old Staff Some New Tricks: Evidence-Based Staff Training Practices (Lori Finn)

Community: The Current Dimensions of Applied Behavior Analysis (Cheryl Davis)

Crossover: The State of ABA in NYS:  Current Information about Insurance Laws and Licensure (Dana Reinecke)

12:15 - 1:15 pm Lunch
1:15 - 2:45 pm

Breakout 2

BCBA: An Overview of Self-Control Research in Behavior Analysis (Ben Mauro)

Community: Applying The Master Blueprint: Using ABA Across Disciplines (Cheryl Ostryn)

Community: Trials, triumphs, and transformations: ABA Case Presentations

2:45 - 3:00 pm Vendor break
3:00 - 4:30 pm

Breakout 3

BCBA: All About That Mand, Bout That Mand, No Tacting: Promoting Communication Through Incidental Teaching (Hayley Vininsky)

Community: Providing In-Home Behavioral Supports to Address Challenging Behavior (Brian Healy & Helena Walkowiak)

Talks labeled "BCBA" will be for BCBA CE credit; talks labeled "Community" will be more appropriate for parents, teachers, non-BCBAs; "Crossover" event will be good for both audiences.