Sage Hosts First Annual Autism Conference - April 27 at Sage College of Albany

April 24, 2013 at 10:19 am

Albany, NY - The Sage Colleges and Wildwood Programs will host Best Practices in Autism Intervention, an autism-focused conference on the Sage College of Albany campus on Saturday, April 27.  

The conference, designed for behavior analysts, educators, psychologists and advocates, will feature discussions with experts from the Esteves School of Education and leaders in autism research and treatment. Keynote speaker Dr. Bill Ahearn, director of research at the New England Children’s Center, is also a clinical assistant professor in Northeastern University’s master’s program in Applied Behavior Analysis. His research interests include social skills in children with autism, verbal behavior, assessment and treatment of stereotypy and severe problem behavior.

Workshops will be organized along tracks in concurrent sessions, allowing attendees to sample a variety of subjects relevant to autism at all ages and levels of ability will be presented throughout the day.

Topics include:

  • Instructional practices in the school, video modeling, and communication therapies
  • Technology for Students with Autism at All Ages, including Post-Secondary Education
  • A Behavior-Analytic Approach to Play Dates for Children with Autism
  • DSM-5: What do the upcoming changes to ASD mean?
  • What? Where? Who? Teaching Young Children with Autism to Ask Wh-Questions
  • What ABA Is and Isn’t:  Clearing up the Myths

Conference Fees:

  • $25 : Student
  • $40 : Parent or Professionals
  • $80 : BCBAs getting Continuing Education credits
  • Vendors: $100 per table

Click here to register. For more information, please contact Kelly Gansfuss | gansfk@sage.edu | (518) 244-2217

Best Practices in Autism Intervention
Saturday, April 27
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sage College of Albany
Kahl Campus Center
140 New Scotland Ave.

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