Bridget Taylor to Headline Second Annual Autism Conference at Sage

March 31, 2014 at 3:12 pm

TROY, NY - The Sage Colleges is pleased to kick off Autism Awareness Month with its second annual "Best Practices in Autism Intervention" conference on Saturday, April 5 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the Troy campus. This year’s theme is “Autism Treatment: A Rich History and a Promising Future.”

Bridget A. Taylor, Ph.D., co-founder and executive director of Alpine Learning Group Dr. Bridget Tayloreducation and treatment center in Paramus, NJ and senior clinical advisor for Rethink Autism Inc. will deliver the keynote address. Taylor has specialized in the education and treatment of children with autism for 25 years. She holds a Doctorate of Psychology from Rutgers University, and received her master’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education from Columbia University.  She is a board certified behavior analyst and a licensed psychologist. Her presentation will assess the progressive arc of autism treatment, with an eye toward anticipating how the enduring fundamentals of applied behavior analysis provide not only a connection to an esteemed history, but a path forward into a promising future.

Other speakers include faculty from the Esteves School of Education and leaders in autism treatment and research including Bobby Newman, Ph.D., BCBA-D, director of training for Room to Grow.

This conference is designed 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. Board certified behavior analysts can earn continuing education credits, and certificates will be provided to teachers for professional development hours.

The conference is sponsored by the Center for Applied Behavior Analysis at Sage. For more information and to register, please visit www.sage.edu/autism-conference/.

Taylor is available for interviews by members of the media wishing to preview the conference. She will also be available the day of the conference at the conclusion of her keynote address which will be held in Bush Memorial Center from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. To schedule an interview contact: Deanna Cohen, director of external relations, The Sage Colleges, (518) 244-4593 (O), (518) 598-4927 (C), email: cohend2@sage.edu.

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