Best Practices in Autism Intervention

Best Practices in Autism Intervention

Esteves School of Education of The Sage Colleges is pleased to present the fourth annual Autism conference to the local community. The theme of the 2016 conference is Building Independence in Individuals with Autism.

April 16, 2016
Albany campus
140 New Scotland Ave.
Albany, NY 12208


"Technology and Self-Management for Building Independence"
presented by Dana Reinecke, PhD, BCBA-D

Dana Reinecke is a doctoral level Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D) and a New York State Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA). Dana is an Assistant Professor in the CASE program (Concentration in Autism and Special Education) with the Department of Special Education and Literacy at Long Island University Post. Prior to this, Dana was an Assistant Professor and Department Chair for the Center for Applied Behavior Analysis at The Sage Colleges. She has served as a Representative at Large (2010-2012) and Secretary (2012-2014), and is currently serving as President-Elect (2015-2016) and conference co-chair for the New York State Association for Behavior Analysis.

This full-day conference will present dynamic speakers from the 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.


8 - 9 am Registration, Breakfast, Vendors
9 - 10:30 am Keynote: Dana Reinecke
10:30 - 10:45 am Vendor break
10:45 am - 12:15 pm Breakout 1
  • Behavioral Momentum and Treatment Relapse (Ben Mauro) – BCBA track
  • An Introduction to Functional Behavior Assessments & Behavior Change Strategies for Beginners (Cheryl Ostryn) – BCBA / Community
  • Know How? Show how! Evidence-Based Staff Training (Lori Finn, Brizida Vinjau, Carman Chu) – BCBA / Community
12:15 - 1:15 pm Lunch
1:15 - 2:45 pm Breakout 2
  • Ethics and Technology in BACB Supervision: Safe and Effective Practices, Part 1 (Cheryl Davis, Dana Reinecke) BCBA track
  • ABA Tools for Measurement and Behavior Change (Sam Blanco) – BCBA track
  • There's No Place Like a Home: Supporting Individuals Leaving Restrictive Settings through Evidence-Based and Proactive Interventions (Stephanie Delczeg and Brian Healey) – Community
2:45 - 3:00 pm Vendor break
3:00 - 4:30 pm Breakout 3
  • Ethics and Technology in BACB Supervision: Safe and Effective Practices, Part 2 (Cheryl Davis, Dana Reinecke) BCBA track
  • Utilizing Naturalistic Teaching Strategies to Increase Social Skills in Teens with Autism (Kristen Cummings) BCBA track
  • "Student Symposium" Student presented Case Studies

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.