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17, 2019 @ 09:00 AM —
18, 2019 @ 04:00 PM
THIS EVENT IS 100% FREE!
Registration will open in May.
No matter your role in the autism community,
OUR CONFERENCE IS FOR YOU.
With 81 workshop options, 100+ exhibitors, and opportunities for networking and support, you can truly create the conference experience that YOU need. With all content reviewed to be evidence-based and presented by leaders in the autism community, you can be confident that it will be a good use of your valuable time and resources. Here are some of the very different ways our 1,300+ participants craft their schedules:
- Those who value our Transition Conference will find 4 times as many sessions here that apply to teens, adults, and their families.
- New to autism? Learn the basics of understanding behavior, building social/communication skills, and creating meaningful IEPs.
- Teachers: access autism-specific best practice for instruction and classroom management.
- Focus exclusively on financial planning, legal issues and advocacy, and state/federal supports.
- Experienced clinicians: find support for ethical and instructional challenges from renowned experts.
- Encouraged by personal perspectives? We appreciate the self-advocates and parents who share their experiences to help us all.
Announcing the 2019 Keynote Address
A Respectful and Practical Approach to Addressing Challenging Behavior
The dignity afforded to individuals with autism and the humanity that is associated with attempting to understand why problem behavior is occurring prior to treating it is sometimes lost in functional analysis and function-based treatment processes. Progress towards easily appreciated and generally applicable functional assessment and treatment procedures will require a slight shift towards different assumptions, aims, and procedures; these will be highlighted while outcomes are described from practical functional assessment and treatment processes in which the person with autism was always free to participate in, alter, or opt out of their therapeutic process. This enhanced choice model will be discussed, with considerations focusing on the safety of those participating and a progressive treatment process for developing the skills of communication, toleration, and contextually appropriate behavior.