Join Pennsylvania’s Bureau of Autism Service when they present their 3rd Annual Pennsylvania Autism Training Conference, PATC in June.
“A New Vision for Autism Services: Practical Strategies and Solutions” will be held at the Eden Resort Inn and Suites in Lancaster, PA Wednesday June 2, 2010 through Friday, June 4, 2010.
This conference will focus on addressing real-life situations that we all face while working directly with our loved ones with autism, from the youngest children to the older adults with autism. Presenters will share strategies that outline the best and most current practices developed by nationally recognized autism experts. Each session will offer practical strategies and solutions that can improve the quality of life for people with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families.
Attendees at the conference will be able to:
• List challenges experienced by people with Autism Spectrum Disorders across multiple settings;
• Describe common adaptations that may improve the quality of life for people with Autism Spectrum Disorders;
• Be familiar with appropriate psychopharmacological interventions;
• Describe the link between Autism Spectrum Disorder communication deficits and challenging behavior;
• Explain issues experienced by families and siblings supporting someone with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.
The scheduled keynote speakers are:
Wednesday, June 2, 2010 – Ann Poindexter, MD – Effective Medical/Behavioral Community Teaming
Thursday, June 3, 2010 – Cary Griffin, M.ED – Customized Employment
Friday, June 4, 2010 – M. Fredda Brown, PhD – Positive Behavior Support for Better Outcomes
Adult Autism Waiver providers, adult service providers, Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS) professional staff, diagnosticians, educators and family members and/or caregivers to individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder should attend this conference!
This conference is approved for continuing education for Board Certified Behavior Analysts, Educators, Social Workers, Certified Counselors and Psychologists. For nurses and other medical professionals, General Continuing Education hours are offered. All requests for credits must be made at the time of registration and a professional number or license numbers will be required with an exception for BCBA credits, these applicants need to apply on-site at the conference.
The cost to attend this conference is $50 per day for professionals and paraprofessionals and $40 per day for family members and self-advocates. A continental breakfast and lunch are included.
Spaces are limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. You will need to register online.