JFK Partners Autism Spectrum Disorder Conference: Early Intervention Treatment for Autism - Lessons Learned - 10/7/22

| All Day
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Where Early Intervention Has Been and Where it Needs To Go: Supporting young autistic children and their families in a time of change

Sally J. Rogers, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, the MIND Institute, University California Davis

Description: This session will review the development of early intervention practices for autism across the decades in light of changing societal values, scientific findings, educational practices, and laws. Current challenges to established early intervention practices from autism advocates provide a new lens with which to examine intervention practices and underlying societal assumptions.

Learning Objectives

  1. Differentiate the definition of the science of behavior analysis from the definition of discrete trial teaching practices.
  2. Consider the distinctions between “individual difference” and “disorder” and resulting implications for supports and interventions.
  3. Understand three core concerns that autistic self-advocates have with early interventions based on applied behavior analysis.
  4. Differentiate the reasoning behind intervention goals that seek to reduce a behavior and those that seek to support behavioral substitutions.

Self-advocate and parent panel: Reflecting on Autism Early Behavioral Intervention Through the Lens of Lived Experience

: This conference is intended for clinicians, school personnel, community providers, parents and individuals with ASD or other developmental disabilities.

Registration Fees & Deadline
Professionals, in-person*:  $170
Professionals, virtual:  $100
Parents, Self-Advocates or Students** (in-person* or virtual):  $80

*Lunch is included for each individual participating in person.
**Students must email proof of current student/fellow status from their program.

Registration Deadline:  9/23/22

All individuals attending the conference in person will be required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Details will be provided in the registration confirmation. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated should select the virtual attendance option.

A limited number of scholarships are available for Parent/Self-Advocates. Applications are available from christine.cook@cuanschutz.edu.

Closed captioning and Spanish interpretation will be available.

This event will not be recorded.

Contact hour certificates (6.5 hours) will be available to those who attend and complete the conference evaluation.

Payment Options: Credit card payment at the time of online registration is required. No walk-in registrations can be accepted.

Cancellation Policy: The registration fee is non-refundable; substitutions are allowed. The Planning Committee reserves the right to modify the agenda or cancel the conference in the event of an unforeseen circumstance, or if minimum acceptable registration is not attained by Sept 23, 2022, with a full refund to participants.

Accommodations: Accommodations may be requested by contacting the Conference Coordinator (christine.cook@cuanschutz.edu) at least 3 weeks prior to the conference.

Location and Parking: The conference will take place at the Anschutz Medical Campus, Education 2 South Building, 13121 E. 17th Ave., 1st Floor Auditorium, Aurora, CO. Those registered will receive additional parking and location instructions.

Questions?  Contact Christine Cook at christine.cook@cuanschutz.edu or 303-724-0429. 

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