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July 31 – August 3, 2017
The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel
State College, Pennsylvania

Conference Archive 2009

Video recording, audio recording and handouts of the selected sessions are available below.

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Video Recording
1. The Fab Five Buddy System
Joey Gans and Friends
3. Pennsylvania Project: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Headsprout Early Reading Program for Learners with Autism
Janet Twyman
6. Behavior Analytic Research in Autism
Vince Carbone
10. Recent Research in Sensory Processing Deficits in Autism
Roseann Schaaf
13. Girls under the Umbrella: Solutions to Address Everyday Challenges
Lori Ernsperger and Danielle Wendel
15. Assessment and Treatment of Problem Behavior in Educational Contexts
Brian Iwata
26. Evidence-Based Strategies for Effective Early Intervention Programs
Jim Ball
27. Promoting Sleep in Individuals with Autism
Margaret Souders
34. The First Official Guide Training for the Social Context Jungle
Carol Gray
36. Positive Behavior Supports for Learners with Autism
Laura Riffel
41. Collaboration: The Key to Successful IEP Teams
Nicholas Martin
48. Growing Up with Autism: Brothers and Sisters Speak Out
Susan Draus and team
50. Educating Learners with Severe and Dangerous Behaviors: Ethical Considerations
Jose Martinez-Diaz
51. Preparing for the Job of Life: Effective Transition for Individuals with Autism
Lisa Crabtree
53. Bureau of Autism Services Update
Nina Wall-Cote
54. Promotion of Social Participation, Mental Health, and the Development of Meaningful Interests for Youth on the Autism Spectrum
Susan Bazyk and Lisa Crabtree
56. Using Automatic Reinforcement to Develop Skills in Learners with Autism
Mark Sundberg
60. Teaching Independent Skills to Learners with Autism
Rebecca Morrison
65. Preventing and Managing Behavioral Crisis
David Lennox
67. The Impact of Early Diagnosis and Intervention for Children with Autism
Ilene Schwartz
71. The College Program for Students with Asperger's Syndrome
Marc Ellison
79. A Portrait in Progress: Autism and Creating a Rewarding Life
Marcia Anderson and Graham Gravink
84. The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism
Temple Grandin

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Session Handouts
Session 1 The Fab Five Buddy System of Support
Joey Gans and team

No handouts

Session 2 Autism Research Update 2009
Duane Alexander

No handouts

Session 3 Pennsylvania Project: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Headsprout Early Reading Program for Learners with Autism
Janet Twyman
Session 4 New Research on Social Engagement Deficits in Young Children with Autism 
Ami Klin 
Session 5 Considerations for a Comprehensive Medical Assessment of Individuals with Autism
Margaret Bauman  
Session 6 Behavior Analytic Research in Autism
Vince Carbone
Session 7 Research in Communication Challenges of Learners with Autism
Joanne Gerenser 
Session 8 Early Detection of and Early Intervening in Autism
Rebecca Landa 
Session 9 Families of Children with Autism: Caring for Everyone's Needs
Robert Naseef 
Session 10 Recent Research on Sensory Processing Deficits in Autism
Roseann Schaaf 
Session 11 Improving Education and Treatment in Autism with Organizational Behavior Management
Richard Fleming  

If you have wish list questions that you would like answered, please e-mail Richard Fleming at Richard.Fleming@umassmed.edu.

Session 12 Supporting Individuals with Autism to Full Participation in Adult Life
Peter Gerhardt 
Session 13 Girls Under the Umbrella: Solutions to Address Everyday Challenges
Lori Ernsperger and Danielle Wendel  
Session 14 Headsprout Early Reading: Considerations for Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Janet Twyman 
Session 15 Assessment and Treatment of Problem Behavior in Educational Contexts
Brian Iwata
Session 16 Mand Training
Mike Miklos and Amiris Dipuglia  
Session 17 Evidence-Based Strategies for an Effective Early Intervention Program
Jim Ball 
Session 18 Promoting Sleep in Individuals with Autism
Margaret Souders 
Session 19 The Executive Functions, Imitation, and Autism
Bob Ellis

Speaker will provide handouts during the session.

Session 20 Creating Agreement in Special Education: Conflict Resolution Skills for Parents and School Administrators
Kerry Smith and Dixie Rider 
Session 21 Personal Perspectives on Success in College
Caitlin Baran, Mike Bode, and Lauren Burn
Session 22
Repeat of 13
Girls Under the Umbrella: Solutions to Address Everyday Challenges
Lori Ernsperger and Danielle Wendel
Session 23 Developing Behavioral Fluency for Students with Autism
Rick Kubina and Kirsten Yurich
Session 24
Repeat of 15
Assessment and Treatment of Problem Behavior in Educational Contexts
Brian Iwata
Session 25 Transferring Control of the Mand to the MO
Vince Carbone
Session 26
Repeat of 17
Evidence-Based Strategies for an Effective Early Intervention Program
Jim Ball
Session 27
Repeat of 18
Promoting Sleep in Individuals with Autism
Margaret Souders
Session 28
Repeat of 19
The Executive Functions, Imitation, and Autism
Bob Ellis

Speaker will provide handouts during the session.

Session 29
Repeat of 20
Creating Agreement in Special Education: Conflict Resolution Skills for Parents and School Administrators
Kerry Smith and Dixie Rider
Session 30 Facilitated Discussion: Removing the Barriers to Employment for Individuals with ASD
Robert Borzok

No handouts

Session 31 Teaching Beyond the Think Social! Curriculum
Michelle Garcia Winner
Session 32 Ask the ABA Experts
Vince Carbone, Brian Iwata, David Lee, Jerry Shook, Mark Sundberg, Janet Twyman, and Cathy Watkins

No handouts

Session 33 Poster Session

No handouts

Session 34 The First Official Guide Training for the Social Context Jungle
Carol Gray
Session 35 Using Direct Instruction Curricula to Teach Academics to Learners with ASD
Cathy Watkins
Session 36 Positive Behavior Supports for Learners with Autism
Laura Riffel
Session 37 Social Communication Interventions for Learners with Significant Challenges
Kathleen Quill
Session 38 Key Strategies for Developing Communication and Other Important Skills in Young Learners with Autism
Tracy Vail
Session 39 Brothers and Sisters of People with Special Needs: Unique Concerns, Unique Opportunities
Don Meyer
Session 40 Using Sensational Intervention Principles to Address Sensory Processing Differences in Learners with Autism
Roseann Schaaf, Teal Benevides, and Audrey Zapletal
Session 41 Collaboration: The Key to Successful IEP Teams
Nicholas Martin
Session 42 Preparing for the Job of Life: Effective Transition for Individuals with Autism 
Lisa Crabtree
Session 43
Repeat of 34
The First Official Guide Training for the Social Context Jungle
Carol Gray
Session 44
Repeat of 35
Using Direct Instruction Curricula to Teach Academics to Learners with ASD
Cathy Watkins
Session 45
Repeat of  36
Positive Behavior Supports for Learners with Autism
Laura Riffel
Session 46
Repeat of 37
Social Communication Interventions for Learners with Significant Challenges
Kathleen Quill
Session 47
Repeat of 38
Key Strategies for Developing Communication and Other Important Skills in Young Learners with Autism
Tracy Vail
Session 48 Growing Up with Autism: Brothers and Sisters Speak Out
Susan Draus, Hillary Freeman, Beth Glasberg-Katz, Janice Nathan, Marissa Tabak, and Jesse Torisky
Session 49
Repeat of 40
Using Sensational Intervention Principles to Address Sensory Processing Differences in Learners with Autism
Roseann Schaaf, Teal Benevides, and Audrey Zapletal
Session 50 Educating Learners with Severe and Dangerous Behaviors: Ethical Considerations
Jose Martinez-Diaz
Session 51
Repeat of 42
Preparing for the Job of Life: Effective Transition for Individuals with Autism
Lisa Crabtree
Session 52 Introduction to the Behavior Analyst Certification Board
Jerry Shook 
Session 53 Bureau of Autism Services Update
Nina Wall-Cote 
Session 54 Promotion of Social Participation, Mental Health, and the Development of Meaningful Interests for Youth on the Autism Spectrum
Susan Bazyk and Lisa Crabtree 
Session 55 An Introduction to the Competent Learner Model
Tina Lawson and Maureen Cunningham 
Session 56 Using Automatic Reinforcement to Develop Skills in Learners with Autism
Mark Sundberg 
Session 57 Supporting the Social Communication Needs of Learners with Autism
Janice Nathan
Session 58 The Impact of Early Diagnosis and Intervention for Children with Autism
Ilene Schwartz 
Session 59 Moving Forward: The Future of BAS Strategic Planning and ASERT Center Networks
Lindsay Lawer, John McGonigle, and Mike Murray
Session 60 Teaching Independent Skills to Learners with Autism  
Rebecca Morrison 
Session 61 Implementing Evidence-Based Practices: How to Make Them Stick
Michelle Duda 
Session 62 The College Program for Students with Asperger's Syndrome
Marc Ellison 
Session 63
Repeat of 54
Promotion of Social Participation, Mental Health, and the Development of Meaningful Interests for Youth on the Autism Spectrum 
Susan Bazyk and Lisa Crabtree 
Session 64 CLM Collaborative Consultation
Vicci Tucci and team
Session 65 Prevention and Managing Behavioral Crises
David Lennox 
Session 66 Connecting Augmentative Communication and Applied Behavior Analysis
Dona Alvino and team 
Session 67
Repeat of 58
The Impact of Early Diagnosis and Intervention for Children with Autism
Ilene Schwartz
Session 68 Special Needs Trusts
George Shadie 
Session 69 LifeLink — A Road to Independence
Patrick Moore and Teri Lindner
Session 70
Repeat of 61
Implementing Evidence-Based Practices: How to Make Them Stick
Michelle Duda
Session 71
Repeat of 62
The College Program for Students with Asperger's Syndrome
Marc Ellison 
Session 72 FBA & PBSPs & Chapter 14
Jane Brown and Carrie Frohnapfel
Session 73 BACB Update and Professional Issues in Pennsylvania
Jerry Shook
Session 74 Setting the Stage for Social Success
Cindy Schneider
Session 75 Adapting Direct Instruction Curricula for Nonvocal Learners
Haley Fox and Amanda Pendleton 
Session 76 The Connection between Intensive Behavior Support and Instruction for Learners with Autism
Carolyn Bruey and Mary Beth Urban
Session 77 Competent Learner Model: Closing the Gap in Scattered Skills
Katrina Shawver and Jen Shade 
Session 78 Using the Checklist for Autism Spectrum Disorder to Screen and Diagnose Autism Spectrum Disorder
Susan Mayes
Session 79 A Portrait in Progress: Autism and Creating a Rewarding Life
Marcia Anderson and Graham Gravink 
Session 80 Assessing Friendship Skills — Using the Friendship Checklist
Alice Womer, Kelly Mahler, Mary Benton, and Carol Hollis
Session 81 Parents Learning to Lead
Kathleen Miller
Session 82 Campus-Based Transition Program for Students with Autism
Ellen Dente and Ellen Cummings 
Session 83 The Autism Museum Project
Wendy Ross and team 
Session 84 The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism
Temple Grandin