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

Conference Schedule for 07/31/2017

Browse the agenda by day: Full Agenda | Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Full Schedule in PDF format.

Based on participant feedback we have listed intended audiences for each session as well as an intended level of content. If you find yourself in a training that does not coincide with your experience level, please feel free to attend another simultaneous presentation as long as it is not a CLOSED session (as indicated on the session doors).

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All sessions with file icon have presentations and handouts available for download. Click the session title, and scroll to the bottom to access the PDFs. Please note: Documents are available only as provided by speakers, with permission to post.

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Monday, July 31

9:00 am to 10:00 am

01. Conference Welcome and Pennsylvania Updates

Conference Welcome: This presentation will welcome participants to the conference and provide a quick update on...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW

10:00 am to 11:00 am

02. B. F. Skinner's Legacy To Education

Skinner's research and writings have provided the world with a rich accounting of human behavior and learning. It...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW

11:00 am to 11:30 am

03. Autism Research Updates 2017: The Shifting Sands of Autism Policy and Policy Research

For the past fifty years, the US and State legislatures have enacted legislation that has transformed the service...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW

11:30 am to 1:00 pm

LUNCH

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

04. Introduction to the Conference and Applied Behavior Analysis

Presentation will include a brief overview of evidence-based interventions for students with autism. Since most...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
05. Teaching Functional Skills to Individuals with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities in School Settings

This session is an introduction to teaching functional skills and Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) to individuals...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, BACB, OT, Psych, PT, SW
06. The ABCs of Behavior Analysis: A Review of the Basics for Students and Teachers

The topics we'll review include selection of behavior by its consequences; contingencies of reinforcement and...

Advanced All Participants Act 48, ASHA, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
07. Families of Children with Autism: Taking Care of Everyone's Needs

This presentation includes information and tools for developing and maintaining an emotionally healthy family....

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
08. Developing Skill-Based Interventions Following Practical Functional Assessments of Problem Behavior

This presentation discusses how to conduct a safe and practical functional analysis that takes an average of 25...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
09. Session cancelled
10. An Update on Legal Issues for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

This session will provide (a) a foundation of basic building blocks of special education law; (b) a synthesis of the...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
11. Extension of "Uninhabited World - ABA and the Eclectic Temptation"

Description forthcoming

Intermediate Act 48, ASHA, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
12. ”We Tried Reinforcement, But it Didn’t Work” – Analyzing Contingency Failures in Instructional Settings

Reinforcement is defined by its effects on the future probability of the operant class upon which it is contingent....

Intermediate All Participants Act 48, ASHA, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
12b. Organizational Behavior Management Basics for Teachers: Behavior Analysis Isn't Just for Your Students!

Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) is a branch of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) that involves using the...

Act 48, ASHA, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW

4:15 pm to 5:15 pm

13. An Update on the Behavior Analyst Certification Board

Recent developments at the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) will be presented. The most current data on...

Intermediate Act 48, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW