August 6 – 9, 2018
The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center
State College, Pennsylvania

Conference Schedule for 08/06/2018

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Full Schedule in PDF format is available on home page.

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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Monday, August 6

7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Registration

8:45 am to 4:15 pm

Children’s Institute

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, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW

10:00 am to 11:00 am

02. Opening Keynote: There are Angels Among Us

This keynote address has primary and secondary intentions. The primary intention is to acknowledge the attendees. ...

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

11:00 am to 11:30 am

03. Autism Research Updates 2018

While information regarding variables associated with genetic and other correlates of autism spectrum disorder is...

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

11:30 am to 5:00 pm

Exhibit Hall

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

04. Introduction to the Conference and Applied Behavior Analysis

During this session, the basic principles of applied behavior analysis will be presented for beginners and those who...

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

This session will provide an overview of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Section 504, related...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, OT, Psych, PT, SW
06. Integrating OBM Procedures into ABA Service Provision

Doing a behavioral assessment and developing an intervention plan are seldom sufficient for effective ABA services...

Intermediate Act 48, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
07. Developmental Social Neuroscience Meets Public Health Challenge: A New System of Healthcare Delivery for Infants and Toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorder

This presentation highlights the critical role of early diagnosis and intervention in attenuating the symptoms of...

Intermediate Act 48, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
08. Anxiety and ASD: The Psychological Equivalent of Fever

This talk will discuss anxiety in straightforward terms and illuminate the extent to which it affects virtually...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
09. Stimulus Control: Implications for Verbal Behavior, Social Contingencies and Education

We will review some basic behavioral processes including, but not limited to, discrimination and generalization,...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
10. Health and Safety Programs: ABA Procedures and Outcomes

Health- and safety-related targets are important in programming for children and adults with autism. Swimming skills...

Intermediate Act 48, BACB, OT, Psych, PT, SW
11. Review of Evidence-Based Practices for Parents

Information will be provided to help parents learn how to navigate the confusing range of advice that is provided...

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

4:15 pm to 5:15 pm

12. An Update on Ethics from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board

Resources on ethical conduct in behavior analysis (e.g., ethics code, course work, publications, continuing...

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