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Monday August 6th, 2018 — Thursday August 9th, 2018
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2018 National Autism Conference

The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel -State College, Pennsylvania

This conference provides comprehensive, evidence-based information to assist educators, providers and families in developing effective educational and therapeutic programming for all students with autism spectrum disorders. Our conference this year will have presentations for parents of children who are newly diagnosed with autism and brand new teachers setting up classrooms for the first time as well as for physicians, speech-language pathologists, administrators, higher-education faculty, general and special education professionals, early-intervention staff, related service personnel, behavioral health analysts, and anyone interested in autism spectrum disorders. Topics include transition planning, effective inclusion practices, socialization and communication deficits, Alternate Eligible content, adaptive behavior skills, fluency, instructional pacing, skills sequences, IEPs and teamwork, sexuality, feeding issues, and a host of relevant topics. The conference focuses heavily on evidence-based effective interventions for students with autism. As such, there are also many sessions dealing with applied behavior analysis, from the basics of behavior, instruction, and mand training to advanced topics in motivating operations, ethics, joint control, ethics, and significant problem behavior reduction. This conference is a perfect fit for anyone who lives or works with school-aged students with autism and has a passion for interventions that have been validated by research.

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