ASA's 37th National Conference on Autism Spectrum Disorders (July 13-15, 2006)

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Program-at-a-Glance


Technical Program

THURSDAY
July 13
FRIDAY
July 14
SATURDAY
July 15
AM PM AM PM AM PM
General Submissions MetDESK Workshop: Your Dependent With Special Needs-Making Their Future More Secure
8:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Creating a Supportive Home and Community for the ASD Family
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Assessment and Treatment of Joint Atention Deficits in Young Children with Autism
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Computer Assisted Improvement of Social and Executive Functioning in Aspergerís Disorder
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Entering the Maze: Getting Answers, Getting Help, Getting Going
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
The Health Belief Model and Prediction of Parentsí Choices of Autism Treatment
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
We Are Family: Parents on the Spectrum Speak Out
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
CURRENT DIRECTIONS IN THE ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT OF PERSONS WITH ASD
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Our Life In A Nutty Shell II, More Living With Autism and Loving It
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
The Autism-Mercury Connection
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Mama Told Me There'd Be Days Like This.....But Not How Many :(
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders and the ASA Conference
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Meeting and Maintaining Employer Expectations: Employment Success through a Business Perspective
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM 
Making Small Talk: How to Help Children Have Conversations and Make Friends
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Autism Technology Panel Discussion: Overview of Products, Best Practices, Research, & Future Directions
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Silver Lining Multimedia Presentation
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Social Skill Builders
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Talk Autism
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Technology to Aid in Data Collection for Children with Autism
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
ASD Awareness Kits and Disability Awareness Workshops, Preschool through Adult Hands-On Learning
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Educating Students with the Most Significant Disabilities
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Autism Orientation for Faith Based Communities: Communication, Creativity, and Compassion
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Navigating the way from self-contained placement towards greater inclusion in high school
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Using video and multi-media technology to teach children with autism
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Canít or Wonít and what can we do about it.
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
The Catching-up Years Growing Old With Autism: Help For Families
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Explaining Autism to Children: Considerations, Activities and Resources
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
How To Guide for Parents: Practical Strategies for Managing Home Issues
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Vocational Rehabilitation Services for People with Autism Spectrum Disorders
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Linking Emotional Stress with Oxidative Stress: Therapeutic Implications
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
A Comprehensive Approach to the Prevention of Bullying
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Functional Analysis: Why we should use it and how it is done
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Recovery Is a Possibility With Successful Biomedical Interventions
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Building a State Support Infrastructure for Students with Autism in Rhode Island
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Evidence-Based Standards: How They Work in Existing Residential Programs for Adults with Autism
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
FOSTERING RESILIENCE, OPTIMISM, AND OTHER CHARACTER STRENGTHS: APPLYING POSTITIVE PSYCHOLOGY TO AUTISM
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaking for Ourselves: Individuals on the Autism Spectrum Panel
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
My Grandchild has Autism... Now What??
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Statewide Autism Training for Law Enforcement and First Responders
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Dreams for Today, Success for Tomorrow: Planning for a Successful College Experience for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Building Social Relationship: A Systematic Approach to Teaching Social Interaction Skills to Children and Adolescents with ASD
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Our Presence Automatically Liberates Others: Disability Awareness Programming and the Timelines Project
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Toilet Brushes and Tarantulas: Understanding the Special Interests of Children with Asperger's
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Ten things you need to know when your child turns 18
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Annual Meeting of the Network of Autism Training and Technical Assistance Programs (NATTAP)
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Fostering Mutual Friendships - The Friend 2 Friend Model
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Asperger Syndrome: A Study of Characteristics in progress at the University of Kansas
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Autism Network for Individuals with Hearing and Visual Impairments
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Itís Not Just for Fun Anymore: Innovations in Play and Leisure Skill Development
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
From Echolalia to Social Cognition: Unique Communication Interventions
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Town Hall Meeting for Those on the Spectrum
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM 
Friday Keynote Session
8:30 AM - 10:15 AM
The Teacher Theory: The Thrive Vx. Struggle to Survive Phenomenon of Students with ASD
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Women with Autism Differences SPEAK
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
All Residential Services Are Not Created Equal...What Makes a Quality Program?
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
For Fathers Only
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
God Does Not Make Garbage: A Live Performance
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Using the Procedural Knowledge Profile © To Establish Communication Goals and Objectives
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Ten Essential Skills to Learn Now for a Safe, Independent Life
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Bringing You Protected Tomorrows: Creating the Future Care Plan for Family Member with Special Needs
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Transition to Adult Life: The Delaware Model
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
When My Autism Gets Too Big!
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Developing Flexibility: Strategies that Help Regulate Intensive Emotional Reactions
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) in Nova Scotia: A community-based early intervention model
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Improving Crime Victim Assistance for Individuals with Autism
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Facilitating Friendships Between Children With ASD And Their Peers
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM 
The Parent As An Advocate In The Medical Insurance Context
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Issues and Strategies for Improving Reading Comprehension in Individuals with ASD
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Puberty, Hygeine and Sexuality in Adolescence
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Lighting the Way to a New Society: Leading Others to Inclusive Communities
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
10 Strategies for Creating a Successful Day for a Person with ASD
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Reinforcement Is Not a Four-Letter Word!
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Adults with Autism: What Does the Future Hold?
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Answering the Call: Meeting the Challenge of Leading Autism Programs
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Illuminating the Connection Between Sensory Integration Treatment and Improvements in Language Comprehension
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Individualized toilet training programs for children with autism spectrum disorders
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Environmental Factors in Developmental Disabilities: The Emerging Science
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Autism and Epilepsy: New developments in treatment
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
P.S. 176 - An Exemplary Public School Program for Students with Autism
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
The F.R.I.E.N.D. Program
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Using Interactive Video Teleconferencing to Support Families of Young Children with Autism
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Beyond High School: Aspergers Syndrome, Autism and Transition to Higher Education
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Translating Clinical Practice into Technology: New Insights into Autism Intervention
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Learning from the Inside Out
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Navigating to Effective Inervention: An innovative Model Lights the Way Using parent Education, Coaching and Support
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Challenging Behaviors and Young Children with ASD: Perspectives on Prevention and Intervention.
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Social Storyô Movies: Converting Printed Stories to Highly Dynamic Videos
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Individual Tutoring Programs: A Model for Evidence-Based Short-Term Skill Acquisition
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Enzymes:Application To Dietary Protocols in Autism
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Accessing Services Through the Courts
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Self-Advocacy for Teens and Young Adults with Autism
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM 
Total Communication: Experience From a Center-Based ABA Early Childhood Program
8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
I Want Computer
8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Theory of a Different Kind of Mind: Understanding Autistic Thinking
8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Autism, Stress, and Movements Differences: Supporting Individuals Through Relationships
8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Enhancing Language, Cognition, and Social Reasoning through Systematic Grammar Training
8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Meaningful relationships: the development and improvement of social skills in children with autism.
8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Autism, Asperger's and Adolescence: Life at the Time of Puberty
8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Lost and Found: Discovering Asperger Syndrome After 50
8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
The Autistic Family Life Cycle: Family Stress and Divorce
8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Is It Autism or ? Accurate Assessment by Practitioners
8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Educational Resources for Children with ASD and their Families
8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
To Speak or Not To Speak: Balancing Speech Production and Communication Goals
8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Empowering Parents to Advocate for Real Educational Benefit under the Reauthorized IDEA 2004
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
The Role Of Spirituality In The Lives Of Individuals With Asperger's Syndrome
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Writer's Workshop For All Writers With ASD Subjects
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Communication Environments Ė Giving Children a Reason to Communicate!
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Partner Classrooms- Coming Soon to a School Near You!
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Special Trusts for Special People
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Teaching Nonverbal Children with ASD To Speak
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Hyperlexia and Autism: How Theory of Mind Relates to Reading Comprehension.
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Applied Behavior Analysis: Beyond Discrete Trial Teaching
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
We Are Family! Parents and Professionals Educating Each Other
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Evidence-based Practices and Autism: The National Standards Project
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Behavioral Intervention in the School Setting
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM 
Social Skills Groups for Children and Adolescents with Asperger's Disorder
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Keeping Ourselves Safe: Strategies for Coping with Social Danger
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Classroom and Communication Skills Program
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Social Skills as Essential Components of Positive Behavior Plans
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Incorporating Visuals in the Education of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Get a HANDLE on Autism: A Systems Approach to Sensory Processing Challenges
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Preparing for the Real World of Work
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Identifying Systems that Work: Conversations with Providers and Consumers
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
How to Establish a Strong Relationship Between Vocational Rehabilitation and the Autism Community
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Now What? Interventions Following the Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Closing Keynote Session
1:45 PM - 3:15 PM