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

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Thursday, July 13, 2006

8:15 AM-10:30 AM
#2348- MetDESK Workshop: Your Dependent With Special Needs-Making Their Future More Secure*
RICC Ballroom
Brian Finn
 

11:00 AM-12:15 PM
#2328- Creating a Supportive Home and Community for the ASD Family*
Kent/Bristol
Kristi Sakai and Lisa A. Lieberman
 
#2068- Assessment and Treatment of Joint Atention Deficits in Young Children with Autism
Washington/Newport
Rebecca MacDonald
 
#2241- Computer Assisted Improvement of Social and Executive Functioning in Aspergerís Disorder*
Narragansett Ballroom A
Ronald Calvanio, Gary Mesibov and Clare O'Callaghan
 
#2248- Entering the Maze: Getting Answers, Getting Help, Getting Going
Narragansett Ballroom B
Nancy D. Wiseman
 
#2189- The Health Belief Model and Prediction of Parentsí Choices of Autism Treatment*
554 A-B
Hal E. Wildman
 
#2005- We Are Family: Parents on the Spectrum Speak Out*
Narragansett Ballroom C
Valerie Paradiz, Sondra K. Williams, Lisa Janice Cohen, Phil Schwarz, Dena Gassner, Jerry Natowitz and Michael Bourke
 
#1774- CURRENT DIRECTIONS IN THE ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT OF PERSONS WITH ASD*
Providence Ballroom I
Matthew Goodwin, James Bodfish and Cooper Woodard
 
#2242- Our Life In A Nutty Shell II, More Living With Autism and Loving It
Providence Ballroom II
Carolyn A. Gammicchia, Andrew W. Gammicchia, Alexander S. Gammicchia and Nicholas C. Gammicchia
 
#2069- The Autism-Mercury Connection*
550 A-B
James Adams
 
#1878- Mama Told Me There'd Be Days Like This.....But Not How Many :(*
551 A-B
Herman T. Fishbein
 
#2343- Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders and the ASA Conference*
552 A-B
Cathy Pratt
 
#1717- Meeting and Maintaining Employer Expectations: Employment Success through a Business Perspective*
553 A-B
Jamie K. Douglas, Richard D. Alcantara, Joseph A. Bendas and Gerald F. Ford
 

12:00 PM-1:30 PM
#2073- Making Small Talk: How to Help Children Have Conversations and Make Friends
Ballroom E
Fern Sussman
 

1:30 PM-2:45 PM
#2288- Autism Technology Panel Discussion: Overview of Products, Best Practices, Research, & Future Directions
Narragansett Ballroom A
Karl W. Smith, Robert Stromer and Ron Oberleitner
 
#2352- Silver Lining Multimedia Presentation*
Narragansett Ballroom A
Janet Hopkins
 
#2351- Social Skill Builders*
Narragansett Ballroom A
Laurie Jacobs
 
#2349- Talk Autism*
Narragansett Ballroom A
Ron Oberleitner
 
#2350- Technology to Aid in Data Collection for Children with Autism*
Narragansett Ballroom A
Julie Kientz
 
#2243- ASD Awareness Kits and Disability Awareness Workshops, Preschool through Adult Hands-On Learning*
Narragansett Ballroom B
Lisa Kowalski
 
#2344- Educating Students with the Most Significant Disabilities*
552 A-B
Cathy Pratt and Kristie Lofland
 
#2226- Autism Orientation for Faith Based Communities: Communication, Creativity, and Compassion*
Washington/Newport
Kim R. Newgass and Sara Reed
 
#2290- Navigating the way from self-contained placement towards greater inclusion in high school*
Kent/Bristol
Lisa A. Lieberman and Jordan R. Ackerson
 
#1726- Using video and multi-media technology to teach children with autism
Providence Ballroom I
E. Amanda Boutot
 
#1761- Canít or Wonít and what can we do about it.*
Providence Ballroom II
Julie A. Donnelly
 
#2284- The Catching-up Years Growing Old With Autism: Help For Families*
550 A-B
Elizabeth (Liz) Roth and Audrey I. Horne
 
#1950- Explaining Autism to Children: Considerations, Activities and Resources*
554 A-B
Patricia E. Crissey
 
#1757- How To Guide for Parents: Practical Strategies for Managing Home Issues*
551 A-B
Anne S. Holmes and Nina Finkler
 
#2338- Vocational Rehabilitation Services for People with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Narragansett Ballroom C
Anna Penn Hundley, Stephen M. Shore, Mike Smith and Ruth Christ Sullivan
 
#2292- Linking Emotional Stress with Oxidative Stress: Therapeutic Implications*
553 A-B
George Lambert, June Groden, Woody R. McGinnis and Matthew Goodwin
 
#2169- A Comprehensive Approach to the Prevention of Bullying*
Ballroom D
Diane Twachtman-Cullen
 
#2181- Functional Analysis: Why we should use it and how it is done*
Ballroom E
Eileen Roscoe, William H. Ahearn and Jason C. Bourret
 
#2136- Recovery Is a Possibility With Successful Biomedical Interventions*
Ballroom B
Jeff Bradstreet
 
#2031- Building a State Support Infrastructure for Students with Autism in Rhode Island*
Ballroom C
Sue Constable and Amy Grattan
 

3:15 PM-4:30 PM
#1948- Evidence-Based Standards: How They Work in Existing Residential Programs for Adults with Autism*
Narragansett Ballroom A
Ruth Christ Sullivan, Mike Smith and Anna Penn Hundley
 
#1779- FOSTERING RESILIENCE, OPTIMISM, AND OTHER CHARACTER STRENGTHS: APPLYING POSTITIVE PSYCHOLOGY TO AUTISM*
Narragansett Ballroom B
June Groden, Cooper Woodard, Jeffrey Jardin, Amy Rice and Ayelet Kantor
 
#1760- Speaking for Ourselves: Individuals on the Autism Spectrum Panel
Narragansett Ballroom C
Julie A. Donnelly
 
#2043- My Grandchild has Autism... Now What??*
Washington/Newport
John Shouse
 
#2232- Statewide Autism Training for Law Enforcement and First Responders*
Kent/Bristol
Elizabeth H. Thompson and Kimberly S. Taylor
 
#2270- Dreams for Today, Success for Tomorrow: Planning for a Successful College Experience for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum*
Providence Ballroom I
Lynda Geller
 
#1818- Building Social Relationship: A Systematic Approach to Teaching Social Interaction Skills to Children and Adolescents with ASD*
Providence Ballroom II
Scott Bellini
 
#2109- Our Presence Automatically Liberates Others: Disability Awareness Programming and the Timelines Project
550 A-B
Elizabeth Parent and Ben Dorman
 
#2211- Toilet Brushes and Tarantulas: Understanding the Special Interests of Children with Asperger's*
554 A-B
Mary Ann Winter-Messiers and Cynthia Herr
 
#2280- Ten things you need to know when your child turns 18
551 A-B
Jaime B. Parent and Bryan D. Parent
 
#2342- Annual Meeting of the Network of Autism Training and Technical Assistance Programs (NATTAP)
552 A-B
Cathy Pratt, Barbara Becker-Cottrill and Shawn A. Henry
 
#1756- Fostering Mutual Friendships - The Friend 2 Friend Model*
553 A-B
Heather McCracken
 
#2058- Asperger Syndrome: A Study of Characteristics in progress at the University of Kansas
Ballroom D
Bryan Smith and Brenda Smith Myles
 
#1953- Autism Network for Individuals with Hearing and Visual Impairments*
Ballroom E
Margaret P. Creedon, Carol Schall, Terese Pawletko and Dolores Bartel
 
#2277- Itís Not Just for Fun Anymore: Innovations in Play and Leisure Skill Development*
Ballroom B
Diane Twachtman-Cullen, Svany Svavars Kristjansson and Jennifer Twachtman-Reilly
 
#2132- From Echolalia to Social Cognition: Unique Communication Interventions
Ballroom C
Arlene Dworkin Kaye
 

5:00 PM-6:15 PM
#2346- Town Hall Meeting for Those on the Spectrum
Narragansett Ballroom C
Stephen M. Shore
 
 
Friday, July 14, 2006

8:30 AM-10:15 AM
#2354- Friday Keynote Session*
RICC Ballroom
Martha Herbert
 

10:45 AM-12:00 PM
#2319- The Teacher Theory: The Thrive Vx. Struggle to Survive Phenomenon of Students with ASD
Narragansett Ballroom A
Carol Ann Gray and Whitney Mitchell Krusniak
 
#2289- Women with Autism Differences SPEAK*
Ballroom D
Dena Gassner, Sondra K. Williams, Kassiane A. Sibley, Brigid A. Rankowski, Valerie Paradiz and Temple- Ph.D., Grandin
 
#2033- All Residential Services Are Not Created Equal...What Makes a Quality Program?*
Narragansett Ballroom B
Vicki L. Isler, Thomas P. McCool, Phil Blevins, Janice Cline, David L. Holmes, Kelly L. Schoen and Joel Smith
 
#2345- For Fathers Only
Ballroom B
James Ball
 
#2110- God Does Not Make Garbage: A Live Performance
Narragansett Ballroom C
Chris Rials-Seitz and Johnny Seitz
 
#2179- Using the Procedural Knowledge Profile © To Establish Communication Goals and Objectives
Washington/Newport
Howard Shane, Sharon Weiss-Kapp, Debra Mandell, Jeffery Richards and Rebecca Fleisch Cordeiro
 
#2063- Ten Essential Skills to Learn Now for a Safe, Independent Life*
554 A-B
Emily D. Iland
 
#1869- Bringing You Protected Tomorrows: Creating the Future Care Plan for Family Member with Special Needs
Kent/Bristol
Mary Anne Ehlert
 
#2054- Transition to Adult Life: The Delaware Model*
Providence Ballroom I
Warren K. Ellis, Alexis Hackett, Katina Demetriou and Theda Ellis
 
#1709- When My Autism Gets Too Big!*
Providence Ballroom II
Kari Dunn Buron
 
#1952- Developing Flexibility: Strategies that Help Regulate Intensive Emotional Reactions*
550 A-B
Judith A. Coucouvanis
 
#2141- Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) in Nova Scotia: A community-based early intervention model
551 A-B
Daniel Openden, Susan E. Bryson, Isabel M. Smith, Robert Koegel and Lynn Kern Koegel
 
#2335- Improving Crime Victim Assistance for Individuals with Autism*
552 A-B
Catriona Johnson and Carolyn A. Gammicchia
 
#1897- Facilitating Friendships Between Children With ASD And Their Peers
553 A-B
Tara Tuchel, Jamie Lowell and William Roberts
 

1:45 PM-3:00 PM
#1694- The Parent As An Advocate In The Medical Insurance Context
Washington/Newport
Marla Kraus
 
#1835- Issues and Strategies for Improving Reading Comprehension in Individuals with ASD*
Kent/Bristol
Phyllis Kupperman, Alyssa Capeling, Mary Moreno, Christina Rees and Karen Supel
 
#1962- Puberty, Hygeine and Sexuality in Adolescence*
Providence Ballroom I
Chantal Sicile-Kira and Stephen M. Shore
 
#2239- Lighting the Way to a New Society: Leading Others to Inclusive Communities*
Providence Ballroom II
Barbara T. Doyle
 
#2286- 10 Strategies for Creating a Successful Day for a Person with ASD
550 A-B
Ronda L. Schelvan and Terri Cooper Swanson
 
#2032- Reinforcement Is Not a Four-Letter Word!*
551 A-B
Richard B. Graff, Heather Morrison and Iser G. DeLeon
 
#2334- Adults with Autism: What Does the Future Hold?*
552 A-B
Ruth Christ Sullivan, Michael Grady and Jimmie Beirne
 
#2111- Answering the Call: Meeting the Challenge of Leading Autism Programs*
554 A-B
Christine Reeve and Susan Kabot
 
#2101- Illuminating the Connection Between Sensory Integration Treatment and Improvements in Language Comprehension
553 A-B
Jennifer Twachtman-Reilly and Patrecia Zebrowski
 
#2281- Individualized toilet training programs for children with autism spectrum disorders*
Ballroom E
Greg Valcante
 
#2072- Environmental Factors in Developmental Disabilities: The Emerging Science*
Ballroom B
Martha Herbert, Mady Hornig and Ted Schettler
 
#1859- Autism and Epilepsy: New developments in treatment*
Ballroom C
Peter A. Bridgman
 

3:30 PM-4:45 PM
#1881- P.S. 176 - An Exemplary Public School Program for Students with Autism
Washington/Newport
Rosemary A. Petrovich, Rima Ritholtz and Elena Talamo-Mirabal
 
#1947- The F.R.I.E.N.D. Program*
Kent/Bristol
Sharman E. Ober-Reynolds and Sheri Dollin
 
#2023- Using Interactive Video Teleconferencing to Support Families of Young Children with Autism*
Providence Ballroom I
Jeffrey F. Hine and Danielle R. Liso
 
#2313- Beyond High School: Aspergers Syndrome, Autism and Transition to Higher Education*
Providence Ballroom II
Carol Schall
 
#1928- Translating Clinical Practice into Technology: New Insights into Autism Intervention*
550 A-B
Kathleen A. Quill
 
#2078- Learning from the Inside Out*
551 A-B
Martha H. Ziegler, Robert Millburne and Ann Lyon
 
#2034- Navigating to Effective Inervention: An innovative Model Lights the Way Using parent Education, Coaching and Support*
552 A-B
Margaret Whelan and Neil Walker
 
#1771- Challenging Behaviors and Young Children with ASD: Perspectives on Prevention and Intervention.*
553 A-B
Glen Dunlap
 
#2321- Social Storyô Movies: Converting Printed Stories to Highly Dynamic Videos*
Ballroom D
Mark Shelley and Carol Ann Gray
 
#1770- Individual Tutoring Programs: A Model for Evidence-Based Short-Term Skill Acquisition*
Ballroom E
Kimberly A. Kroeger and Rena Sorensen-Burnworth
 
#1911- Enzymes:Application To Dietary Protocols in Autism*
Ballroom B
Devin Houston
 
#1793- Accessing Services Through the Courts
554 A-B
david l. Holmes and ira Fingles
 
#2114- Self-Advocacy for Teens and Young Adults with Autism*
Ballroom C
Kathy Kelchner, Ken Kellam and Mark Sachnik
 
 
Saturday, July 15, 2006

8:15 AM-9:30 AM
#2184- Total Communication: Experience From a Center-Based ABA Early Childhood Program*
Narragansett Ballroom A
Aletta Sinoff, Leslie V. Sinclair, Deborah Factora and Stacy Powell
 
#2172- I Want Computer
Narragansett Ballroom B
Jo Meyer
 
#1933- Theory of a Different Kind of Mind: Understanding Autistic Thinking*
Narragansett Ballroom C
Lars Perner, Gerald (Jerry) Newport, Phil Schwarz, Julie Herndon, Charlie Collura and Leonora Gregory-Collura
 
#1731- Autism, Stress, and Movements Differences: Supporting Individuals Through Relationships
Washington/Newport
Anne Donnellan, Martha Leary and Jodi Patterson Robledo
 
#2018- Enhancing Language, Cognition, and Social Reasoning through Systematic Grammar Training*
554 A-B
Katharine Beals
 
#2170- Meaningful relationships: the development and improvement of social skills in children with autism.*
Kent/Bristol
Ilene S. Schwartz, Christopher D. Jones and Rina-Marie Leon-Guerrero
 
#1916- Autism, Asperger's and Adolescence: Life at the Time of Puberty*
Providence Ballroom I
Alyson Beytien
 
#2228- Lost and Found: Discovering Asperger Syndrome After 50
Providence Ballroom II
Dania Jekel, Bekan Knox, Mark Goodman, John Rekemeyer, Jamie Freed and John Halpern
 
#1940- The Autistic Family Life Cycle: Family Stress and Divorce*
550 A-B
William M. Bolman
 
#2173- Is It Autism or ? Accurate Assessment by Practitioners
551 A-B
Terry Overton, Cheryl Fielding and Alonzo Andrews
 
#2347- Educational Resources for Children with ASD and their Families*
552 A-B
Gail R. Houle
 
#2287- To Speak or Not To Speak: Balancing Speech Production and Communication Goals
553 A-B
Jennifer Twachtman-Reilly
 

10:00 AM-11:15 AM
#1970- Empowering Parents to Advocate for Real Educational Benefit under the Reauthorized IDEA 2004
Narragansett Ballroom A
Glenn R. Friedemann, Mark W. Dana, Gail K. Weisberger, Merrill J. Friedemann and Karen D. Vessella
 
#1792- The Role Of Spirituality In The Lives Of Individuals With Asperger's Syndrome*
Narragansett Ballroom B
Janet E. Graetz and Nick Dubin
 
#1927- Writer's Workshop For All Writers With ASD Subjects
Narragansett Ballroom C
Stephen M. Shore, Chantal Sicile-Kira, Valerie Paradiz, Gerald (Jerry) Newport and Lisa Janice Cohen
 
#1734- Communication Environments Ė Giving Children a Reason to Communicate!*
Washington/Newport
Teresa A. Cardon
 
#2191- Partner Classrooms- Coming Soon to a School Near You!*
Kent/Bristol
Amy S. Geckeler, Daryl A. Rynning and William L. Holcomb
 
#2185- Special Trusts for Special People
Providence Ballroom I
Mark B. Heffner and Neal A. Winston
 
#2011- Teaching Nonverbal Children with ASD To Speak*
Providence Ballroom II
Martha B. Weiner
 
#1763- Hyperlexia and Autism: How Theory of Mind Relates to Reading Comprehension.*
550 A-B
Dawn A. Holman
 
#1841- Applied Behavior Analysis: Beyond Discrete Trial Teaching*
554 A-B
Caroline Gomez
 
#2064- We Are Family! Parents and Professionals Educating Each Other
551 A-B
Joanne G. Quinn, Connie R. Rinehart and Cheryl Cotter
 
#2337- Evidence-based Practices and Autism: The National Standards Project*
552 A-B
Susan M. Wilczynski
 
#1808- Behavioral Intervention in the School Setting
553 A-B
Sheri S. Dollin and Rachel A. McIntosh
 

12:15 PM-1:30 PM
#1866- Social Skills Groups for Children and Adolescents with Asperger's Disorder*
Narragansett Ballroom A
Kelley Harrison Pistacchio
 
#2000- Keeping Ourselves Safe: Strategies for Coping with Social Danger*
Narragansett Ballroom C
Zosia Zaks
 
#2240- Classroom and Communication Skills Program*
Washington/Newport
Megan Ahlers and Colleen Zillich (nee Hannigan)
 
#2133- Social Skills as Essential Components of Positive Behavior Plans*
Kent/Bristol
Todd Kellogg, Kristin Guiffra and Susan G. Izeman
 
#2195- Incorporating Visuals in the Education of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders*
Providence Ballroom I
Shelley Green
 
#2326- Get a HANDLE on Autism: A Systems Approach to Sensory Processing Challenges*
Providence Ballroom II
Judith Bluestone
 
#1956- Preparing for the Real World of Work*
551 A-B
Chantal Sicile-Kira and Stephen M. Shore
 
#2341- Identifying Systems that Work: Conversations with Providers and Consumers
552 A-B
Ilene S. Schwartz
 
#2107- How to Establish a Strong Relationship Between Vocational Rehabilitation and the Autism Community*
553 A-B
Jill Hinton Keel, Elizabeth H. Thompson, Matthew B. Thompson and Jo Perkins
 
#2059- Now What? Interventions Following the Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder*
554 A-B
Jean M. Slater
 

1:45 PM-3:15 PM
#2353- Closing Keynote Session*
RICC Ballroom
V. Mark Durand
 


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