45th Autism Society National Conference and Exposition
July 23-26, 2014 • Indianapolis, IN



Wednesday, July 23, 2014

7:30 AM-6:00 PM

8:30 AM-10:00 AM

9:00 AM-3:00 PM

9:00 AM-4:00 PM

10:00 AM-3:00 PM


7355
Grief and Autism: Conceptualizing, Comprehending and Living through It
Dena Gassner, LMSW, Stephen M. Shore, Ed.D., Gayle Fitzpatrick, M.Ed., BFA and Karla Helbert, LPC

10:15 AM-2:00 PM

2:30 PM-5:00 PM

3:00 PM-5:00 PM


7354

5:00 PM-6:00 PM

6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Thursday, July 24, 2014

7:30 AM-8:15 AM

7:30 AM-5:00 PM

8:30 AM-8:45 AM

8:45 AM-10:15 AM


7364
The Autistic Brain
Temple Grandin, Ph.D.

10:00 AM-6:00 PM

10:15 AM-10:45 AM

10:45 AM-12:00 PM


7416
Autism and Employment Issues: A Panel Discussion [CRC Session]
Teresa Grossi, Ph.D., James Emmett and Stephan Viehweg, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, IMH-E® (IV)
Recording files available
7051
Recording files available
7259
Bright Not Broken—ASD and Giftedness: Understanding Twice–Exceptionality and Minimizing Misdiagnosis [CRC Session]
Diane M. Kennedy, Rebecca S. Banks, M.A., Marianne Kuzujanakis, M.D., M.P.H. and Temple Grandin, Ph.D.
Recording files available
7122
[BCBA & CRC Session]">Don't Worry… be "Appy!" [BCBA & CRC Session]
Susan K. Lewis Stokes, M.A., CCC-SLP and Nina Finkler, M.Ed., LDT/C, BCBA
Recording files available
7002
Help! I’m Drowning in ASD Information! [CRC Session]
Cristy James, B.S. and Lesa Paddack

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

1:00 PM-2:15 PM

Recording files available
7418
Is College for Me? [CRC Session]
Lorna C. Timmerman, M.A., Ed., Dena Gassner, LMSW, Rebecca Hansen, M.A. and Jackie Clark, M.A.T.
Recording files available
7004
Parenting: Perspective and Partnerships
Cristy James, B.S. and Rylin Rodgers, B.A.

7080
Playing with a Robot: Enhancing Social Communication and Interaction
Stephen M. Shore, Ed.D. and Rebecca Golden, B.A.

7008
Removing Barriers By Engaging Diverse Faith Communities for Full ASD Inclusion [CRC Session]
Suzanne L. Potts, LMSW, M.P.H. and Lawrence R. Sutton, Ph.D.
Recording files available
7218

7328

2:15 PM-2:30 PM

2:30 PM-3:45 PM

Recording files available
7415
Autism, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice [CRC Session]
Jimmy Donohoe, Dennis Debbaudt, Lawrence R. Sutton, Ph.D. and Sarah Hendrickx, M.A.

7283
Girl World: Understanding and Supporting Girls with ASD [CRC Session]
Shana Nichols, Ph.D. and Alyson Sheehan, Ph.D.

7324
It’s Time to Teach: Where Do I Start and How Do I Show Meaningful Change
Tiffany Neal, Ph.D., Megan Stevenson, M.A. and Anne Fletcher, M.S.
Recording files available
7067
Music, Art, and Theater; Different Artistic Approaches to Support the ASD Community and Beyond [CRC Session]
Brigid Rankowski, B.A., Gayle Fitzpatrick, M.Ed., BFA and Stephen M. Shore, Ed.D.

7224
Walls As Working Memory: User-Friendly Spaces for Maximal Independence [CRC Session]
Jane Strauss, B.A., B.S., Ed, J.D., MAPA and Kassiane A. Sibley

3:45 PM-4:15 PM

4:15 PM-5:15 PM

5:15 PM-6:15 PM

5:20 PM-5:50 PM

7:05 PM-10:05 PM

Friday, July 25, 2014

7:30 AM-5:00 PM

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

8:30 AM-8:45 AM

8:45 AM-9:00 AM

9:00 AM-9:15 AM

9:15 AM-10:15 AM

10:15 AM-10:45 AM

10:45 AM-12:00 PM

Recording files available
7014
"Social Impairment!?" NOT! the Role of Friendship and Mentoring in ASDs [CRC Session]
Dena Gassner, LMSW, Stephen M. Shore, Ed.D., Chloe M. Rothschild, Sondra K. Williams, Brian R. King, LCSW , Brigid Rankowski, B.A. and Jennifer O'Toole
Recording files available
6948
Not Everything That Counts Can be Counted: Not Everything That Can be Counted Counts
Sheila Merzer, M.A., L.P. and Julie A. Donnelly, Ph.D.
Recording files available
7160
Putting the Pieces Together to Develop an Innovative Resource Program for Students
Amy Moore Gaffney, M.A., CCC-SLP, Colleen Tennery, M.A., J.D. and Blair Dawson, M.A.
Recording files available
7420
Sexuality and Autism Spectrum Disorder: Lessons on Sex, Dating, and Love, Autism Style [CRC Session]
Melissa Dubie, M.A., Amy Gravino, M.A. and Catherine Davies, M.Ed., M.S., CPsychol., LMHC

7312
Wandering and Children with ASD: The Nature of the Problem, Prevention and Effective Search Strategies
Jack Scott, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Dennis Debbaudt and Jarvis (Gene) Saunders

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

1:00 PM-2:15 PM

Recording files available
7142
From Research to Practice: Applying Evidenced Based Practices for ASDs District-Wide
Susan L. Christman, M.Ed., Ed.S., Sue M. Corbin, M.S. and Melissa Dubie, M.A.
Recording files available
7036
Using Evidence Based Practices for ASD with School Wide Impact [BCBA Session]
Cathy Pratt, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Kristie Lofland, M.S. and Kristi Jordan, OTR/L
Recording files available
7123
Visually Impaired, with ASD and Hormones! Network for Deaf/Hoh and Blind/VI Meeting [CRC Session]
Margaret P. Creedon, Ph.D., FAACP, Mirjana Silvert, Debra Silvert and Chloe M. Rothschild

2:15 PM-2:30 PM

2:30 PM-3:45 PM

Recording files available
7417
Bullying….a Full Spectrum Approach [CRC Session]
Amy Jo Goodman, M.A., Kathryn A. Havercroft, Ph.D., Carole A. Kaulitz, M.Ed., CCC-SLP and Julie A. Donnelly, Ph.D.

3:45 PM-4:00 PM

4:00 PM-5:15 PM

Recording files available
7162
DSM5: What Parents Need to Know [CRC Session]
Christine Raches, Psy.D., Angela Tomlin, Ph.D. and Cristy James, B.S.

7303
Hear Us Roar! Young Women on the Autism Spectrum [CRC Session]
Brigid Rankowski, B.A., Kassiane A. Sibley and Melissa Williams
Recording files available
7181
I Can, If You Believe in Me: Least Dangerous Assumption [CRC Session]
Carla D. Oldham, B.S., Andrea Damenti and Kathy L. Gould, M.S.

5:30 PM-6:00 PM

5:30 PM-6:30 PM

5:30 PM-7:00 PM

6:45 PM-7:30 PM

Saturday, July 26, 2014

7:30 AM-10:30 AM

8:00 AM-1:30 PM

8:30 AM-8:45 AM

8:45 AM-9:30 AM

9:30 AM-10:00 AM

10:00 AM-10:15 AM

10:15 AM-11:30 AM

Recording files available
7086
Language Development in ASD: Echolalia to Self-Generated Language [CRC Session]
Marge Blanc, M.A., CCC-SLP, Kristen Powell Lee, M.S., CCC-SLP, Barry M. Prizant, Ph.D., CCC-SLP and Megan K. Snow, M.S., CCC-SLP

7326
Planning for Adulthood: A Tiered Implementation Framework for Effectively Training Staff in Vocational/Community Programming [CRC Session]
Naomi Swiezy, Ph.D., HSPP, Kylee B. Hope, J.D., Tiffany Neal, Ph.D. and Megan Stevenson, M.A.

11:30 AM-12:30 PM

12:30 PM-1:45 PM


6971

7419
Back to the Future: Realistic Steps in Adult Transition Planning for Youth and Young Adults with Autism [CRC Session]
Susan J. Moreno, M.A., Mary R. Ciccarelli, M.D. and Elise S. Montoya, RN, MSN, PMHNP