The Autism Society Event and Education Recordings Archive

47th Annual Autism Society National Conference
July 12 - 16, 2016 • New Orleans, Louisiana

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

9:00 AM-12:00 PM

9:00 AM-4:00 PM

1:00 PM-5:00 PM

Thursday, July 14, 2016

12:30 PM-1:45 PM

Food Exploration and Discovery (FED) Program: A Comprehensive Approach to Addressing Complex Feeding Challenges
Alexandra Besecker, MS, OTR/L, Jessica Piatak, OTD, OTR/L, Kristina Carraccia, M.S., CCC-SLP, Stephanie Harrigan, M.S., CCC-SLP, Heidi Moser, M.S., CCC-SLP and Jessica Scanna, M.S., CCC-SLP
Keeping our Communities Safe and Sound
William Cannata Jr. and Jimmy Donohoe
Minimizing Restraint and Seclusion: Safety You Can Count (On)
Kimberly L. Sanders, M.S. and Bonnie L. Zampino
Performing in Musical Ensembles for Individuals with Autism
Stephen M. Shore, Ed.D. and Kaname Ueno, MA

2:15 PM-3:30 PM

A Teen and His OT Present: Executive Function and Organization
Cara N. Koscinski, MOT, OTR/L and Jacob A. Koscinski
I Hate to Write! Rescuing our Reluctant Writers
Kathy Oehler, M.S., CCC-SLP and Cheryl Boucher, M.S., OTR
Never Too Old for a Diagnosis
Lisa D. Settles, Psy.D. and Amie Lofton, Psy.D.
The Importance of Citizen Science in Advancing Autism Research
Alycia Halladay, PhD and Jill Escher, MA, JD

4:00 PM-5:15 PM

Entitlements Vs. Eligibility As They Relate to Lifespan Services for Those with ASD
David L. Holmes, Ed.D., BCBS, BCAP and Paul Prior, J.D.
Siblings Speak Out: Processing Autism in the Family
Anna Schamens and Denise Schamens, B.S.
The Autistic Newly Weds - Navigating a Successful Marriage!
Anita Lesko, BSN, RN, MS, CRNA, Abraham Talmage Nielsen, Stephen M. Shore, Ed.D., Alexander Plank, Jenny Palmiotto, Psy D and Michael Tolleson
Understanding Autism at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Lisa Wiggins, Ph.D., Daisy Christensen, Ph.D. and Jennifer Zubler, M.D.
When ABA Is Not an Option: Other Treatments to Consider
Christine Raches, Psy.D. and Bill Beechler, M.D., FAAP

Friday, July 15, 2016

10:45 AM-12:00 PM

Learn to "See" How to Fit-in: Pro-Social Strategies to Decrease and/or Prevent Mental Health Issues
Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D., CCC-SLP, Carole A. Kaulitz, M.Ed., CCC-SLP and Chris Merideth, M.Ed.
Low Functioning, A Bad Word? Let's Discuss the Population Typically Not Talked About
Lisa E. Rego, Claudia Swiader, William Cannata Jr. and Tessa Cannata
SMILE Biscotti - Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation Leader in Adult Autism
Matthew Resnik, Denise Resnik and Rob Resnik, JD
Teaching Generalization of Social and Communication Skills [BCBA Session]
Kathleen A. Quill, Ed.D., BCBA-D and L. Lynn Stansberry Brusnahan, Ph.D.
Training and Managing the Neurodiverse Workplace: Real World Perspectives
Robert A. Naseef, Ph.D., Stephen M. Shore, Ed.D., José Velasco Sr., M.S. and José Velasco Jr.

1:15 PM-2:30 PM

Beyond Person-First Language: Self-Advocacy and the Words We Use
Kate Gladstone, M.L.S. and James Williams
Building Family Recreational Activities
Andrew Baumann, M.A., ICADC, FAPA
Reflecting on the Journey: 20 Years of a Parent Weekend Retreat
Barry M. Prizant, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Elaine C. Meyer, Ph.D., R.N. and Elaine Hall
Speaking for Ourselves: Individuals with Autism Panel.
Julie A. Donnelly, Ph.D., Jocelyn Eastman, Karl Wittig, P.E., Matthew Prendergast, B.S., M.S, Marcie Tyler and Jessica Davis
Strategy = Success! Approaching Difficult Tasks with a Comprehensive and Strategic Plan!
Brooke Olson, B.S., Organizational, Behavior and Chloe M. Rothschild, Self-Advocate

3:00 PM-4:15 PM

Building Blocks for the Future: An Integrated Housing System for Individuals with Autism
Karen Markle, MA, BCBA, Christiana Show, MSEd, ABA and Elliot Frank, BS
DIR/Floortime, the iPad and Augmentative Communication: Application in Children with ASD from Birth to Five
Michele C. Havens, Ph.D. and Elisa Chrem, M.A. speech/language and ed leadership
From Inclusion to Belonging: A Paradigm Shift
Shelly Christensen, MA and Elaine Hall

Saturday, July 16, 2016

8:30 AM-9:45 AM

A Framework for Decreasing Meltdowns: The Cup Kid
Nancy Kling, M.A., L.P.C., L.P.A.
A Home for Max: One Family's Successful Journey to Independent Supported Living
Victoria Z. Meyer, Parent and Barbara K. Caparulo, Psy.D.
The Wallet Card: A Way to Safely Disclose Your Disability to Law Enforcement
Diane Adreon, Ed.D., Bart Barta and Matthew Dietz
Utilizing Appreciative Inquiry in Transition Coaching for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Post-Secondary Education
Joanna L. Ale, M.S., LMHC, CIC, Ed.D.(C) and Brian James Ludden, M.S., LMHC, Ed.D.(C)

10:15 AM-11:30 AM

Autism Adulthood: Insights and Strategies for a Fulfilling Life
Susan L. Senator, author, speaker, mother
Beyond Transition: Meeting the Service and Support Needs of Older, High-Functioning ASD Adults.
Ruth Elizabeth Burks, Ph.D., and, Ed.M. and Gyasi Omari Burks-Abbott, M.S.
Playing with Intention to Increase Communication [BCBA Session]
Amy Prince, MA-CCC, SLP, BCBA and Amber Ladd, MA-CCC, SLP, BCBA
Technology As Storytelling: Using Technology to Help Build Capacity and Engage a Community
Suzanne L. Potts, LMSW, MPH, Angela Hale and Susan Risdon
The Bully Project: Using Applied Drama to Empower Young People on the Spectrum
Wendy S. Duke, MA in Theatre; Licensed inTheatre Education, K-12 and Laura Valendza, MFA in Acting MA in Special Education; Certified Intervention Specialist, K-12
The Pursuit of Self-Employment: Feeble or Feasible?
Jennie Trocchio Kirkland, Ph.D.