Registration is Open for the AutismWest Conference | August 7th - 8th, 2015
Pasadena Convention Center | Pasadena, CA
Featuring Keynotes Teresa Cardon, Ph.D, CCC-SLP and Daniel P. Davidson, Ph.D., BCBA. We have an exciting schedule planned with over 20 great local and national speakers. Each day includes a keynote speaker, multiple breakout sessions, and resource fair. You do not want to miss this conference!
Video Modeling & ASD– for Classroom, Home, and Therapy
Video Modeling is easier to use than ever due to new technology. This keynote presentation will focus on current best practices for video modeling based on the latest research. Learn how you can use video modeling to improve language, behavior, and other skills. Start putting it into practice tomorrow in your classroom, home, and therapy!
Teresa A. Cardon, PhD., CCC-SLPhas worked with individuals on the autism spectrum for over 20 years. Dr. Cardon is currently the Director of Autism Studies at Utah Valley University. She completed her doctoral training in Speech & Hearing Science with an autism emphasis at Arizona State University. Dr. Cardon has published her research on autism in peer-reviewed journals and presents at conferences both nationally and internationally. Dr. Cardon’s first line of research focuses on video modeling with young children with autism. Her second line of research focuses on fictional narratives with character’s who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder. She is the author of three books that offer intervention support for individuals on the autism spectrum: Top Ten Tips (2008), Initiations and Interactions (2006) and Let's Talk Emotions (2004).
Saturday Keynote - Daniel P. Davidson, Ph.D., BCBA, Project Director, PBS - CARES, Institute for Human Development, Northern Arizona University
Current Practices in Positive Behavior Support and How they Relate to Your Student, Child, or Adult
From multi-tiered systems of support for all students to individual plans for students/children/adults with ASD; from the use of restraint and seclusion to data-driven decision making; from ABA to PBS... This general overview will tie together many relevant issues and practices for parents, educators and other caregivers
Daniel Davidson, PhD, BCBA-D is the director of the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports program (www.pbisaz.org) at Northern Arizona University. He is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D). He has served as direct support provider, principal, administrator, consultant, university instructor, advocate and policy shaper, in order to improve the lives and services of people with disabilities and challenging behavior. Currently, Dan directs the PBISAz to support schools/districts/charters that strive to implement Positive Behavior Interventions and Support.