6th ANNUAL APF AUTISM CONFERENCE 2021

Professionals – $175

 

Students, Parents, and Family Members – $100

Livestream Event

Friday, April 16th 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (PDT)

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Behavior Analysts, Educators, Psychologists, Speech Language Pathologists, Parents, and anyone dedicated to ensuring children with ASD have access to quality treatment.

Continuing Education

7 BACB Units (2 Ethics, 1 Supervision)

Attendees will need to download the CEU Helper App on their phones and scan the QR codes at the beginning and end of each presentation throughout the day to earn CEUs. A certificate of attendance will be available in your CEU Helper account within 30 days after the conference.

Meet The Speakers

NOOR SYED

Title: Compassion and Ethics in Building an Autism Supportive College

Noor Syed, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA/LBS (she/her/hers) is an Assistant Professor of Applied Behavior Analysis, Clinical Coordinator, and founding Director of the Center for Autism Inclusivity (Research, Education, and Services) with SUNY Empire State College. Read more.

AMANDA KELLY

Title: When Professionals Disagree: The Ethics of Effective Collaboration

While pursuing a career in elementary education, Dr. Amanda N. Kelly, also known as Behaviorbabe, was first introduced to the science of behavior analysis, after meeting a young child with autism. After graduating with her bachelors in Elementary Education from Shepherd University, Dr. Kelly moved from West Virginia to Massachusetts, where she completed coursework and supervision requirements to obtain her BCaBA. Read more.

RICHARD M. FOXX

Title: Behavioral Artistry: Repertoires That Can Make a Difference

Dr. Foxx is an Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Penn State University and Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics in the College of Medicine. He has written or co-edited 9 books. His latest book is Controversial Therapies for Autism and Intellectual Disabilities. He has written over 140 scientific publications, made 13 training films, given over 2900 talks, and lectured in 17 foreign countries and 47 U. S. states. Read more. 

PETER GERHARDT

Title: Emphasizing Outcomes over Technical Precision to Improve Adult Outcomes in ASD: Independence is More Important than Perfection

Peter Gerhardt, Ed.D., is the Executive Director of the EPIC School in Paramus, NJ. Dr. Gerhardt has nearly 40 years of experience utilizing the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis in support of adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders in educational, employment, residential and community-based settings. Read more.

AMY GRAVINO

Title: Sexuality and the Spectrum: Lessons on ABA, Dating, and Love, Autism Style

Amy Gravino, M.A., is an autism sexuality advocate and Relationship Coach in the Center for Adult Autism Services at Rutgers University. She is also the President of A.S.C.O.T Consulting, which offers autism consulting, college coaching, and mentoring services for organizations, schools, individuals on the autism spectrum, and their families. Amy is an international speaker who has given TED talks, spoken twice at the United Nations for World Autism Awareness Day, and presented worldwide to audiences on a variety of topics related to autism, with a dedicated special focus and research on the subject of autism and sexuality. Read more.

ELLIE KAZEMI

Title: Supervise by Wearing Your Heart on Your Sleeve

Dr. Kazemi is the Chief Science Officer at Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE) and a professor at CSUN, where she has developed and teaches undergraduate and graduate coursework in behavior analysis. She founded the Masters of Science Program in Applied Behavior Analysis in 2010 and has collaborated with the CSUN community to provide graduate students high quality supervision experiences. Read more. 

TIM VOLLMER

Title: The trouble with extinction: and other stories

Timothy R. Vollmer received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 1992. From 1992 until 1996 he was on the psychology faculty at Louisiana State University. From 1996 to 1998 he was on the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. He returned to the University of Florida in 1998 and is now a Professor and Associate Chair of Psychology. His primary area of research is applied behavior analysis, with emphases in autism, developmental disabilities, reinforcement schedules, and parenting. He has published over 150 articles and book chapters related to behavior analysis. He was the recipient of the 1996 B.F. Skinner New Researcher award from the American Psychological Association (APA). Read more.

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