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A Conference for Educators, Social Service Providers, Faculty, Parents, and Caregivers
June 27 - 28, 2013
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
$195.00 registration fee
12 PDPs/1.2 CEUs
Wheelock College presents a conference on the timely topic "Solving the Autism Puzzle." New findings indicate that autism now affects an average of one in 110 children the United States. Characterized by a wide range of symptoms that affect a child's social interaction and communication, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is gaining prominence as numbers of those affected appear to be growing rapidly and studies show complex, interrelated causes.
At this conference, you will learn about current education trends and theory, diagnostic updates, medical/genetic/physiological information, resources and materials, and best practices for educators, social service providers, health professionals, advocates, parents, caregivers, students, and faculty.
Gain Skills and Fulfill Professional Development Requirements Learn from experts and engage with your peers about the up-and-coming theories and best practices in the growing field of autism education.
Conference attendees can earn 12 professional development points or 1.2 continuing education units.
Conference Highlights The conference will feature a mixture of informative presentations followed by breakout sessions and workshops that will allow you to dive deeper into each topic and come away with actionable knowledge and new skills.
Download the full conference schedule (pdf).
- Jessica Minahan, Newton Public Schools
- John Bay, Wheelock Family Theatre
- Jen Bullin, Educator, Brookline Public Schools
- Rich Martin, New England Children's Center
- Sue Constable, Autism Support Center
- Dr. Hanna Rue, Wheelock College and The May Institute
- Jo Ann Bayliss, Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services
- Kate Bicego, Health Care for All
- Drama for Youngsters with ASD
- Transitioning to Adulthood: The Importance of Building Social Competencies
- Autism in the Classroom: Techniques and Best Practices
- Working with Families with Autism
- National Standards Project on ASD Treatment
- Accessing Evidence Based Treatment: Insurance Options Across the Lifespan
- Understanding and Teaching Students with Anxiety
Directions and Parking The Conference will be held on Wheelock College's Brookline Campus
43 Hawes St., Ladd Room