Navigation Links
Florida Tech autism conference, Oct. 3-4
Date:9/16/2008

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the prevalence of children diagnosed with autism is rising, creating concern and greater interest in the disorder. Addressing this need for information, the Florida Institute of Technology School of Psychology will host the second annual Autism Conference, "The Many Faces of Autism," on Oct. 3 and a series of workshops on Oct. 4. The conference will present comprehensive, evidence-based information and feature noted autism experts speaking on a variety of related topics. Educators, providers and families will find support in developing effective educational and therapeutic programs for all individuals with autism spectrum disorders.

The conference starts Friday, Oct. 3 at 7:30 a.m. in the Gleason Performing Arts Center on the Florida Tech campus. Featured speakers include Brian Iwata, Juli Liske and Robert and Lynn Koegel.

Iwata focuses on the functional or experimental analysis of severe behavior disorders. He is former editor of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and former president of the Association for Behavioral Analysis, the Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior and Division 33 of the American Psychological Association.

Liske is author of the book The Eye of the Hurricane: Finding Peace within the Storm of Autism. She is mother to an eight-year-old son diagnosed with severe autism at the age of two. She works full-time as a family consultant.

Robert Koegel focuses his career in autism on language intervention, family support and school integration and has published more than 200 articles related to autism treatment. Lynn is the clinical director of autism services in the University of California, Santa Barbara, Autism Research Center. Recently, she appeared on the ABC network's hit show "Supernanny," working with a child with autism.

Conference registration fees are $50 for parent or student preregistration and $125 for a professional to preregister; the fees are $75 for a parent or student registering on-site and $150 for a professional who registers on-site.

Saturday Workshops

On Saturday, Oct. 4, workshops will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Skurla Hall (College of Aeronautics) auditorium on campus. The cost is $125, full day; $100, half day.

Workshops will include "An Overview of Pivotal Response Treatment" by the Koegels and "Regulation of Behavior Analysis as a Profession and Ethical Considerations" by Jose Martinez-Diaz, program chair, Florida Tech Applied Behavior Analysis Program. Patrick McGreevy will conduct two half-day workshops on "Running an ABA-Verbal Behavior Home Program on a Tight Budget" and "Problems Often Encountered in an ABA-Verbal Behavior Program."

For the past 25 years McGreevy has consulted with school districts, residential programs and private schools in North America and Western Europe. He is an assistant professor at Florida Tech's Orlando Extended Studies site, author of Teaching and Learning in Plain English and founder of the Journal of Precision Teaching.

Presentations this day include "An Overview of Pivotal Response Treatment" by the Koegels and "Regulation of Behavior Analysis as a Profession and Ethical Considerations" by Jose Martinez-Diaz, program chair, Florida Tech Applied Behavior Analysis Program.


'/>"/>

Contact: Karen Rhine
krhine@fit.edu
321-674-8964
Florida Institute of Technology
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. IVF Florida Reproductive Associates Offers IntegraMeds New Enhanced Refund Program for Donor Egg Recipients
2. USHEALTH Group Launches Marketing Program for Two Health Insurance Plans Targeting Latino Residents in Florida
3. Mayor Issues Million Resident Challenge To Educate Central Florida About Blood Pressure
4. Cogdell Spencer Announces First Synergy Project in Pensacola, Florida
5. Florida Hospital Unveils New Details, Name for Childrens Hospital of the Future
6. American Red Cross Prepares for Tropical Storm Fay in Florida
7. Florida KidCare News Conference and Back to School Enrollment Fair
8. University of South Florida receives new multimillion award to assess juvenile diabetes treatments
9. Florida Dentist Launches Revolutionary Solution to National Dental Specialist/Patient Care Dilemma
10. Florida Physicians Press Sen. Martinez to Support Reform of Medicare Bidding Program after Hospital Discharge Problems Emerge
11. All-Med Services of Florida Awarded Medicare Competitive Bidding Contract
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Silver Birch of Hammond, a new assisted lifestyle community, has ... acres of land at 5620 Sohl Avenue in Hammond, serves older adults who need ... studio and one-bedroom apartments. Each of the private apartments at Silver Birch features a ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... 2017 , ... “THE FLINTHILLS FAMILY-Our Journey to the Cross”: the personal journey of Bob Massey ... the creation of published authors, Bob and Margaret Massey. Bob Massey is small in ... quick and leather tough." His love for others is apparent in all of his ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2017 , ... Water damage ... Lee, New Jersey School District had left education officials with a number of critical ... replacement of the flooring had to be accomplished with little or no disruption to ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... ... May 24, 2017 , ... Altec Products, Inc., a leader in ... a one-day technology conference in San Diego, CA. , At nVerge 2017, Altec ... fully utilize and enhance their Sage ERP solutions by providing improved visibility and control ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... May 24, 2017 , ... Patients who ... Cortland, OH, can now meet with Dr. Joseph Bedich for a consultation, with or ... simultaneously improving their oral health and functionality. , Dr. Bedich offers a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/4/2017)... May 4, 2017  A new tight-tolerance microextrusion ... other highly-engineered materials, is being launched by Natvar, ... been developed in recent years to service a ... surgical applications. More expensive materials such as glass ... tubing due to their ability to consistently hold ...
(Date:5/3/2017)... , May 3, 2017 A Catheterization ... hospital or healthcare facility. Commonly referred to as ... equipped with diagnostic imaging technology to give physicians ... heart. In these spaces, a team of physicians ... angioplasty, percutaneous coronary intervention, congenital heart defect closure, ...
(Date:5/3/2017)... N.J. , May 3, 2017  Getinge, ... that contribute to quality enhancement and cost efficiency ... from a study of contemporary practice demonstrating that ... first-line therapy for critically ill patients. The single-center, ... Company,s newer large volume MEGA ® 50cc ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: