Course: 3/1/2019 - Building Bridges Autism Conference: Best Practices in Autism Across the Lifespan

This conference, co-sponsored by Foundations Behavioral Health, the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Ruttenberg Autism Center, will assemble the region’s leading researchers and clinicians to present best practices in autism across four key age ranges: early childhood, school age, transition planning, and adulthood. The Director of the PA Bureau of Autism Services, Nina Wall, and Philadelphia City Councilman At-Large Derek Green, Esq., will kick off our conference, leading into a pivotal keynote presentation by renowned researcher and clinician Dr. Giacomo Vivanti, who will share some of the most exciting best practices in autism from research-to-practice. Providers, educators, family members, self-advocates, and others are welcomed together as we pave new roads for better outcomes and quality of life across the lifespan within the autism community.

Date/Time: March 1, 2019
                    8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
                Evans Hall               
                4190 City Avenue                                                                                                     
                Philadelphia, PA 19131 

Target Audience: Doctoral-Level Psychologists and Other Mental Health Professionals

Number of CE Hours/Credits: 5

Criteria for Earning CE
Those attending must sign into each session, attend each session in its entirety, sign out at the end of the session, and complete and submit the evaluation form at the conclusion of the day to be awarded a total of 5.0 Continuing Education credits. Partial credits for any given session are not available.

Psychologists:  5.0 CE hours/credits per event.  Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, School of Professional and Applied Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, School of Professional and Applied Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 

NBCC Counselors:  5.0 CE hours/credits per event.  Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, School of Professional and Applied Psychology and Foundations Behavioral Health and the Ruttenberg Autism Center are co-sponsors of this program. This co-sponsorship has been approved by NBCC. Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, School of Professional and Applied Psychology is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5672. The ACEP solely is responsible for this program, including the awarding of NBCC credit. 

Licensed Social Workers: 5.0 CE hours/credits per event.  Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, School of Professional and Applied Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. 


Further Information about the Refund/Cancellation Policy and any other questions may be obtained by contacting Katie Garson, M.S.Ed, at 215-871-6463 or katiega@pcom.edu

 


Objective:

KEYNOTE (8:45–10:00 AM)
EVANS HALL, ROSE K. GINSBERG AMPHITHEATER
EARLY LEARNING IN AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER
Giacomo Vivanti, PhD
A.J. Drexel Autism Institute

Educational Objectives

  • Describe how symptoms of ASD may disrupt learning during preschool years
  • Describe individual differences in early learning style within the ASD population and how these differences affect outcomes across the lifespan
  • Discuss the implications for early intervention as a key factor in outcomes for those diagnosed with ASD

SESSION A1 (10:30–12:15 PM)
EVANS HALL, ROSE K. GINSBERG AMPHITHEATER
G-ESDM FOR BETTER OUTCOMES AND COST REDUCTIONS DURING EARLY TRANSITIONS
Early childhood:
Giacomo Vivanti, PhD, Steven Glazier, MA and Eric Mitchell, PhD

Educational Objectives

  • Describe how G-ESDM is implemented with young children
  • Discriminate between relationship-based and ABA methods used with Autism developmental needs

SESSION A2 (10:30-12:15PM)
EVANS HALL, ZEDECK AUDITORIUM
TEACHING SCHOOL-AGE YOUTH SELF-ADVOCACY AND SELF-DETERMINATION
School age:
Presenters: Dr. Christina Villani, PsyD & Donna Putignano, MS, BCBA
Panel: Audrey Burger, M.Ed., LPC, Jesse Menarde, MS,

Educational Objectives

  • Describe strategies for teaching youth self-advocacy skills
  • Discuss how to foster growth, positivity, and self-determination
  • Identify ways to incorporate the Self-Determined Learning Model of Instruction (SDLMI) into everyday life at home or school 

Box Lunch Provided (12:15-1:00 PM)

SESSION B1 (1:00–3:00 PM)

EVANS HALL, ROSE K. GINSBERG AMPHITHEATER
READY, SET, GO! SUCCESSFUL TRANSITION PLANNING FROM SCHOOL TOWARD ADULTHOOD
Teenage/Transition Planning:
Facilitator: Eric Mitchell, PhD
Panel: Jessica Kendorski, PhD, NCSP, BCBA-D, Kate Tresco, PhD, Carol Weinman, Esq., Bridget Siess, M.S., Shane Eynon, PhD

Educational Objectives

  • Describe successful strategies for system navigation and collaboration toward future transition success
  • List ways to design and implement successful transition plans for higher education and vocational opportunities
  • Discuss educational and legal pitfalls of transition planning and how to properly monitor progress toward a higher quality of life

SESSION B2 (1:00–3:00 PM)
EVANS HALL, ZEDECK FAMILY AMPHITHEATER
SUCCESS ALONG THE JOURNEY: ADULTHOOD AND QUALITY OF LIFE AMONG SELF-ADVOCATES
Adult/Vocational/Housing:
Beth Rosenwasser, PhD and Nanci Goldenberg, MS
Self-Advocate Representatives:  Sam Huber, Greg Bannett, MS, Robert Schmus, MSW, Ev Smith

Educational Objectives

  • Describe how to reframe challenges into a strengths-based orientation for success in inclusive community models for neurodiverse adults
  • List the benefits of mentoring and coaching from best practices and research
  • Describe strategies to develop individual and group approaches to inclusive journeys toward success

Specify Price Option:
$60.00 Online Registration (until February 22)
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