Tuesday, March 15, 2016

SC Autism Society 2016 Annual Conference

Don’t miss the South Carolina Autism Society’s Annual Conference, featuring Peter Gerhardt, E.D. as Keynote Speaker, Breakout Sessions, Bookstore, and more!
Date:  Friday, April 15, 2016
Time: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Cost:   $75 per person, includes lunch
Location: Medallion Conference Center,
7309 Garners Ferry Road, Columbia, SC  29209

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Keynote Speaker — Peter Gerhardt, E.D., is the director of education at the Upper School of the McCarton School and the founding chair of the Scientific Council for the Organization for Autism Research (OAR). He has more than 30 years of experience using the principles of applied behavior analysis in supporting adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in educational, employment, residential, and community-based settings. Dr. Gerhardt is the author or the coauthor of articles and book chapters on the needs of adolescents and adults with ASDs and has presented nationally and internationally on this topic. He serves on the editorial board of Behavior Analysis in Practice and on numerous professional advisory boards. Dr. Gerhardt received his doctorate from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Graduate School of Education.

Breakout Sessions (invited):
  1. Jon Bos — Neuroanatomic Findings in Autism: An Introduction to Cerebro-Cerebellar Circuits
  2. Toni Boucher — Invisible Autism:  How Women and Girls on the Spectrum are Unique & What You Can do to Help them Reach their Full Potential.
  3. Valeska Gioia — Transition Planning
  4. Sara Matherly — Challenges and Benefits to Identifying and Treating Anxiety in Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  5. Tom Mayne — SSI and SSDI, What are the Differences?
  6. Allison Petralia — Hope is Alive for Adults with Autism:  Using ABA Techniques to Promote Meaningful Lives for Adults on the Spectrum
  7. Allison Randel — Increasing Physical Activity in Children and Adolescents with Autism and other Developmental Disorders
  8. Tyneise Seaborough — Help for the Sensory Driven Child
Limited Scholarships are available for parents/guardians, self-advocates, and full-time students.  Click here to apply.
Annual Awards will be presented at the Conference.  Do you know someone who is deserving of recognition?  Click here to nominate them now.
Resource Fair. Spaces are available in our Resource Fair for businesses, organizations, and state agencies. Click here for more information.
For additional questions, please contact the South Carolina Autism Society at 803-750-6988 or email scas@scautism.org.

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