National Speaker Conference
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"Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better"
The Autism Project's National Speaker Conference Goal
One of our core beliefs at The Autism Project is that autistic individuals, their families, those who work with them, and members of their communities are best supported by a model of continuous learning and research.
An important component of The Autism Project programming, our National Speaker Conference, is an annual learning opportunity that brings current evidence-based strategies and interventions to Rhode Island. It enables our community to continue to build our knowledge base, challenge our practices, and stay aligned with national research and trends for educating and supporting individuals with ASD.
The National Speaker Conference is a one- or two-day event focused on a specific topic. Speakers are leading researchers, educators, and advocates who present nationally and internationally. Community partners and related vendors create a resource area so attendees have the opportunity to learn about local offerings.
Past Speakers & Topics
Dr. Kathleen Quill, Ed.D., BCBA-D
Social and Communication Intervention for Children with Autism
Dr. Roger Cox , Ph.D.
Structured Teaching and the Development of Social Skills for Individuals with ASD
Dr. Jeanie McAfee
Supporting Children with Asperger Syndrome to Navigate the Social World
Dr. Pamela Wolfberg, Ph.D.
Integrated Play Groups Model
Michelle Garcia Winner, SLP
Intro to Social Thinking, Implementing Social Thinking, Teaching Beyond the Social Thinking Curriculum
Gary Mesibov, Ph.D., Division TEACCH
Successful Inclusion of the Independent Learner
Drs. Cathy Pratt, Ph.D. and Teresa Grossi, Ph.D.
Planning for Life After High School
Drs. Ruth Aspy, Ph.D., Barry Grossi, Ph.D.
The Ziggurat Model
Brenda Smith Myles, Ph.D.
The Hidden Curriculum
Sarah Ward, MS, CCC-SLP
Dr. Ross Greene, Ph.D.
Collaborative & Practical Solutions
Kari Dunn Buron, MS
The Incredible 5-Point Scale
Jill Molli, M.Ed., CD Master Instructor
Conscious Discipline: It Takes Two To Regulate
Kim Jackson, CD Master Instructor
Conscious Discipline: Creating the School Family and Emotional Mayhem