A Developmental Framework for Evidence-Based-Practices for the Autism Spectrum
8:00 am-3:30 pm
Providing evidence-based educational programming for children on the autism spectrum relies not only on selecting appropriate strategies but also an understanding of neurodevelopment. What we determine as the child's targeted educational objectives should be as important as how we are providing accommodations. The lecture will begin with a review of the research in social neuroscience and how this helps us understand how children acquire the foundations of social and emotional competence before they are talking, at emerging language stages, and at the conversational level. Participants will learn how neurodevelopmental differences need to be considered when implementing evidence-based practices and how the SCERTS assessment framework can be used to generate educational objectives that are predictive of developmental shifts toward social emotional competence.
Sexuality Education for Individuals with Autism
9:00 am-12:00 pm
This session integrates best practice research for teaching sexuality to individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Teaching strategies (how do I teach?) along with key foundational concepts (what do I teach?) are presented. Examples of resources and ideas for teaching at home, school, or in the community are shared.
Autism Basics: Understanding the Spectrum
This is an introductory workshop that will focus on providing a deeper understanding of autism and how people with autism experience the world. Presenters will discuss common characteristics of autism, strategies for effectively supporting people on the spectrum, and other autism-related resources. This workshop will be based on recent research, first person accounts from those on the spectrum, and personal experiences from the practice of the presenters. You will leave this session with a greater understanding of how autism may impact how a person learns, interacts with others, and develops relationships.
Saturday's keynote session will be a panel of individuals on the autism spectrum, who will each share about their experience living life on the autism spectrum. Each panelist will have time to give an introduction and share about how autism affects their day to day life. A range of topics will be covered including, but not limited to, visual thinking, self-stimulatory behaviors, and the experiences as an individual with autism who types to communicate. There will be time for audience questions at the end.
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The Talent Show begins at 7:00 pm Friday, April 28th, 2017 in the large ballroom 1/2/3/6/7/8. This event is open to the public and designed to celebrate the talents of those on the autism spectrum.
Due to limited space, participation is accepted on a first come, first serve basis. You will be notified via email once your registration has been received. Click here to register for the Talent Show.
In partnership with WisconSibs, the Autism Society of Wisconsin is hosting a Sibshop at the Kalahari on Saturday, April 29th from 8:00-11:00 am. This Sibshop is a special event designed for kids, ages 6-12, whose brothers or sisters have autism. A full morning of fun interactive activities combining recreation, learning, discussion, and peer support is planned. The experienced facilitators will guide Sibs through opportunities to celebrate the contributions and the challenges of having a brother or sister with autism. This Sibshop will be guided by WisconSibs Executive Director Harriet Redman and WisconSibs Sibshop Coordinator and SibDays of Summer Director Michelle Swenson.
Pre-registration is required. There is no cost to attend.
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The Autism Society of Wisconsin offers various sponsorship opportunities for those wishing to support the conference and increase visibility of their business in the autism community. This year we’re offering even more levels to accommodate your budget. A conference sponsorship is a great way to deliver your message to our members and conference attendees. Check out the new levels and à la carte sponsorship opportunities!
Individuals with ASD
Place an advertisement about your company's products or services in our 2017 Conference Program! This is an additional opportunity to reach individuals with ASD, parents, educators, therapists, agencies, school districts and others. Cover advertisements are filled on a first come, first served basis. Unless indicated, all advertisements are printed in black and white. Additional charges apply for color. Contact Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org or 920.973.6636 for more information.
Inside Front Cover - Color, 1 available
Inside Back Cover - Color, 1 available
1 page, 8" x10.5"/$400
1/2 page, 8"x5"/$250
1/4 page, 4"X5.25"/$175
Lodging reservations must be made directly with the hotel at 877-253-5466. Call in advance; only a limited number of rooms are blocked at a special rate of $109 per night for a single or $122 for a double, triple or quad room Wednesday – Friday. The rate will increase to $139 per evening for reservations on Saturday. When making a reservation identify yourself with the Autism Society of Wisconsin room block. Room reservation cut off date is March 27, 2017; all unconfirmed rooms will then be released to the general public.
Complimentary Amenities: All overnight guests are invited to indulge in the complimentary use of the water park and fitness center.
Parking: The Kalahari has ample parking spaces available for hotel and conference guests.
Questions? Contact Melissa at 920-973-6636 or email@example.com.
Those who attend any two full days of the conference are eligible for one graduate credit through Viterbo University. You can register and pay for this credit when you arrive at the conference center. Pre-requisite: Bachelor's Degree.
Certificates of Participation will be included in the conference booklet. If you need additional documentation contact the Events Coordinator at 920-973-6636 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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