Navigating Autism Today Conference

Friday, March 6th, 2020
Wayne County Community College District 
Ted Scott Campus | Belleville

Breakout Sessions

Last year, the conference had 32 speakers and 40 autism vendors.

“HELP! I HAVE A PICKY EATER!” PRACTICAL STRATEGIES TO GET YOU ON THE ROAD TO SUCCESS

Candace Peterson, MS, OTR/L and Elizabeth Engelsen, M.S, OTR/L | Building Bridges Therapy Center

LIGHTS, TEXTURES, ACTION!: HOW SENSORY DIFFERENCES IMPACT MOTOR DEVELOPMENT

Karly Smith, OTR and Tammy Nordbeck, PT | Building Bridges Therapy Center

PLAY WITH A PURPOSE: HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN PLAY WITH YOUR CHILD

Amanda Prater M.A.,BCBA and Lindsay Muncey M.A.,BCBA |ABA Program Directors | Kaufman Children’s Center

FIVE TIPS FOR PARENTS ON HOW TO PLAY WITH THEIR CHILD

Kelly Ray M.ED., BCBA, LBA | Blossom Behavioral Wellness Center

EFFECTIVE ABA POTTY TRAINING STRATEGIES

Shelley Liquia BCBA, LBA and Sarah Sorenson BCBA, LBA | Behavior Analysts | Judson Center

HOW TO: CREATE A SPECIAL NEEDS PLAN THAT ALLOWS YOUR CHILD TO LIVE A PURPOSEFUL AND IMPACTFUL LIFE

Phillip Clark, BA | Founder & President | ENABLE Special Needs Planning

NEURO-SCIENCE OF LEARNING

Todd Nadeau, MA, LLP | Divine Mercy Academy School

PERSON CENTERED PLANNING FOR COMMUNITY INCLUSION

Dr. Sally Burton-Hoyle, PhD, M.Ed. | Eastern Michigan University

IDENTIFYING SOCIAL NEEDS AND RESOURCES FOR ADOLESCENTS WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER

Kelsey Dutot MA, BCBA, LBA | Autism Home Support Services

EMPLOYMENT 101

Morgan Ziegelhofer CRC | Vocational Rehab Counselor | Autism Alliance of Michigan

NAVIGATING THE SPECIAL EDUCATION SYSTEM

Dawn Montroy M.A. ASD, BCBA, LBA | Clinical Director | Blossom Behavioral Wellness Center

I DISAGREE WITH THE PROPOSED IEP NOW WHAT?

John Brower, JD | Education Law Consultant | Autism Alliance of Michigan

COMMUNICATION IN SPECIAL EDUCATION

Beth Kohler, BA | Outreach Representation | Special Education Mediation Services

DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS

Erin Darcy M.A and Alyssa Margetson | School of Psychology Practicum Students | University of Detroit Mercy

UNDERSTANDING PROCEDURAL SAFEGUARDS TO STRENGTHEN IEP ADVOCACY

Heather Eckner M.A.Ed | Executive Director | A2 Ideas

OPTION OVERLOAD: SO MANY THERAPY CHOICES…WHERE DO I BEGIN?

Janice Pagano M.S,CCC-SLP | Clinical Director | Building Bridges Therapy Center

WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR INTIAL EARLY INTERVENTION SLP/OT EVALUATIONS

Mackenzie Barber M.S.CF-SLP and Katie FIsher M.S.OTR/L | Blossom Behavioral Wellness Center

A COLLABORATION CELEBRATION: HOW A TRULY COLLABORATIVE APPROACH AMONG PROFESSIONALS AND PARENTS CAN LEAD TO SIGNIFICANT SKILL DEVELOPMENT IN CHILDREN WITH ASD

Stephanie Naberhaus M.S. CCC-SLP, Katie Trybuski, MA, BCBA, LBA and Candace Peterson M.S., OTR/L | Building Bridges Therapy Center

PATHWAYS TO PROGRESS – ENSURING THERAPY PRODUCES BEST OUTCOMES

Stephanie Bates M.A., BCBA | VP Patient Outcomes | Autism Home Support Services

INTRO TO BEHAVIORAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

Benjamin Kennert, Ph.D., LP, LBA, BCBA | Monarch Behavioral Health

ART THERAPY AND ASD

Elizabeth Webster, MA, LPC, ATR, BFA | Professional Counselor/Art Therapist | Blossom Behavioral Wellness Center

AUTISM AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS

Sylvia van Meerten MA Counseling, LPC | Executive Director | Camp Tall Tree, President | Empower Autism

HEALTH & FITNESS

Todd Turner | Owner/Trainer | Team GUTS

TRANSITION TO ADULTHOOD BEGINS IN PRESCHOOL

Maclom Wang and Karen Wang, MA

STRATEGIES FOR SUPPORTING YOUR OTHER CHILDREN

Karah Ley, LLMSW | Navigator | Autism Alliance of Michigan

LOVE RACING AND AUTISM

Eric D. Zimmerman | Founder and Technical Director | The Buddy Project Inc

THE BIG WHY BEHIND AUTISM BEHAVIORS: UNDERSTANDING THE BRAIN CAN EQUIP PARENTS AND EDUCATORS TO BETTER HELP THOSE DIAGNOSED WITH ASD

Dr. Karen Clark | Founder and Director | Autism TACOS, LLC

ABA WITHOUT EXTINCTION: DOES IT HAVE TO GET WORSE BEFORE IT GETS BETTER?

Elyse Bradford BCBA, LABA | Regional Coordinator | Positive Behavior Supports Corp.

PARENTING AUTISM: HOW DO YOU CHOOSE WHERE TO START WITH BEHAVIORS

Hana Jurgens MA, BCBA, LABA | Regional Clinical Training Coordinator | Positive Behavior Supports Corp.

DELAY/DENIAL TRAINING FOR PERSONS WITH EXHIBITING PROBLEM BEHAVIORS

Kelti Owens M.S., BCBA, LBA | Lead BCBA | Autism Centers of Michigan

INSURANCE STATE BENEFITS IN ADULTHOOD

Chaunta Tsegaye MSA | Insurance Specialist | Autism Alliance of Michigan

NAVIGATING INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS

Erica Scotford, LMSW | Navigator | Autism Alliance of Michigan

NAVIGATING PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Janelle Huegel MA, LBA, BCBA and Carolyn Doerr MA, LBA, BCBA, | Behavioral Analyst, Behavioral Analyst Supervisor | Network 180

MY JOURNEY WITH AUTISM AND EMPLOYMENT

Ron Sandison | Spectrum Inclusion

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