Strategies the Work!  Technology, Self-Regulation & Executive Functioning Strategies for the Student/Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder

November 13-14, 2014

November 13 - Susan Stokes, M.A., CCC-SLP, Educational Autism Consultant

"Using Technology as Evidence-based Practice! Addressing the Learning and Behavioral Needs for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder"

There are a vast amount of interventions, methodologies, and treatments for students with ASD, with new options emerging frequently. However, as not all interventions are equal, how does one sort through the plethora of information to determine “the best” treatment approach? This workshop will provide participants with a method to do so, by considering interventions that researchers have proven to be effective by meeting criteria as evidence-based practice. Numerous, practical, evidence-based practices that use various modes of technology, as identified by The National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder, will be discussed and reviewed, as well as identifying key features for effective school-based programs. As not every identified practice is appropriate for every learner, this workshop will assist participants to determine practices that match individual learner’s specific needs. Attendees will participate in reflection and planning activities for immediate and successful implementation of these practices to address the specific learning and behavioral needs of students with ASD. Participants will leave this workshop with a wealth of information and resources related to evidence-based practices, that blends low and high tech strategies as tech tools for students with ASD.

Learner Objectives

  1. Utilize resources to explore and identify what interventions, methodologies, and treatments meet criteria as evidence-based practices for students with ASD. 
  2. Identify evidence-based practices that incorporate various modes of technology to meet the unique learning needs of students with ASD.
  3. Determine appropriate evidence-based practices to meet individual learner’s specific needs.
  4. Describe key features for effective school-based programs based on evidence-based practices for students with ASD.

November 14 - Dr. Brenda Smith Myles

"Managing Behavior - Self Regulation in Action" and "Making the World a Bit Easier to Navigate - Using Executive Functioning Skills"

This entertaining and informative session will discuss the characteristics of ASD that are related to self-regulation challenges and then provide a variety of evidence-based self-regulation interventions that can help a learner on the spectrum understand, monitor, control, and redirection his self-regulation system. Part two of this dynamic presentation will feature numerous, practical strategies to address executive functioning challenges in the student/child with ASD. The newly defined 21st Century Skills have recognized the importance of executive function skills to life success. The multiple aspects of executive function challenges that impact home, school, community, and employment will be described with examples that relate to each of these environments. In addition, the speaker will describe evidence-based interventions and supports that can be implemented to help individuals on the spectrum develop and use the diverse skills known as executive function. You will leave this session with numerous strategies that you can implement in the classroom or at home today!

Learner Objectives:

  1. Define self-regulation and its relation to autism spectrum disorders
  2. Describe how self-regulation impacts individuals with ASD in the home, school, and community. 
  3. Identify interventions that can be used to teach and support self-regulation. 
  4. Define executive function and its relation to autism spectrum disorders
  5. Describe how executive function impacts individuals with ASD in the home, school, and community. 
  6. Identify interventions that can be used to teach and support executive

Conference Location:

Hilton Indianapolis North, 8181 N. Shadeland Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46250, PH: -317-849-6668

A courtesy block of rooms is available until October 13th for $114 plus tax. Please reference PEAK Autism when calling.

Conference Schedule:

  • 7:00-8:00 Check-In
  • 8:00-9:30 Speaker
  • 9:30-9:45 Break
  • 9:45-11:15 Speaker
  • 11:15-12:15 Lunch **on your own"
  • 12:15-1:45 Speaker
  • 1:45-2:00 Break
  • 2:00-3:30 Speaker

Professional Development:

  1. Graduate Credit (1-3 credits) is optional and available through Marian University. A syllabus and detailed information is available at 
  2. ASHA CEUs - This program is offered for up to 1.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level: Professional area:
  3. Certificate of Attendance


* Scholarship money is available for Teachers & Parents * Contact us at 920-915-1178 or email for details.

Early Bird (Until October 16)

  • One Day Registration - $125
  • Two Day Registration - $175

Regular Rate (After October 16)

  • One Day Registration - $145
  • Two Day Registration - $205