West Coast Autism Conference
DR. JED BAKER & DR. TONY ATTWOOD
October 20 & 21, 2016 - SACRAMENTO, CA
Please join us for an incredible opportunity to learn with world-renowned autism experts, Dr. Jed Baker and Dr. Tony Attwood! Dr. Jed Baker is the Director of the Social Skills Training Project, and is an award winning author of 5 books on social skills and behavior challenges for the student/child with autism spectrum disorder. His work has been featured on ABC World News, Nightline, the CBS Early Show and the Discovery Channel. Dr Tony Attwood has over 35 years experience as a Clinical Psychologist and has worked with over 8000 individuals of all ages with Asperger Syndrome or an Autism Spectrum Disorder. His book, "The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome," has sold over 350,000 copies and has been translated into 26 languages. Dr. Attwood has limited speaking engagements in the United States and has not presented in the US since 2014. Don't miss the unique opportunity to see Dr. Jed Baker & Dr. Tony Attwood!
OCTOBER 20, 2016
" All Kids Can Succeed: Effective Interventions for Behavioral and Social Challenges " - Dr. Jed Baker
Students/Children on the autism spectrum and those with behavioral challenges often present with difficulty regulating their feelings and interacting socially. This workshop describes how to handle meltdowns and design effective behavior plans to prevent these moments and reduce frustration and anxiety. The second part of the presentation details strategies to motivate students to learn, ways to teach social skills, how to generalize skills into the natural setting and increase acceptance and tolerance from peers. Information will be imparted though lecture, interactive exercises, and video clips. Click Here for More Details on Dr. Baker's Presentation
october 21, 2016
"Cognitive Abilities: A Different Way of Thinking and Learning Profile" - Professor Tony Attwood
This presentation features the unusual profile of cognitive abilities associated with Asperger's syndrome. This profile is described with an emphasis on intellectual abilities, problems with executive function (attention, memory and organizational skills) and weak central coherence (difficulty seeing the big picture). Numerous, practical strategies will be presented to support the student/child with Asperger's syndrome to improve problem solving skills, decrease frustration, improve organizational skills and increase academic achievement.
“Adolescent Issues for Teenagers with Asperger's Syndrome” - Professor Tony Attwood
This entertaining and informative presentation focuses on issues faced by teenagers with Asperger's syndrome, which range from the physical aspects of puberty to changes in friendship, the development of sexuality, the change in academic expectations, issues regarding self-esteem and preparation for employment. Current, targeted strategies will be presented that can be implemented in the classroom, your practice or home today!
registration - Includes Box Lunch
- Professional Rate -
- Two Day Registration (10/20-10/21) - $325
- One Day Registration (Either 10/20 or 10/21) - $175
Must Register for the Professional Rate to obtain Professional CEUs.
Optional Graduate Credit available for purchase with your registration. !-3 credits available. Cost is $250/credit.
2. Parent Rate -
- Two Day Registration (10/20 - 10/21) - $275
- One Day Registration (Either 10/20 or 10/21) - $150
Professional Development Offered (see details)
- ASHA - Speech & Language
- APA - Psychologist
- ASWB - Social Worker
- Marriage & Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselors CE hours
- Nursing CE hours
- IBBCES - CAS (Certified Autism Specialist) (additional cost)
- Graduate Credit - Marian University (additional cost)
- 7:00 AM - 8:15 AM Check-in & Registration
- 8:15 AM - 9:45 AM Speaker
- 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM Break
- 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM Speaker
- 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM Lunch
- 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Speaker
- 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Break
- 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Speaker
(for registration questions, please contact PEAK Conference Group)
McClellan Conference Center, 5411 Luce Ave, McClelland, CA 95652