Upcoming Conferences on Autism and Special Education

Here are some upcoming conferences on Autism across the country. The conferences cover a broad range of topics for learners at different levels and are geared towards both educational professionals and family members.

Queens College Developmental Disabilities QCDD Conference
March 25, 2011- Flushing, NY (Queens College)

The QCDD Conference is focussed on promoting research and effective services focused in the areas of advocacy, behavioral supports and interventions for people with developmental disabilities. Seminar topics include: Assessing the Effects of Behavioral Skills Training on Adult Teaching Responses, Learner Acquisition, and Learner Disruptive Behavior across Responses and Instructional Skill Sets; Effects of Behavioral Skills Training for Teaching Staff to Conduct Functional Analyses: A Component Analysis.

To register and for more information, visit: http://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/Psychology/

Connecticut Families For Effective Autism Treatment’s (CT FEAT)
Advances in Autism in Connecticut
March 29, 2011- Hartford, CT (Gray Conference Center)

Attending this CT FEAT conference is an efficient way to keep current on the latest autism treatment developments. The new research often presented in such forums can take a long time finding its way into the mainstream of information. Topics will include: Behavior Management; Generalizing Requesting in Social Situations; Using Video Modeling to Teach Social Skills; Using iPad & iPod Applications for Communication.

To register for this event or for more information, please visit: http://www.ctfeat.org/conferences.htm

Los Ninos Services & Fordham University’s 8th Annual Young Child Expo & Conference 2011
April 7-8, 2011- New York, NY (New York Hotel Pennsylvania)

This event brings together top leaders to provide the latest information about essential topics in early childhood development. Early childhood professionals and parents will learn also about services, resources, and products to help all children reach their full potential. In one unique event, this conference integrates learning about typically developing children as well as those with special needs, including autism.

To register or for more information, please visit www.youngchildexpo.com

National Head Start Association’s (NHSA) 38th Annual Head Start Conference
April 4- 8, 2011- Kansas City, Missouri (Kansas City Convention Center)

This event offers targeted training and educational opportunities that enhance participants’ ability to deliver high-quality comprehensive services and optimize early childhood development by bridging the divide between theory and practice and equipping participants with the practical skills and essential knowledge needed to effectively address the many challenges they face in their professional roles. Carefully selected conference seminars and workshops highlight evidence-based methods and evolving knowledge in the early childhood field and provide an engaging forum for open, thoughtful, and candid discussions on a broad range of topics. Participants learn best practices, effective strategies, and cutting-edge approaches that keep them current with new advances and trends in the field.

To register or for more information on this event, please visit: http://www.nhsa.org/?e=events.detail&event_id=78


Council for Exceptional Childrens’
2011 Convention & Expo
April 25-28, 2011- National Harbor, MD (Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center)

The CEC 2011 Convention & Expo is one of the largest professional gatherings of the special education community. This event offers you an experience with more than 800 sessions to help you learn the latest in evidence-based practices; explore innovative technologies, products, and services; and network with other professionals working with children with exceptionalities and their families. To register for this event or for more information, visit: 
http://www.cec.sped.org/Content/NavigationMenu/ProfessionalDevelopment/ConventionExpo/

Autism Research Institute’s 2011 Spring Conference (Formerly known as Defeat Autism Now!Conference)
April 28-May 1, 2011- Atlanta, GA (Renaissance Waverly Hotel)

This website is for physicians, researchers, and parents committed to finding biomedical effective treatments for autism. Exhibitors will provide attendees with a broad sampling of products and services that are specifically helpful to the autistic population.

To register for this event or for more information, please visit: http://www.ariconference.com/

This entry was posted in ABA, autism, autistic spectrum disorder, Resources and tagged , , by Different Roads to Learning. Bookmark the permalink.

About Different Roads to Learning

Our Difflearn blog was created specifically for sharing. Here, we’ll collaborate with trusted professionals and parents to share experiences, concerns, new and exciting products and events and best of all, our collective treasure of information. It is our hope that you will find the information posted here helpful, practical, and interesting and that it will help all of us – especially our children – learn and grow. And this is just the beginning…We hope that professionals and parents who have advice, information or a story to share will contact us and submit thoughts and ideas for blog posts. We intend for this to be a true community and all who are interested in the education of our ASD children are invited to participate.