Temple Grandin and Dr. Jed Baker to Speak at Upcoming Autism Conference in White Plains, NY – April, 24

10409199_10153276032427780_6229927242485176303_nTemple Grandin and Jed Baker are  speaking at this one day conference brought to you by Future Horizons.
Dr. Grandin describes the challenges she has faced and offers ideas on how others dealing with autism can meet these obstacles and improve the quality of their lives. Backed by her personal experience and evidence-based research, Temple shares her valuable insights on a wide variety of topics, and offers useful do’s and don’ts.


Dr. Baker is a behavioral consultant for several New Jersey school districts where, nearly two decades ago, he organized a group to help children with social communication problems.

This conference is intended for family members and professionals. ASHA, APA, AOTA, and NAPNAP Credits are offered and APA Continuing Education Credit = 6.

For more information, visit the Future Horizons’ Website here.

Join us at the Long Island Behavior Analysis Conference with Keynotes Dr. Mark Sundberg and Dr. Patrick Friman: December 5, 2015

December 5th, 2014

We are so excited to be a part of this upcoming Long Island Behavior Analysis Conference! The conference will be held at the Long Island Marriott in Uniondale, New York. Registration information can be found here.

With keynote speakers Mark Sundberg, PhD, BCBA-D and Patrick Friman, PhD, ABPP, this 2-day conference will be a great opportunity to hear about what is going on in the field of ABA. Sessions include “Teaching Language and Social Skills in a Child’s Natural Environment”, “The Role of Play in ABA Programs: Analysis, Assessment, and Intervention” and “That’s Not What I Recommended! Merging Treatment Integrity with Reality to Support Caregivers with Behavioral Recommendations in the Home.”

Come say hi! We will have a table at the conference, where we will be selling the VB-MAPP, Teaching Language to Children With Autism, ABA Curriculum for the Common Core: Kindergarten, and a number of our other favorite titles and products – all at discounted prices!

This conference is geared towards ABA professionals, with Type 2 CEU’s available. There is also an alternative track for parents interested in attending.

For more information, visit the ELIJA website here.

A Call for Conferences on Autism Spectrum Disorder, Applied Behavior Analysis, Verbal Behavior and Social Skills

Banner_LargeDo you know of any upcoming conference or workshops on Autism?! Please let us know of any ABA, Verbal Behavior or Speech-Language Therapy events and we will share it with our community. We strive to help our readers be informed about resources and events for parents and educators of children with autism or other developmental delays. No matter how big or how small – email info about your event to hannah@difflearn.com. Please include the date, location, scheduled sessions/speakers, registration details, contact information, and anything else you feel would be informative. If you have a flyer or website, send it over!

We’re always happy to send catalogs or a door prize for your attendees so don’t hesitate to contact us. Help us help our parents and teachers educate and inspire!

We’ll let our readers know about your event on our site where we keep a running list of upcoming conferences at https://www.difflearn.com/events.

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: https://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: https://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: https://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: 

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: https://www.ariconference.com/