THE GRODEN NETWORK’S 4th Annual Symposium

THE GRODEN NETWORK’S 4th Annual Symposium

Evidence-based and Emerging Trends for Parents
and Practitioners of Persons with ASD

Please join us for our two-day symposium.
The symposium will open with an address from Dr. Janice DeFrances, CEO/President of The Groden Network, followed immediately with a presentation by Gregory P. Hanley, Ph.D., BCBA-D (Day 1). After the presentation, we have two concurrent breakout sessions for the morning, followed by a general session, and two in the afternoon. There will also be a wine reception and optional ethics workshop at the end of the day. Day 2 features a welcome address and recognition awards, followed by two concurrent breakout sessions in the morning, followed by another two concurrent breakout sessions before lunch, a general session, and two breakout sessions in the afternoon.

This conference includes FREE BCBA credits.
Day 1 offers a maximum of 4.5 credits, not including the optional Ethics workshop (2 more credits for a fee).  Day 2 offers a maximum of 4.5 credits.

Conference mission: To enhance the knowledge and skills of professionals working with children, youths, adults, and families with ASD’s in evidence-based practices.

Intended audience: This event is appropriate for professionals who work with children, adolescents, and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families.  Parents and students are also welcome to attend.

Skill ranking of this event:  This event is appropriate for mental health and allied professionals, teachers and other education professionals, and BCBA’s who work with children, adolescents, and adults and their families, as well as parents.

 

April 11, 2017

April 12, 2017

7:30-8:15

Registration

Registration (7:30-8:00) 

8:15-8:30


Whatever it Takes

Dr. Janice DeFrances
CEO/President of The Groden Network


Welcome/Recognition Awards
Tony Antosh, Ed.D.
Rhode Island College
(8:00-8:30)

8:30-10:00

Addressing Stereotypy: The Importance of a Balanced Approach to this Core Symptom of Autism
Gregory P. Hanley, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Western New England University

CEUs for this Workshop:
APA, SW, MFC, BACB

Workshop #1:  Teaching Self-Control Using a Behavior Analytic Approach
Leslie Weidenman, Ph.D., BCBA, LBA
Kristen Audet, M.A.
 Amy Diller, M.S.
The Groden Network

CEUs for this Workshop:
APA, SW, MFC, BACB

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Workshop #2: Assuring “Good Grief” for Individuals with ASD: Coping with Loss
Patricia Fiske, RN
Kelly Scott, RN
The COVE Center

CEUs for this Workshop:
APA, SW, MFC

10:00

Break/Visit Vendor Tables

Break/Visit Vendor Tables

10:15-11:45

Workshop #1:  Sleep Disorders in Autism and Sleep Hygiene Behavior 
Eliza Van Reen, Ph.D.
Brown University
Shawn Vieira, M.S., BCBA
The Groden Network

CEUs for this Workshop:
APA, SW, MFC, BACB

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Workshop #2:  Genetics and Autism: Translating What We Know Into Real Life
Daniel Moreno De Luca, M.D.
Bradley Hospital, Lifespan Corporation

CEUs for this Workshop:
APA, SW, MFC  

Workshop #1: Naturalistic Developmental Behavior Interventions (NDBIs) and the
Meta-play Method: A Novel Treatment Approach for Toddlers with Autism

Cooper Woodard, Ph.D., BCBA
The Groden Network

CEUs for this Workshop:
APA, SW, MFC, BACB

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Workshop #2:  Effective Parenting with
Children Who are Difficult-to-Manage: Practical Strategies from Behavioral Foundations
Gary Stoner, Ph.D.
University of Rhode Island

CEUs for this Workshop:
APA, SW, MFC

11:45 AM -1:15 PM

Lunch on Own

Lunch on Own 

1:15-2:15

General Session: 
Siblings: What about THEM?
Mary Miller
Parent/Author

General Session: Adults with ASD: A Parent’s Perspective (Panel Discussion)
 
Bill & Tessa Cannata,
Lisa Rego, Claudia Swiader

2:15

Break/Visit Vendor Tables

Break/Visit Vendor Tables

2:30-4:00

Workshop #1: Applications of ABA in
Pediatric Medical Rehabilitation Settings

Gregory Young, Ph.D., BCBA
Franciscan Children’s Hospital 

CEUs for this Workshop:
APA, SW, MFC, BACB

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Workshop #2: Nutrition and Autism:
The Survival Kit
Ayelet Kantor, Ph.D.
Bradley Hospital, Lifespan Corporation

CEUs for this Workshop:
APA, SW, MFC

Workshop #1: Collaborative Use of
Trauma-Informed Treatment and Behavior Analytic Strategies
W. Bruce Ruby, M.S., BCBA, LBA
The Groden Network
Melissa Santoro, LICSW
St. Mary’s Home for Children

CEUs for this Workshop:
APA, SW, MFC, BACB

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Workshop #2: Summer Camps for Children and Youth with ASD: Maximizing the Therapeutic Experience 
Kelley Pistacchio, Ph.D.
The Groden Network

CEUs for this Workshop:
APA, SW, MFC

4:00

Wine Reception

 

4:30-6:30

Ethics Workshop (Optional Course)

Denise M. Peterson, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA
Lesley Littlefield, M.S., BCBA
The Groden Network 

CEUs for this Workshop:
BACB

 

 

Day 1 Presenters:

Gregory P. Hanley, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Western New England University

Eliza Van Reen, Ph.D.
Brown University

Shawn Vieira, M.S., BCBA
The Groden Network

Daniel Moreno De Luca, M.D.
Bradley Hospital, Lifespan Corporation

Mary Miller
Parent/Author 

Gregory Young, Ph.D., BCBA
Franciscan Children’s Hospital

Ayelet Kantor, Ph.D.
Bradley Hospital, LifeSpan Corporation

Denise M. Peterson, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA
Lesley Littlefield, M.S., BCBA
The Groden Network 

Day 2 Presenters:

Leslie Weidenman, Ph.D., BCBA, LBA
Kristen Audet, M.A.
 Amy Diller, M.S.
The Groden Network

Patricia Fiske, RN
Kelly Scott, RN
The COVE Center

Cooper Woodard, Ph.D., BCBA
The Groden Network

Gary Stoner, Ph.D.
University of Rhode Island

Bill & Tessa Cannata
Lisa Rego
Claudia Swiader

W. Bruce Ruby, M.S., BCBA, LBA
The Groden Network

Melissa Santoro, LICSW
St. Mary’s Home for Children

Kelley Pistacchio, Ph.D.
The Groden Network

Continuing education credit for this event is co-sponsored by The Groden Network and The Institute for Continuing Education.  The program offers a total of 9.0 contact hours (4.50 hrs. for April  11;  4.50 hrs. for April 12). Full daily attendance is required in order to receive CE credit.  Application forms  will be available on site. The CE processing fee is $10 per contact hour to be paid with registration. CE verification is mailed to participants following the event. If you have questions regarding the program, speakers, continuing education credit, learning objectives, grievance issues, please contact The Institute at: instconted@aol.com.

Psychology:  The Institute for Continuing Education is an organization approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute for Continuing Education maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Counseling:  NBCC credit is not offered for this event. The Massachusetts and Rhode Island Boards of LPC accept programs sponsored by approved APA providers. Attendees are responsible for checking with their State Board to review continuing education requirements for license renewal.

Social Work:  The Institute for Continuing Education is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), though the  Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. The Institute for Continuing Education maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Provider No. 1007. Licensed social workers should contact their individual state jurisdiction to review current continuing education requirements for license renewal.

Marriage-Family Therapy: This program has been submitted for pre-approved for MA / RI MFTs.  

Skill Level:  This event is appropriate for mental health professionals of all skill levels.

Instruction Methodology:  Didactic, demonstration, audio-visual, case examples.

Registration fee includes the conference, continental breakfast, and conference materials. 

This conference includes FREE Parking!

The Rhode Island Chapter of the Autism Society of America is pleased to be able to award limited scholarships of $50.00 for parents to attend this symposium. Please contact Lisa Rego, President of ASARI, at 401-595-3241, to enter your name. Parents will need to register and pay the full amount of $100.00.  After confirmation of attendance at the symposium, they will be refunded $50.00. 

If you have specific needs, please contact Amy Diller at adiller@grodencenter.org or 
(401) 274-6310, ext. 1130. 

Cancellation policy: Cancellations should be made in writing. A full refund will be made for cancellations received 7 days before the event. No refunds will be given for requests received after 7 days before the event, or for “no shows”.

Click here to register online!

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