The 2021 Groden Network Virtual Symposium

This Year's Symposium will be held virtually at a reduced cost.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

More Information and Registration Link Below


This conference includes FREE BCBA credits (maximum of 6.0 credits) via the Groden Network's ACE Provider Certificate.

Conference mission: To enhance the knowledge and skills of professionals working with children, youth, 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, adults and their families.

Professional Rate

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL THRU February 28th --$125.00!


After 2/28 - $135.00

Student/Parent Rate

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL THRU February 29th--$75.00!


After 2/28 - $100.00

APA Credits & Social Work Credits

$60.00 for 6.0 credits

Speakers and Topics

8:30-8:45AM - Opening Remarks
Dr. Cooper Woodard, PhD, BCBA, Chief Clinical Officer (The Groden Network)


8:45-10:45AM - Keynote Speaker "On Being Mindful:  An Experimental Workshop" (2.0 credits)
 Dr. Nirbhay Singh, PhD, BCBA-D (Augusta University) 


10:45-11:00AM - Break 


11:00AM-12:30PM - "Ethical Issues in Using ABA to Address Mealtime Challenging Behavior"(Ethics Hours - 1.5 credits)
Melissa Olive, PHD, BCBA-D, LBA (Applied Behavior Strategies)


12:30-1:30PM - Break


1:30-3:00PM - "Working with Students with ASD Who Have Co-Occurring Mental Health Challenges" (1.5 credits)
Cathy Pratt, PhD, BCBA-D (Indiana Resource Center for Autism) 


3:00-3:15PM - Break


3:15-4:15PM - "Preventing Problem Behavior: Antecedent Strategies for Addressing Challenging Behaviors" (1.0 credits)
Chelsi Brosh, PhD, BCBCA-D (Teachtown)


4:15 - Closing Remarks 

Online registration is for credit cards only. If you are interested in paying by check, please contact Amy Diller at

Continuing Education

This program is co-sponsored by the Groden Center and  The Institute for Continuing Education.   The program offers a total of 6.00 contact hours, with full attendance required.   Application forms will be provided in advance.   The CE processing fee is $10.00 per contact hrs, to be paid with registration.   CE verifications are mailed to participants following the event.  If you have   questions regarding the program, speakers, continuing education credit, learning objectives,  please contact  The Institute at:

NoteIt is the responsibility of attendees to determine if CE credit offered by The Institute for Continuing meets the regulations of their licensing/certification board, including any special regulations for supervision and ethics sessions. 

NoteTo receive CE credit, attendees must complete all CE materials, sign in/out at designated locations, and submit a completed evaluation for the program.

Additional Continuing Education Offered


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.

Social Work

This program has been approved for 6.00 social work continuing education hours for re-licensure, in accordance with 258 CMR, NASW-MA Chapter CE Approving Program. Authorization: D-81349.


NBCC credit is not offeredSocial workers are urged to check the regulations of their state counseling board for accepted counseling events.

Skill Level

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

Instruction Methodology 

Didactic, demonstration, audio-visual, experiential exercises, case examples.

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".

The BACB does not warrant, endorse, sponsor, or approve or partner with this event, organization or instructors. 



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

For more information, contact Linda Ollari at 401-274-6310 x1231 or