5th Annual “All Ages & Abilites” Autism/Asperger’s Conference at University California – Irvine, February 4 t0 5, 2011
Plan Your Response To An Autism Emergency – Friday Keynote: Dennis Debbaudt – Professional Investigator, Law Enforcement Trainer, and Parent Of A Young Man With Autism
This keynote session will identify issues of risk and safety and provide strategies to help manage ASD risks such as wandering, escalated behavior and victimization at home, school and in the community. This keynote will be lively, informative, humorous, thought provoking and practical. Everyone will walk away with ideas and plans designed to lower risk and increase safety.
Dennis is a Professional Investigator, Law Enforcement Trainer, Author, with 20 years experience addressing autism risk and safety for law enforcement and first responders, Dennis is known for his knowledge, dedication, insight and passion. He has authored or co-authored over 30 articles and books since 1993 including Autism, Advocates and Law Enforcement Professionals: Recognizing and Reducing Risk Situations for People with Autism Spectrum Disorders, articles for the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin (April, 2001), and many other law enforcement and autism publications.
Social Thinking: How Does This Treatment Mix With Others Available? –Saturday Keynote: Michelle Garcia Winner, CCC-SLP
There are many different ideas related to treatment and even different treatment "camps"; however, there is room to blend and merge treatment ideas to create programs more ideally suited to the individual student and not just their diagnostic label. In this talk we will look at the basic philosophy of Social Thinking and how it can be easily merged with Social Stories, ABA programs, Story Grammar Marker, The Incredible 5 Point Scale, Floortime (DIR), etc.
Michelle Garcia Winner is an SLP who specializes in students with social cognitive deficits. She runs a clinic; authored numerous books and speaks internationally. Michelle’s goal is to help educators and parents appreciate how social thinking and social skills is an integral part of students academic, vocational and community success. She was honored with a “Congressional Special Recognition Award” in 2008.
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