This month’s Autism 200 series class is Autism 202: Best Practices in ASD Treatment: Applied Behavior Analysis Update
Instructors: Mendy Minjarez, PhD, and Elizabeth Hatzenbuhler, MS, BCBA
Interventions grounded in applied behavior analysis (ABA) have demonstrated effectiveness across a variety of individuals and behaviors especially within the treatment of autism. Decades of research support that ABA is an effective scientific methodology with an emphasis on teaching skills and reducing challenging behaviors. As ABA can be implemented in many different ways and the field has evolved over the last few decades, there are many types of treatment strategies supported by a large body of knowledge. As such, this can be confusing for parents, autistic individuals and other consumers outside of the field to navigate. This talk will provide an overview of the defining features of the science of ABA, provide an overview of some examples of how it can be applied and discuss quality indicators that can be used to evaluate ABA programs. It will also highlight some of the misconceptions and sources of confusion about ABA, including the origins of these issues as well as the response from the ABA field.
This class will be held Thursday, February 21, 2019, at Seattle Children’s Hospital in Wright Auditorium from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Please join us in person or watch on Facebook live. For more information see the Autism 200 Series webpage.
We are pleased to announce the dates of our quarterly Autism 101 classes and a brand new line up of the Autism 200 Series lectures for 2019
Autism 101 is a free lecture intended for parents and families of children recently diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). There is no need to register in advance to attend.
Lectures are held at Seattle Children’s Hospital’s main campus in room RC.3.905 near the River entrance unless otherwise noted. Parking at Seattle Children’s main campus is free in Lot 1 for those who attend the lecture in person.
2019 Class Schedule:
- Jan. 24, 2019
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Presenters: Dora Hall, ARNP and Rachel Earl, Ph.D.
- Apr. 25, 2019
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Presenters: David Camenisch, MD and Sandy Trinh, MS
- Jul. 25, 2019
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Presenters: Lindsey Miller, ARNP and Anita Wright MS CCC-SLP
- Oct. 24, 2019
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Presenters: Felice Orlich, Ph.D. and David Eaton, ARNP
Autism 200 is a series of 90-minute classes for parents and caregivers of children with autism who wish to better understand autism spectrum disorder. Faculty from Seattle Children’s and the University of Washington and community providers teach the classes. Each class includes time for questions.
Classes are held on most third Thursdays of the month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Pacific time and can be also be viewed on Facebook Live.
2019 Series Schedule:
- Autism 201: The State of Autism in 2019
January 17, 2019
Instructor: Jim Mancini MS, CCC-SLP
- Autism 202: Best Practices in ASD Treatment: Applied Behavior Analysis Update
February 21, 2019
Instructors: Mendy Minjarez, PhD and Elizabeth Hatzenbuhler MS, BCBA
- Autism 203: The Visual Pathway in ASD: Explicit Teaching Methods to Promote Social Communication
March 21, 2019
Instructor: Georgina Lynch, PhD
- Autism 204: Perspectives on Psychiatric Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder
April 18, 2019
Instructor: Hower Kwon, MD
- Autism 205: Gender Diversity and Autism: Exploring Identity, Healthcare & Advocacy
May 16, 2019
Instructors: Felice Orlich, PhD and Rachel Earl, PhD
- Autism 206: Transition to Adulthood: “My physical body and mind started shutting down”: Autistic burnout and the costs of coping and passing
July 18, 2019
Instructor: Dora Raymaker, PhD
- Autism 207: Transition to Adulthood: Abuse and Neglect of Adults with Developmental Disorders
August 15, 2019
Instructor: Rachel Loftin, PhD
- Autism 208: Crisis Support and Autism for Complex Behavioral and Mental Health Needs
September 19, 2019
Facilitator: Eric Boelter PhD, BCBA-D
- Autism 209: Autism Care Planning: Recommended Interventions, Resources and Support
October 17, 2019
Instructor: Karen Sporn, ARNP
- Autism 210: A Panel Discussion: Perspectives from the Autism Community
November 21, 2019
Facilitator: Gary Stobbe, MD
This month’s Autism 200 series class is Autism 210 – Finding Common Ground: A panel discussion between Autistic and Parent Advocates.
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This month’s Autism 200 Series class is Autism 209: Let’s Talk About AAC and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Our instructors are Megan Pattee, MS, CCC-SLP and Jo Ristow, MS, CCC-SLP
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This month’s Autism 200 Series class is Girls With Autism Spectrum Disorder.
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