Saturday, November 2, 2019
8:00 AM to 4:15 PM

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Black Bear Inn & Conference Ctr.

4 Godfrey Dr.
Orono, ME 04473

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Cathy E. Dionne
Executive Director 

Autism Society of Maine
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Autism Fall Conference

November 2, 2019 - Black Bear Inn, Orono

We are pleased to invite you to be a part of this opportunity to exchange ideas, resources and knowledge that will inspire hope and innovation for those who live and work with individuals with autism.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. James Ball, Ed.D., BCBA-D

"You Can't Make Me: Proactive Strategies for Positive Behavioral Change"
This presentation will discuss the 7 evidence based strategies, described in his book "Early Intervention & Autism:  Real-Life Questions; Real-Life Answers," authored by the presenterthat have been proven the most effective in teaching students and adults with autism spectrum disorder. A step by step demonstration will be presented using real life examples. Modifications will be explored that allow this particular program to be effective with students significantly challenged with autism, as well as those students with Asperger Syndrome.  A question and answer period will be provided.  Keynote information flyer


See full presentations info on the ASM's conference page 

Certificate of Attendance: 6 Contact Hours or
Application for 0.6 Continuing Education Units (CEU's) to be authorized by the University of Maine, Orono


8:00am - Doors open for registration 

9:00 - 12:00 Keynote Speaker: Dr. James Ball
"You Can't Make Me: Proactive Strategies for Positive Behavioral Change"

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch: On your own (boxed lunch option is now closed) 

1:00 - 2:30 1st Break-Out Session:

A.) Dr. James Ball presents: "The use of Video Modeling for Learners with Autism"  

B.) Dr. Deborah L. Rooks-Ellis presents: 
"Sexuality and Autism"                           

2:45 - 4:15 2nd Break-Out Session

A.) Carrie Woodcock, MPF Presents: "Supported Decision Making" an alternative to guardianship 

B.) Cathy Dionne Presents, ASM, Facillitates: Adult with ASD Panel Discussion

All are welcome; parents, caregivers, educators, professionals, employers, individuals with autism and anyone who can benefit from this autism resource.

There is no cost to register for this conference. However, if you would like to make a donation that will help to ensure that ASM can continue to offer this Autism Conference to parents, individuals, professionals, and the community. Thank you.