Friday January 8, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST
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Montclair State University 
1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07043

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POAC Autism Services 

Sexuality and Safety From Preschool to Puberty and Beyond 

A Free Full Day Conference for Educators, Paraprofessionals, and Parents of Individuals with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities

Free Training with 6 Department of Education Professional Development Hours and 4 BACB Type 2 Credits

About the Conference

This is a free, full day conference for educators, paraprofessionals and parents.  While this is a difficult topic to think about and discuss, individuals with ASD must be taught social norms and the laws of society for their own protection and safety. But how do you know when to begin and what is developmentally appropriate?  This conference will answer these questions and more including: 

  • Brief overview of ASD including signs and symptoms, treatment options, educational issues, and real life coping strategies
  • Issues of sexuality
  • Issues of safety including strategies to minimize risk
  • Teaching strategies surrounding privacy and boundaries
  • Autism and the Criminal Justice System
  • Characteristics of autism and what makes victims and potential offenders
  • Why individuals with autism land in the Criminal Justice System and how to keep them out
  • Various teaching strategies including appropriate curriculum, social stories, video modeling, discrimination trials, and more
Participants will receive a certificate of attendance for Department of Education Professional Development Hours. 4 BACB Credtis are available for $10 each.
About the Presenter

Bobbie J. Gallagher, M.A.  BCBA

Masters of Arts in Special Education – Clinical Supervisor of Autism Services at Epic Health services--Founder of Autism Center for Educational Services, LLC. -- Associate Consultant for Lifespan Services, LLC -- Qualified as an Expert in Autism, by the New Jersey Office of Administrative Law -- Volunteer Specializing in Autism Awareness.

Bobbie has worked in the field of autism since 1997, shortly after the two youngest of her three children were diagnosed with autism. Bobbie started out in the role of an advocate helping parents to attain services through the IEP process, and later began to work directly with families and children providing 1 to 1 ABA therapy in both home and clinic settings, while also getting her Master’s degree in Special Education. In January 2014, Bobbie joined Epic Health Services as the Clinical Supervisor of Autism Services and manages a home-based care program for children throughout the state of N.J.
8:00 - 8:30      Check-in and breakfast (included)
8:30 - 10:15    Introduction 
10:15 - 10:30  Break
10:30 - 12:30  *Sexuality and Safety Part 1
12:30 - 1:30    Lunch on your own
1:30 - 3:30      *Sexuality and Safety Part 2
3:30 - 4:00      Q and A
*BACB credits are availabel for parts 1 and 2 only.  For a full course sylabus including all objectives please email info@poac.net.