Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 7:30 AM to 5 PM  EDT

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The Rhode Island Shriners 
One Rhodes Place
Cranston, RI 02905

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FREE parking!


Linda Ollari 
The Groden Network..."Your Autism Experts" (www.GrodenNetwork.org) 
401-274-6310 x1231


5th Annual Symposium

Emerging Topics in Applied Behavior Analysis

Please join us for our one-day symposium.
The symposium will open with an address from Laurie Vinkavich-Cole, Interim Executive Director, and
Dr. Cooper Woodard, Vice President Network Clinical Services of The Groden Network, followed immediately with a presentation by keynote speaker Cynthia Anderson, PhD, BCBA-D,  of The May Institute. 
After the keynote, the schedule of presentations is listed below. 

This conference includes FREE BCBA credits via the Groden Network's ACE Provider Certificate.
A maximum of 6.5 credits.

Conference mission: To enhance the knowledge and skills of professionals working with children, youths, 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.


April 11, 2018 

7:30-8:15 AM
Registration / Breakfast
(Continental Breakfast provided

8:15 AM
Opening Remarks:
Laurie Vinkavich-Cole, 
Interim Executive Director
Cooper Woodard, 
PhD, BCBA, VP Network Clinical Services

8:30 - 9:50 AM
Cynthia Anderson, PhD, BCBA-D
The May Institute
 TOPIC:  Assessment and Treatment of Automatically Reinforced Self-Injury
(1.5 credits BCBA, APA, Social Work)

10:10 - 11:30 AM
Allen Karsina, PhD, BCBA-D 
New England Center for Children

TOPIC:  BCBA Supervision: Problems and Solutions (Supervision hours)
(1.5 credits BCBA, APA, Social Work)

11:30 AM
(lunch provided)
Bill Cannata and Tom Buckley
Autism and Law Enforcement Education Coalition (ALEC)
TOPIC: Working with First Responders and Families

  1:00 - 2:00 PM
Ronald Lee, PhD, BCBA-D
William James College
TOPIC:  Increasing Response Variability and Diversity
(1 credit BCBA, APA, Social Work)

 2:10 - 3:10 PM
Braden Josephson, PhD, BCBA-D
Applied Behavioral Interventions (ABI)
TOPIC:  Emerging Evidence-Based Staff Training and Supervision Procedures
(1 credit BCBA, APA, Social Work

3:20-4:40  PM
Richard Graff, PhD, BCBA-D 
The May Institute

TOPIC:  Recognizing and Dealing with Everyday Ethical Dilemmas in the Workplace (Ethics hours)
(1.5 credits BCBA, APA, Social Work)

4:40 PM
Closing Remarks  

The 5th Annual Groden Network Symposium is co-sponsored by The Groden Center and The Institute for Continuing Education.  The program offers a total of 6.50 contact hours, with full attendance required.  Application forms  will be available on site. The CE processing fee is $10 per contact hour 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, grievance issues, please contact The Institute at: instconted@aol.com.

NoteIt is the responsibility of attendees to determine if CE credit offered by The Institute for Continuing Education 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.

Continuing Education Offered

Psychology:  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:  The Institute for Continuing Education, Provider 1007, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org, though the  Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. The Institute for Continuing Education maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 04-13-2015 - 04-13-2018.  Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.  Social workers participating in this course will receive 6.50 clinical continuing education hours.

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

Instruction Methodology:  Didactic, demonstration, audio-visual, experiential exercises, case examples.

ADA:  If you have specific needs, please contact Amy Diller at adiller@grodencenter.org or 
(401) 274-6310, ext. 1130. 

Registration fee includes the conference, continental breakfast, lunch and conference materials. 

This conference includes FREE Parking!

The Rhode Island Chapter of the Autism Society of America is pleased to be able to award limited scholarships of $50.00 for parents to attend this symposium. Please contact Lisa Rego, President of ASARI, at 401-595-3241, to enter your name. Parents will need to register and pay the full amount of $100.00.  After confirmation of attendance at the symposium, they will be refunded $50.00. 

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".