Friday, October 19, 2018 at 9:00 AM MST
Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 4:30 PM MST

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Ability 360 Center 
5025 E Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034

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Autism Society of Greater Phoenix 
Autism Society of Greater Phoenix 

9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Includes continental breakfast and lunch

Autism Society of Greater Phoenix has been empowering familes and professionals for over 45 years in the valley.

We are excited for the variety of speakers and topics for every age and stage of autism that will be presenting at the conference this year. 

We are currently applying for CEUs for speech pathologists. 

For professionals we will supply a professional certificate. 

      If you have questions about the conferece, please contact         Stacy Strombeck-Goodrich or call: 480-940-1093.

Special pricing for groups of 5, financial hardship and teens/young adults with autism. Contact Stacy above for more information.

Conference Pricing:

(Early bird pricing - before September 1st)

            Early Bird 1 Day        Early Bird 2 Day         1 Day         2 Day

Family Member           $60                      $100                    $75             $130

Professional                 $85                     $150                   $110            $200

Speech Pathologist     $100                     $175                  $130            $210

*Please note: Conference attendees can move to any track, they do not have to stay in the same track all day, unless they are a Speech Pathalogist applying for ASHA CEU's.

Friday Parent Track

9:00-10:00                           How to Build A Dream Team for your Child

10:00-10:30                         Break

10:30-12:00                         Everything You Need to Know About Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (ESA)

12:00-1:00                           Lunch

1:00-2:30                              How to Access & Maximize Behavioral Health Services in AZ

2:30-3:00                              Break

3:00-4:30                              How to Optimize Your Child's Potential - Cynthia Macluskie

Friday Behavioral Track

9:00-10:00                           Relationship Development Intervention - Kim Issac

10:00-10:30                         Break

10:30-12:00                        "The Power of Relationships: Using Floortime to help children with autism  engage with others with warmth, joy, and a sense of wonder." Terry Matteo, Phd.

12:00-1:00                           Lunch

1:00-2:30                             Michelle Mackey (ABA)

2:30-3:00                             Break

3:00-4:30                              Paul Carollo (CBT)

Friday Speech Track

9:00-10:00                           Staci Neustadt (Aug Com)

10:00-10:30                         Break

10:30-12:00                         Anita Werner (Apraxia)

12:00-1:00                           Lunch

1:00-2:30                             Social Groups

2:30-3:00                              Break

3:00-4:30                              Nicole Matthews (PEERS)

Friday Legal Track

9:00-10:00                           Anne Ronan (Appeals)

10:00-10:30                         Break

10:30-12:00                         Hope Kirsch and Lori Kirsch Goodwin (Special Education)

12:00-1:00                           Lunch

1:00-2:30                              Emily Kile and Jennifer Kupiszewski  (ABLE, Special Needs Trust, Guardianship)

2:30-3:00                              Break

3:00-4:30                              Susan Marks (Inclusion)

Saturday Speech Track

9:00-10:00                           Pamela Crooke - Social Thinking I-Laugh Model

10:00-10:30                         Break

10:30-12:00                         Pamela Crooke

12:00-1:00                           Lunch

1:00-2:30                              Pamela Crooke

2:30-3:00                              Break

3:00-4:30                              Pamela Crooke

Saturday Medical Track

9:00-10:00                           Dr Serin

10:00-10:30                         Break

10:30-12:00                         Dr. Frye

12:00-1:00                           Lunch

1:00-2:30                             Dr. Sidney Rice

2:30-3:00                             Break

3:00-4:30                              Jim Adams

Saturday Teen/Young Adult Track

9:00-10:00                           Vanessa DiCarlo (apps)

10:00-10:30                         Break

10:30-12:00                         Panel Discussion/Ken-Job Tips & Tricks

12:00-1:00                           Lunch

1:00-2:30                             Dept. of Transportation

2:30-3:00                             Break

3:00-4:30                             Partners in Transition-Betty Shoen will lead a team of experts-This presentation from the Arizona 3Community of Practice on Transition is a collaboration from the State agencies (Department of Economic Security, Division of Developmental Disabilities, Rehabilitation Services Administration; Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, Behavioral Health Services, Department of Health Services, Office for Children with Special Health Care Needs, for example) who provide services to youth with special needs as they move from secondary school to adult life.  Each agency representative will cover the basic eligibility information for agency services, and talk about the types of services available to those who qualify, plus how to gain access for your youth with special needs.