Thursday, April 11, 2019 7:30AM-4:30PM
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Rhodes on the Pawtuxet
60 Rhodes Place
Cranston, RI 02905

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Breakfast & Lunch Included FREE Parking!


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

The 6th Annual Groden Network Symposium
Emerging Topics in Applied Behavior Analysis 

This conference includes FREE BCBA credits (maximum of 6.0 credits)
via the Groden Network's ACE Provider Certificate.

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.


Thursday, April 11, 2019 

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

8:30-8:45 AM
Opening Remarks:
Laurie Vinkavich-Cole
, CEO/President, The Groden Network
Dr. Cooper Woodard
, PhD, BCBA, Chief Clinical Officer, The Groden Network

8:45-10:15 AM
Dr. Nirbhay Singh, PhD, BCBA-D

Augusta University
 TOPIC:  Mindfulness-based Programs for Behavior Analysts
(1.5 credits BCBA, APA, Social Work) 

10:15-10:30 AM
Coffee Break/Vendor Tables Open

Dr. Mary Jane Weiss, PhD, BCBA- D

Endicott College
TOPIC: A Behavior Analytic Formulation of How to Navigate Collaboration Challenges: Strategies to Promote Adherence to Ethical Principles and Achievement of Best Outcomes 
(Ethics Hours) 
(1.5 credits BCBA, APA, Social Work) 

12:00-1:00 PM

1:00-2:00 PM
Dr. Gary Pace, PhD, BCBA-D
UMass Dartmouth 
TOPIC: Behavior Analysis and Acquired Brain Injury
(1 credit BCBA, APA, Social Work)

 2:00-2:15 PM 

2:15-3:15 PM 
Dr. Melanie Dubard, PhD, BCBA-D
Bradley Schools
TOPIC: Steps to Supervision Success: How to Effectively Organize and Structure Supervision
(Supervision Hours)
(1 credit BCBA, APA, Social Work) 

3:15-3:30 PM
Break/ Vendor Tables (close at 4)

Dr. Thomas Zane
Univeristy of Kansas
TOPIC:  Science and Pseudoscience in Autism Treatment: Considerations to Guide Your Worldview and Therapeutic Approach
(1 credit BCBA, APA, Social Work) 

4:30 PM
Closing Remarks  



The 6th Annual Groden Network Symposium is co-sponsored by The Groden Center and The Institute for Continuing Education.  The program offers a total of 6.0 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: 04-13-2018-4-13-2021.  Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.  

Counseling:   NBCC credit is not offeredSocial workers are urged to check the regulations of their state counseling board for accepted counseling events. 

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  riautismsociety@gmail.com, 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".

The BACB does not warrant, endorse, sponsor, or approve or partner with this event, organization or instructors.