The Autism Alliance for Chester County holds an Annual Conference featuring nationally-recognized experts in the field of autism to help educators,professionals,families and community members better understand,assist and plan for people with autism and their needs.
Registration is Open!!!
The 6th Annual AACC Conference will be held on October 27th,2011 from 1:30 to 8 pm and will feature Dr. Jed Baker!
Jed Baker,Ph.D. is the director of the Social Skills Training Project,a private organization serving individuals with autism and social communication problems. He also directs social skills training for Millburn Public Schools in New Jersey.
He is on the professional advisory board of Autism Today,ASPEN,ANSWER,YAI,the Kelberman Center and several other autism organizations. In addition,he writes,lectures,and provides training internationally on the topic of social skills training and managing challenging behaviors.
He is an award winning author of five books,including Social Skills Training for Children and Adolescents with Aspergers Syndrome and Social Communication Problems;Preparing for Life:The Complete Handbook for the Transition to Adulthood for Those with Autism and Aspergers Syndrome;The Social Skills Picture Book;The Social Skills Picture Book for High School and Beyond;and No More Meltdowns:Positive Strategies for Managing and Preventing Out-of-Control Behavior. His work has also been featured on ABC World News,Nightline,the CBS Early Show,and the Discovery Health Channel.
2pm –5pm Sessions Begin
-Understanding Challenging Behaviors in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders,Nonverbal Learning Disabilities,ADHD,Bipolar Disorder,and multiple learning disabilities
-Hierarchy of Behavior/Frustration Management Strategies:Relationship building and collaborative problem solving,De-escalating meltdowns,7 common triggers,Prevention plans for each trigger,Transition planning
5pm –6pm Dinner (included in registration)
6pm –8pm Evening Session
-Overview of Social Skills Training:Prioritizing skill goals,Motivation for training,Skill acquisition:strategies to teach skills,Generalization strategies,Peer sensitivity training,Measuring progress,Q and A