Fall Autism-Related Workshops Scheduled; Preparing Teens and Young Adults, Aug. 29

MELBOURNE, FLA.—Florida Institute of Technology’s School of Psychology offers free monthly workshops of particular interest to parents, educators and professionals who deal with issues of autism. They are scheduled from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in The Scott Center for Autism Treatment seminar room.

The Aug. 29 workshop is “Preparing Teens and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) or Learning Differences for Independence: Perspectives from Students and Professionals.” Presenters will be Debra Sloane, Psy.D., BCBA, Community and Psychological Services; Jennifer Kolarik, Sharona Sommer and Ryan Therriault, College Internship Program; and Zachary Smuckler, Florida Tech student, College Intern Program Services.

    Sept. 26 “Navigating ASD: From Behavior Plan to Individualized Education Program,” Jamie Barr, Program Director, Space Coast Early Intervention
    Nov. 28 “A Behavioral Approach to Pediatric Feeding Disorders in Children with Autism,” Alison Betz, Ph.D., BCBA-D; Catherine K. Martinez, M.S., BCBA; and Jeanine Tanz. All are graduate students in the Applied Behavior Analysis program.

The Sixth Annual Autism Conference, “New Directions in Autism Services,” is set for Oct. 26. Registration is required at http://aba.fit.edu. An associated half-day workshop will be on Oct. 27; registration required at above website.

The Seminar Room is located on the second floor of the Scott Center for Autism Treatment at the south end of the Florida Tech campus. Parking is available off Psychology Place, near University Boulevard. For more information, contact the School of Psychology at (321) 674-8106, extension 1, or email the center at thescottcenter@fit.edu.

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