Florida Tech to Host Autism Conference Nov. 8 for Families, Educators, Behavior Health Professionals

MELBOURNE, FLA.—Addressing the need to assist families with members who have autism spectrum disorders, the Florida Institute of Technology School of Psychology and The Scott Center for Autism Treatment will host the seventh annual Autism Conference Friday, Nov. 8. It will take place 9 a.m-4 p.m. in the Hartley Room of the Denius Student Center.

Parents, teachers and professionals are welcome. Continuing Education (CE) credits are available for BCBAs and BCaBAs.

The conference, titled, “Knowledge Is Power: Understanding Legal Rights and Scientifically Based Service for Autism,” will present comprehensive, evidence-based information and feature noted autism experts speaking on a variety of related topics. Educators, providers and families will find support in developing effective educational and therapeutic programs for all individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

Speakers are Neil Kodsi, J.D., on “Using Science and Medicine in the Courtroom to Secure Benefits for Autistic Children;; Tristram Smith, Ph.D., on “Evolution of Research on Interventions for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Implications for Behavior Analysis;” Claudia Dozier, Ph.D., BCBA-D, on “Attention as a Reinforcer for Socially Relevant Behavior;” and Anna Petursdottir, Ph.D., on “The Role of Conditioned Reinforcement in Interventions to Establish Early Vocalizations.” Please note that Type II BACB CEs are not available for Kodsi’s session.

Conference registration fees are, CE cost: $50 for a half-day session; $100 for a full day; non-CE cost: $25 for half-day session; $50 for a full day. Breakfast and lunch are included and check in begins at 8 a.m. Registration information is available at www.thescottcenter.org.

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