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New PEPSA Training Events!

Kids Who Challenge Us: Reducing Anxiety & Defiant Behavior in Students with Autism and Related Disabilities

Presented by Jessica Minahan, M. Ed., BCBA
Hosted by UM-NSU CARD
April 7, 2018
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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Many children with autism and related disabilities experience anxiety. Without intervention, they are at risk for poor performance, diminished learning, and social/behavior problems in school. Understanding the role anxiety plays in a student’s behavior is crucial and the use of preventive strategies is key to successful intervention. Effective behavior plans for these students must avoid the reward and punishment-based consequences from traditional behavior plans and focus instead on the use of preventive strategies and explicitly teaching coping skills, self-monitoring, and alternative responses. 

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Autism & UF: Going Greater Conference

Hosted by UFG CARD
April 26-27, 2018
Gainesville, FL
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The Autism & UF Conference is an annual conference aimed at providing high quality professional development to a variety of professionals, including researchers, educators, psychologists, speech & language and occupational therapists, physicians, and parents/caregivers involved in the lives of students with ASD. This inaugural event will consist of two days of sessions on the latest research and intervention in the area of ASD.

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Individuals with ASD

Presented by Joshua M. Nadeau, Ph.D.
Hosted by FAU CARD
May 11, 2018
Jupiter, FL
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This presentation will introduce Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as an evidence-based intervention in working with individuals with ASD. CBT strategies will be modeled along with techniques and modifications.

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Reducing Anxiety in the Classroom for Students with ASD

Presented by Barry Prizant, Ph.D, CCC-SLP and Jessica Minahan, M.Ed.,
Hosted by USF CARD
July 18-19, 2018
Tampa, FL
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With up to one in four children struggling with anxiety, overwhelmed adults need an effective and practical toolkit of strategies. Using case studies, humorous stories, and descriptions of common challenging situations, participants will learn easy-to-implement strategies and interventions for reducing students’ anxiety and increasing self-regulation and selfmonitoring skills.

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PEPSA Autism Summer Institute

Presented by Barry Prizant, Ph.D., CCC-SLP and Jessica Minahan, M.Ed., BCBA
Hosted by USF CARD
July 17-18, 2018
Tampa, FL
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The Autism Summer Institute is an annual workshop aimed at providing high quality professional development to a wide spectrum of professionals, including ESE and general education teachers, guidance counselors, school psychologists, SLPs, OTs, instructional assistants, administrators, and parents who impact the lives of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The 17th Annual PEPSA Autism Summer Institute will feature two all-day keynote speakers: one on Tuesday and another on Wednesday.

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This product was developed by the Partnership for Effective Programs for Students with ASD, a project funded by the State of Florida, Department of Education K-12 Public Schools, Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services, through federal assistance under the
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part B.
Copyright © 2018 Partnership for Effective Programs for Students with Autism, All rights reserved.


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