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PEPSA Training Events!

Autism & UF: Greater Together Conference

Hosted by UF-Gainesville CARD
April 24-25, 2019
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, mental health counselors, psychologists, speech & language and occupational therapists, physicians and parents/caregivers involved in the lives of students with ASD. This event will consist of two days of sessions on the latest research and intervention in the area of ASD.   

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Family Transition Workshop

Presented by: Pam Kissoondyal
Hosted by UF-Gainesville CARD

May 10, 2019
Gainesville, FL

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This presentation focuses on exploring ways to be successful for young adults who are on the non-traditional path following high school graduation (i.e., young adults with severe/multiple disabilities, deaf-blindness). Using a person-centered approach toward futures planning, participants will discover purposeful, meaningful and enjoyable activities that build on the strengths, skills and talents of their young adult children. A panel of representatives from state agencies will discuss services for young adults. Space is limited to 20 participants.

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UM-NSU CARD Autism Summer Institute

Presented by: Paula Kluth, Ph.D.
Hosted by: UM-NSU CARD

June 13 & 14, 2019
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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This 2-day workshop will focus on the following topics:
Day 1: You’re Going to Love this Kid! – Participants will learn practical ways of supporting students with autism spectrum labels and other disabilities within a general education classroom. Topics addressed include listening to the voices of those with autism, creating more active and responsive lessons, providing opportunities for communication and social skill development, and using fascinations and special interests as a support tool.

Day 2: From Text Maps to Memory Caps: Differentiating Instruction in K-12 Classrooms – Educators will learn strategies and adaptations to engage, motivate, support, and inspire a diverse group of students by creating classroom games, study aids, visual supports, teaching tools, and review materials.

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USF CARD Autism Summer Institute

Presented by: Joel Shaul, LCSW & Josh Nadeau, Ph.D.
Hosted by USF CARD

July 16 & 17, 2019
Clearwater, 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).

Day 1: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 Keynote: Social Skills Teaching Kits for Children with Autism Presented by: Joel Shaul, LCSW

Day 2: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 Keynote: What Happens When It’s More Than ASD? Presented by: Josh Nadeau, Ph.D.

Each day, the keynote will be followed by two 90-minute breakout sessions.


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CARD Conference 2020 - Call for Papers

The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities is now inviting proposals for their 27th Statewide Annual Autism Conference in Orlando, FL, January 17-19, 2020. Visit for more information and to submit a proposal.

Submission deadline is May 31, 2019.

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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 © 2019 Partnership for Effective Programs for Students with Autism, All rights reserved.

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