2016 Autism Conference

University Hall
8:00 am to 3:00 pm

9th Annual Conference
Saturday, April 9, 2016 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Gwynedd Mercy University
1325 Sumneytown Pike, Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437

Registration begins at 8 a.m. 
Continental breakfast and lunch included
PQAS credits granted for all workshops

Register online!

Workshop Breakout Sessions 

Session 1: 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Surrounded by the Spectrum: Family Dynamics and ASD - Maletia Olson, LCSW, Spectra Support Services LLC Clinical Director 

Anxiety in Autism Spectrum Disorder: From Brain Mechanisms to Treatment - John Herrington, PhD, CHOP

What’s New in Social skills? Assessment, Intervention and Technology - Jill Schweizer, MEd, and Jennifer Summers, MEd, Central Bucks School District

Matching Interventions to Changing Developmental Levels - Charlotte Collier, PhD, Licensed Psychologist

Executive Function Skills: User Friendly Strategies - Ryan Wexelblatt, LSW, Center for Social and Executive Function 

Session II: 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Your Child has a Diagnosis, Now What? - Lisbeth Little, Philly Autism Support Group, Coordinator

Our Journey Into the World of Work - Noah Weiss and Kelly Weiss 

Accessing Therapy Services - Laurie Watkins, Director of Sales, and Dana O’Brien, Sales and Marketing Coordinator, Theraplay

Exploring Social Skills in Autism - Sean Romano, MS, Exceptional Learning, LLC

Session III 1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Caring For Your Love One with Special Needs: What Every Caregiver Needs To Know - Patrick Bergmaier, CFP, ChSNC, Chartered Special Needs Consultant and Lori M. Leathers, Parent & Founder, Financial Administrator

Autism Spectrum Disorder - Courtney Klinger, M.S. CCC-SLP/L and Megan Morace, MS, OTR/L-Theraplay

Integrated Social Learning: A School-Wide Model For Social Success - Alex Brosowsky, Head of School, The Quaker School at Horsham

“Guy Talk”: A Sexuality and Relationship Education Program for Boys with Social Learning Challenges - Ryan Wexelblatt, LSW, Center for Social and Executive Function 

Too Many Holes - Not Enough Plugs - Catherine Heller, EdD, Souderton Area School District

Workshop Breakout Sessions for Health Care Professionals

Session I: Nursing Care of Women with Autism Spectrum Disorder - Jane Donovan, PhD (candidate), MSN, RNC-MNN, Assistant Clinical Professor (For Health Care Professionals and Nursing Students)

Session II: Caring for the Parents of Children with Autism - Susan Landon, RN, MSN

Session III: An Overview of the Autism Spectrum for Nurses - Sean Romano, MS, Exceptional Learning, LLC

Full Day Workshops 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Pre-Registration Required)

Presenter: Tammy Bertel, MS, Montgomery County Intermediate Unit (MCIU)

The Flipped Classroom, the New Way to Teach Your Students
Exploring iPad Apps for Your Classroom
Google Tools to Enhance Your Classroom

Presenter: Brandon Lutz, Technology Applications Specialist Bucks IU, Vice President of PAECT

60in60: 60 Web Tools in 60 Minutes
Formative Assessment Tools You Can Use Tomorrow!
Digital Storytelling Across All Curriculums

Resource Room with more than a dozen representatives of services and institutions.

There is no cost for the conference for those individuals who live or work in Montgomery County. Register online.

Feel free to print out the flier and share! 

For questions contact: Deborah E. Schadler at 215-646-7300, ext. 21160 or schadler.d@gmercyu.edu

The conference is funded by the Montgomery County Child Development Foundation.