2016 Autism Conference
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
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.
For questions contact: Deborah E. Schadler at 215-646-7300, ext. 21160 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The conference is funded by the Montgomery County Child Development Foundation.