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The Arizona Autism Coalition
5th Annual Conference

November 7, 2015

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Ability 360 Center, 5025 E Washington Street, Phoenix AZ


Sessions for Parents + BCBA’s + Other Professionals

Over 15 Speakers

Lunch Included

CEU’s Available for BCBA’s 

Evening Wine + Cheese Reception

Free Parking

Featured Presenters


Laura Lee McIntyre, Ph.D., BCBA-D

“Family-centered interventions to promote positive outcomes for children with developmental disabilities”

Theresa McKeon

“TAGteach: Tag Don’t Nag” Teaching with Acoustical Guidance"

Other Sessions

Elaine Berkley, MSW

“IEP Advocacy”

Gina Griffiths


“Arizona Employment First-JOBS (Job Opportunities Build Success)”

Adam Hahs, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA

Arizona State University

“Promoting a Symbiotic Learning Environment: A Path to Habilitation for Practitioners and Learners”

Susan Marks, J.D., Ph.D, BCBA-D

Susan Marks & Advocates, PLLC 

“Putting the Horse Before the Cart: Sorting Through Evidence-Based Interventions for Children with ASD”

Ann Monahan

Ensure Billing

“The 5 W’s of Funding-Who, What, When, Where, & Why to bill for AHCCCS Services (ALL Medicaid Funding)”

Janna Murrell

Raising Special Kids

“New Diagnosis? Now What….”

Dr. Sara Salek

AHCCCS Chief Medical Officer

“ASD Committee Preview”

Katie Sprouls, Ph.D., NCSP

Eleutheria Wellness

“Incorporating Diversified Services for a Comprehensive Wellness Treatment Approach”

Paige Raetz, Ph.D., BCBA-D and Jeff Ross, M.A.

SARRC & FirstPlace

“Adult services for individuals with ASD: Program models to support independence and employment.”

Karen Starbowski

MassMutual Arizona Special Care Planning Team

“Life Care Planning”

Christopher Tiffany

Raising Special Kids

“Transition to Adulthood”

Dr. Thomas Tuzzolino

North Scottsdale Family Chiropractic

“The Perfect Storm”

Christine Wentz & Amanda Sumney


“Incorporating a ‘My Way’ System to Increase Flexibility within Daily Activities & Transitions”

Ehren Werntz, BCBA

AZA United

“Dynamic Treatment for Dynamic Families: The Behavioral Health Program at AZA United”

James Williams & Melinda Khachaturian 

Independent Living Experience

“Transition Matters: Meeting the Post-Secondary Needs of Students with Autism”

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