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Scheduled to Present:

Dr. Daniel Kessler

Clinical Practice: Is It Art or Science?  


Reflections on 40 years of professional activity focused on family centered care delivered through a bio-psychosocial approach to the care of children and their families who are affected by a range of developmental, behavioral, relational challenges.


Following Dr. Kessler's Kessler's keynote he will join other professionals in the field of autism for the Multi-Disciplinary Panel, It’s All About Collaboration! Other professionals on the panel include Joseph Gentry, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Diana Davis-Wilson, M.Ed., LBA, BCBA, Dawna Sterner, M.Ed., BCBA, Nicolette Piano, MS, CCC-SLP, BCBA, & Bryan Davey, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA. (CEU)


  • Acceptance, Commitment, and Mindfulness for Children with Autism, Social and

     Emotional Challenges, and their Neurotypical Peers, Mark Dixon, Ph.D. (CEU)

  • You’re a Healthcare Provider, Get Over It!   Ann Monahan, Pathfinder Health Innovations, President, Arizona Autism Coalition

  • Parents Quick Guide: Managing Tasks & Promoting Engagement, Kelsey Schimmel, M. Ed. SARRC-Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center


  • Teaching Caregivers Appropriate Engagement, Kaitlyn Turner, SARRC-Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center

  • What's This Thing Called FAPE: A Parent's Guide to Special Education, Hope Kirsch, Lori Kirsch-Goodwin, Kirsch-Goodwin &  Kirsch, PLLC    


  • Raising Special Kids Overview- Raising Special Kids Staff


  • Early Access to Care - Arizona: Autism and the Case for the Medical Home, Robin Blitz, MD, Phoenix Children’s Hospital & Diana Davis-Wilson, M.Ed., LBA, BCBA, Hope Group, (CEU)                                  

  • Having and Managing Social Media Without Getting Into Hot Water, Susan Marks, JD, PhD, BCBA-D & Vanessa DiCarlo,  M.Ed, Susan Marks and Advocates, PLLC. (CEU)                                                         

  • Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) 101 - What Providers Need to Know!,  Mark F. Carroll, MD, Physician Program Consultant,  AHCCCS      


  • Discipline & Bullying Involving Students with ASD, Hope Kirsch &  Lori Kirsch-Goodwin, Kirsch-Goodwin &    Kirsch, PLLC


  • Fun on the Farm, OT for Tots to Teens, Cherise Basques, M.S.  OTR/L & Angela Troy, M.S. OTR/L, The Therapy Farm                       

  • Positive Behavior Interventions & Support-PBIS, Daniel Davidson, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA, Director of Program Training, Intermountain Centers for Human Development & Barbara Brent, Director of State Policy, NASDDDS (CEU)        


  • Increasing Parent Adherence in Behavioral Techniques Using Behavior Contract, Amber Reckner, M.Ed, & Katrina Warriner, BCBA, SARRC-Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (CEU)                  


  • Collaborative Care Coordination, Cynthia Macluskie, Autism Society  of Greater Phoenix, Diedra Freedman, Arizona Autism Coalition (CEU)

  • The Changing Landscape of Employment Services and Supports,  Janet Holt, Employment First, Susan Voirol, Sonoran UCEDD, Margaret Corcoran, DDD, Nicholas Love, Ability360     


  • Play: It’s Not What You Think It Is!, Kelsey Bocken, CTRS, Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center


  • Teaching First Words: A Case Example of Two Toddlers with Autism,  Christine Wentz, BCBA, SARRC-Southwest Autism Research &Resource Center. (CEU)                                


  • Psychological Flexibility as a Model for Effective Interdisciplinary Collaboration, Jeff Siegel, BCBA, Lauren’s Institute (CEU)                                      


  • Integrating AAC Devices in Daily Life-The Collaboration of Families & Therapists,  Erin Polk, BCBA, Something to Say AAC &  Kreed's World                                                                                                           

  •  Disability Benefits 101 (DB101), Nicholas Love, Ability360


  • Dual Diagnosis: Bridging the Treatment GAP with ABA,  Nikki Gates, MA, BCaBA, Marc Community Resource

AzABA will beholding their Annual Workshop the day prior to the main conference, on Friday, November 4th featuring additional CEUs for BCBAs. Click the button below to learn more + register for the AzABA workshop!

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