UNH Institute On Disability
Launches Autism Conference Series Dec. 6
Faculty researchers discuss “Supporting
Young Children with Autism and Their Families”
Contact: Beth Potier
UNH Media Relations
Nov. 29, 2005
DURHAM, NH – The University of New Hampshire’s Institute
on Disability launches a series of autism-focused conferences that
bring research to practice with a discussion of early identification
of autism spectrum disorders.
WHAT: Supporting Young Children with Autism and Their Families
WHEN: Dec.6, 2005; 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
WHERE: Concord Grappone Center, Concord, N.H.
WHO: Ann Dillon, M.Ed., project coordinator, Institute on
Disability at UNH
Sullivan, Ph.D., research assistant professor, Institute on Disability
MORE: This session will discuss issues around early identification
of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in children under the age of
three as well as early supports and services for families who have
a child diagnosed with ASD, or have concerns that their child may
be on the spectrum. The session will focus on early markers for
ASD in young children, specifically addressing “red flags”
that you can be on the lookout for during daily interactions and
at what ages they might be evident. The session will share some
of the latest research around early markers for ASD in infants and
toddlers, and will help you to apply this information to children
and families in a positive behavioral supports model. Participants
will also learn the basics of developing a functional behavioral
assessment, resulting hypothesis, and support plan.
REGISTER: Contact the Institute on Disability at 603-228-2084.
Cost is $90; includes breakfast, lunch, and materials.
The conference series continues through the spring with the following
Jan. 11: “Autism and the Myth of the Person Alone: Lessons
from Firsthand Accounts.” Concord Grappone Center.
Jan. 30: “Understanding Autism and Challenging Behaviors.”
Concord Grappone Center.
March 13: “Balancing ABA and Inclusive Education.” Concord
March 28: “Understanding Potential Causes of Autism: The Relationship
Between Autism and the Environment.” Center of N.H., Manchester.
April 20: “Evidence-Based Practice in Educating Students with
Autism in Inclusive Classrooms.” Concord Grappone Center.
For more information, go to http://www.iod.unh.edu.