Autism Conference in Buellton by Eden Autism Services

WHO: Eden Autism Services

WHAT: AUTISM: Planning through the Lifespan

WHEN: Wednesday, April 13 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. and Thursday, April 14 8:30 am – 3:30 p.m. 8:45 am – 9:00 am Breakfast & registration 9:00 am – 3:30 pm program (see schedule for details)

WHERE: Santa Ynez Valley Marriott 555 McMurray Way, Buellton, CA 93427

COST: $75. per person for both days or $25 for Wednesday only

Registration Sign Up by April 13:

CONTACT: (609) 987-0099 x 3520 Susan Bird

Limited number of family scholarships courtesy of ASA SB

NOTE: If you are claiming CEUs for ASHA, BBS, CA BRN or BACB an additional $20 fee will be charged at the door to receive certification.

SPEAKERS: Phillip Hain, L.A. Executive Director of Autism Speaks on Advancing the Future of Adults with Autism; Anne Holmes, M.S., C.C.C., BCBA Clinical Director of Eden Autism, discussing The Power of Reinforcement and Its Effect on Behavior, Understanding the Needs of Individuals with ASD and Translating ABA into the Classroom Environment; Margie Oppel, attorney, Disability Rights on Legal Rights of Families Impacted by Autism; Jarice Butterfield, PhD Director of SELPA on Assistive Technology for Persons with Autism; Claudia Echavarria, M.Ed. on Individualized Transition Planning for Students Turning 16; Judy Corliss, R.N. on Managing the Medical Maze and another with her husband, Mark Corliss and Sara Black, Director of Supported Living Services for Institute for Applied Behavior Analysis on Supported Living; and Thomas McCool, EdD, President/CEO Eden Autism Services and Victor Dominocello, M.A. on Human Sexuality and Autism. Dr. McCool is responsible for developing these conferences and was named “Innovator of the Year” by Princeton’s Chamber of Commerce. He will also open the symposium. This is Eden’s fourth autism conference in our community.

Synopsis: Autism resources and services become harder to find once a person has aged out of the school system. This conference is designed for parents, family members, teachers, friends and medical professionals on how to assist people with autism throughout their life span. A few topics deal with classroom behavior and the basic needs of a person with ASD. In addition, the symposium will introduce discussions on legal rights and managing medications, new technology applications, human sexuality and give insights on coping mechanisms for people with autism and those around them.

Conference Partners: Autism Society of America/Santa Barbara; Innovative Learning; Santa Barbara County Education Office; Santa Barbara SELPA;

Santa Barbara School Districts


Wednesday, April 13

Registration 3:00 - 3:30

Breakout Session I 3:30 – 4:30

Power of Reinforcement and Its Affect on Behavior

Anne Holmes, M.S.,C.C.C., BCBA

Chief Clinical Officer, Eden Autism Services


Thursday, April 14

Registration 8:15 - 8:45 Continental Breakfast provided


Dr. Thomas McCool, EdD

President/CEO Eden Autism Services

PRESENTATION 9:00 – 10:00

Advancing the Future of Individuals with Autism

Phillip Hain

Executive Director, LA Chapter of Autism Speaks

BREAK 10:00 – 10:15

SESSION 1A 10:15 – 11:15

Assistive Technology for Persons with Autism

Jarice Butterfield, Ph.D. CBIS

Director SELPA (Special Education Local Plan Area)

SESSION 1B 10:15 – 11:15

Managing the Medical Maze

Judy Corliss, RNBSN

BREAK 11:15 – 11:30

SESSION 2A 11:30 – 12:30

Understanding the Needs of Individuals with ASD

Anne Holmes, M.S., C.C.C., BCBA

Chief Clinical Officer, Eden Autism Services

SESSION 2B 11:30 – 12:30

Human Sexuality and Autism

Dr. Thomas McCool, EdD, President/CEO Eden Autism Services and Victor Dominocielo, M.A. Human Biology and Health Teacher, Santa Barbara Middle School

LUNCHON YOUR OWN 12:30 – 1:15

Discounted lunch will be offered by the Marriott

SESSION 3A 1:15 – 2:15

Individualized Transition Planning for

Students Turning 16

Claudia Echavarria, M.Ed.

Coordinator, SELPA (Special Education Local Plan Area)

SESSION 3B 1:15 – 2:15

Legal Rights of Families Impacted by Autism

Margie Oppel, Esq.

Attorney for Disability Rights

BREAK 2:15 – 2:30

SESSION 4A 2:30 – 3:30

Translating ABA into the Classroom Environment

Anne Holmes, M.S, C.C.C., BCBA

Chief Clinical Officer, Eden Autism Services

SESSION 4B 2:30 – 3:30

Supported Living

Judy and Mark Corliss, Sara Black

Parents of an adult with autism and Director of Assisted Living

Q& A Social 3:30 – 4:30

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