Oklahoma Statewide Autism Conference

 

When You Can't Change the Direction of the Wind, Adjust Your Sails

 

Registration is Open! 

Oklahoma’s 11th annual conference on Autism Spectrum Disorder 

For Families, Health Professionals, Educators, and Advocates

November 22-23, 2019
Sheraton Midwest City Hotel at the Reed Conference Center
Midwest City, OK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agenda

 

Coming Soon

 

 


To view the presenters

Continuing Education

Continuing education approval will be applied for with the following boards for up to 11.75 hours of CEU credit.  All attendees will need to retain a copy of their certificate of attendance in the event of an audit.  Certificates of Attendance are available to Professional / Educator registrants only.
 

Certified Behavior Analysts:  The Oklahoma Autism Network, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center has been authorized as a provider of Type II continuing education by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.  ACE Provider Number OP-18-2901.   

Licensed Professional Counselors and Licensed Marital and Family Therapists: State Board of Behavioral Health Licensure. 

Occupational Therapists: Occupational Therapy Committee, State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision.  

OKDHS-DDS: Oklahoma Department of Human Services, Developmental Disabilities Services. 

Physical Therapists: Physical Therapy Committee, State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision. 

Psychologists: Oklahoma Board of Examiners of Psychologists, The University of Oklahoma is an approved provider.  

Social Workers:  Oklahoma Board of Licensed Social Workers, CE Provider number: 20190027.  

Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists: Oklahoma Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.   

Excellence in Autism Award

Jan Moss2014 
Jan Moss

Private Consultant
Freelance Consultancy & Training

Former Director of Leadership and Advocacy
Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Best Practices
OU Health Sciences Center


 

 

Gary Albright2013
Gary Albright

Employment Specialist II
Autism Spectrum Disorder Transition Services Pilot & Transitional Work Adjustment Instructor
Goodwill Industries of Tulsa

 

 

Jim Nicholson2012
Jim Nicholson

Director
Developmental Disabilities Services
Oklahoma Department of Human Services

 

 

 

 

Mansur Choudry2011
Mansur Choudry, BSc Engg, MBA, Med, BCBA

Director of Autism Behavioral Education Lab (ABEL)
Special Care

 

 

 

 

2010
Jill Scott, MEd 
Special Ed teacher
Putnam City North High School

 

Diana Mobley2009
Diana Mobley, PhD

Licensed Psychologist
Private Practice

Family Scholarship Application

Who Is Eligible

  • Applicants must be an individual with autism or a parent, legal guardian or grandparent of individual with autism.

 

Application Process

  • Applicants must complete both pages of the scholarship application.
  • Applicants are responsible for their transportation and lodging.
  • A limited number of scholarships are available on a first-come, first served basis.
  • Applications will be accepted through October 25, 2019.
  • Applicants will be notified upon receipt of their application if they have been selected to receive a scholarship.
  • Scholarship recipients should not complete the conference registration form.  Scholarship recipients will be registered by the Oklahoma Autism Network.

 

How to Apply

  1. Mail completed form to: Oklahoma Autism Network, College of Allied Health, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 1200 North Stonewall Avenue, Room 1140, Oklahoma City, OK 73117
  2. Fax completed form to: 405.271.2630
  3. Email completed form to: okautism@ouhsc.edu

 

Print the family scholarship application

Location and Reservations

Conference Location

Sheraton Midwest City Hotel at the Reed Conference Center
5750 Will Rogers Road
Midwest City, OK  73110

A room block has been secured. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The guest rate is $95 plus tax (single rate).

 

Reservation Deadline

The special room rate will be available until 5:00 pm on November 1, 2019 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

Group Name:

Oklahoma Statewide Autism Conference 2019

Hotel Name:

Sheraton Midwest City Hotel

Hotel Address:

5750 Will Rogers Road

 

Midwest City, Oklahoma

 

73110

Registration by Phone:

1-800-325-3535

 Registration On-line:

Coming Soon

 

Directions

http://www.sheratonmidwestcity.com/things-to-do-in-oklahoma-city

Presenters

Keynote Speakers

Amy C. Laurent, PhD, OTR/L
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Psychology, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

Amy Laurent, Ph.D., OTR/L is a developmental psychologist and a registered pediatric occupational therapist. Currently in private practice, Amy specializes in the education of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and related developmental disabilities. The majority of Amy’s work involves collaborating with and supporting early intervention teams, school teams, and families. Her consultative services focus on the creation of educational programs and environments that facilitate children’s active engagement and learning at home, in schools, and throughout their communities. The SCERTS Model, of which she is a coauthor, along with differentiated instruction and developmental theory guide her practice.

Amy is an adjunct faculty member for the Department of Psychology at the University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI. She teaches courses focused on Developmental Psychology. Previously, she has served as an adjunct faculty member for the Communication Disorders Department at Emerson College and at the University of Rhode Island. In these roles, she developed graduate courses focused on preparing clinicians to meet the needs of children with autism, as well as the needs of their families.

Amy’s current research interests involve examining the relationship between characteristics of young children diagnosed with Autism and strategies used by parents to support them within the context of natural routines and play. Her publications focus on social communication and emotional regulation in individuals diagnosed with ASD. She frequently lectures and provides training throughout the United States and internationally on the SCERTS Model, and other topics related to therapeutic and educational intervention for children with ASD.

 

Jacquelyn H. Fede,  PhD
Developmental Psychologist, Program Evaluator

Jacquelyn Fede, PhD is a super fun, Autistic Self-Advocate, developmental psychologist and program evaluator.  Her research interests include immigration policy, autism, and community engagement.  She uses her experience to help educate others about autism through lecturing, blogging and consulting on evaluation projects.  A full scholarship Division 1 athlete in college, Dr. Fede continues to meet her sensory needs by seeking extreme physical activity.  She also enjoys the use of creativity and art for expression.  


Justin Leaf, PhD, BCBA-D
Director of Research, Autism Partnership Foundation

Dr. Justin Leaf is the Director of Research for the Autism Partnership Foundation. Justin received his master’s degree in Applied Behavioral Science and his doctorate degree in Behavioral Psychology in the Department of Applied Behavioral Science at the University of Kansas. Justin worked directly under the mentorship of Dr. James Sherman and Dr. Jan Sheldon. Justin has over ten years of clinical and research experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities.His research interests include looking at ways to improve social skills for children and adolescents with autism, developing friendships, comparing different teaching methodologies, and evaluating long term outcomes for children and adolescents diagnosed with autism. Justin has taught graduate level courses in applied behavior analysis and research methodologies. Additionally, Justin has published several articles in peer reviewed journals; has presented at national, state conferences, and invited events; and has consulted on research projects nationally and internationally. 


Steve Ward, MA, BCBA
Whole Child Consulting

Steve has been working in the field of Behavior Analysis since 1995, and is currently co-owner of Whole Child Consulting, LLC.

Steve has been consulting to individuals, teams, schools and companies around the world. As the consultant and Lead Behavior Analyst for a center school, Steve conducted functional assessments, wrote behavior plans, and trained staff to address a wide range of behaviors. He has also designed programming for a wide variety of repertoires, including verbal behavior, daily living skills, and academics, and a host of others.

Steve authored What You Need to Know about Motivation and Teaching Games: An In-depth Analysis, The Inventory of Good Learner Repertoires, and Teaching Good Learner Repertoires, and Teaching Advanced Learner Repertoires.  These publications reflect Steve’s passion not only for what students learn, but also for the manner in which they learn it.  Steve specializes in teaching social behaviors, incorporating knowledge from a variety of perspectives and remaining at all times behavioral in his own perspective.

Additional speaker details coming soon.

 

 

Registration

Registration Opens August 2019

 

Registration Fees

 

Family Member /
Individual with ASD*

Professional/
Educator

Student
(Student ID Required)

Early Registration (Aug 12 - Sept 20, 2019)

$109 or $168/couple

$169

$109

Standard Registration (Sept 21 - Nov 8, 2019)

$139 or $228/couple

$199

$139

Late/On-Site Registration (Nov 9 - 23, 2019)

$169 or $288/couple

$229

$169

* Family Members / Individuals with Autism are family members of individuals with ASD or individuals with autism.  Those who register as Family Members / Individuals with Autism are not eligible for continuing education credit.  To receive continuing education credit, participants must register as a Professional/Educator.

 

How to Register

  • Mail completed form and payment to: OUHSC-Oklahoma Autism Network, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center,
    College of Allied Health, 1200 N. Stonewall Avenue, Room 1140, Oklahoma City, OK, 73117, or
  • Fax or mail completed registration form with copy of Purchase Order to 405.271.2630, or
  • To pay with a credit card visit our MarketPlace site.

Print a registration form

 

Terms and Conditions

Check:   Make check payable to OUHSC-Oklahoma Autism Network and mail registration fees by  to:

Oklahoma Autism Network, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
College of Allied Health
1200 N. Stonewall Avenue, Room 1140
Oklahoma City, OK 73117

To receive the early registration rate, payment must be postmarked by September 20, 2019.
To receive the standard registration rate, payment must be postmarked by November 8, 2019.
All other registrations will be at the late/onsite registration rate .

Registration is not complete until payment is received.

 

Purchase Order:  Make purchase order payable to OUHSC-Oklahoma Autism Network.  Fax or mail completed registration form with copy of Purchase Order to:

Oklahoma Autism Network, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
College of Allied Health
1200 N. Stonewall Avenue, Room 1140
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
Fax:  405.271.2630

To receive the early registration rate, payment must be postmarked by September 20, 2019.
To receive the standard registration rate, payment must be postmarked by November 8, 2019.
All other registrations will be at the late/onsite registration rate.

Registration is not complete until purchase order is received.

 

Refund Information:  All cancellations must be submitted in writing and postmarked no later than November 8, 2019.   A $30 administration fee will be applied to all cancellations regardless of payment type.

Send cancellation request by Email to okautism@ouhsc.edu or mail to:

Oklahoma Autism Network, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
College of Allied Health
1200 N. Stonewall Avenue Rm 1140
Oklahoma City, OK 73117

Substitutions are allowed.  A request must be submitted in writing or on-site at the registration area.  Substitutes must complete a registration form. For more information, contact the Oklahoma Autism Network at (405) 271-7476 or okautism@ouhsc.edu.

 

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities

If you would like to reach the largest autism audience ever assembled in the state to share information about your company's products and services, download a Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities Packet (all sponsorship levels include exhibit space) and read the many ways to reach conference participants.

Exhibit space is limited and reserved on a first-come, first served basis. To purchase an exhibit space by credit card, visit our MarketPlace site. Sponsors do not need to purchase an exhibit space as it is included in the sponsorship benefits.

For general questions and information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Oklahoma Autism Network at okautism@ouhsc.edu or call toll-free 877.228.8476.

 

SPONSORHIP LEVEL AND EXHIBITOR COMPARISON

Sponsorship Level and Exhibitor Comparison

* Sponsorship link on the conference website for 6 months (3 months before/3 month after)
** Pending approval by conference committee
*** The standard rate for an exhibit booth is $300. The nonprofit rate is $150.

 

CONFERENCE SPONSORS

PLATINUM

The Lee Mitchener Tolbert Center for Developmental Disabilities, College of Allied Health, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

The Lee Mitchener Tolbert Center for Developmental Disabilities was founded in 1995 for the purpose of disseminating information, expanding knowledge, and promoting "best practice" service delivery to enhance the lives of people with developmental disabilities and their families. The Center was named in honor of Lee Mitchener Tolbert, a young man with a developmental disability, and his many accomplishments.

 

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Volunteer Opportunities

Why Volunteer

  • Interact and network with families, professionals, local and national presenters
  • A few hours of service contributes significantly to the success of the conference
  • Receive free registration to attend one day of the conference

 

Who Is Eligible

  • Family members, students, and professionals
  • Must be 18 years of age or older

 

What are the Terms

  • Volunteers will work one day and be able to attend the conference sessions on the other day with no registration fee
  • Volunteers will be assigned to a specific volunteer position
  • Volunteers are responsible for other expenses such as travel / lodging, meals, personal belongings, etc.
  • Volunteers will be selected on the basis of their application as there are a very limited number of volunteer positions available
  • Volunteers are required to attend a mandatory orientation meeting the evening of November 21, 2019 at 6:30pm at the Reed Conference Center Midwest City, OK conference site
  • Applications will be accepted until November 8, 2019
  • Volunteer applicants should not complete the conference registration form
  • Applicants will be notified upon receipt of their application if they have been selected for a volunteer position

Print the volunteer application