Training / Events

We provide training and participate in community events for the purpose of improving outcomes for individuals with ASD and their families.  In addition to our in-person trainings we have on-line trainings on a variety of topics presented by professionals from around Oklahoma.  

Autism and the Digital Age
 

October 4, 2019


Technology has permeated every aspect of our society, from the car, to the classroom, to the dinner table.  Many children and adults alike find it difficult to put down their phone or tablet.  Technology offers many advantages for children and youth with ASD and can be used as a tool to increase independence, including providing a means of communication for children who are nonverbal.  However, too much technology can have a negative impact on a child’s development and prevent meaningful engagement and development of skills necessary for a child to reach his or her full potential.  Additionally, some parents and teachers also experience increased problem behavior related to use of technology. 

Participants in this training will learn how technology impacts brain development, along with strategies for using technology to advance a child’s independence and skills.   Participants will also learn how to use behavioral strategies to develop a plan for decreasing the use of technology as a form of entertainment without experiencing increased problem behavior.  

Where:  College of Allied Health, Oklahoma City
When:  9:00 - 3:00

Registration:  Complete the registration form and return to Oklahoma Autism Network

 

 

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ConnectedKids: Building a Foundation with Families

A training series provided by the Oklahoma Autism Network


About the ConnectedKids Training Series:

ConnectedKids is a program for parents to learn how to use developmental and behavioral (ABA) strategies with their child with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  The focus of the program is to increase the child’s social communication and engagement skills. We are offering the ConnectedKids program in an intensive, interactive, and in-class training over four full-days. The program, scheduled over a three-month period, allows for practice of strategies between training days.  Parents or primary caregivers who participate in the training will learn:

  • to use strategies to increase your child’s interest in interacting with you and others in your family;
     
  • to use your child’s interest in an activity to teach new social-communication skills, such as requesting, following directions, playing with toys, and imitating others;
     
  • to use prompting and reinforcement to teach new skills, which are key applied behavior analysis (ABA) techniques that help your child develop new, more complex skills;
     
  • to identify what skills to teach your child and how to create opportunities to teach during play and daily routines;
     
  • about resources in the community; and
     
  • to advocate for your child in a collaborative way.


What is Required:

  • Attend all four days of training.  From each family participating, at least one (the same) parent or caregiver must attend all sessions because the information during each session is based on what was learned during prior sessions.
     
  • The child must be between 2 and 6 1/2 years of age during the time of the training.
     
  • Complete homework and practice with your child at home between training sessions.
     
  • Record short 3-5 minute videos of you and your child playing together to demonstrate use of the new strategies you are learning.  Videos may be viewed during training.


Dates, Time, Location and Other Information:

  • Next series is fall 2019.  Specific dates and details coming soon.
     
  • All trainings are scheduled from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the OUHSC campus in Oklahoma City.
     
  • Registration is free
     
  • Participation is limited to 8 families.


For More Information Contact:

Ginger Wells, MSW at 405.271.2131 ext. 47117 or ginger-wells@ouhsc.edu

 

Finding a Place in the World:  Supporting Children and Youth for the Transition to Adulthood
 

September 27,  2019


More children with autism are growing up and often struggle to succeed in the adult world.  Research has identified key factors that contribute to greater success in adult life.  The presenters will discuss and provide strategies for teaching key social and adaptive skills and strategies for increasing collaboration between parents and professionals to facilitate successful transition to adult life.  Participants will also learn about secondary-transition resources available in Oklahoma.


When:  9:00 - 3:00
Where:  College of Allied Health, Oklahoma City
Registration:  Complete the registration form and return to the Oklahoma Autism Network

Fundamental Skills for Everyday Life for Children with ASD
 

August 30 & September 13, 2019
 

Research indicates that several fundamental skills are necessary for children with ASD to be successful and to reduce the likelihood of problem behavior.  Some of these skills include the ability communicate in an effective way, meaningful ways to occupy time, and ways to deal with difficult situations.  Participants in this two-day training will learn strategies based on applied behavior analysis (ABA) and other evidence-based interventions to teach these fundamental skills to children and youth with ASD. 
 
When:  9:00 - 3:00 each day
Where:  College of Allied Health, Oklahoma City
Registration:  Complete the registration form and return to the Oklahoma Autism Network
 

 

Megan Miller, PhD, BCBA-D, LBARegistration Closed

March 6, 2019

Session 1:  Advancements in Autism Interventions

9:00 am-3:00 pm.  Target Audience: Professionals / educators, and parents. CEU = 4.5 contact hours

Behavior analysis is considered the gold standard in developing socially significant interventions for individuals diagnosed with autism. Over the past 20 years, advancements have been made relating to understanding the diagnosis of autism and the application of behavior analysis.  Dr. Miller will provide a summary of these advancements in 3 key areas: instructional control, motivation and pairing, and early intervention.  The workshop will include video examples demonstrating these advancements, discussion of the research supporting these advancements, and opportunities to practice applying this information in small groups.

 

Session II:  "The Seven Steps to Instructional Control":  Ethics and Alternatives to Traditional Escape Extinction

3:30 pm-5:30 pm.  Target Audience: Board Certified Behavior Analysts, Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts, or students completing an ABA course sequence. CEU = 2.0 contact hours available to BCBAs and BCaBAs only

Behavior analytic intervention programs frequently include the use of forced prompting to earn compliance with demands and reduce escape maintained challenging behavior. This approach is effective but can result in an increase in challenging behavior if the challenging behavior is also maintained by attention or can be difficult to implement with clients who are larger in size. Additionally, caregivers and staff may not accept the use of forced prompting and may not implement the procedure during the naturally occurring routine, which also reduces the effectiveness of the procedure. The purpose of this presentation is to explore ethical considerations regarding the use of forced prompting by drawing from the BACB Ethical and Professional Compliance Code and Van Houten et al. (1988). Additionally, the presentation will explore how the 7 Steps to Earning Instructional Control addresses these ethical considerations and whether research in the basic or applied areas supports alternatives to forced prompting such as the 7 Steps as viable options for reducing escape maintained challenging behavior.  

 

Megan Miller, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA is the co-founder of Navigation Behavioral Consulting and CEO of PEAK ABA Solutions. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from John Carroll University in 2004 and obtained a Master’s degree in Psychology with a Specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis from Florida State University in 2007.  Megan earned her Ph.D. in Special Education and Behavior Analysis at The Ohio State University in 2015.  Dr. Miller’s early training in behavior analysis occurred at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism as a volunteer/intern in 2003.

Since that time, she has provided services to over 100 children diagnosed with autism and other disabilities.  Dr. Miller has taught courses in behavior analysis and special education at the University of Mary Washington, University of West Florida, The Ohio State University, Florida State University, and Southern Illinois University.  She has co-authored journal articles published in the Journal of Developmental Physical Disability, Behavior Analysis in Practice, and Teaching Exceptional Children.  She also co-authored “The 7 Steps to Earning Instructional Control” with Robert Schramm, BCBA.

Megan has provided over 40 presentations to numerous professional organizations, including the Association for Behavior Analysis International, the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis, the Association for Behavior Analysis International, the Ohio Association for Behavior Analysis, and the Emerald Coast Association for Behavior Analysis.

 

Location:

Oklahoma City
Participants will receive details about the training location after registering

 

Registration Fees

Session I: Advancements in Autism Intervention

 

Family Member /
Individual with ASD*

Professional/
Educator

Student
(Student ID Required)

9:00 am - 3:-00pm

$50

$100

$50

       

Session II: “The Seven Steps to Earning Instructional Control”: Ethics and Alternatives to Traditional Escape Extinction

 

BCBA / BCaBA

Students completing ABA course sequence
(Student ID Required)

 

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

$45

$20

 

* 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.  

 

Certificates of Attendance:

Session I: Certificates of Attendance available to professional / educator registrants only.
Session II: Certificates of Attendance available to professional / educator registrants who are BCBAs and BCaBAs only.

 

How to Register

  • To pay with a credit card visit our MarketPlace site.
  • 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

Print a registration form

 

Terms and Conditions

Check:   Make check payable to OUHSC-Oklahoma Autism Network and mail registration fees by  February 28, 2019 to:

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

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

Registration is not complete until purchase order is received.

 

Refund Information:  All cancellations must be submitted in writing and postmarked no later than February 28, 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.

 

Continuing Education:

Continuing education approval will be applied for with the following boards for 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.

 

APPROVED

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.   Session I and Session II.

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

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.   

 

PENDING

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

AUTISM TOOL KIT: LIFE FIRST!
The Oklahoma Autism Network and the Tulsa Autism Foundation  collaborated to provide following  workshops to provide useful tools and practical resources for everyday living.  
 

Community Living: Explaining Autism to the Public

Community Living: Explaining Autism to the Public (Video)


Everything You Wanted to Know About Puberty and Autism, But Were Afraid to Ask

Everything You Wanted to Know About Puberty and Autism, but Were Afraid to Ask (Video)
Everything You Wanted to Know About Puberty and Autism, but Were Afraid to Ask PowerPoint Presentation (PowerPoint 
Presentation)


My Story About Menstruation (page 1) 
My Story About Menstruation (page 2) 


Setting Play Dates: Creating Social Opportunities for young Children with Autism

Setting Play Dates: Creating Social Opportunities for Young Children with Autism (Video)
Setting Play Dates: Creating Social Opportunities for Young Child with Autism PowerPoint Presentation (PowerPoint Presentation)
Playdates for Young Children with Autism and Other Disabilities (Article)

 

Following are trainings offered by the Oklahoma Autism Network.  If you are interested in hosting a training, please call (405) 271-7476 or email okautism@ouhsc.edu


Community Church Trainings 
Training for church staff related to supporting children with autism.  

Parent-led Organizations
The Oklahoma Autism Network has partnered with many parent-led organizations across the state to provide training on a variety of topics.  

Community Programs
The Oklahoma Autism Network can provide autism training for Community Programs.