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.  

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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:

  • August 31, 2018; September 21, 2018; October 12, 2018; October 26, 2018
     
  • All trainings are scheduled from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the OUHSC campus in Oklahoma City.
     
  • Registration is $30 to cover the cost of materials
     
  • Participation is limited to 8 families.


For More Information Contact:

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

 

Megan Miller, PhD, BCBA-D, LBARegistration Open

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 metro area

 

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.

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

 

PENDING

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: 20180027. 

Winter Musical: "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"

(a special sensory-friendly performance)

Registration Open

 

The biblical tale of the dreamer, Joseph, and his coat of many colors gets spiced up with song, dance, and a few pop culture references. Written by the team that created several other spectacular hits such as Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita, this beloved musical features a spectacular musical score and dozens of Chargers from Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools. It's a must-see family event of the year! 

 

Date:    February 23, 2019

Time:     3:00-5:00 pm, doors open 2:30 pm

Location:  Heritage Hall, Howard Theatre, Oklahoma City

Cost:  Free, registration required

To register, visit our:  MarketPlace site

 

 

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.