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Dr. Lorna Catford, Program Director

Location: Salazar Hall 2016, Sonoma State University. Fridays 1-3 p.m. ($20 Donation; Public Parking, $2.50 day fee)

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Autism Lecture Series: Fall 2008 Spring 2008 Fall 2007 Spring 2007 Fall 2006

9/19/08         Discovering Autism: Potential indicators of Autism Spectrum Disorders and diagnostic questions that need to be answered to determine an autism diagnosis

Todd Payne PsyD, and Joan Harris, PhD, North Bay Regional Center, Collaborative Autism Diagnostic Clinic psychologists

9/26/08         How Autism Affects the Family: Parents will share their experiences & answer questions about any aspect of parenting or working with a child with autism. Video

Jeannie Kelly, Will Noel, Mary Ann Malinak, parents of children diagnosed on the autism spectrum who participated in the Collaborative Autism Training & Support Program.

10/3/08         Early Intervention Teaching Strategies: How to engage the hard-to-engage child using evidence- & practice-based strategies including structured teaching, sensory-based curriculum, and Floortime-inspired activities

Pat Boblitt SH/LH specialist with over 30 years experience working with young children with autism. Currently working for Early Learning Institute with children ages 12-36 months

10/10/08        Sensory Integration, Exercise & Autism: Physical activity to promote self regulation. Video

Mike Webb, MA, Adapted Physical Education, Special Education Teacher, Sonoma County Office of Education; Marie Held, BA Speech Pathology, San Francisco State University.

10/17/08                  Behavioral Skill Development: Overview of Antecedent-Behavior-Consequence models & practical tips for the fundamentals of their use

Rose Velasquez,MS, School psychologist with advanced training in Behavior Analysis, Special Education Local Plan Area Program Specialist, and past Special Education administrator and principal.

10/24/08         Social Skill Development: Overview of emotional development & primary social skill deficits of autism, plus ideas for social skill development using Social Stories

Suzanne Tribbey, MA, NCSP, North County Consortium Preschool Psychologist

10/31/08         Communication Skill Development: Visual, verbal and social thinking & communication strategies

Pamela Heck, SS LH Special Education Teacher and Consultant, Cheryl Larson MA, CCC – SLP, Speech & Language Pathologist and Social Cognition Expert, ANOVA Center for Education

11/7/08         Alternative Approaches to Working with Autism: Using multiple avenues to reveal insight into the complex terrain of ASD– A Mom and a Doctor share their experiences

Treya Palmer, Naturopath in practice in Cotati, Kirsten Brownstein, MA, Parent Educator who’s researched non-mainstream approaches

11/14/08         When Kids Grow Up: Supporting adults with autism in the community through person-centered planning, plus career, recreation & self-esteem opportunities

Carol Fremault BS, Education, Executive Director: California Programs for the Autistic, Steve Sweet MA, Behavioral Consultant

11/21/08         What it’s Like to Be Autistic: Adults with autism spectrum diagnoses share their experiences of living with autism, and answer questions from an insider’s perspective

Daniel Geisler, William Moreno, Julia Pozsgai, Jennie Schultz & Scott Strayer, active adults with a variety of interests and life-styles, who have an autism spectrum diagnosis




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