Conference Agenda

This year, opportunity and inspiration will be abounding in three full days of engaging speakers, research findings, and artistic display. This year the action is packed right into the evenings, including an exclusive film engagement!

Wednesday November 30 Thursday December 1 Friday, December 2 BCBA Sessions Register Online Now

Wednesday November 30, 2016

6:30am-8:00am Registration (Room 103AB)
8:30am Opening Ceremonies (John Bassett Theatre)
Session #1 (John Bassett Theatre) Mental Health & Thriving in People with ASD
Jonathan Weiss, Ph.D.
Session #2 (Room 104AB)
(2.5 BACB CEUs)
Teaching Safety Skills to Individuals with Autism
Bridget A. Taylor, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Session #3 (Room 104CD) Shifting the Paradigm: A Respectful Approach to Meaningful Behaviour Change
Lee Stickle
10:30am-11:00am AM BREAK
11:00am - 12:00pm Session #1 Continued  
Session #2 Continued  
Session #3 Continued  
12:00pm-1:00pm LUNCH

Session #4 (John Bassett Theatre)

Emotion Regulation Interventions for Youth/Teens with ASD
Jonathan Weiss, PhD
Session #5 (Room 104AB)
(2.5 BACB CEUs)
Breakin’ The Law!: Ways to Increase Compliance with Rules and Expectations
Merrill Winston, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Session #6 (Room 104CD) Couples Panel - Between You and Me: Autism and Relationships
Moderated by Stephen Shore, Ph.D.
Martine Stonehouse, John Gelmon, Lindsey Nebeker, B.A., David Hamrick
2:30pm-3:00pm PM BREAK
Session #4 Continued  
Session #5 Part 2 (Room 104AB) Whaddya Lookin' At?
Merrill Winston, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Session #7 (Room 104CD) Choosing Higher Education …& Staying There
Stephen Shore, Ph.D.
4:15pm-6:30pm Poster Presentation & cocktail reception (John Bassett Theatre Lobby)

Thursday December 1, 2016 (Top)

6:30am-8:00am Registration (Outside of Room 106 & 107)
8:30am–10:00am Keynote #1 (John Bassett Theatre) Rekindle the Flame – Renewing Purpose and Passion in Work
Denise Bissonnette
10:00am-10:30am AM BREAK
10:30am - 12:00pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS
Session #8 (Room 101) Practical Issues with Medication Management
Evdokia Anagnostou, MD
Session #9 (Room 104AB) Undaunted We Pressed On: Navigating the Spectrum with A Sense of Humour
Michael McCreary
Session #10 (Room 105)
(1.5 BACB CEUs)
Problem Behaviour is Predictable & Preventable
Timothy Vollmer, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Session #11 (Room 104CD) Promoting Resilience Throughout the Life Span in ASD
Peter Szatmari, MD. MSc, FRCPS
Session #27 (John Bassett Theatre) Interoception, The 8th Sensory System: Practical Considerations and Strategies for Improving Self-Regulation and Social Cognition
Kelly Mahler
12:00pm-1:30pm LUNCH
1:30pm-3:00pm Physician Session Attendance restricted to physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, residents and nurse practitioners.
Session #12 (Room 101) Physician Session
Moderated by Evdokia Anagnostou, MD
Panelist: Liz Grier, M.D., Wendy Roberts, M.D., Marjory Phillips, C. Psych., Kevin Stoddart, Ph.D., Jessica Brian, Ph.D., C. Psych., Jonathan Weiss, Ph.D., Kristin Sohl, M.D.
Session #13 (Room 105) Decoding Dating: An Exploration of Dating and Relationships for Individuals with Autism
John Miller
Session #14 (John Bassett Theatre) Top Ten Mistakes within Programming for Children with ASD
Joanne Gerenser, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Session #15 (Room 104AB) Personalizing Health Care for Kids with ASD in Hospital Settings
Michelle A. Peralta, RN MN BScN BHSc Hon, Arlette Lefebvre MD, FRCP(c). Dip Child Psych, Barbara Muskat PhD, RSW
Session #16 (Room 104CD)
(1.5 BACB CEUs)
Ethics of Crisis Management
Merrill Winston, Ph.D., BCBA-D
3:00pm-3:30pm PM BREAK (Book Signing)
3:30pm-5:00pm Physician Session
Session #12 (Physician Session) Continued  
Session #17 (Room 104AB) Canadian Autism Partnership (CAP)
Margaret Whelan
Session #18 (John Bassett Theatre) Employment Panel - Making it Work: Inclusion in the Workplace
Moderated by Denise Bissonnette
Matt Cottle, David Barber, John Miller, Sam Forbes
Session #19 (Room 105)
(1.5 BACB CEUs)
Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) in Young Children with ASD: Advancements in the Field
Daniel Openden, Ph.D., BCBA-D
7:00PM Talking Pictures (John Bassett Theatre)

Friday, December 2, 2016 (Top)

7:30am-8:30am Registration (Outside of Room 106 & 107)  
8:30am–10:00am Keynote #2 Social Emotional Engagement: The “Fuel for Learning” in the Classroom Setting
Emily Rubin, MS, CCC-SLP
10:00am-10:30am AM BREAK
10:30am - 12:00pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS
Session #21 (John Bassett Theatre) Parents on the Fault-line: Co-Parental Conflict, Family Breakdown and Implications for Children with ASDs
Rae Morris, Michael A. Saini, Ph.D., Kevin Stoddart, Ph.D.
Session #22 (Room 105) Hidden Curriculum: Practical Solutions for Understanding Rules in Social Situations
Brenda Smith Myles, Ph.D.
Session #23 (Room 104CD)
(1.5 BACB CEUs)
The Critical Roles of Teachers, Paraprofessionals & Parents as Behavioural Engineers
Andrew Houvouras IV, MA, BCBA
12:00pm-1:00pm LUNCH
Session #24 (John Bassett Theatre)
(1.5 BACB CEUs)
Working Together: Behaviour Analyst & Occupational Therapist Collaboration
Amy Stango, M.S., OTR/L, M.S., BCBA
Session #25 (Room 105) Why Genomics is Important in Autism Research
Stephen Scherer, PhD, DSc, FRSC
2:30pm-3:00pm PM BREAK
3:00pm-4:00pm CLOSING CEREMONIES (John Bassett Theatre)

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