Archive for the ‘2008-05(May)’ Category

CoCo’s Meeting – 5/27

Sunday, May 25th, 2008

Dr. Hellmers is coming to speak about immune system issues with our kids. We will also talk about Patch testing which identifies delayed food reactions. Lots of us did SAGE but we can know do testing that is legitimate and paid for by insurance. Considering IVIG? Come learn when and how to get it covered. Dr. Hellmers is a fantastic immunologist and one of our core doctors who is really treating our kids right! All are welcome to attend.

Coco’s Restaurant
Tatum and Cactus
6:30 in the backroom
May 27th (Tuesday)

Questions contact Cynthia

ABA Training: Evidence-Based Interventions for Supporting Individuals with ASDs – 4/4, 5/2, 5/19

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

SARRC is expanding its applied behavior analysis (ABA) training to include three workshops created specifically for parents, habilitators and professionals working with individuals with ASDs. Participants will learn evidence-based strategies for supporting individuals of all ages with varying levels of ability. Participants will also learn valuable information about communication skills, positive behavior support, how to structure the environment and reinforcement procedures. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance for professional development.

Where: SARRC, 300 N. 18th Street, Phoenix When: Introduction to ABA: Friday, April 4; Advanced ABA: Friday, May 2; Decreasing Problem Behaviors and Increasing Appropriate Social Skills: Monday, May 19
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $40/session or $100 for all three sessions. *Discounts are available for groups of five or more.

To register, please contact Karen Schultz of SARRC at (602) 340-8717.

Session 1: Introduction to ABA – Friday, April 4
This training will cover the basic components of ABA, including the ABCs of behavior, reinforcement and prompting strategies and the importance of understanding typical child development for designing effective interventions.

Session 2: Advanced ABA – Friday, May 2
This training will provide information on evidence-based interventions for working with individuals with ASDs. Topics will include Discrete Trial Teaching (DTT), Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT), Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and Positive Behavior Support (PBS).

Session 3: Decreasing Problem Behaviors and Increasing
Appropriate Social Skills – Monday, May 19
Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBSs) are essential to identifying the reasons behind difficult behaviors and to the development of effective behavior support plans. This presentation will detail information regarding the use of structured interviews, observation techniques and data collection procedures necessary for successful assessments. Practice exercises also will be conducted to assist participants in the development and implementation of behavior support strategies.

ASA-Greater Phoenix Chapter’s Annual Autism/Asperger’s Conference – 5/3, 5/4

Friday, March 14th, 2008

Sheraton Crescent Hotel, 2620 W. Dunlap, Phoenix

May 3-4, 2008, 8:30AM-4:30PM

Keynote Speakers include Jenny McCarthy (author of “Louder than Words: A Mother’s Journey in Healing Autism” ) and Kathleen Quill (author of “Do-Watch-Listen- Say” and editor of “Teaching Children with Autism”), and there are many other great speakers too.

Visit website to download a brochure or to register online (coming soon) or print the registration page out and mail it to:

P.O. Box 10543, Phoenix, AZ 85064-0543

Any questions, send email to or call (480) 940-1093.

Understanding and Supporting Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the School Setting — 2/23, 3/15, 4/26, 5/10, 6/7

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

This workshop is designed for professionals working with children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in a preschool or toddler program. The training will also include an overview of ASD characteristics, motivational strategies to support appropriate behavior, and a framework for incorporating instructional strategies into the classroom. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance for six hours of professional development.
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Place: SARRC
Cost: No Fee
To register, please contact Karen Schultz at (602) 218-8220.
Note: February training will be held at Northern Arizona University, Student Union, Havasupai Room, from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.