The Annual Parent Autism Conference @ Rose Performance Hall, Beverly [21 April]

The Annual Parent Autism Conference

08:30 - 13:00

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Rose Performance Hall
376 Hale St, Beverly, Massachusetts 01915
The Annual Parent Autism Conference

Families of individuals diagnosed with autism, as well as BCBA professionals are invited to a FREE conference and workshop that will provide current and very practical information about living with autism.

2018 Key Note Speaker: James Chok, Ph.D, BCBA-D

James Chok, Ph.D., BCBA – D is a licensed psychologist, neuropsychologist, and BCBA. Dr. Chok received his doctoral degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and completed a one year internship and two year postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Dr. Chok previously served as the Senior Director of Clinical Services for the Residential Treatment Facility at Melmark Pennsylvania, which specializes in the treatment of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, and severe challenging behavior. He now serves as a Behavioral Neuropsychologist for Melmark Pennsylvania, and has a private practice in West Chester, PA. Dr. Chok previously served as the Vice President of the New Hampshire chapter of the International OCD Foundation is incoming President of PennABA. He currently serves as a graduate instructor for UMASS Boston, and is a published author in peer-reviewed scientific journals. In 2011, Dr. Chok was the recipient of the Outstanding Practitioner Award given by the Berkshire Association for Applied Behavior Analysis and Therapy.

Workshops- options include:

— Teaching skills that matter: Identifying important skills and teaching them in meaningful ways

— Parenting a child with autism: Coping strategies and creative solutions

— Effective Collaboration between Behavior and Speech Pathology: Working together to help learners with ASD.

— Transitioning: Understanding Adolescent and Adult Issues in ASD.

— Understanding and intervening with challenging behavior: A practical guide to what works

— Toilet Training: Understanding and Using Strategies that Work

A light breakfast will be served.
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