ABOUT THE AUTISM SYMPOSIUM

OVERVIEW

The Rockland Autism Symposium is administered by the Venture Foundation, LTD, with many thanks to our premier sponsors, Inna and Josh Needelman of Mindworks Charitable Trust, whose generous support helps keep the Symposium running.

All proceeds are used to enhance programs or services provided to Venture consumers, including Creative Arts, computer-assisted language instruction, and Recreational Sports such as adaptive basketball or swimming.

PROGRAM & SPEAKERS

Our format has changed a bit in 2018, as we plan to feature speakers with distinct points of perspective and then provide three concurrent breakout sessions for further deeper discussion on the topics.

The following professionals will be presenting at the Symposium:

  • Katrina Roberts, MS, BCBA – Director of Business Academy, Alpine Learning Group
  • Erin Richard White, Ph.D., BCBA-D – Director of Adult & Transition Services, Alpine Learning Group
  • Declan Murphy – Professor / Director, Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London
  • Peter J. Troy, M.B.A. – Vice President, Melmark, Inc.
  • Jill Harper, Ph.D. – Melmark, Inc.
  • Dr. Shawn Quigley, BCBA-D – Melmark, Inc.

REGISTRATION

This year, like last year, there will be a very modest, non-refundable enrollment fee of $20.00 for securing a seat at this renowned symposium.  Online registration will open by 10:00 AM on September 13, 2018 and is the ONLY way to register.

Don't miss out, register now!

SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE

October 25, 2018
8:00 - 8:30
Registration and Complimentary Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 8:45
Welcome & Opening Remarks

John A. Murphy
President, Camp Venture

8:45 - 9:45
``Alpine Learning Group – a model for successful transition and adult day programming``

Katrina Roberts, MS, BCBA
Director of Business Academy
Alpine Learning Group

Erin Richard White, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Director of Adult & Transition Services
Alpine Learning Group

9:45 - 10:00
Complimentary Coffee Break

10:00 - 11:00
``Can we really bring new treatments rapidly from the laboratory to people?``

Professor Declan Murphy
Mortimer D Sackler Chair in Translational Neurodevelopment
Institute of Psychiatry (King’s College) London

11:00 - 12:00
``Pragmatic Applications of ABA: Fitting the Science into the Environment Across Home and School``

Peter J. Troy, M.B.A.
Vice President, Melmark, Inc.

Jill Harper Ph.D.
Melmark, Inc.

Dr. Shawn Quigley, BCBA-D
Melmark, Inc.

12:00 - 12:45
Complimentary Lunch

12:45 - 2:30 Breakout Session: ``Transition and Adult Programming…What’s next for your student?``

Katrina Roberts
Erin Richard White
Alpine Learning Group

12:45 - 2:30 Breakout Session: ``How can we identify effective treatments for autism?``

Professor Declan Murphy

12:45 - 2:30 Breakout Session: ``Best practices in training staff and parents``

Peter Troy
Jill Harper
Dr. Shawn Quigley
Melmark, Inc.

SPEAKERS

ENROLLMENT FEE

$20

Fee is non-refundable. Proceeds will be used to enhance programs or services provided to Venture consumers.

Your enrollment fee includes:

  • A single seat at the Symposium
  • Renowned speakers
  • Group breakout sessions
  • Complimentary lunch, dessert & coffee
  • Certificate of Attendance (upon request)

Important notes

  • Online registration only
  • Enrollment fee is non-refundable
  • Must present email receipt on day of event
  • Enrollment fee is NOT tax-deductible as the value of goods and services being provided is in excess of the enrollment fee

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