2017 Autism Resource Conference

We are thrilled to announce dates for the 2017 Ag for Autism Autism Resource Conference! This year's event will be a two-day conference; the first day specifically focused on training for educators and therapists, and the second geared toward parents and caregivers. For this reason, please take care to register for the appropriate session.

The Autism Resource Conference will once again be provided free of charge thanks to the generous support of our donors. Last year's event filled quickly, so register early!


Day One - Educators and Therapists

When?

Thursday August 3, 2017

Where?

Jonesboro High School Performing Arts Center
301 Hurricane Dr, Jonesboro, AR 72401

Conference Schedule

  • Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00p.m. (Sign in begins at 8:00 a.m.)
  • Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (On your own, lunch will not be provided.)

Topics - Decoding Behavior & Do This Not That

Decoding Behavior: What is the behavior telling you? In this explanatory workshop, we will apply some basic principles so that we can begin to decode and identify some possible functions of behavior as a first step to understanding how to create goals and replace effective yet challenging behaviors for individuals with autism.

Do THIS Not THAT: Social and communicative deficits are at the core of Autism Spectrum Disorder, which can result in skill deficits and excesses of maladaptive behaviors. Explore a set of evidence-based interventions and teaching strategies to replace deficits with a set of meaningful and functional skills to increase success.

Training provided by a Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) Clinical Consultant.

A certificate of attendance will be provided to attendees at the end of the day which can be turned in for CEU credit consideration.


Day Two - Parents and Caregivers

When?

Friday August 4, 2017

Where?

The Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas
3414 One Place, Jonesboro, AR 72404

Conference Schedule

  • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Sign in begins at 8:30 a.m.)

Topic - Get Motivated

Get Motivated: Let’s explore motivation. If we can understand it, then we might be able to understand how we can apply strategies to target motivation in an attempt to increase the effectiveness of teaching, targeting new skills or decreasing challenging behavior. Training will provide opportunity for parent participation.

Training provided by a Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) Clinical Consultant.

Donations may also be mailed to:
Ag For Autism
2532 B Alexander Dr
Jonesboro, AR 72401