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Friday, February 15 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Can You Have It All? Defensible, Cost Effective, and Efficacious Contemporary ABA Programs for Students with Autism

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Presented by nationally recognized researcher, author, and practitioner in Autism, Dr. Mitch Taubman, and experienced Special Education administrator, presenter, and author, Mary Schillinger, this presentation will cover the critical attributes of comprehensive and defensible programs from preschool through high school for all functioning levels of students with autism. Find out what the essential components are that must be addressed in any IEP and program for your students with autism, and how to embed these components into your Autism programs. Learn about solid, effective, and contemporary ABA techniques and programs that are researched based, specific to the individual needs of each student and legally defensible. A model for building capacity within district staff for the training and implementation of Applied Behavior Intervention in all settings will be described with suggestions for addressing the unique needs of your district and students. Rigorous goals, programming, and expectations for addressing the unique needs of your district and students. Rigorous goals, programming, and expectations in light of Endrew F. will be discussed. Find out how a well-trained behavior team can reduce disruptive behaviors and conduct in-class models for intervention. Checklists for use in conducting a gap analysis of your district programs as well as resources, strategies, and forms will be provided.

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Mitchell Taubman, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Actum Clinical and Behavioral Services
Mitchell Taubman worked with Dr. Lovaas as an undergraduate at UCLA in the early 1970s. He treated children with autism, ADHD and other disorders. He then attended the University of Kansas, studying with such founders of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) as Dr. Donald Baer, Dr. Todd... Read More →
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Mary Schillinger

Former Assist. Superintendent & Consultant, Collaboration for Success
Mary Schillinger is the former Assistant Superintendent of Education for Las Virgenes Unified School District in Southern California. Her experience includes general and special education teaching at all grade levels, and education administration. Mary was a Special Education Director... Read More →

Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Grand Ballroom JK