The 5th annual Pennsylvania Autism Training Conference runs from Tuesday, June 12, 2012 through Thursday, June 14, 2012 at the Eden Resort Inn and Suites in Lancaster, PA. According to the official PA Autism Training Conference website:
“This conference will focus on addressing real-life situations faced by those who work directly with individuals with autism, from the youngest children to older adults. The presenters will share strategies that exemplify best and most current practices developed by nationally recognized autism experts. Participants should be prepared to consider challenges for those individuals with autism they currently support. Each session will offer practical strategies and solutions that can improve the quality of life for people with ASD and their families.”
Sessions for providers, professionals, medical personnel, family members, caregivers and individuals on the autism spectrum are planned. The first day of the conference, June 12, is the Adult Autism Program Providers Day and it is not open to the general public.
Peter Gerhardt, Ed.D is scheduled to present the June 13 keynote address on the topic “Evidence-based Practice in Support of Quality of Life for Adolescents and Adults with ASDs.”
Dennis Debbaudt will present the keynote address on Thursday, June 14 on the topic of “Managing Police Contacts for Individuals with Autism.”
Register for the conference by creating an account on the PA Department of Public Welfare’s Bureau of Autism Services Training Systems page.