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Summer Workshop Series - Seattle
A Collaborative Approach to Addressing Challenging Behaviors
July 8-9, 2015 from 8:30am-3:30pm daily
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Cost: $300 for registrations received through May 31, 2015; $320 after June 1, 2015


Temper tantrums, aggression, and eloping can get in the way of everyday activities from going out into the community to learning in school and everything in between. Individuals with autism spectrum disorders often display challenging behaviors that impede learning. Understanding how factors in our environment can increase or decrease challenging behaviors is important. Once you understand why challenging behaviors occur it is important to identify strategies to reduce the occurrence of the behavior and teach an appropriate behavior in its place.

In this two-day workshop, teachers and providers will learn practical tools for creating a positive learning environment. Specifically, participants will learn:

- To identify evidence-based positive behavior support strategies for the learning environment

- To identify functions of behavior and motivating factors for children with autism

- How to use practical and manageable systems for collecting and analyzing data in the classroom

- To identify replacement behaviors -To apply antecedent and consequence strategies to change behavior

- Tips for what to do “in that moment”

- To develop a plan to change behavior using strategies taught in the workshop

- How to work with teams to monitor behavior change plans including fidelity of implementation


As part of the training, case studies and activities will be provided to enhance learning. Additionally, participants will observe effective positive behavior support strategies in action at the Experimental Education Unit (EEU).

July 8 & 9, 2015
8:30am to 3:30pm

University of Washington
The Haring Center/CHDD
Auditorium, CD 150
1981 NE Columbia Rd. Seattle, 98195

Ashley Penney, MEd, BCBA
Cameron Sinquimani, MEd, BCBA
Chris Jones, PhD, BCBA-D
Julie Ashmun, MEd, BCBA
Robin Talley, MEd, BCBA

Clock hours and BCBA CEU's available. Space is limited.

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Summer Workshop Series - Spokane
July 15-16, 2015 from 9-4pm daily
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Cost: Day 1 only: $150, Day 2 only: $150, Both days: $300

The University of Washington Autism Center and NorthEast Washington ESD 101 present a two-day summer workshop for educators, parents, and providers working with students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex disorder that is characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social communication as well as the presence of restricted interests, repetitive behaviors, difficulty with change, and/or sensory hyper-/hypo-sensitivities. In this workshop, participants will how symptoms of ASD may manifest and effect behavior and evidence-based behavioral strategies to work with students on the autism spectrum and related developmental disabilities.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Evidenced-Based Classroom Strategies

In this workshop, you will learn:

- How the characteristics of ASD impact learning

- Strategies based on the principles of ABA

- Effective reinforcement and prompting strategies

- How to use visual supports to enhance learning


Thursday, July 16, 2015
Addressing Challenging Behaviors

In this workshop, you will learn:

- How to determine the motivation of a behavior

- To identify how to teach replacement behaviors

- Strategies to prevent challenging behaviors

- Strategies to react to challenging behaviors


July 15 and 16, 2015
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

NEWESD Conference Center
4202 S Regal Street
Spokane, WA

Ashley Penney, MEd, BCBA
Robin Talley, MEd, BCBA

Register here.



Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations received at least two business weeks prior to course start date are eligible to receive a full refund less a $20 administrative fee. Cancellations must be received in writing by e-mail, fax, or U.S. mail
prior to the stated deadline. Cancellations received after the stated deadline will forfeit the full
registration fee. Refunds will not be available for registrants who choose not to attend a class.
UW Autism Center reserves the right to cancel a course due to low enrollment, inclement weather, or other circumstances that would make the course non-viable. If UW Autism Center cancels a course, registrants will be notified within 48 hours of the first class date and offered a full refund or the option to transfer registration to another course.


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