Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Autism Spectrum Disorder: Tell Me About Evidence-Based Treatment
Sponsored by May Institute in partnership with the Leominster Public Library
This free event covers a number of relevant topics pertaining to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and evidence-based practice. While the content is especially relevant for families, we encourage educators, pediatricians, early intervention specialists, educational advocates, and child psychologists to also attend.
Topics and Presenters:
BCBA licensure and how this may impact treatment for children and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
Nan Leonard, JD, Ed.S, MHA, BCBA
Legal standards and updates regarding access to evidence-based treatment through private insurance
Clare McGorrian, Senior Staff Attorney, Director, Commercial Insurance Appeals Program, Health Law Advocates
Nancy Ryan, Staff Attorney, Commercial Insurance Appeals Program, Health Law Advocates
National Standards Project 2: What’s New
Hanna Rue, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Executive Director of National Autism Center; Vice-President of Autism Services, May Institute
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) at the state level
Robert Putnam, PhD, BCBA, Executive Vice-President of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, May Institute
This presentation begins at 6:00 pm and a question-and-answer period with the panel will follow. Light refreshments will be provided.
Activities will be available for children of parents participating in the lecture.