Event Details:
Thursday, April 14, 2016, 8:00am - 5:00pm

Conquering the Cliff: Autism’s Journey into Adulthood

Conference for human services leaders, professionals, and family members

We are pleased to be participating as a Conference Partner with Bridgewell for the Conquering the Cliff:  Autism’s Journey into Adulthood conference on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at the Sheraton in Framingham, Massachusetts. 

This full-day conference is an opportunity to network with up to 500 human services leaders, professionals and family members. The conference will feature 18 workshops on a wide variety of topics.

Many families have described the transition from the educational system to adult services for their children with autism as “falling off a cliff.” As more and more  individuals with autism are entering the adult world, service providers and families have been working diligently and creatively to develop supports and service models to meet the needs of this population.  We are determined to conquer the cliff so that individuals may be successfully integrated into the adult world.

May staff will present five of the workshops, as follows:

Using an Online Training Program to Improve Staff Training Efficiency and Effectiveness
Megan Robinson Joy, Ph.D., May Institute

What are the Evidence-Based Practices for Individuals with ASD?: The National Standards Project
Bob Putnam, Ph.D., BCBA-D, May Institute

Teaching Social Skills to Adolescents and Adults with ASD
Gordon Defalco, Ph.D., May Institute
Daniel Martin, Ph.D., May Institute

Implementing a Multi-tiered System of Support for Individuals with ASD in Adult Day and Residential Services
Bob Putnam, Ph.D., BCBA-D, May Institute

The Role of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Treating Individuals with ASD
Nancy Gajee, Ph.D., May Institute
Nathan Lambright, Psy.D, BCBA-D, May Institute

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