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ADOS-2 Training Program

You can use Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) to evaluate almost anyone suspected of having ASD, from non-verbal toddlers to verbally fluent adults. ADOS-2, the second edition, is the latest version of what was already considered the gold standard for observational assessment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Norm Geller, Ph.D., will lead this new, progressive approach to teaching clinical professionals to diagnose autism using ADOS-2. We recognize that confidence and expertise come from practice and experience, so in addition to a three-day workshop, this program includes three follow-up coaching sessions, live webinars and peer support. Because of the hands-on, interactive nature of these workshops, participation is limited.

Annual Conference

2020: Vision for the Future (March 18 and 19, 2020)

Established in 2001, our annual conference is Virginia’s first and oldest statewide conference for the latest information on autism and evidence-based interventions. In this, our 19th year, we will incorporate a broader array of disabilities and mental health disorders.

Pricing

Professional Discounts

DBHDBS staff, CSB staff, REACH staff and professionals at any organization that provides licensed day or residential day support are eligible for a professional discount. Please contact Nick Fields to get the discount code before registering. You can call Nick at (804) 355-0300 or email him at nick.fields@cahumanservices.org.

Certificates

Every participant will receive a certificate of attendance. Teachers can use this certificate to earn professional development points (PDPs). Please ask your school administrator for specifics on qualifying for PDPs.

Scholarships

We offer conference scholarships for self-advocates, families and caregivers. For more information about scholarships, contact Mary Crawford.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

We are certified as a Type 2 Continuing Education provider by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. If you participate in BACB sessions and meet all BACB standards, you can earn up to 9 credits at this conference. When you register for the conference, you’ll be asked whether you want to earn CEUs. If you choose that option, we’ll give you a sign in/sign out sheet when you check in at the conference. A staff member will sign you into and out of each session. At the end of the day, you’ll turn in your sheet, and pay only $6/per credit hour. (We accept cash, check and credit cards.)

We are certified as a continuing education provider by the National Association of Social Workers, Virginia Chapter for 1.25 Category I contact hours.  When you register for conference you will be asked to select your sessions. Register for Session 2D: Launching into Adulthood: Supporting Families in the Transition to Independent Living, to earn 1.25 hours.  If you choose this session, we’ll give you a sign in/sign out sheet when you check in at the conference and must submit a program evaluation summary at the conference.  A staff member will sign you into and out of each session.  At the end of the day, you’ll turn in your sheet and pay only $6/per credit hour.  (We accept cash, check and credit cards.)

Individuals who would like to purchase CE certificates can go through the NASW online store post-conference.  For  more information, contact Mary Crawford – mary.crawford@cahumanservices.org.

Professional Development Points (PDPs)

Every participant will receive a certificate of attendance. Teachers can use this certificate to earn professional development points (PDPs). Please ask your school administrator for specifics on qualifying for PDPs.

Hotel Accommodations & Details

We have reserved a block of rooms at The Westin Hotel, the site of our conference, and the nearby Courtyard. Both hotels are offering special conference rates for Tuesday, March 17 and Wednesday, March 18.

Courtyard Richmond West

Address: 6400 West Broad Street
Conference Rate: $119
Contact: 800-321-2211 or (804) 282-1881
Group Code: “CA Group”
Reservation Deadline: February 27, 2020

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The Westin Richmond

Address: 6631 West Broad Street
Conference Rate: $145
Contact: 888-627-7786
Group Code: “CA Block”
Reservation Deadline: March 5, 2020

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Keynote Speakers

Nomi Kaim

Nomi was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome at the age of 21. She is an ASD expert, author and volunteer with the Autism/Asperger Network who has been featured in The Boston Globe, The New York Times and on NPR.

Brian Conners, Ed.S, BCBA

Brian is a certified school psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. He established the graduate program in Applied Behavior Analysis at Seton Hall University, where he is a member of the faculty.

Gold Sponsor

Bronze Sponsors

Supporters

Interested in Exhibiting or Sponsoring?

Exhibiting at or sponsoring our annual conference promotes your organization to the sell-out crowd of 250 who attend, but that’s not all. We’ve got more than 2,000 email newsletter subscribers, 9,000 followers on social media and more than 30,000 website visitors a month. That’s a lot of exposure to a very targeted audience. We offer several levels of sponsorship, each with a different package of benefits. Prices range from $150 to $3,000. Opportunities are limited and logos and printed materials are due by February 1, 2020

Call for Papers

The call for papers for our 2020 annual conference is closed. Be one of the first to hear when we open the call for papers for next year’s conference.

Accommodations

If you need on-site interpreting services at the conference, please email Mary Crawford by March 1, 2020.

Conference App

You can find information about speakers, breakout sessions, the conference venue and more on the CrowdCompass AttendeeHub app. It’s free. Here’s how to get started:

  • Download the CrowdCompass AttendeeHub app (see below).
  • Type “CA Conference 2020 ” into the “Find your event” search bar then choose our conference.
  • Use “CA2020” as the event password.

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