Autism Conference at Hilton Garden Inn – April 15, 2010 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


The 4th Annual Elizabeth A. Connelly Memorial Conference

Autism: Education and Interventions for Richer Lives

Held at the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel, Staten Island, NY

Registration  & more information will be available ONLY online at the conference website: Registration is required; the fee is $75. 

NYS Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities (IBR) presents The 4th Annual Elizabeth A. Connelly Memorial Conference Autism: Education and Interventions for Richer Lives

  • Functional Analysis for Understanding Behavior, Public Policy, Trends and Application – Raymond G. Romanczyk, PhD, BCBA-D
  • Functional Behavior Assessment: Understanding Challenging Behaviors in Children with Autism – J. Helen Yoo, PhD, BCBA-D; Jenny Tuzikow, PsyD, BCBA-D
  • SOS: Social Skills in Our Schools – Michelle A. Dunn, PhD
  • The Key to Quality of Life: Promoting Effective Communication Skills in Adolescents and Adults with ASDJoanne Gerenser, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Aspiritech: Lessons Learnied from Starting a Company as Leverage: the Unique Strengths of Individuals with ASD in Software Testing – Brenda Weitzberg, BA; Moshe Weitzberg, PhD
  • The OMRDD Enhanced Supported Employment Pilot Project – Joanne Bushart, MS
  • Increased Self-Destructive Behaviors in Women with ASD and IDs: Links to Mood and Anxiety Disorder? – Ira L. Cohen, PhD
  • Evaluation of a Collaborative Person-Centerd Planning Transition Project in New York City for People with ASD – Steve Holburn, PhD, BCBA-D; Christine Cea, PhD

Who should attend?

Education professionals, including teachers, special education teachers, and speech pathologists; applied behavior analysts; psychologists; psychiatrists; medical and health professionals; researchers; staff members of service provider agencies; parents and caregivers; adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorder.

If you have any questions, please email at


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