EVENT CANCELLED - Voices of Autism 2020: Individuals, Families, and Professionals

Voices of Autism 2020

Saturday, April 18, 2020, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

The Voices of Autism 2020 event has been cancelled due to the current health crisis and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Seattle Pacific University’s School of Psychology, Family, and Community presents Voices of Autism: Individuals, Families, and Professionals. This annual event features a community resource fair and keynote lecture to share the experiences and perspectives of members within the autism community.

Day at a glance:

9:30–10:30 a.m.  Community Resource Fair

11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.  Keynote speaker, Dr. Carolyn Webster-Stratton

Carolyn Webster Stratton

Carolyn Webster-Stratton, PhD, MSN, MPH, is professor emeritus and founder of the Parenting Clinic at the University of Washington School of Nursing. She is a licensed clinical psychologist, a pediatric nurse-practitioner, and a leading expert on parenting, family therapy, and promoting young children’s social and emotional competence at home and school. She has published books for professionals, parents, and children, and conducted more than a dozen randomized control group research trials and publications concerning prevention and treatment programs for children with oppositional defiant disorder and ADHD. She has had extensive clinical and research experience in helping teachers and families manage children’s behavior and developmental problems with the goal of strengthening social and emotional competence and school readiness skills, and reducing conduct problems. She has produced The Incredible Years®: Parents, Teachers and Children training series, which consists of over 70 training DVDs to be used with teachers, parents, and children. These programs have been translated into 10 languages. Currently there are 8 accredited trainers, 75 mentors, and 110 peer coaches providing training and support in 23 countries. She has received numerous national awards for her interventions and research.

Questions?  Dr. Bev Wilson (bjwilson@spu.edu)

Keynote overview:
Incredible Years Programs and Adaptations for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

This presentation will briefly summarize The Incredible Years programs (IY), including their goals, methods, processes, and implementation. The IY Basic Parent Program will be briefly highlighted to illustrate how this program led to the adaptations of the Parent and Teacher Programs for Children with ASD. Examples of video vignettes will be shown to demonstrate how the ASD program is used to promote parent and teacher collaborations, problem solving, and developmentally appropriate practices. Academic, social, and emotional coaching teaching methods will be discussed as well as the importance of imitation, sensory and pretend play, nonverbal gestures, and visual supports. The rationale for the ABC’s of behavior change, prompting, and spotlighting for enhancing the development of children with ASD will be reviewed.

Learning Objectives

• To adapt elements of the basic IY parenting program for children with ASD

• To integrate video modeling and experiential learning to enhance parent and teacher training

• To tailor the verbal and nonverbal communication methods according to the specific developmental level of each child

• To build teacher and parent support networks to manage children’s behavior problems

 APA approved sponsor

*1 APA CE available for a fee of $10 per credit for attending the lecture, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

The Department of Clinical Psychology at Seattle Pacific University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education credit for psychologists. The Department of Clinical Psychology at Seattle Pacific University maintains responsibility for this program and its content.