Conferences

CARD Conferences 

State Conference

CARD Albany hosts two conferences annually, inviting experts in the field of autism spectrum disorders to present.

CARD conferences aim to disseminate information on evidence-based interventions and practices that have been shown to improve educational outcomes for children with autism spectrum disorders.

Parents, school personnel, and community professionals are welcome.

 

Upcoming CARD Conferences
Spring Conference - March 22, 2024

Annual Spring Conference

March 22, 2024

 

The conference consists of three livestream sessions. Registration is available for each session.


SESSION ONE (KEYNOTE): 8:30am-10:00am

Beyond Inclusion: Creating Communities of Belonging for Students with Disabilities

Presenter: Erik Carter, Ph.D.

Objectives:
Following participation in this session, participants will be able to:
1.    Describe key dimensions of belonging identified as important by students with disabilities and their families.
2.    Tell how advancing belonging can enhance the education of students with disabilities and their learning communities.
3.    List examples of practices and postures that promote the experience of belonging in schools.

1.5 contact hours available for CTLE, NYS LMHC, NASP, NYS Psychologists and NYS SW
 

SESSION TWO: 10:30am-11:45am

Unstuck and On Target: Improving Executive Function, On-Task and Flexible Behavior in Students from Pre-K Through High School

Presenter: Lauren Kenworthy, Ph.D.

Objectives:
Following participation in this seminar, participants will be able to:
1.    Identify executive functioning weaknesses in children, distinguish among different executive functioning skills and how they relate to social skills and emotion regulation in autism.
2.    Apply specific techniques to support improvement in executive functioning at home or at school.
3.    Identify specific scripts or vocabulary and when to use them to increase executive function skills.

1.25 contact hours available for CTLE, NYS LMHC, NASP, NYS Psychologists and NYS SW

 

SESSION THREE: 1:00pm-2:15pm

Guiding Growth: Practical Strategies for Managing Challenging Behaviors and Fostering Adaptive Skills in Children with Autism

Presenter: Stephanie Fox, Ph.D.

Objectives:
Following participation in this seminar, participants will be able to:
1.    Identify three common behavior challenges and place them in a functional framework (i.e., the A-B-Cs of behavior).
2.    List three new strategies for managing challenging behaviors and building adaptive/prosocial skills.
3.    Demonstrate how to create a tailored reinforcement plan using unique interest areas.

1.25 contact hours available for CTLE, NYS LMHC, NASP, NYS Psychologists and NYS SW

 


Download Flyer

Download session descriptions, objectives, financial disclosure statements, and presenter bios


Registration Information

Registration is required. Each participant must use their individual email address to register and log-in. After you register, you will automatically receive a confirmation email with your Zoom links. Do not share your Zoom links with others as they are specific to each registrant. If you share your link with others, you will not receive a certificate of attendance.

REGISTRATION LINK

Credit/Debit card payment and purchase orders are accepted on the registration form. Please make PO/check payable to:

The Research Foundation for SUNY

c/o Center for Autism and Related Disabilities

1535 Western Avenue

Albany, NY  12203

 

Registration Fees:

NYS Resident: $ 25

Out-of-State Resident: $ 40

 

Requests for accommodations may be sent to [email protected] or call 518-442-2574.

 

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation must be made 24 hours before the start of the conference to receive a refund. Please send cancellation request to [email protected].


Continuing Education Available (included in registration fee):

Each organization/entity uses their own calculation to determine the number of CEUs based on contact hours. As with all continuing education, the attendee should  verify CEU requirements by their professional organization and/or state licensure board.


PLEASE NOTE:  Partial credit will not be awarded. Participants must attend the entire session to receive credit. Late arrival due to difficulties you may have logging into Zoom may not be used as an excuse for partial attendance. Please attempt to log in a few minutes early to allow for any possible technical issues.

 

CONTINUING TEACHER AND LEADER EDUCATION: CARD Albany is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s Office of Teaching Initiatives as an approved provider of CTLE for Professional Classroom Teachers, School Leaders and Level III Teaching Assistants.

SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS: CARD Albany is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer continuing education for school psychologists. CARD maintains responsibility for the program.

LICENSED MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELORS: University at Albany, SUNY, Center for Autism and Related Disabilities is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0194.

NEW YORK STATE SOCIAL WORKERS: Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, SW CPE, is recognized by the New York State Education Department State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed master social workers # 0292.

NEW YORK STATE PSYCHOLOGISTS: Center for Autism and Related Disabilities is recognized by the New York State Education Department State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists in NYS #PSY-0083.

PLEASE NOTE: We are not offering ASHA CEUs for this conference. We are working to get a new cooperative agreement in place for future conferences.

Fall Conference

Thank you to those who attended our October 20th conference. Handouts for each session are available below.

Friday, October 20, 2023

Session One: 8:30am-10:00am

Session Two: 10:30am-11:45am

Session Three: 1:00pm-2:15pm


Three livestream presentations will be offered via Zoom. The conference includes a keynote address and two breakout sessions.


Keynote Session - 8:30am-10:00am

Reducing Bullying Involvement Through Social and Communication Skill Development
Presenter: Chad A. Rose, Ph.D.

1.5 contact hours available for ASHA, CTLE, LMHC, NASP, NYS Psychologists, and SW

Download PowerPoint Handout
 

Session Two - 10:30am-11:45am

I-Connect: How to Effectively Implement Self-Monitoring Interventions and Monitor Student Progress
Presenters: Gretchen Scheibel, Ph.D., OTR, BCBA and Howard Wills, Ph.D., BCBA

This presentation will focus exclusively on I-Connect and will not include information about other similar or related applications.


1.5 contact hours available for BCBA
1.25 contact hours available for CTLE, LMHC, NASP, NYS Psychologists and SW
1.0 contact hour available for ASHA

Download PowerPoint Handout

 

Session Three - 1:00pm-2:15pm

Say What? Increasing Communication Across Environments
Presenter: Shannon Wess, MSW, QIDP

 

1.25 contact hours available for CTLE, LMHC, NASP, NYS Psychologists, and SW
1.0 contact hour available for ASHA

Download PowerPoint Handout

 


Download Flyer

Download session descriptions, objectives, financial disclosure statements, and presenter bios


Registration Information

Registration is required. Each participant must use their individual email address to register and log-in. After you register and receive your Zoom links, do not share your links with others. The Zoom links are specific to each registration. If you share your link with others, you will not receive a certificate of attendance.

REGISTRATION LINK 

Credit/Debit card payment and purchase orders are accepted on the registration form. Please make PO/check payable to:

The Research Foundation for SUNY

c/o Center for Autism and Related Disabilities

1535 Western Avenue

Albany, NY  12203

 

Registration Fees:

NYS Resident: $15

Out of State Resident: $ 30

 

Requests for accommodations may be sent to [email protected] or call 518-442-2574.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation must be made 24 hours before the start of the conference to receive a refund. Please send cancellation request to [email protected].


Continuing Education Available for an Additional $5 Processing Fee (Per Eligible Session):

Each organization/entity uses their own calculation to determine the number of CEUs based on contact hours. As with all continuing education, the attendee should  verify CEU requirements by their professional organization and/or state licensure board. Partial credit will not be awarded. Participants must remain through the entire session(s) to receive credit.

BEHAVIOR ANALYST CERTIFICATION BOARD: The University at Albany/CARD Albany is an authorized continuing education provider for BACB continuing education. Provider number: OP-22-0612

CONTINUING TEACHER AND LEADER EDUCATION: CARD Albany is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s Office of Teaching Initiatives as an approved provider of CTLE for Professional Classroom Teachers, School Leaders and Level III Teaching Assistants.

SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS: CARD Albany is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer continuing education for school psychologists. CARD maintains responsibility for the program.

LICENSED MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELORS: University at Albany, SUNY, Center for Autism and Related Disabilities is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0194.

NEW YORK STATE SOCIAL WORKERS: Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, SW CPE, is recognized by the New York State Education Department State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed master social workers # 0292.

NEW YORK STATE PSYCHOLOGISTS: Center for Autism and Related Disabilities is recognized by the New York State Education Department State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists in NYS #PSY-0083.

AMERICAN SPEECH-LANGUAGE-HEARING ASSOCIATION: A maximum of .4 ASHA CEUs can be earned, with partial credit available (Intermediate level, Professional area). Please see website for session eligibility, contact hours, and fees.