Conferences

CARD Conferences 

State Conference

Annually, CARD Albany hosts a local and statewide conference - 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
Annual Statewide Conference

Our annual statewide conference took place on Thursday, April 15, 2021 and Friday, April 16, 2021. Thank you to our presenters and participants for a successful conference.

 

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Session One (Keynote): 1:00pm-2:30pm

So Many Transitions: Supporting Students, Teachers, and Families

Presenter: Amy Moore Gaffney, M.A., CCC-SLP

1.5 CTLE, NASP, SW, LMHC Unit Available

.15 ASHA CEU Available

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Friday, April 16, 2021

Session Two: 9:00am-10:15am

Functional Communication Basics: Replacing Difficult Behavior with Communication

Presenter: Deirdre M. Muldoon, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCBA-D

1.25 CTLE, NASP, SW, LMHC Unit Available

.1 ASHA CEU Available

1.5 BCBA CEUs Available

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Session Three: 11:00am-12:15pm

Using Digital Tools to Empower Learners with ASD

Presenter: Monica Burns, Ed.D.

1.25 CTLE, NASP, SW, LMHC Unit Available

.1 ASHA CEU Available

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Session Four: 2:00pm-3:15pm

Increasing Independence: Effective Strategies for Teaching Adaptive Behavior Skills

Presenter: Frank R. Cicero, Ph.D., BCBA, LBA

1.25 CTLE, NASP, SW, LMHC Unit Available

.1 ASHA CEU Available

1.5 BCBA CEUs Available

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AVAILABLE CONTINUING EDUCATION AVAILABLE FOR AN ADDITIONAL $5 PROCESSING FEE:

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. Session eligibility, contact hours, and fees are available above.
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. Session eligibility, contact hours, and fees are available above.
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. Session eligibility, contact hours, and fees are available above.
AMERICAN SPEECH-LANGUAGE-HEARING ASSOCIATION: The conference offers up to .5 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area). Session eligibility, contact hours, and fees are available above.
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. Session eligibility, contact hours, and fees are available above.

BEHAVIOR ANALYST CERTIFICATION BOARD: BCBA CEs are provided by ACE Coordinator, Frank Cicero, ACE # OP-19-3067. Session eligibility, contact hours, and fees are available above.

Annual Albany Autism Conference

Thank you to those who attended our annual autism conference on October 22, 2020 and October 23, 2020. The handouts for each session are available below.
 


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2020

1A: Practical Strategies for Increasing Communication Skills in Young
Students with ASD - Marie Martinez, M.S., M.Ed., CCC-SLP, BCBA, LBA

HANDOUTS


1B: Executive Functioning Redefined - Mariela Vargas-Irwin, Psy.D., BCBA-D

HANDOUTS


SESSION TWO (KEYNOTE):

2A: Facilitating the Learning of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders:
Impact of Inclusion and School Environment - Ilene Schwartz, Ph.D., BCBA-D

HANDOUTS

 


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2020

SESSION THREE (CHOOSE ONE):

3A: Understanding Challenging Behavior - Mara Vanderzell, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA

HANDOUTS

 

3B: Increasing Independence: Effective Strategies for Teaching Adaptive Behavior Skills - Frank R. Cicero, Ph.D., BCBA, LBA

HANDOUTS

 


SESSION FOUR (CHOOSE ONE):

4A: Achieving Successful Inclusion of Children with Autism in Elementary Schools: What You Should Know - Jill Locke, Ph.D.

HANDOUTS

4B: Using Visual Supports to Increase Engagement of Students with ASD Throughout the School Day – Marie Martinez, M.S., M.ED., CCC-SLP, BCBA, LBA

HANDOUTS


CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS AVAILABLE FOR AN ADDITIONAL $5 PROCESSING FEE (PER ELIGIBLE SESSION):

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.


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.


AMERICAN SPEECH-LANGUAGE-HEARING ASSOCIATION: The conference offers up to .5 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).


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.


BEHAVIOR ANALYST CERTIFICATION BOARD: University at Albany, Center for Autism and Related Disabilities is an authorized continuing education provider. Provider Number: OP-20-3252