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 statewide autism conference will take place via Zoom on Friday, March 24, 2023.


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

Promoting Peer Engagement and Relationships Among Students with Autism and Their Peers
Presenter: Elizabeth E. Biggs, Ph.D.

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

2A: Behavioral Strategies to Reduce Inappropriate Mealtime Behavior
Presenter: Jennifer Felber, Ph.D., BCBA

2B: From Schedules to Checklists: Practical Solutions to Promote Independence in Students with Autism
Presenter: Shannon Wess, MSW

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

3A: Helping Youth with Autism Enter Competitive Employment: Unlocking the Potential
Presenter: Paul H. Wehman, Ph.D.

 

Registration Link (REGISTRATION FOR THE CONFERENCE WILL OPEN IN EARLY FEBRUARY)

 

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 (PENDING)

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Annual Albany Autism Conference

Thank you to those who attended our October 21, 2022 conference. Handouts for each session are available below.


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

How to Implement Mindfulness-based Practices in the Classroom
Presenter: Nirbhay N. Singh, Ph.D.

Download Articles Referenced in Session (Please note Power Point handouts were not be available for this session)

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

 

Session Two (Breakout Sessions) - 10:30am-11:45am

2A: Functional Communication Basics: Finding the Right Word for the Right Moment
Presenter: Deirdre Muldoon, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCBA-D

Download Power Point Handout


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

 

2B: Behavior Contracts: A Powerful Tool to Assist Students with ASD in Reaching Their Goals
Presenter: Melissa L. Rinaldi, Ph.D.

Download PowerPoint Handout

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

 

Session Three (Breakout Sessions) - 1:00pm-2:15pm

3A: Neuropsychological Assessment of ASD: The How and Why of the Assessment Process
Presenter: Jodie Cohen, Ph.D.

Download Power Point Handout

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


3B: Visual Supports and Strategies for Children with Autism in the School Setting
Presenter: Katie McLaughlin, M.A., BCBA, LBA

Download Power Point Handout

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

 


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


 


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.

 

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