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2019 Fall Conference

October 3 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm

To Infinity & Beyond: Preparing Adolescents
to Launch into the Real World

Presented by: Nancy Clements
The Florian Gardens Conference Center
Eau Claire, Wisconsin

To Infinity & Beyond: Preparing Adolescents
to Launch into the Real World

Presented by Nancy Clements, MA, CCC-SLP

Adolescence is a complicated time, and it doesn’t help that the social rules continue to change and become more nuanced as we age. This course translates peer-reviewed published research on adolescent psychology, motivation, self-awareness, cognitive behavioral treatment, social learning challenges, acquiring independence, and more into hands-on strategies, clear frameworks, and concepts you can use immediately. Taking into consideration that the adult world focuses on access rather than success, we’ll explore job coaching strategies for literal-minded individuals, strategies for becoming more independent, and how interventionists can help prepare our persistently self-protective/resistant students. We’ll also share successful strategies for guiding our more sophisticated individuals in developing their own public relations and self-management campaigns. This course is packed with information!

Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe how to use the Learning Strengths and Weaknesses visual guide to encourage conversations about treatment direction with older students and adults.
  2. List the four steps of Social Thinking’s Social Competency Model
  3. Describe two or more types of situational conformity and the importance of executive functioning in meeting our social goals.
  4. List at least four stages in the Levels of Independence that are needed to manage oneself in late adolescence and young adulthood.
  5. Describe three or more behavioral and learning characteristics of individuals who are Resistant/Self-Protective Social Communicators.
  6. Explain why it is important for students to learn social competencies as part helping them manage their social anxiety.

 

All information draws from peer-reviewed published research but is translated into hands-on strategies, clear frameworks, and concepts to explore and discuss. The goal of this course is to help all parents and professionals develop a larger toolkit to better assist students to learn about their own executive functioning, sharpen their perspective taking, and begin to manage their own social lives. We focus on the fact that a successful treatment* program is one that helps the student achieve his or her own goals. This course receives stellar reviews!

 

*Treatment refers to using conceptual and strategy-based frameworks to help individuals improve their social competencies.

The speaker for this event is from the Social Thinking’s Training and Speaker’s Collaborative (STTSC).  Social Thinking is not a sponsor of this event.

Nancy Clements

MA, CCC-SLP

Nancy Clements is a speech-language pathologist and Executive Director of Social Thinking Boston®, the East Coast sister clinic to Social Thinking Stevens Creek and Social Thinking Santa Clara. She brings a highly creative approach to her clinical practice, where she maintains a very active and varied caseload ranging from early social learners through adults. Throughout her 30+ year career she has served as a direct service provider and consultant, and has presented extensively across New England, nationally, and in Canada. Nancy is a member of the Social Thinking Training & Speakers’ Collaborative.

The speaker for this event is from the Social Thinking’s Training and Speaker’s Collaborative (STTSC).  Social Thinking is not a sponsor of this event.

Registration Price Types

Member* $100

Non-Member — $125

Individual w/ ASD — $50

Note: Breakfast and lunch are included in registration fee.

*If registering at the membership price type, we will verify your membership. 

Important Registration Information
  • Online registration is preferred. All paper registration forms must be complete and accompanied with a check, purchase order, authorization, or Visa, Discover, or MasterCard credit card information.
  • An e-mail confirmation will be sent once your registration has been processed. If you do not receive an email confirmation, please contact us to ensure your registration was received.  Important information will be emailed prior to the conference.
  • Written cancellation requests must be received by September 19th and will be charged a $25.00 processing fee.

Registration Deadline: September 19, 2019

Questions? Contact Amber at (920) 558-4600 or agollata@autismgreaterwi.org

Exhibiting Opportunities

An exhibit table at our Fall Conference is an excellent way to engage with parents/caregivers, educators, individuals with autism, and a variety of other professionals that work with families affected by autism. Conference exhibitors will have the opportunity to connect with conference attendees prior to the workshop, during the two scheduled breaks and the lunch period.

 

Cost:

Commercial Business – $200

Non Profit – $175

Individual on the Spectrum – $50

 

Includes:

One eight-foot exhibit table, two chairs, and two lunches. Additional tables and lunches may be purchased for an additional fee. Sponsors are offered prime table locations, all other tables are randomly assigned.

Application Deadline: September 19, 2019

Have questions or want to know more about exhibiting? Contact Amber at (920) 558-4600 or agollata@autismgreaterwi.org

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Autism Society of Greater Wisconsin offers various sponsorship opportunities for those wishing to support the conference and increase visibility of their business in the autism community.  A conference sponsorship is a great way to deliver your message to our members and conference attendees.  Please see the sponsorship levels below for more information.

Gold Sponsor

$2,000
  • Prominently featured in print and online conference materials
  • Opportunity to introduce Keynote Speaker
  • Complimentary exhibit table
  • 4 Complimentary Registrations
  • Publication/Brochure included in Conference Folder

Silver Sponsor

$1,000
  • Prominently featured in print and online conference materials
  • Complimentary exhibit table
  • 2 Complimentary Registrations

 

Bronze Sponsor

$500
  • Featured in print and online conference materials
  • Complimentary exhibit table

 

Have questions or want to know more about sponsoring? Contact Amber at (920) 558-4600 or agollata@autismgreaterwi.org

Room Block Information

There is a room block available at Candlewood Suites for the night of Wednesday, October 2nd for a discounted rate of $97.95. Please call Candlewood Suites at (715) 839-0967 and request a room under the Autism Society of  Greater Wisconsin Room Block. You can also book a room online using the group code “ASW”Click here to make reservations online

Deadline to reserve a room in the room block is September 11, 2019. Discounted rates and availability are not guaranteed after this date.

 

Room Types 

The Studio King Suite: ($97.95/night) This suite includes one king size bed and a fully-equipped kitchen.

The Studio Two Queen Suite: ($97.95/night) This suite includes two queen size beds and a fully-equipped kitchen.

**Taxes are at 13.5% and are not included in the rate

 

Candlewood Suites Eau Claire I94

www.candlewoodsuites.com/eauclairewi

4937 Bullis Farm Rd.

Eau Claire, WI 54701

Details

Date:
October 3
Time:
8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

The Florian Gardens Conference Center
2340 Lorch Ave
Eau Claire, WI 54701 United States
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Website:
https://www.thefloriangardens.com/