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Autism New Jersey’s Annual Conference is one of the nation’s largest autism-related conferences, drawing record crowds of parents and professionals. Last year our conference attracted more than 1,200 attendees.
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Autism New Jersey 30th Annual Conference
Wednesday, October 10, Thursday, October 11 and Friday, October 12, 2012.
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30th Annual Conference Keynote Presentations
James W. Partington, Ph.D., BCBA-D and Michael M. Mueller, Ph.D., BCBA-D, The Assessment of Functional Living Skills, “The AFLS”
In addition to learning language and social interaction skills, individuals of all ages must learn many functional living skills that will allow them to successfully participate in a wide range of home, school and community-based activities. Skills necessary for successful community participation become extremely important as individuals transition from highly-supervised educational settings into community-based work and residential settings.
The newly released Assessment of Functional Living Skills will be discussed in this full-day session. The AFLS reviews over 850 skills in 31 functional skill areas such as traveling in the community, making purchases, seeking assistance as required, preparing meals, participating in household chores, and social and leisure activities. An emphasis will be placed on helping parents, educators and other caregivers identify skills that children need to learn. Additionally, practical and easy-to-implement methods to help children learn these skills will be discussed. A major emphasis will be placed on how to break down tasks into easy-to-teach steps. Through lecture and video, the presenters will demonstrate ways to keep individuals motivated to participate in these lessons and teach how to systematically use and fade prompts to make the learning process as fun and quick as possible.