2020 Spring Conference

This year's spring conference is a collboration of both the special education program and the communication sciences and disorders program at the University of Arkansas to offer the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Symposium.


Title:  Supporting Successful Outcomes through Social Skill Instruction

When:  March 16th and 17th, 8:30am to 4:00pm

This symposium will provide participants with knowledge related to social skill instruction aligned with many High Leverage Practices identified by the Council for Exceptional Children and the CEEDAR Center (McLeskey, Maheady, Billingsley, Brownell & Lewis, 2019), supportive of inclusive practices and long-term outcomes. In addition to gaining knowledge on social skill instruction, participants will engage in developing plans for adoption and implementation of social skill-related interventions across settings to build systems of support to promote access and relationships for individuals with disabilities. Participants will take advantage of national, state and local expertise by learning effective practices for school, home, and community and applying these practices in their own contexts.

Participants: The symposium is appropriate for families, early childcare providers, special education teachers, paraprofessionals, general education teachers, behavior analysts, related service providers and anyone else interested in supporting children with autism and other developmental disabilities.

Along with a keynote presentation from Dr. Shannon Bates from UCLA PEERS Clinic, participants will attend workshops and informational sessions designed to support their work with children, youth, and young adults improving social outcomes.


For additional information, please visit the following registration site: https://cied.uark.edu/programs/special-education/pro-development-childrens/autism-symposium.php