Autism and Developmental Disabilities: Interventions for the Young Child Anaheim, CA • October 14 - 17, 2015

Complexity in managing young children with special needs requires multidisciplinary approaches, along with family-focused interventions and support. Coordination of these interventions across multiple settings adds an even greater challenge for health care providers, special educators, pre-school teachers, therapists, speech pathologists and parents. As professionals working with young children with developmental disabilities, we are charged with enhancing our knowledge of medical and behavioral conditions, refining our assessment skills and expanding our tools and strategies for managing these special needs children.

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Overview

Highlights & Benefits

Complexity in managing young children with special needs requires multidisciplinary approaches, along with family-focused interventions and support. Coordination of these interventions across multiple settings adds an even greater challenge for health care providers, special educators, pre-school teachers, therapists, speech pathologists and parents. As professionals working with young children with developmental disabilities, we are charged with enhancing our knowledge of medical and behavioral conditions, refining our assessment skills and expanding our tools and strategies for managing these special needs children.

We invite you to attend the 25th Annual Autism and Developmental Disabilities: Interventions for the Young Child Conference (formerly “The Young Child with Special Needs”) where you will hear the latest applied research, learn strategies for addressing a variety of developmental disabilities, enhance your tool kit for dealing with problem behaviors, and recognize the importance and impact of early intervention. Network with the faculty from a variety of disciplines, as well as colleagues from around the nation, will enhance your professional development as you strive to provide the best possible outcome for these children and their families.

Highlights

  • Keynote presentation by Jennifer L. Arnold, MD, MSc, FAAP, a practicing Neonatologist who has been featured on ABC Good Morning America and is the co-star of TLC’s docudrama, “The Little Couple”.
  • Two dynamic Preconferences: “Medically Complex Special Needs Children” and “Current Topics in Feeding Challenges and Solutions”.
  • New perspectives and potential solutions to your daily challenges.
  • 16 Concurrent Sessions covering a wide variety of topics including ADHD, learning disabilities, engagement strategies, overcoming inclusion barriers and anxiety, allowing you to build an educational program to meet your professional needs and interests.
  • Conference hotel adjacent to Disneyland. Check their website for special events while you are there!

Relax and rejuvenate yourself, discover innovative practices and return ready to implement changes that you’ve learned!

See you in October!

Planning Committee Members

Noa Hannah, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCBA-D

Janice Myck-Wayne, Ed.D

Max Wiznitzer, MD

Kathryn Clayton, MSN, RN, MBA
Program Manager. Contemporary Forums

Contemporary Forums Welcomes Dr. Jennifer Arnold!

Jennifer Arnold, MD, MSc, FAAP, a neonatologist and Medical Director of the Simulation Center at Texas Children’s Hospital, and star of TLC’s docudrama The Little Couple, will be giving an inspiring Keynote Address on Thursday, October 15, presenting “Think Big: My Approach to Overcoming Obstacles.”

Please join Dr. Arnold for a book signing after her presentation on October 15 from 9:00 am - 9:30 am. Pre-order a book at a discounted rate as we will have a limited quantity for sale at the conference.



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Host City: ANAHEIM

Anaheim - Orange County

Situated in the heart of sunny Southern California is Anaheim/Orange County. This unique region has a vibrant yet laid-back vibe, a creative spirit and a diverse range of activities that make it one of the nation's most popular destinations. Home to world-famous theme parks, distinguished shopping centers, dynamic meeting venues and trendy beach towns, Anaheim/Orange County is the perfect starting point for your Southern California adventure. More...

 

Conference Objectives

  • List different types of autism and evidence-based strategies for management in the classroom, home, or clinic.
  • Interpret cues from demanding or disruptive behaviors to develop intervention strategies and foster coping mechanisms for special needs children and their families.
  • Describe developmentally appropriate interventions.
  • Identify current medical, developmental and educational issues that affect young children with special needs and their families.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone involved in the care of young children with special needs including:

  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Special Educators
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physicians
  • Dieticians
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Administrators
  • Case Managers
  • Certified Disability Management Specialists
  • Certified Rehabilitation Specialists
  • Child Life Specialists
  • Claims/Risk Managers
  • Program Directors
  • Psychologists
  • Public School Teachers
  • Registered Nurses
  • Service Coordinators
  • Speech/Language Pathologists
  • You!

I am a frequent attendee of this conference and always leave with cutting edge information that I can use in my own practice and can share with colleagues. Cynthia A. DeFrancisco, MS, CCC/SLP Fort Mohave, Arizona

Conference Program

Wednesday, October 14

Preconference A: Medically Complex Special Needs Children

Medically Complex Special Needs Children

Advances in neonatal care have improved survival rates of premature infants, and infants with chronic lung disease, birth defects, and genetic disorders.  More infants with spina bifida now survive to adulthood.  The almost unavoidable consequence is that some infants who would not have survived in the past now live with significant physical and neurologic disorders.  How do you best manage medically complex special needs children?  What interventions should be implemented first to maximize learning, promote better health, and increase their chances of living independently? 

Upon completion of this Preconference, the attendee will be able to:

  • List processes that can be used to better integrate therapeutic goals across the continuum of care and education environments.
  • Review techniques to manage learning, elimination, and perceptual motor skills in young children with spina bifida.
  • Determine care plans for children with cerebral palsy, based on their level of functioning.
  • Describe ways to determine appropriate interventions and promote healthy eating behaviors.

 

7:00 AM

Preconference A Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:00

Cerebral Palsy: Overview, Common Complications, and Strategies to Manage These Children in the Clinic or Classroom
Elaine Pico, MD, FAAP, FAAPM&R

8:45

Spina Bifida: Impact on Learning, Elimination, Motor Skills & Perception
Susan Leibold, MSN, RN, CNS-P

9:30

Refreshment Break

9:45

Management of Children with Chronic Diseases and Rett Syndrome: Bone Density and Risks
Elaine Pico, MD, FAAP, FAAPM&R

10:30

Perspectives in Behavioral Management and Parental Coping - Q&D - Faculty Panel
Timothy J. Drew, EdD, LCPC

11:45

Lunch on Your Own

1:00 PM

The Gut is Talking, Are We Listening? Questions to Guide Clinical Decision Making and Appropriate Feeding Interventions
Randi Morgan, MA, CCC-SLP

1:45

Recognition and Management of Seizures in the Classroom
Max Wiznitzer, MD

2:30

Refreshment Break

2:45

The Complex Relationship between Respiratory Dysfunction and Feeding: Intervention Strategies to Promote Safe and Effective Mealtimes
Randi Morgan, MA, CCC-SLP

3:30

Complementary and Alternative Treatments for the Medically Fragile Child: Facts and Fiction - Q&D - Faculty Panel
Max Wiznitzer, MD

4:45

Adjourn

Preconference B: Current Topics in Feeding Challenges and Solutions

Current Topics in Feeding Challenges and Solutions

This course is designed to provide practical information to physicians, educators, dietitians, therapists, nurses and psychologists to better understand why children have feeding challenges, and how to help them overcome some of their challenges.  Content will include the necessary developmental skills for transitioning from a liquid to a textured table-food diet across the first 4 years of life.  Strategies to immediately improve feeding will be provided for each texture and to improve mealtimes in general.   

Upon completion of this Preconference, the experienced clinician or educator will be able to:

  • Identify the major reasons for feeding problems in the birth to 3 month age range.
  • Describe the oral-motor and sensory requirements necessary for eating a variety of food textures.
  • Discuss the roles of both the parent and the child during mealtimes across the first 4 years of life.

 

7:00 AM

Preconference B Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:00

Beginning Feeding Skills Necessary for the Newborn Infant
Erin Ross, PhD, CCC-SLP

8:45

Practical Strategies to Improve Feedings for the Bottle and Breastfed Infant
Erin Ross, PhD, CCC-SLP

9:45

Refreshment Break

10:00

Feeding Skills Necessary for Transitioning to Solid Foods (Pureed, Meltable and Textured Table Foods)
Erin Ross, PhD, CCC-SLP

12:00 PM

Lunch on Your Own

1:30

Practical Strategies to Improve Feedings for the Infant and Toddler Transitioning to Solid Foods
Marsha Klein, MEd, OTR/L

3:00

Refreshment Break

3:15

Strategies to Improve Feedings for Children with an Extremely Restricted Food Repertoire
Marsha Klein, MEd, OTR/L

4:30

Parent Strategies to Improve Mealtimes in the Home - Q&D - Faculty Panel
Erin Ross, PhD, CCC-SLP

5:30

Adjourn

Thursday, October 15

MAIN CONFERENCE

7:00 AM

Main Conference Registration/Exhibits/Continental Breakfast

8:00

Think Big: My Approach on Overcoming Obstacles
Jennifer Arnold, MD, MSc, FAAP

9:00

Refreshment Break / Exhibits

9:30

Improving Dietary Quality for the “Junk Food” Lover
Erin Ross, PhD, CCC-SLP

10:15

Immunizations: Facts vs. Myths
Max Wiznitzer, MD

11:00

Redrawing the Lines - Neurodiversity: A Compass to a Changing World - Q&D - Faculty Panel
Jonathan Mooney

12:15 PM

Lunch on Your Own

1:30

Engagement Strategies for Play and Trust: Building Blocks of Communication
Randi Morgan, MA, CCC-SLP

2:15

Not all Autisms are Alike: Linking Clinical Approaches to Biologically Based Subgroups
Raphael Bernier, PhD

3:00

Refreshment Break/Exhibits

3:30

ADHD: So Much More Than Poor Attention
Timothy J. Drew, EdD, LCPC

4:15

Evidence-Based Practices for Children with ASD: Findings from the National Professional Development Center - Q&D - Faculty Panel
Brian A. Boyd, PhD

5:30

Adjourn

Friday, October 16

During each Concurrent Session, topics are presented simultaneously in separate rooms.

7:00 AM

Continental Breakfast/Exhibits

8:00

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

#11 Supporting Teachers, Supporting Students: Using Teams to Assist in the Implementation of Evidenced-Based Practices to Teach Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Carol Davis, EdD

#12 Managing Disruptive Behavior of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Classroom
Brian A. Boyd, PhD

#13 Interventions for Drug Exposed Children: Compassion and Compliance
Timothy J. Drew, EdD, LCPC

#14 Toilet Training for Children with Autism and Developmental Disabilities
Mendy Minjarez, MD

9:30

Refreshment Break/Exhibits

10:00

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

#21 Teaching Independence in the Classroom
Carol Davis, EdD

#22 Social Development and Evidence-Based Social Supports for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Erica Howell, PhD

#23 Harnessing the Power of Mobile Technology: Engaging Students and Improving Outcomes
Lois Jean Brady, CCC-SLP

#24 Video-Based Training to Improve Social Interaction
Janice Myck-Wayne, Ed.D
Suzanne Robinson, PhD, BCBA-D

11:30

Lunch on Your Own

12:45 PM

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

#31 Pivotal Response Training Part 1
Mendy Minjarez, MD

#32 Alternative and Augmentative Communication Assessments for Highly Impacted Children
Noa Hannah, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCBA-D

#33 State of the Science: How Behavioral Practices Impact Neurological Function in ASD and Implications for Treatment
Raphael Bernier, PhD

#34 Integrating Mobile Technology in the Clinic Setting
Lois Jean Brady, CCC-SLP

2:15

Session Change/Refreshment Break

2:30

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

#41 Supporting Children with Autism and Cognitive Disabilities: Using the Principles of Re-Education
Darlene M. Kelly, M.Ed.
Cara O'Flannigan, MA, CCC-SLP

#42 Pivotal Response Training Part 2
Mendy Minjarez, MD

#43 Sleep Disorders: How to Change from Grumpy and Sleepy to Happy
Max Wiznitzer, MD

#44 Supporting Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Medical Setting
Erica Howell, PhD

4:00

Adjourn

Saturday, October 17

7:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

8:00

The Different Faces of Anxiety: Hiding in Plain Sight
Max Wiznitzer, MD

8:45

Overcoming Barriers to Inclusion
Janice Myck-Wayne, Ed.D

9:30

Refreshment Break

9:45

Video Modeling: How It Could Work for Your Student
Noa Hannah, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCBA-D

10:30

A Trauma Informed Approach for Working with Students with ASD
Darlene M. Kelly, M.Ed.
Cara O'Flannigan, MA, CCC-SLP

11:15

Hope and Humor: Learning and Laughing - Q&D - Faculty Panel
Timothy J. Drew, EdD, LCPC

12:30 PM

Adjourn

Conference Faculty

Jennifer L. Arnold MD, MSc, FAAP
Neonatologist, and Medical Director of Simulation Center
Newborn Center, Texas Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of
Perinatal-Neonatal
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Raphael Bernier PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry
& Behavioral Sciences
Clinical Director, Seattle Children's Autism Center
Director, Behavioral Evaluation Center, CHDD
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington

Brian A. Boyd PhD
Assistant Professor
Division of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
Department of Allied Health Sciences
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Lois Jean Brady CCC-SLP
Autism TodayTV
Assistive Technology Specialist
Certified Autism Specialist (CAS)
President, iTherapy
Martinez, California

Carol Davis EdD
Associate Professor, College of Education
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington


Timothy J. Drew EdD, LCPC
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
University of Illinois College of Medicine
Clinical Coordinator, Behavioral Health
Children's Hospital of Illinois at OSF
St. Francis Medical Center
Peoria, Illinois

Noa Hannah PhD, CCC-SLP, BCBA-D
Behavioral Speech Therapy
Seattle Children's Autism Center
Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Education
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington

Erica Howell PhD
Associate Professor
Co-Director, Center for Autism
Department of Special Education
College of Education, California State University
Fullerton, California

Darlene M. Kelly M.Ed.
Program Coordinator
Positive Education Program; Prentiss Autism Center
Cuyahoga Community College
Fairview Park, Ohio

Marsha Dunn Klein MEd, OTR/L
Pediatric Occupational Therapist
Private Practice, Mealtime Notions LLC
Tucson, Arizona

Adriana LeBer MAOM
Program Manager
Contemporary Forums

Susan Leibold MSN, RN, CNS-P
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Developmental Disabilities
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
Dallas, Texas

Mendy B. Minjarez MD
Clinical Psychologist, Autism Center
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Seattle Children's
Seattle, Washington

Jonathan Mooney
Author, Activist, Speaker
Founder of Project Eye to Eye
Los Angeles, California

Randi Morgan MA, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathology Department Supervisor
Mealtime Connections
Associate Clinical Professor
University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona

Janice Myck-Wayne Ed.D
Associate Professor
Program Coordinator, Early Childhood Special Education
Director, Project STAR
Department of Special Education, College of Education
California State University Fullerton
Fullerton, California

Cara O'Flannigan MA, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
Positive Education Program; Prentiss Autism Center
Fairview Park, Ohio

Elaine L. Pico MD, FAAP, FAAPM&R
Medical Director
Pediatric Rehabilitation
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
San Jose, California

Suzanne Robinson PhD, BCBA-D
Associate Professor
Department of Special Education, College of Education
California State University
Fullerton, California

Erin Sundseth Ross PhD, CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor, Center for Family & Infant Interaction
Department of Pediatrics
University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine
Speech & Language Pathologist/Research Consultant
Feeding Fundamentals, LLC
Denver, Colorado

Max Wiznitzer MD
Pediatric Neurologist
Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Neurology and International
Health
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, Ohio

Accreditation

Contemporary Forums is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Nurses and Nurse Practitioners

Preconference A: 7 ANCC/8.4 CA BRN contact hours
Preconference B: 7.5 ANCC/9 CA BRN contact hours
Main Conference: 17.5 ANCC/21 CA BRN contact hours

Contemporary Forums is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #04516.  (CA BRN contact hour = 50 minutes) 

Occupational Therapists

Preconference A: 7 CEUs
Preconference B: 7.5 CEUs
Main Conference: 17.5 CEUs

This program is approved by Contemporary Forums, American Occupational Therapy Association Approved Provider #3273.  Assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA. 

Physical Therapists  

Preconference A: 7 hours   
Preconference B: 7.5 hours
Main Conference: 17.5 hours

The Physical Therapy Board of California recognizes Contemporary Forums as an Approval Agency to approve providers of Continuing Competency Courses in California.

Physicians

Preconference A: 7 credits
Preconference B: 7.5 credits
Main Conference: 17.5 credits

Contemporary Forums designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This continuing medical education activity has been reviewed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and is acceptable for a maximum of 17.50 AAP credits. These credits can be applied toward the AAP CME/CPD Award available to Fellows and Candidate Members of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Psychologists

Preconference A: 7 hours
Preconference B: 7.5 hours
Main Conference: 17.5 credits

Contemporary Forums is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Contemporary Forums maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Special Educators

Preconference A: 7 hours
Preconference B: 7.5 hours
Main Conference: 17.5 hours

There are no standard requirements for continuing education credit for educators, and guidelines vary by district.  You will receive a Certificate of Attendance verifying your attendance at this course. Contact your governing agencies regarding guidelines for registering your credit.

Speech Pathologists

Preconference A: This program is offered for .7 CEUs. (Intermediate Level; Related Area)
Preconference B: This program is offered for .75 CEUs. (Advanced Level; Professional Area)
Main Conference: This program is offered for 1.75 CEUs. (Various Level; Professional Area)

In accordance with ASHA requirements, faculty financial and nonfinancial disclosures may be found at the bottom of this page.

Social Workers/Marriage, Family & Child Counselors

Preconference A: 7 CE credit hours
Preconference B: 7.5 CE credit hours
Main Conference: 17.5 CE credit hours

This conference has been approved by the Washington Chapter, National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Provider #1975-148.

Case Managers

This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers. The course is approved for 24.5 CE contact hour(s). Activity code: C00015580 Approval Number: 150001502.
To claim these CEs, log into your CE Center account at www.ccmcertification.org.

Certified Disability Management Specialists

Preconference A: 7 contact hours
Preconference B:  7.5 contact hours
Main Conference:  17.5 contact hours

Sponsor Code: 59410; Approval number: 5.9410305786e+011. To claim these contact hours, log into your CE Center account at www.ccmcertification.org.

Certified Rehabilitation Counselors

This offering has been approved by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification.

Other Professionals

Preconference A: 7 hours
Preconference B: 7.5 hours
Main Conference: 17.5 hours

You will receive a Certificate of Attendance verifying your attendance at this course.  Please comply with the guidelines of the appropriate boards, organizations or agencies in registering your credit.

Joint accreditation is the leading model of interprofessional collaboration that helps improve healthcare through continuing education for the team by the team. Contemporary Forums is one of 17 continuing education organizations to receive Joint Accreditation.

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Autism & Developmental Disabilities: Interventions for the Young Child
Anaheim, California
October 14-17, 2015 

DISCLOSURE OF COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS

Consistent with Contemporary Forums’ policy, faculty members are required to disclose any potential conflicts of interest.

Faculty Member

Company/Organization

Type of Compensation

Affiliation

Jennifer L. Arnold, MD, MSc, FAAP

None

 

None

Raphael Bernier, PhD

None

 

None

Brian A. Boyd, PhD

None

 

None

Lois Jean Brady, CCC-SLP

None

 

None

Kathryn Clayton, MSN, RN, MBA

None

 

None

Carol Davis, EdD

None

 

None

Timothy J. Drew, EdD, LCPC

None

 

None

Noa Hannah, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCBA-D

None

 

None

Erica Howell, PhD

None

 

None

Darlene M. Kelly, M.Ed.

None

 

None

Marsha Dunn Klein, MEd, OTR/L

None

 

None

Susan Leibold, RN, MSN,
CNS-P

None

 

None

Mendy Minjarez, PhD

None

 

None

Jonathan Mooney

None

 

None

Randi Morgan, MA, CCC-SLP

None

 

None

Janice Myck-Wayne, Ed.D

None

 

None

Cara O’Flannigan, MA,
CCC-SLP

None

 

None

Elaine L Pico, MD, FAAP, FAAPM&R

None

 

None

Suzanne Robinson, PhD, BCBA-D

None

 

None

Erin Sundseth Ross, PhD,
CCC-SLP

Nestec, A Division of Nestle

Consulting Fees

Consultant

Max Wiznitzer, MD

Department of Health and Human Services

Consulting Fees

Expert Witness, Consultant

 

NON-FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIPS

Faculty Member

Company/Organization

Nature of Relationship

Role in Organization

Jennifer L. Arnold, MD, MSc, FAAP

None

 

 

Raphael Bernier, PhD

None

 

 

Brian A. Boyd, PhD

None

 

 

Lois Jean Brady, CCC-SLP

None

 

 

Kathryn Clayton, MSn, RN, MBA

None

 

 

Carol Davis, EdD

None

 

 

Timothy J. Drew, EdD, LCPC

None

 

 

Noa Hannah, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCBA-D

None

 

 

Erica Howell, PhD

None

 

 

Darlene M. Kelly, M.Ed.

None

 

 

Marsha Dunn Klein, MEd, OTR/L

None

 

 

Susan Leibold, RN, MSN,
CNS-P

None

 

 

Mendy Minjarez, PhD

None

 

 

Jonathan Mooney

None

 

 

Randi Morgan, MA, CCC-SLP

None

 

 

Janice Myck-Wayne, Ed.D

None

 

 

Cara O’Flannigan, MA,
CCC-SLP

None

 

 

Elaine L Pico, MD, FAAP, FAAPM&R

None

 

 

Suzanne Robinson, PhD, BCBA-D

None

 

 

Erin Sundseth Ross, PhD, CCC-SLP

None

 

 

Max Wiznitzer, MD

None

 

 

 

This was by far one of the best conferences I have attended in the last 5 years. The interdisciplinary experience and presentations by practitioners that clearly work in an interdisciplinary manner contributed greatly to my belief in practitioners working together to treat the whole child. Dr. Lisa J Lewis, OTD, OTR/L, MACLP Los Angeles, California

Location

Host City: ANAHEIM

Aneheim - Orange County

Situated in the heart of sunny Southern California is Anaheim/Orange County. This unique region has a vibrant yet laid-back vibe, a creative spirit and a diverse range of activities that make it one of the nation's most popular destinations. Home to world-famous theme parks, distinguished shopping centers, dynamic meeting venues and trendy beach towns, Anaheim/Orange County is the perfect starting point for your Southern California adventure. Within just an hour or two from Orange County you can visit the mountains or the desert, go wine tasting at nearby wineries, tour the streets of Hollywood or visit Shamu® and other wildlife at SeaWorld® San Diego. Things to do in Orange County!

 

Hotel/Travel

Hotel Accommodations

Share memories to last a lifetime at the castle-themed Majestic Garden Hotel (formerly Sheraton Anaheim), located next door to the Disneyland® Parks with complimentary shuttle service every 30 minutes to and from all the Disney attractions. Perfect for a magical family vacation, this legendary hotel features the largest guest rooms in the Anaheim area. You’ll feel at home with our 13 acres of strolling gardens, complete with a scenic koi pond – the perfect accent to your Disneyland vacation.  After a busy day, lounge beside our sun-drenched pool or outdoor whirlpool, or explore the nightlife of Downtown Disney® featuring great restaurants and entertainment venues such as the House of Blues® and the ESPN Zone® Sports Arena.

  • The conference will be held at the Majestic Garden Hotel (formerly Sheraton Anaheim), 900 South Disneyland Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92802.  A limited block of rooms is being held for you and your guests at special group rates which will be in effect, based on room availability, from October 12 to October 18 for those wishing to extend their stay to enjoy area activities or qualify for discount airfares.
  • Rates: $159 single/double

          Rates are per room and subject to prevailing state and local taxes.

  • To obtain the special group rates, make your reservation before September 11. Rooms may sell out before this date so be sure to make your reservation now.  After the release date, call the hotel as rooms and group rates may no longer be available.
  • For room reservations, call 844-227-8535 ext 3885 and inform them that you are attending the Contemporary Forums' conference on Autism & Developmental Disabilities: Interventions for the Young Child. Request a confirmation number and written confirmation of your reservation. Reservations must include a first night's deposit.
  • Contact the hotel regarding cancellation policy. For arrivals after 3 p.m., call the hotel on the day of travel to reconfirm reservations.
  • For additional hotel information, call the hotel at (714) 778-1700.  

Travel Discounts

 

Contemporary Forums has a special discount agreement with United Airlines unavailable to the general public. To obtain these special conference fares visit www.united.com or (800) 426-1122 insert Offer Code ZT7K978877. Ticketing and payment can be done directly by you or through your travel agent.

To ensure the best flights and times, since seats are limited, make your reservations early. Fares are guaranteed at the time of the ticket purchase.

Hertz is the official car rental agency for the conference. Special rates will be in effect throughout the conference as well as one week before and after. For special rates and reservations, call HERTZ at (800) 654-2240 or (405) 749-4434, or go online at www.hertz.com and refer to Contemporary Forums plus the conference discount code CV#03000262. 

Tuition

Registrations must include full tuition payment to be accepted. Registrations faxed without payment will not be processed. Conference communications are sent via email. When registering please provide attendee's best email address as some emails are filtered and blocked. Since conference registration and hotel rooms are limited, early registration is advised.

Tuition (U.S. Funds)

PRECONFERENCES

Preconference A: Medically Complex Special Needs Children

Nurse, Case Manager, Resident*, Other

Student/New Grad*

Early Registration Fee
(On or before October 14, 2015)

$235.00

$180.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After October 14, 2015)

$275.00

$180.00

Preconference B: Current Topics in Feeding Challenges and Solutions

Nurse, Case Manager, Resident*, Other

Student/New Grad*

Early Registration Fee
(On or before October 14, 2015)

$235.00

$180.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After October 14, 2015)

$275.00

$180.00

MAIN CONFERENCE

Nurse, Case Manager, Resident*, Other

Student/New Grad*

Early Registration Fee
(On or before October 14, 2015)

$445.00

$335.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After October 14, 2015)

$495.00

$335.00

NON CE ACTIVITY

Book Purchase - Life is Short (No Pun Intended) - By Dr. Jennifer Arnold - book signing

All Attendees

Registration Fee

$20.00

 

*New Grads:  To qualify please send proof of your 2010 or later graduation.

Registrations may not be shared. Children of any age and spouses may not attend sessions. Audio and video recording of speakers, sessions, and/or attendees is strictly prohibited.

Your tuition includes continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, Certificate of Attendance and online access to posted presentation handouts before and after the conference.

* New Grads (graduated 2014 or after): To qualify, submit proof of graduation date with registration.

Early Registration Fee Deadlines
Payments postmarked or telephone/fax registration made with credit card on/before October 14, 2015 qualify for the early registration fee.

Register Online, or by Phone, Fax or Mail (Payment is required to register)
Register only ONCE, online at www.ContemporaryForums.com, by mail or fax (800) 329-9923, or call (800) 377-7707,  Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Pacific Time). Before calling, complete all registration information. 

Method of Tuition Payment
Make payment by check (payable to Contemporary Forums and enclose with Registration Form), Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or Purchase Order. A $30 fee is charged for any returned check.Personal checks are NOT accepted at the conference. Purchase Orders must be received with registration by the conference date and include the P.O. number, invoice address, tuition, approval signature, contact name, email address and phone number. 

Group Discounts (Mail, fax or call in together. Online registration is not available)
Tuition discounts are given to groups of 3 or more registering for the complete Main Conference.
Discounts do not apply to the Preconferences. To qualify for the group discount, all registration information must be complete for all group members, payment included and forms sent together. If faxing, list all group members on cover sheet. Subtract the discount from the tuition fee. Groups may not be formed after individual registrations are received.

$25 per person discount for 3 or 4 in a group
$45 per person discount for 5 or more in a group

Partial Attendance (Online registration is not available)
To register, call Contemporary Forums for tuition and CE credit for individual days. Group discounts do not apply. Registrations may not be shared. 

Cancellations
Cancellations must be made by phone or in writing. A $75 processing fee will apply. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received or postmarked on/after September 15, 2015. However, tuition paid, less the $75 processing fee, may be applied to a future Contemporary Forums conference of equal or greater value. No refunds for "no shows."

Program Changes
Contemporary Forums reserves the right to make necessary changes in speakers, topics or schedule. The most current program can be found on our website.

Questions?  Contact Contemporary Forums at (800) 377-7707, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Pacific Time) or email info@cforums.com.

If you require special arrangements at this conference, call (800) 377-7707, at least 30 days prior to the conference.

Online Learning

Contemporary Forums Online 
ContemporaryForumsOnline.com is the leading source for quality accredited healthcare continuing education.  Earn CE on demand by selecting from hundreds of multimedia presentations recorded at our national live conferences.  Each session is presented by expert faculty and topics cover a wide range of clinical areas.  Learn and earn at your convenience. Visit ContemporaryForumsOnline.com.

Contemporary Forums Online GROUP DISCOUNTS
Provide your staff with high-quality continuing education and give your budget a break with Contemporary Forums Online Group Access Account. Organizations of any size can create customized CE programs for staff education and development. To request group account pricing and details, visit ContemporaryForumsOnline.com or call (925) 361-4811.

Attendee Information

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CONFERENCE INFORMATION FOR

AUTISM AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES: INTERVENTIONS FOR THE YOUNG CHILD
Anaheim, CA           October 14 - 17

Thank you for registering for the Autism and Developmental Disabilities: Interventions for the Young Child conference, being held October 14 - 17, at the Majestic Garden Hotel (formerly Sheraton Anaheim), 900 South Disneyland Avenue, Anaheim, CA.

PRE-CONFERENCE CHECK-IN

Wednesday, October 14th from 7:00 - 8:00 a.m.

MAIN CONFERENCE CHECK-IN

Thursday, October 15th, from 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. You do not need to check in again if you checked in for the pre-conference. 

SESSIONS

Begin promptly as listed in the conference brochure and online and are open only to registered participants. Out of consideration to others, infants, children and spouses are not permitted in the meeting rooms or refreshment break areas.

CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE

Participants will complete online speaker evaluations for each session attended and then an overall evaluation in order to obtain CE credit and print the Certificate of Attendance. Completion of this process is the attendee’s responsibility and must be completed within 30 days after the conference by going to our website at ContemporaryForums.com.  Detailed instructions will be emailed to you and also available in the Conference Guide you receive onsite.  

CONTEMPORARY FORUMS ONLINE

Contemporary Forums Online is your on-demand resource for quality continuing education that offers over 1,000 multimedia presentations recorded from our live conferences as well as live events. Set up your free personalized account today at ContemporaryForumsOnline.com. For more information about discounted group access accounts, email info@cforums.com or call 925-361-4811.

 

MAJESTIC GARDEN HOTEL

Offers a special conference rate which is available from October 12-18, 2015, or until the room block is filled. We recommend that you make your reservation early by calling Majestic Garden Hotel room reservations at 844-227-8535 ext 3885. Be sure to say you are participating in the Autism & Developmental Disabilities: Interventions for the Young Child conference.  After the release date of September 11, call the hotel directly at 844-227-8535 to check for room availability.

PARKING

Self Parking facilities at the Majestic Garden
Hotel 
is $14.00 USD per day

 

TAXI

Fare from John Wayne Internation Airport to the Majestic Garden Hotel is approximately $45-$55. Taxis are available outside the baggage claim area.

AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE

SuperShuttle provides transportation to downtown the Majestic Garden Hotel at a cost of approximately $11 per person. Prices ar subject to change.  Call 800-258-3826 or visit www.supershuttle.com.

FOLLOW THE AUTISM & DEVELOPMENT DISABILITIES CONFERENCE: #AUTISM15

Join the conversation and receive live conference updates. Use #AUTISM15 to connect with other participants, exhibitors and faculty. Tweet using #AUTISM15 to ask questions, post feedback and more. Be sure to follow Contemporary Forums at twitter.com/CForums.

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THANK YOU FOR REGISTERING FOR THE AUTISM AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES: INTERVENTIONS FOR THE YOUNG CHILD CONFERENCE
Questions? Call us at (800) 377-7707
between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. Monday - Friday (Pacific Time) or email info@cforums.com

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Exhibitors

Exhibit with Contemporary Forums and Reach your Target Audience at the Contraceptive Technology Conference!

Exhibiting at a Contemporary Forums conference will cost-effectively increase your brand and product visibility with your targeted customers. Your resources will be focused on an optimal, attentive, engaged audience.  Become an exhibitor, register today!

Why Exhibit

  • Enhance the profile of your organization by supporting a premier healthcare conference
  • Interact with a target audience of top healthcare specilaists from around the country
  • Create marketing and sales opportunities for both your national affiliates and global operation

Become an Exhibitor

Contact the Contemporary Forums exhibit team today to learn how one of our events can help you achieve your sales and branding objectives. 

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Questions about your exhibit space or sponsorship, please contact Elaine White at ewhite@cforums.com or call (925)361-4807 for details.