Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Autism workshop March 16 in Long Beach

In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, Autism Partnership invites parents, educators and other professionals, to attend our complimentary workshop. Sponsored by the Autism Partnership Family Foundation

Presented by Ron Leaf, Ph.D.
Tuesday, March 16th 9:00am – 3:00pm*
Arrive early: Registration from 8:00 – 8:45am
Continental Breakfast will be provided from 8:00 – 8:45am

Accelerating Success
Children and adolescents can make remarkable progress at home and in school. Using Contemporary Behavior Therapy, children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can learn to successfully communicate, play and develop meaningful friendships, but most importantly enjoy a high quality of life.

Topics to be discussed will include:

Navigating the Maze of Autism

What is Contemporary Behavior Therapy?

Critical Components of Effective Education

How to Achieve Best Outcome

Workshop will be held at:
Long Beach Petroleum Club
3636 Linden Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807

There will be plenty of free parking at the facility as well as surrounding areas.

Seating is limited. To RSVP visit autismpartnersip.com/pre-register.html

*No Host Lunch (12-1pm) Information for local restaurants will be available at the event.

Dr. Ronald Leaf
Co-Director of Autism PartnershipRon Leaf is a licensed psychologist who has over thirty-five years of experience in the field of autism. Dr. Leaf began his career working with Ivar Lovaas, while receiving his undergraduate degree at UCLA. Subsequently he received his doctorate under the direction of Dr. Lovaas. During his professional training at UCLA, he served as Clinic Supervisor, Research Psychologist, Lecturer, and Interim Director of the Young Autism Project.

He was extensively involved in many of the Young Autism Project research investigations, contributed to The Me Book, and is co-author of The Me Book Videotapes, a series of instructional tapes offering training for teaching autistic children. He is co-author of A Work in Progress, a manual on behavioral treatment. Dr. Leaf has consulted nationally and internationally to families, school districts, day programs and residential treatment facilities.

Dr. Leaf served as the Director of Straight Talk's Developmental Disabilities Services division for 15 years. This program provided residential and day treatment for adults with developmental disabilities. Dr. Leaf is also the Executive Director of Behavior Therapy and Learning Center, a mental health agency providing treatment, consultation and related services to parents, program staff and school personnel.

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