Emory Autism Center 2020 Summer Conference has ended
The Emory Autism Center’s Monarch Summer Conference is for anyone involved with the education of individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) including educators, vocational providers, behavior specialists, school administrators, paraprofessionals, speech and occupational therapists, rehabilitation counselors, school psychologists, parents, family members, mental health providers, families of individuals with ASD, and individuals with ASD.

We are featuring 25 sessions with top notch speakers in education and transition for students with ASD. Please identify the appropriate track (parent, education, transition) that will fit your interests/needs in order to identify sessions to attend.

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Wednesday, July 15

1:15am EDT

6A Toilet Training Individuals with ASD: Strategies for Success
The process of developing a successful toileting routine can be uniquely challenging for children with ASD.  This presentation will describe practical strategies for achieving toileting independence.  In addition, a comprehensive toilet training procedure designed to teach any aged individual how to master toileting skills will be described.  Freedom from pull-ups will open a world of new opportunities for inclusion and independence.

Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will be able to identify the importance of toilet training and common barriers for success
2. Participants will be able to describe prerequisite skills for toilet training.
3. Participants will be able to develop an understanding of two evidence-based techniques for toilet training.


Sharon Hynes, M.Ed., BCBA

Emory Autism Center
Sharon Hynes, MEd, BCBA, received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of Massachusetts and her Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction, with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), from Arizona State University. She has worked with individuals with... Read More →

Wednesday July 15, 2020 1:15am - 2:15am EDT
Downstairs 6C
Thursday, July 16

3:30pm EDT

6C Why Problem Behaviors Occur and What to Do About Them
This presentation will provide an overview of why problem behaviors occur and how they
work for those who use them; what triggers problem behaviors and makes them continue;
and general ways to prevent, teach replacements for, and reduce problem behaviors.

Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will be able to explain the difference between what a behavior looks like and how it functions-and why that is important.
2. Participants will be able to name the 4 ways that a behavior can function.
3. Participants will be able to specify several ways to prevent and to respond to problem behaviors.


Charles Coleman, MEd, BCBA

Emory Autism Center
Charles Coleman, MEd, BCBA, is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with the BehaviorSupport and Skill Building Program at the Emory Autism Center. He has workedcollaboratively with individuals with autism of all ages and their families for over 23 years,providing both intensive and... Read More →

Thursday July 16, 2020 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Downstairs 6A