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SOURCE Florida Institute of Technology
MELBOURNE, Fla., Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Addressing the need to assist families with members who have autism spectrum disorders, the Florida Institute of Technology School of Psychology and The Scott Center for Autism Treatment will host its seventh annual Autism Conference Friday, Nov. 8. It will take place 9 a.m-4 p.m. in the Hartley Room of the Denius Student Center.
Parents, teachers and professionals are welcome to the Autism Conference. Continuing Education (CE) credits are available for BCBAs and BCaBAs.
The conference, titled, "Knowledge Is Power: Understanding Legal Rights and Scientifically Based Service for Autism," will present comprehensive, evidence-based information and feature noted autism experts speaking on a variety of related topics. Educators, providers and families will find support in developing effective educational and therapeutic programs for all individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
Autism Conference speakers are Neil Kodsi, J.D., on "Using Science and Medicine in the Courtroom to Secure Benefits for Autistic Children;" Tristram Smith, Ph.D., on "Evolution of Research on Interventions for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Implications for Behavior Analysis;" Claudia Dozier, Ph.D., BCBA-D, on "Attention as a Reinforcer for Socially Relevant Behavior;" and Anna Petursdottir, Ph.D., on "The Role of Conditioned Reinforcement in Interventions to Establish Early Vocalizations." Please note that Type II BACB CEs are not available for Kodsi's session.
Autism Conference registration fees are, CE cost: $50 for a half-day session; $100 for a full day; non-CE cost: $25 for half-day session; $50 for a full day. Breakfast and lunch are included and check in begins at 8 a.m. Registration information is available at www.thescottcenter.org.
About Florida Institute of Technology
Founded at the dawn of the Space Race in 1958, Florida Tech is the only independent, technological university in the Southeast. The university has been named a Barron's Guide "Best Buy" in College Education, designated a Tier One Best National University in U.S. News & World Report, is one of just nine schools in Florida lauded by the 2014 Fiske Guide to Colleges and is recognized by Bloomberg Businessweek as the best college for return on investment in Florida. A recent survey by PayScale.com ranks Florida Tech as the top university in Florida for salary potential. The university offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs. Fields of study include science, engineering, aeronautics, business, humanities, mathematics, psychology, communication and education. Additional information is available online at www.fit.edu.
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