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Speaker Series

Additional Support for Families of Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

If you’re unsure or confused about how best to help your child after an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis, the topics covered in the Autism Speaker Series can guide you toward making the most informed decisions regarding the treatment of your child.

The Autism Speaker Series is a free, monthly lecture provided by third-year graduate students in UHCL’s behavior analysis program and invited speakers from the community. Lectures are open to the public, and we ask that attendees register in advance.


Upcoming Presentations

  • 2017 Autism Speaker Series
  • March 25, 2017
    How to 'Make You're Hired!' a Reality: Preparing Teens for Their First Job, by Caroline Grob
  • April 15, 2017
    Looks Who's Talking! Teaching Early Communication Skills, by Stephanie Smothermon

Previous Presentations


February 10, 2017
Channing Langlinais
"Don't Sweat the Hard Stuff: Managing Poblem Behavior during Work Time"
Video: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3

January 21, 2017
Dr. Rinita Roberts
"Pediatric Food Refusal: From Assessment to Treatment"
Part 1 and Part 2


December 10, 2016
Lisa Rettig
"Method Behind the Mystery: Understanding and Managing Pica and Stereotypic Behavior": Video Part 1 and Part 2 
Handouts: Slides, Stereotypy Decision Tree, Pica Decision Tree, References

November 19, 2016
Christie Stiehl & Kyle Dawson
"Making Teachable Moments out of Meltdowns for Toys, Treats, and Attention"
Part 1 and Part 2

October 22, 2016
Louisa Hussein
"Applied Behavior Analysis 101"
Video:  Part 1 and Part 2 

September 10, 2016
Judy Blake
Video: "Autism: A Parent's Personal Journey"  

April 9, 2016
Danielle Dupuis
Video: "Tips for Toilet Training Successfully"

January 23, 2016
Bridgette White
Video: “One Bite At A Time:” Manageable Mealtimes for the Fussy Eater


December 12, 2015
Lauren Phillips 
Video: “Preventing Meltdowns: How to Teach Your Learner To Ask, Wait, and Accept ‘No’

November 21, 2015
Wai-Ling Wu
Video: “Organize Your Day! Using Activity Schedules to Promote Independence” 

September 12, 2015
Kathleen Billette-Saul (Behavior Specialist; Cypress-Fairbanks ISD)
Video: "Parents and Special Education Professionals: The Power of Partnership"


  • Endeavor Behavioral
  • Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union
  • Hegwood Law Group
  • inkids
  • Jersey Mike's Subs
  • JSC Federal Credit Union
  • Spectrum of Hope
  • Susie Bean
  • Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities

    Phone: 281-283-3452
    Fax: 281-283-3510

    Arbor South
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 245
    Houston, TX 77058-1002