Important COVID-19 Update
In accordance to the CDC's recommendation for social distancing, our 2021-2022 Speakers Series will begin in a virtual format! However, we may resume in-person presentations prior to the of the series. In addition, a video recording of each presentation will be available on the Autism Center Facebook page within days after each presentation.
For university and health alert updates related to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the UHCL Health Alert webpage.
Additional Support for Families, Teachers, and Professionals
If you are a parent, teacher, or professional who wants more information about how best to help individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities, the topics covered in the Autism Speaker Series can provide you with additional knowledge and guidelines for assessing and treating behavioral difficulties.
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! After each lecture, a video of the presentation will be posted to our CADD Facebook page.
2021-22 Speaker Series
All Presentations are 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.
September 18, 2021
Building Bridges Between Home, School, and Medical Settings: Keys to Strong Partnerships
by Sarah Mire, Ph.D., LP, LSSP, NCSP, Associate Professor of School Psychology and Associate Department Chair- Psychological, Health, & Learning Sciences, University of Houston-Main
October 9, 2021
To Adulthood and Beyond! Life After A Diploma
by Amanda Davis
November 6, 2021
Teachable Moments: Ways to Capture Learning Opportunities During Your Everyday Life
By Brianna Banks
December 4, 2021
Rewards Over Reprimands: Using Reinforcement Instead of Punishment to Decrease Problem
by Aunie Abernathy
January 15, 2022
Serving Others With Compassion and Equity: Tips for Therapists, Educators, and Other
by Emma Walker
February 19, 2022
Let's Sit and Eat! Increasing Appropriate Mealtime Behaviors and Food Variety
by Sydney Dillinger
March 5, 2022
Tell Us What You Really Want! Teaching Your Child to Express Their Wants and Needs
by Mary Signorella
April 16, 2022
The Dream Team: Behavioral Strategies to Support a Good Night's Sleep
by Chessa Coad
May 7, 2022
A Spoon Full of Sugar: Teaching Tolerance to Medical Procedures
by Andrea Hoang
University of Houston-Clear Lake Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities
is able to offer the Community Speaker Series to the public at no charge, thanks to
the generous support of area businesses and organizations.
For more information or questions, contact CADD:
AutismCenter@uhcl.edu or 281-283-3452
To check out videos of our previous presentations, visit the CADD Facebook page.
December 9, 2017
Teaching Tolerance: Managing Meltdowns When You Say "No" or "Wait"
by Kelsey Campbell
November 18, 2017
Finding Friends: A Guide to Teaching Social Initiations
by Brittany Zey
October 28, 2017
Figuring it Out: ABA Assessments for the Home and Classroom
by Kyle Dawson
September 9, 2017
Autism Spectrum Disorder and Sleep
by Jack Dempsey, Ph.D., Psychologist, Texas Children's Hospital
April 15, 2017
"Looks Who's Talking! Teaching Early Communication Skills"
March 25, 2017
"How to 'Make You're Hired!' a Reality: Preparing Teens for Their First Job"
Dec. 10, 2016
"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
Sept. 10, 2016
Video: "Autism: A Parent's Personal Journey"
Jan. 23, 2016
Video: "One Bite At A Time: "Manageable Mealtimes for the Fussy Eater"
Dec. 12, 2015
Video: "Preventing Meltdowns: How to Teach Your Learner To Ask, Wait, and Accept 'No'"
Nov. 21, 2015
Video: "Organize Your Day! Using Activity Schedules to Promote Independence"
Sept. 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
- Jersey Mike's Subs
- JSC Federal Credit Union
- Susie Bean