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, and we ask that attendees register in advance.
Our 2017-2018 Autism Speakers Series is now available! Select the green "register" button to view all of the lecures and reserve your space!
Announcing the 2017-18 Speaker Series
Location: University of Houston-Clear Lake, Bayou Building, Garden Room
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Parking: Student Parking, Lot D
September 9, 2017
Autism Spectrum Disorder and Sleep
by Jack Dempsey, Ph.D., Psychologist, Texas Children’s Hospital
October 28, 2017
Figuring it Out: ABA Assessments for the Home and Classroom
by Kyle Dawson
November 18, 2017
Finding Friends: A Guide to Teaching Social Initiations
by Brittany Zey
December 9, 2017
Teaching Tolerance: Managing Meltdowns When You Say “No” or “Wait”
by Kelsey Campbell
January 27, 2018
Connecting to College: Using ABA to Help Students with ASD Prepare for and Succeed in Higher Education
by Christie Stiehl
February 17, 2018
Getting Away From the Table: Using ABA to Capture Teachable Moments
by Jennifer Reece
March 24, 2018
Promoting Positive Behavior Using Token Systems
by Desiree Dawson
April 14, 2018
Once Upon a Potty: Strategies for Successful Toilet Training
by Morgan Breaux Campbell
Thank you to our sponsors:
Hegwood Law Group, JSC Federal Credit Union, Endeavor Behavioral,
Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union, Space Center Rotary, and Susie Bean Gives!
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
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