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 2018-2019 Autism Speakers Series is now available! Select the green "register" button to view all of the lecures and reserve your space!
Announcing the 2018-19 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 8, 2018 Understanding Your Child’s Dual Diagnosis: Autism Plus ADHD or Anxiety Leandra Berry, Ph.D., Psychologist, Texas Children’s Hospital
October 13, 2018 Removing the Training Wheels: Strategies for Teaching Independence Tessa Conaway
November 17, 2018 Why Punishment Should Be the Last Option and What to do Instead Alexis Marcouex
December 8, 2018 The Wh- Questions: Teaching Learners to Ask About Their World Fernanda Oda
January 26, 2019 Saved by the Bell: An Introduction to Classroom Management Strategies Marisa Goodwin
February 16, 2019 Expanding the Mealtime Horizon: Tips for Decreasing Challenging Behavior and Increasing Variety into Your Learner’s Diet Sarah Williams
March 23, 2019 Becoming Their Voice: School Advocacy 101 Justin Hunt
April 13, 2019 Goodbye Tantrums: Teaching Your Learner to Tolerate “Wait,” “Not Now,” and “No” Caitlyn Metoyer
Thank you to our sponsors:
Endeavor Behavioral, Hegwood Law Group, JSC Federal Credit Union, Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union, 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
To check out videos of our previous presentations, visit the CADD Facebook
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