Fall 2008 Autism Workshop

Monday, September 15, 2008- Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Workshop Presenters: 
Ruth Aspy, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist who specializes in assessment and intervention for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Barry G. Grossman, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and author.  He specializes in assessment and intervention for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. 

Workshop Description:  Learn how to address national and state guidelines focusing on Response to Intervention (RTI) and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS).  The Ziggurat Model is a guide for designing comprehensive behavior interventions for individuals of all ages with Autism Spectrum Disorders.  The model has been adopted at both district and statewide levels.  The Ziggurat approach centers on a hierarchical system, consisting of five levels, each representing an area, such as communication and emotional vulnerability, that must be addressed to ensure the intervention plan is comprehensive.  The premise of the model is that underlying needs and characteristics related to the autism spectrum must be addressed.  The Ziggurat Model is unique in its approach and fills a void by providing a framework for organizing the range of possible interventions and ensuring that true needs are addressed in a meaningful way. Graduate credits through the University of South Dakota and Department of Education Certificate Renewal Credits will be available. 

Location: This workshop will be held in Schroeder Auditorium in the Sanford USD Medical Center, Sioux Falls, SD.   

For more information contact:
Autism Spectrum Disorders Program
Center for Disabilities
Department of Pediatrics
Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota
1400 West 22nd Street
Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57105
Phone - (605) 357-1439 or 1-800-658-3080 (Voice/TTY)
E-mail - cd@usd.edu

Registration information can be found at http://www.usd.edu/cd