Monday, October 08, 2007

Autism, Bullying & Classroom Strategies in Long Island

AHA Presents Two-Day Conference on Autism, Bullying and Classroom Strategies

AHA (Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association) will present its 17th annual fall conference, Issues in Education for School Age Children on the Autism Spectrum, on Monday and Tuesday, October 22 and 23, 2007 at Eastern Suffolk BOCES in Holbrook. Nationally known speakers will provide attendees – educators, parents, and related professionals – with current and effective strategies for the appropriate education of the higher functioning student with autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorders and other related conditions.

On Day One, keynote Dennis Debbaudt, author and Law Enforcement Trainer, will talk about Proactive Strategic Plans for Schools (ICE -In Case of Emergency); Rebekah Heinrichs, author of “Perfect Targets: Asperger Syndrome and Bullying” will focus on Bullying Interventions and Strategies.

Day Two features Lynda Geller, Ph.D., Clinical Director of the Asperger Institute at NYU Child Study Center, presenting What Do ASD Students Need in a School Program, followed by another terrific annual Teen Panel. The conference wraps up with education specialists Dorothy Siegel, M.P.A. and Juliet Williams, Psy.D., presenting on Effective Strategies for Your Classroom.

Brochures are online at:, information at: or by calling 516.470.0360. Members receive discounted fees for all conferences. We also accept school Purchase Orders.

Deadline for pre-registration is 10/15. Walk-in fee’s available. Registration includes a continental breakfast, boxed lunch and all conference materials.

Complete program for download at

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