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Albuquerque, NM September 1, 2017

Conference Information

When:  Friday, September 1, 2017

Where:  Albuquerque, NM | Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown Hotel

Continuing Education:  APA, ASHA, ASWB,  

Speakers:  Dr. Temple Grandin, Jennifer McIlwee Myers, Rebecca Moyes

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Dr. Temple Grandin

The World Needs All Kinds of Minds

Dr. Temple Grandin has served as inspiration and role model to hundreds of thousands of families and persons with autism. In this unique presentation, Temple eloquently and candidly describes the challenges she has faced and offers no-nonsense ideas on how others dealing with autism can meet these obstacles and improve the quality of their lives. Backed by her personal experience and evidence-based research, Temple shares her valuable insights on a wide variety of topics, and offers useful do’s and don’ts.

By attending, participants can:

  • Create a learning environment to accommodate sensory challenges
  • Distinguish between voluntary behaviors and involuntary behaviors
  • Define ways of intervention for those newly diagnosed
  • Relate methods to help the older child and Adult form social relationships

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Beth Aune

How to Teach Life Skills to Kids with Autism or Asperger's 

Jennifer Mcllwee Myers, A woman with Asperger’s Syndrome, Jennifer provides plenty of real-life examples and key concepts to empower you to teach life skills to your child with ASD. Jennifer is the author of How to Teach Life Skills to Kids with Autism or Asperger’s and Growing Up with Sensory Issues: Insider Tips from a Woman with Autism.

By attending, participants can:

  • Discuss Real-World Techniques for Teaching Daily Living Skills to People with ASD
  • Discover ways to Spot and Avoid Techniques That Confuse or Mislead Children with ASD
  • Identify methods to Harness the Innate Interests and Skills of People on the Autism Spectrum To Make Both Effective and Memorable
  • And more! 

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Maria Wheeler

Teaching Self-Regulation Skills

Rebecca Moyes, a former teacher in both public and private schools for nine years, is the mother of two children. Her oldest is diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome. Rebecca is currently an autism consultant/trainer for several school districts in Pennsylvania. Rebecca has published three books.The most recent book, Building Sensory Friendly Classrooms to Support Challenging Behaviordiscusses the importance of data-driven strategies, and then helps teachers implement them. Rebecca will provide practical strategies to teach students to become in tune to their emotions and develop skills to be more independent with controlling their impulses.

By attending, participants can:

  • Define some executive functions that may control self-regulation
  • Discover how to implement particular strategies to help children learn to self-regulate
  • Describe ways to increase motivation, initiation, and attention skills
  • Discuss  examples of ways to assist a student in sensory overload
  • Discuss examples of ways to assist a student in alerting his/her sensory system
  • Demonstrate technique for assisting students in understanding the consequences of their behavior


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Continuing Education Credits

Future Horizons offers Continuing Education Credits for the following associations:


ASHA American Psychological Association ASWB
This course is offered for up to 0.6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area). Continuing Education for APA is provided by Future Horizons. Future Horizons is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Future Horizons maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Future Horizons ACE #1018 is approved as a provider for continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards ( ASWB).


Schedule & Map


Autism Conference Schedule

Time Event
7:00am Registration Check In & Continental Breakfast
7:50 Announcements
8:00 Dr. Temple Grandin
9:30 Break
10:00 Jennifer McIlwee Myers 
11:30-12:30 Lunch on your own
12:30 Rebecca Moyes​
2:00 Break
2:30 Rebecca Moyes​(continued)
4:00 Conference Ends



About the Venue: 

Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown Hotel

2600 Louisiana Boulevard Northeast

Albuquerque, NM 87110

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