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ADHD? Autism? Both? Sioux Falls, SD November 3, 2017

Conference Information

When:  Friday, November 3, 2017 

Where:  Sioux Falls, SD | Holiday Inn City Centre - Falls Ballroom

Continuing Education:  APA, ASHA, ASWB

Speakers:  Raun Melmed &  Dr.Jim Ball 

ADHD? Autism? Both?

The Impact of ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorders on Temperament, Character, and Personality Development is common.

Social delays. Communication difficulties. Repetitive behaviors.

When issues like these overlap, parents and teachers need a firm understanding of each diagnosis to manage effective treatments and life in general.

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A Pediatrician's Perspective on ADHD

Raun D. Melmed, MD, FAAP, developmental and behavioral pediatrician, is director of the Melmed Center in Scottsdale, Arizona and co-founder and medical director of the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center. He is on faculty at Arizona State University and the University of Arizona in Tucson. 

Dr. Melmed earned his medical training at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and completed a fellowship at Children's Hospital Medical Center in Boston, where he was an Instructor at Harvard Medical School.  He is a member of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics He is board certified in Pediatrics and Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. 

Raun has set up nationally recognized physician training programs for the early identification of infants and toddlers with developmental and behavioral concerns and authored a program geared toward the early screening for autism spectrum disorders.  He is the author of Succeeding with Difficult Children, Autism: Early Intervention, Autism and the Extended Family and Marvin’s Monster Diary – ADHD Attacks.  His latest book for children Timmy’s Monster Diary: Screen Time Attacks! will be published in the fall of 2017.  Dr. Melmed is an investigator of novel psychopharmacological agents in the treatment of autism, Fragile X and ADHD and collaborates on studies of tools used in the diagnosis of developmental disorders.

By attending, participants can:

  • Identify the goals of early intervention
  • Recognize disorders that may mimic ASD
  • Understand how ASD affects socialization
  • Apply approaches, treatments, and therapies
  • Identify medical/nutritional challenges

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Dr. Jim Ball


Early Intervention on Autism & ADHD 

Dr. Jim Ball, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst focusing on ADHD and Early intervention, has been in the autism field for over twenty years providing educational, residential, and employment services to children and adults affected by autism. As President/CEO of JB Autism Consulting,he provides private consultation to organizations, schools, and families regarding staff training, parent training, home support services, classroom design/support, and behavior management/ assessment.

By attending, participants can:

  • Identify seven effective strategies for the perfect EI program
  • Develop an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)
  • List the must-have components of an EI program   
  • Integrate social skills instruction into a curriculum
  • And more

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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
7:50 Announcements

Dr. Raun Melmed – A pediatrician’s view of ADHD

9:30 Break

Dr. Raun Melmed - continued

11:30-12:30 Lunch on your own
12:30  Dr. Jim Ball – A Behaviorist’s view of ADD and Autism​
2:00 Break
2:30  Dr. Jim Ball - continued
4:00 Conference Ends



About the Venue: 
 Holiday Inn City Centre - Falls Ballroom 
100 West 8th Street 
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

$5 for parking

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ASA Members please call this number for registration:  800-489-0727

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