2017 Empowering your Future Conference

2017 ASF Conference - Empower Your Future

2017 ASF Research Symposium and Family Conference

Research Symposium July 11 – 12  |  Family Conference July 12 – 15
Arizona Grand Resort & Spa in Phoenix, AZ

Conference Schedule and Recordings

Research Day

Welcome & Opening Session
Greg Dohrmann, ASF President & Eileen Braun, ASF Executive Director
Session Recording

Sibshops: For Siblings Only
Dr. Robin Wilkerson

AS Clinics – What to Expect
Ralitza Gavrilova from Mayo Clinic
Session Recording

Just for Moms
Alice Evans

Just for Grandparents
Jeanne Rooney-Graves & Hannah O’Handley

Just for Dads
Brad McGarry & Eric Wright
Presentation pdf

Just for Other Family Members

Keynote Research Speaker – Research Updates
Stormy Chamberlain and Ben Philpot
Presentation pdf  |  Session Recording

Critical Components to Successful Clinical Trials
Becky Burdine
Session Recording

 

Wellness Day

Genetics 101
Stormy Chamberlain
Presentation pdf

Low Glycemic Index Treatment (LGIT) and GI Issues in AS
Heidi Pfeifer & Ron Thibert
Session Recording

Neurobehavioral Approaches in AS I
Jane Summers & Erick Sell
Presentation pdf  |  Session Recording

Anxiety in AS
Chris Keary  & Ron Thibert
Presentation pdf  |  Session Recording

Neurobehavioral Approaches in AS II
Jane Summers & Erick Sell
Presentation pdf  |  Session Recording

Early Adulthood Experience of Having a Sibling with a Developmental Disability
Robin Wilkerson
Presentation pdf  |  Presentation script  | Session Recording

Medication Management of Challenging Behaviors in Angelman
Logan Wink

Healthy Marriages
Robert Dell

Seizures in AS
Ron Thibert and AS Clinical Neurologists
Session Recording

Changes in Adolescence & Adulthood in AS
Anna Larson & Ron Thibert

Medical Emergencies in AS/Preparedness
Dr. Justin Grill

Optimizing Health & Cognition through Food
Isabel Orellana de Chang
Presentation  |  Session Recording

Healthy Single Parents
Robert Dell
 

Communication Day

AS Families on the AAC Journey
Panel Discussion – Moderators: Erin Sheldon & Dr. Stephen Calculator
Session Recording

Overview of Devices and Tablets and Information about Today’s Sessions
Erin Sheldon & Stephen Calculator

Social Communication: Teens/Adults as Emerging Communicators – Social Commenting
Deanna Wagner
Presentation Notes  |  Book download

Introduction to Core Word AAC Systems
Jennifer Marden
Presentation pdf  |  Session Recording

Beginning the PODD Journey: Starting, Modeling and Persevering
Jodi Melendez

Social Communication: Teens/Adults as Emerging Communicators – Storytelling
Deanna Wagner
Presentation Notes  |  Book download  |  Session Recording

Creating Your Village: Moving Beyond Modeling to Create a Communication Team
Sam Sennott
 Session Recording

How to Get Started and Early Literacy Assessments
Erin Sheldon

PODD across the lifespan, from young children to adults
Jaquie Mills

Be a Super Core Word Modeler with Proloquo2Go
Jennifer Marden
Presentation pdf  |  Session Recording

Shared Reading with PODD
Sam Sennott
Session Recording

Finding Allies and Developing Next Steps
Sam Sennott , Erin Sheldon, Deanna Wagner & Jaquie Mills
Session Recording

 

Resource Day

Financial Planning Workshop
Mary Anne Ehlert, Protected Tomorrows

Housing & Working Options for Adults Who’s doing what?
Panel Discussion

Parent-to-parent
Janna Murrell
Presentation pdf

IEP’s – Goals and Objectives
Michelle Harvey
Presentation pdf  |  IEP Reflection Tool  |  Session Recording

Government Benefits New Directions for AS Families
Eric Wright
Presentation pdf  |  Session Recording

Advocating for your Child at an IEP Meeting
Michelle Harvey

Telling Your Story: An Advocacy Perspective
Eric Wright
Presentation pdf

Adult Fitness & Recreation: Have More Fun
Todd Davis

AS Educational Summit
Dr. Eric Wright, Brad McGarry, Michelle Harvey, Erin Sheldon, Dr. Jane Summers

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Session Recordings

Recordings of ALL conference sessions are available for purchase.

Download the conference video order form.   |   Order online through IntelliQuest Media

Conference Sessions Available Online
Some sessions were recorded and available on YouTube. See below.

Dr. Ron Thibert keynote - AS in Adulthood
Dr. Ron Thibert - AS in Adulthood
Dr. Ron Thibert - Seizures 101
Dr. Ron Thibert - Seizures 101
Dr. Ron Thibert - Seizure Treatments
Dr. Ron Thibert - Seizure Treatments
Kate Ahern - Implementing Augmentative & Alternative Communication
Kate Ahern - Implementing Augmentative & Alternative Communication
Kate Ahern - Angel Voices: Creating a Community of AAC Users
Kate Ahern - Angel Voices: Creating a Community of AAC Users
Dr. Calculator - Communication, Educational & Related Considerations
Dr. Calculator - Communication, Educational & Related Considerations (Part 1)
Dr. Harvey - AS Research & Development Update
Dr. Harvey - AS Research & Development (Part 1)