Upcoming Trainings & Events

Upcoming Events


Check back soon to get more information about our April Autism Seminar & Discussion!

Past Events

March 6,

Autism Seminar & Discussion: Socialization in Schools and the Community for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Santa Barbara Public Library Literacy Center at 40 E. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, CA

The next presentation in the monthly UCSB Koegel Autism Center’s Autism Seminar & Discussion (ASD) Series will focus on strategies for providing socialization opportunities for school-aged children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder in inclusive school and community contexts. Geared towards parents and professionals alike, this presentation will describe practical strategies and ideas based on current research for facilitating social interactions within inclusive school and community settings and activities. This hour-long presentation will be followed by a Q & A session.

Presenter: Kelsey Oliver, M.A., is a doctoral candidate at UCSB in Education with an emphasis in Special Education, Disabilities, and Developmental Risk Studies and a clinician at the Koegel Autism Center at UCSB. Her research interests include developing practices for educating and supporting parents of children with ASD and establishing interventions that support inclusive education of students with ASD in schools.

February 6,

Autism Seminar & Discussion: Raising a Social Child (with Autism)
Santa Barbara Public Library Faulkner Gallery at 40 E. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, CA

Introducing UCSB Koegel Autism Center's free monthly Autism Seminar & Discussion (ASD) Series. Our center has collaborated with the Santa Barbara Library to bring a new presentation the first Tuesday of each month. Our first one hour presentation will be February 6th from 6:30 to 7:30 pm followed by a Q&A session in the SB Library's Faulkner Gallery.
This first presentation will focus on practical strategies to motivate and empower toddlers, children, and teenagers to seek out peer connections. Drawing from the latest research on friendship formation and maintenance, this presentation will highlight strategies that parents, school staff, and other professionals can implement across community settings to jumpstart social relationships for youth with autism.

Presenter: Dr. Vernon is the Center Director of UCSB’s Koegel Autism Center, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, & School Psychology, and a licensed clinical psychologist. His research interests focus on the development of socialization interventions for individuals of all ages with autism spectrum disorder.

November 8,

Know the Signs: Autism in Early Childhood
Koegel Autism Center (Santa Barbara, California)

Are you interested in learning more about early signs of autism spectrum disorder? Please join the Koegel Autism Center team for a free workshop to learn about early signs of autism between the ages of 0 to 5. This workshop will take place on November 8th, 2017 from 6 to 8pm at the Koegel Autism Center. Community resources and referrals will be provided.
If interested, please click HERE to register. If you have any questions about the workshop, you can reach us at (805) 893-2049 or autism@education.ucsb.edu.

October 29,

Yoga on the Wharf
Stearns Wharf (Santa Barbara, California)

Power of Your Om's final yoga fundraiser for the Koegel Autism Center will be held this Sunday at 9am at Stearns Wharf. The class is donation-based, so bring a friend, get a great workout, and give to a great cause. 100% of the proceeds from this class will go to supporting the Koegel Autism Center!

October 25,

Raytheon National Disability Employment Awareness Month Engagement
Raytheon Conference Center (Goleta, California)

Invited Presentation: Autism in the Workplace

Presenters: Ty Vernon, Ph.D. & Paul Griffin

October 13-14,

The Help Group Summit 2017 Conference
Skirball Cultural Center (Los Angeles, California)

Conference Presentation: Modifying Pivotal Response Treatment to Jump-Start Social Development in Toddlers with ASD

Presenter: Ty Vernon, Ph.D.

October 12-13,

Center for Autism and Related Disorders’ (CARD) 17th Annual Autism Conference
Kennedy Krieger Institute (Baltimore, Maryland)

Conference Presentation: Social Tools And Rules for Transitions (The START Program)
Presenter: Ty Vernon, Ph.D.

August 3-6,

American Psychological Association 125th Annual Convention
Washington Convention Center (Washington DC)

Symposium Presentation: Modeling Socialization Improvement Growth Trends of Adolescents Participating in an RCT of the START Program for ASD
Presenter: Ty Vernon, Ph.D.