The Koegel Autism Center to hold the 5th Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) Autism & Asperger's Conference, September 13-14

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The world-renowned Koegel Autism Center at UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School will hold the 5th Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) Autism & Asperger’s Conference on September 13-14 on the UCSB Campus. Featuring Dr. Robert Koegel, Dr. Lynn Koegel, and Dr. Ty Vernon, the conference will help change lives through the empowerment of individuals, parents, teachers, and other professionals. Online registration is currently open.

Topics for the conference will include: motivational procedures of pivotal response treatment, early intervention for infants and toddlers at-risk for ASD, teaching first words to children with ASD, dealing with problem/aggressive behavior, increasing social communication/conversation skills, improving school/academic performance using pivotal response treatment, and interventions and support for young and older adults with ASD.

The Koegel Autism Research and Training Center, overseen by Drs. Robert and Lynn Koegel, is dedicated to improving the lives and prognoses of children with autism, as well as the lives of their families. It has been recognized by the National Academy of Sciences – and ranked among the country’s top 12 such facilities – for its innovative research and teaching methods in a variety of areas, including parent education, language development, and teacher education. It offers a state-of-the-art behavioral approach to autistic children. The Koegel Autism Center is part of The Gevirtz School at UC Santa Barbara.

Registration fees, which include breakfast, lunch, and refreshments both days, are as follows: Early Bird (Until August 31st) – $225; Regular (Sept 1st-10th) – $260; and Onsite Registration – $300. Group discounts are available (4 or more get 10% off each registration).

[Robert and Lynn Koegel are available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]