The Koegel Autism Center presents the 8th International Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) Autism and Asperger’s Conference on September 3-4 at the Corwin Pavilion on UC Santa Barbara 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: characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), history and development of ASD, PRT service delivery model, pivotal areas of responding, PRT motivational procedures for teaching beginning verbal communication, facilitating social interactions with typically developing peers, teaching social conversation skills, self-management, flexibility, functional Behavior Assessment (FBA), and motivational academics.
Certification Opportunities are also available: PRT Level I Certification is included in the registration fee while PRT Level II Certification will be available at an additional fee.
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 (register by August 16, 2015): $225; Standard (August 17th-September 2nd) – $260; and Onsite Registration – $300. Group discounts are available (4 or more get 10% off each registration).