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April 22-23, 2021

A premier event bringing you today’s most cutting-edge,
strengths-based interventions to help your clients with autism thrive!

Autism intervention continues to evolve.

We’re seeing a paradigm shift to one that embraces difference, takes the client’s lead, builds on strengths while supporting needs, and appreciates how the body and brain use behaviors to manage surroundings.

But keeping up with emerging evidence-based autism assessments and treatments can be time consuming and overwhelming, leaving you unsure of what steps to take next…

that’s why we’re inviting you to this one-of-a-kind, interactive, online learning experience!

We’ve gathered the leading voices in the field to breakdown what’s new, what’s working, and what’s just around the corner in autism intervention.

Led by keynote speaker Temple Grandin, PhD, she shares an inspiring insider’s perspective on the importance of looking at autism as Different… Not Less. Together, we’ll explore the extraordinary potential of those on the autism spectrum, along with strategies for celebrating their interests, ideas, and unique individual differences.

During this powerful virtual autism symposium, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from other leading experts including, Dr. Stephen Porges, Leah Kuypers, Dr. Jed Baker, Dr. Jim Ball, and Dr. Carol Westby – to name a few – as they guide you through interventions that leverage relationships, trust, communication, acceptance, self-advocacy, and the neuroception of safety.

From early intervention to transitioning to adulthood, you’ll walk away with dozens of transformational strengths-based interventions, strategies and approaches to support your clients regardless of age or developmental stage!

In this transformational online autism symposium—for just $299.99—you’ll get...

  1. 10 live sessions
  2. 9 bonus CE sessions
  3. 2 bonus content sessions
  4. Up to 28 CE hours

PLUS, this event meets the educational requirements to become a...

  1. Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist (ASDCS) — at no additional cost to you!
    That’s right, in just three easy steps, you can become a ASDCS (a $249.99 value)!

2021 Autism Symposium:
What's New & What's Next in Treating Clients on the Spectrum

April 22-23, 2021

$1,669.79 Value
Just $299.99 Today — Stunning Savings!

Limited Time Only!
Earn up to 28.0 CE Hours — up to 15.0 Live CE Hours & up to 13.0 Self-Study CE Hours
Click here for CE Credit breakdownTotal CE Credit

BONUS! Your Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist (ASDCS) certification (a $249.99 value) is included in today’s deeply discounted registration! *Professional standards apply. Learn more at www.evergreencertifications.com/asdcs

Can’t attend? Click here to purchase the pre-order of a new ASDCS certification course.
Here’s a peek at some of the cutting-edge interventions and approaches:


  1. Polyvagal Theory: Learn from esteemed Stephen Porges, PhD, the best strategies for down regulating threat and defensive reactions by looking at the child’s (and parent’s) nervous systems.

  2. Motivational Interviewing: Join Sean Inderbitzen, APSW, MINT, a clinician on the spectrum, as he guides you through ways to help your teenage/adult clients with anxiety/depression and low self-esteem.

  3. Virtual Reality: Albert “Skip” Rizzo, PhD, walks you through this immersive media technology and how it can support clients of all ages and needs.

  4. Zones of Regulation®: Join Leah Kuypers, M.Ed., OTR/L, as she shares the latest evolution to The Zones framework while outlining a concrete pathway to foster regulation skills in individuals with ASD.

  5. Developmental, Individual Difference, Relationship-based Model (DIR®): Stacy Sue Rosello, MA, OTR/L, teaches simple strategies to build rhythm in relationships in early intervention for autism.

  6. Sensorimotor Interventions: Join Varleisha Gibbs, PhD, OTD, OTR/L, ASDCS, and you’ll learn activation of the Vagus nerve, music and movement techniques, and breathwork to address social, emotional, and cognitive functioning.

  7. Theory of Mind (ToM) & Autobiographical Memory (AM): Carol Westby, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, ASDCS, guides you through current research supporting why understanding clients ToM and AM abilities is essential to social-communication intervention.

  8. Autism Assessment and Screening: Through role-play and case examples, Rebecca Sachs, PhD, ABPP, and Tamara Rosen, PhD, teach you how to do assessment and screening through a neurodiversity lens.

Plus, you’ll get essential updates to some of the most important and trending topics in autism assessment and treatment, including how to help your clients:

  • Prevent the need for meltdowns and emotional outbursts
  • Develop social skills to successfully navigate online and in person social interactions
  • Build a foundation of safety and trust through a trauma-informed lens
  • Understand how brain-gut connection impacts behavior and what to do about it
  • Manage screen time that meets their unique needs
  • Safely explore gender dysphoria desires before making a commitment to transition
  • Build on their strengths through child-centered approaches
  • Recognize side effects of psychotropic medication that can mimic or cause behavioral issues
  • Understand sex ed topics, including puberty, appropriate sexual behaviors, and dating
  • Successfully transition through middle school, high school, and beyond


Certification Made Simple



In just three easy steps, you will become a Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist (ASDCS) starting today:

Step 1: Watch the online summit and bonus content

Step 2: Complete the CE tests and instantly print your certificates of completion.

Step 3: Submit your certificates of completion, application form, and professional license to Evergreen Certifications and we'll cover the cost of your certification for 2 years (a $249.99 value!). Click here for full Certification requirements.


That's it! No hidden fees. No catch. Just certification made EASY.

*Professional standards apply. Learn more at www.evergreencertifications.com/asdcs
2021 Autism Symposium:
What's New & What's Next in Treating Clients on the Spectrum

April 22-23, 2021

$1,669.79 Value
Just $299.99 Today — Stunning Savings!

Limited Time Only!
Earn up to 28.0 CE Hours — up to 15.0 Live CE Hours & up to 13.0 Self-Study CE Hours
Click here for CE Credit breakdownTotal CE Credit

BONUS! Your Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist (ASDCS) certification (a $249.99 value) is included in today’s deeply discounted registration! *Professional standards apply. Learn more at www.evergreencertifications.com/asdcs

Can’t attend? Click here to purchase the pre-order of a new ASDCS certification course.
If you’re ready to learn first-hand from leading clinicians, researchers, developers,
and individuals on the spectrum...

…covering the hottest and most pressing issues you face every single day...
…then this two-day, exclusive event is for you!

Summit Schedule
Thursday, April 22, 2021
10:00am — 6:30pm (Eastern)

Temple Grandin
Temple Grandin, PhD, keynote address on Different… Not Less

Join Temple as she shares insight from the latest edition to Different… Not Less. In this interview-style keynote, she will explore the extraordinary potential of those on the autism spectrum, along with strategies you can use to help them tap into their hidden abilities!


Stephen Porges
The Neuroscience of Safety: The Transformative Impact of the Polyvagal Theory on Supporting Children on the Autism Spectrum

Stephen W. Porges, PhD | Click here for information about Stephen Porges

Attend and learn how the Polyvagal Theory helps us “look inside” the nervous system of individuals with autism. Through this cutting-edge lens, you’ll learn the best strategies for down regulating threat and defensive reactions by shifting your client’s state to that of calmness with feelings of safety, leading the way to improved communication, relational satisfaction, and joy!


Varleisha Gibbs
Sensorimotor Interventions to Improve Social, Emotional, and Cognitive Functioning: Neurological Approaches for Children and Adolescents with Autism
Varleisha Gibbs PHD, OTD, OTR/L, ASDCS | Click here for information about Varleisha D. Gibbs

Attend and learn how to skillfully apply strength-based sensorimotor interventions to:
  • Improve emotional regulation and social participation through activation of the Vagus nerve and music/movement techniques
  • Address arousal levels through NEW self-regulation and mindfulness techniques
  • Support the child’s needs through adaptations and modifying activities and the environment


Rebecca Sachs
Tamara Rosen
A Practitioner's Guide to Autism Assessment: A Strengths-Based Approach
Rebecca Sachs, PhD, ABPP, and Tamara Rosen, PhD | Click here for information about Rebecca Sachs | Click here for information about Tamara Rosen

Through role-play and live demonstrations, learn how to skillfully use specific screening and assessment-based tools and strategies for:
  • When ASD is suspected and you feel stuck
  • Understanding and treating challenging behaviors that may be impacting treatment
  • Communicating concerns to other professionals and parents
  • Making effective and appropriate referrals
  • Tailoring and modifying intervention plans


Stacy Sue Rosello
Early Intervention for ASD: Building Rhythms in Relationships through DIR®
Stacy Sue Rosello, MA, OTR/L | Click here for information about Stacy Sue Rosello

Looking through a Developmental, Individual, Relationship-based® (DIR) lens, you’ll learn strategies and tools to help foster and match rhythms between the child and caregiver and ways to embed rhythms into routines and rituals. In time, these meaningful experiences empower the child, drive development, and create connectedness and cherished family bonds!

Summit Schedule
Friday, April 23, 2021
10:00am — 6:30pm (Eastern)

Jim Ball
Child-Centered Approaches to Effective Autism Treatment: Practical Strategies that Clinicians & Educators Can Use Right Away!
Jim Ball, Ed.D., BCBA-D | Click here for information about Jim Ball

Offering a unique look at behavior through the child's perspective, this session provides strategies to help reduce challenging behaviors, including:
  • Figuring out why a child is engaging in a specific behavior
  • How to build your “behavior-investigator” skills, which is essential to create an effective intervention plan
  • Teaching individuals on the autism spectrum how to change their behavior


Leah Kuypers, M.Ed., OTR/L
Pathways to Regulation with Leah Kuypers M.Ed., OTR/L: The Latest Evolution to the Zones Framework

Leah Kuypers, M.Ed., OTR/L | Click here for information about Leah Kuypers

Join the creator and author of The Zones of Regulation® as she guides you through the latest evolution to The Zones framework—a stepping-stone approach to the development of independent regulation for individuals on the spectrum. This presentation will only be available live on April 23.
Course Content Disclosure:
Course content will focus on the Zones of Regulation® framework.


Jed Baker
No More Autism Meltdowns: Strategies to Deescalate Meltdowns and Reduce Anxiety
Jed Baker, PhD | Click here for information about Jed Baker

Frequent autism meltdowns can hold a family and therapy progress hostage, forcing everyone to walk on eggshells. Those days are over! In this session, you’ll learn concrete strategies to:
  • Deescalate meltdowns and reduce anxiety in the moment
  • Design effective intervention plans to prevent meltdowns from happening
  • Manage one’s own emotions in order to get better outcomes with children


Carol Westby
Theory of Mind: Therapeutic Implications for Clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Carol Westby, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, ASDCS | Click here for information about Carol Westby

To effectively improve the social, emotional, and communication skills of individuals with autism, you must first discern their Theory of Mind (ToM) abilities. This session will teach you how to do that! You’ll learn:
  • Current research on neural bases for emotional understanding and ToM
  • Developmental stages of ToM from infancy through adolescence
  • Assessment and intervention implications for ToM deficits and how to intervene with infants through school-age children


Sean Inderbitzen
Motivational Interviewing for High-Functioning Autism in Adulthood: An Insider’s Perspective
Sean Inderbitzen, APSW, MINT | Click here for information about Sean Inderbitzen

Learning effective Motivational Interviewing (MI) techniques from a clinician on the spectrum, will give you the essential skills and perspective you need to help your clients overcome the treatment obstacles that can impede the therapy they desperately need.

Stop feeling frustrated, ineffective and perpetually stuck at square one in therapy.

2021 Autism Symposium:
What's New & What's Next in Treating Clients on the Spectrum

April 22-23, 2021

$1,669.79 Value
Just $299.99 Today — Stunning Savings!

Limited Time Only!
Earn up to 28.0 CE Hours — up to 15.0 Live CE Hours & up to 13.0 Self-Study CE Hours
Click here for CE Credit breakdownTotal CE Credit

BONUS! Your Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist (ASDCS) certification (a $249.99 value) is included in today’s deeply discounted registration! *Professional standards apply. Learn more at www.evergreencertifications.com/asdcs

Can’t attend? Click here to purchase the pre-order of a new ASDCS certification course.
When you register today, you’ll receive 9 FREE bonus CE sessions!

Cara Marker Daily
Sexuality and Sexual Behavior Challenges for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum

Finally! Sex education content geared specifically towards those on the spectrum, including—puberty, dating, sex, masturbation, stalking behaviors, pornography, and other challenging topics for those with ASD. You’ll learn the top 10 reasons those with ASD engage in inappropriate sexual behaviors and the best strategies to help your clients promote positive sexual health.

Jay Berk
Social Skills Intervention for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum: Helping Clients Overcome Today’s Obstacles in Social Skills
Clients with autism face unique social skills challenges today due to the pandemic, emergence from the pandemic, digital impact on social skills acquisition, and challenges associated with co-occurring disorders, such as social anxiety. Learn how to adeptly teach your clients with autism how to:
  • Navigate social interactions online and in person, in any setting
  • Use “in person” approaches from “on-line” responses to social situations
  • Reduce misinterpretation of social cues
Albert Skip Rizzo
Clinical Virtual Reality (VR): New Technologies for Treating Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, and Sensorimotor Impairments
Virtual Reality (VR) has now emerged as an efficacious tool in many areas of assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation in children and adults! Attend and learn how VR technology:
  • Creates controllable, multisensory, interactive 3D stimulus environments while offering clinical assessment and intervention options
  • Can been used across a range of childhood health conditions, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, and sensorimotor impairments
Knowledge of VR use in clinical care is essential for 21st Century clinicians!
Laura Sibbald
Autism Intervention Using a Trauma-Informed Lens: Creating a Foundation of Safety & Trust to Promote Self Awareness & Problem Solving
Laura K. Sibbald, M.A., CCC-SLP | Click here for information about Laura Sibbald
Attend and learn effective trauma-informed strategies that’ll help you cultivate a safe and trusting relationship with your clients with autism. By doing so, your clients will gain the co-regulation skills necessary to process complex emotions, develop self-awareness, independent problem-solving, and self-monitoring skills.
Timothy Kowalski
Gender Dysphoria & Autism Spectrum Disorder
Timothy P. Kowalski, MA, CCC-SLP, ASDCS | Click here for information about Timothy Kowalski
  • Does gender identity develop on a different timeline for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?
  • Is my client's perseveration/fixation on gender identity a manifestation of autism? Does it matter?
  • How do I know the difference between a transient phase of exploration and a commitment to gender transition?
This session will guide you through the latest research on this nuanced topic. You’ll learn what you need to know to better advise your clients with autism who seek help with gender identity concerns.
Varleisha Gibbs
Dissecting the Brain-Gut Connection for Autism, ADHD, & Complex Trauma Disorder
Varleisha Gibbs PHD, OTD, OTR/L, ASDCS | Click here for information about Varleisha D. Gibbs
This session will give specific focus to the various central nervous system plexuses, neurological structures related to the nine senses, and the role of the Vagus nerve to function and dysfunction in individuals with Autism, ADHD, and Complex Trauma Disorder. Attend and learn:
  • How behavior results from the internal biological factors rather than always external
  • Why addressing self-regulation and decreasing stress is the place to start before providing other forms of intervention
  • Strategies to address the whole body rather than resorting to behavioral approaches
Carol Westby
Screen Time, Learning, & Communication in the 21st Century
Carol Westby, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, ASDCS | Click here for information about Carol Westby
How do we create a healthy tech environment for children and adolescents with ASD, ADHD, and language impairments? In this session, you'll learn:
  • How to select media experiences informed by the child, the context, and the content
  • The research on the benefits and risks of screen time
  • Strategies to manage screen time and alternatives to screen time
Betty McCluskey
Transition Planning – Buy-Ins and Pay-Offs: Effective Motivational Strategies for ASD Youth, Caregivers, Mentors, and Teams
In this compelling session, you’ll learn you how to successfully work in conjunction with an individual with autism and their support team to develop meaningful, achievable transition goals. You’ll walk away with assessments and strategies to successfully implement goals from middle school through high school and beyond, targeting employment and/or postsecondary training and education outcomes.
Cara Marker Daily
Psychopharmacology in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Many individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are on medications that are not supported in the literature as being effective in treating symptoms of ASD, which is confusing and alarming. This program will review the latest research in psychopharmacology and ASD, as well as:
  • Benefits of certain pharmacological interventions in treating the symptoms of ASD
  • Potential side effects of psychotropic medication that can mimic or cause behavioral issues
  • Your role as a treating clinician in assisting your client’s with ASD in psychopharmacological management
Register Today and Get These FREE Bonus Offers ($39.98 value)


Jennifer Cook
A Love Letter to Women on the Spectrum

Jennifer Cook (formerly Cook O’Toole)

Like so many women and girls, Jennifer Cook fit the profile of someone on the spectrum, but it remained unidentified, facing years of avoidable anxiety, eating disorders, volatile relationships, self-harm, and stunted independence. In this game-changing talk, Jennifer offers a love letter to all women on the spectrum. Walking us through her personal journey of self-discovery, enrichment, and understanding, she’ll empower every differently wired mind to become her own best differently wired kind of wonderful!


Kellie Doyle Bailey
Exploring Mindfulness Practices to Help Kids Become Calm and Cool

Kellie Doyle Bailey, MA, CCC-SLP, MMT/SELI

Join author Kellie Doyle Bailey, MA, CCC-SLP, MMT/SELI, as she walks you through mindfulness interventions to help "lid flippers”—our reactive learners—become “calm and cool” kids. Kellie is the author of best-selling, Some Days I Flip My Lid and Some Nights I Flip My Lid. You will find both books in the summit bookstore!

2021 Autism Symposium:
What's New & What's Next in Treating Clients on the Spectrum

April 22-23, 2021

$1,669.79 Value
Just $299.99 Today — Stunning Savings!

Limited Time Only!
Earn up to 28.0 CE Hours — up to 15.0 Live CE Hours & up to 13.0 Self-Study CE Hours
Click here for CE Credit breakdownTotal CE Credit

BONUS! Your Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist (ASDCS) certification (a $249.99 value) is included in today’s deeply discounted registration! *Professional standards apply. Learn more at www.evergreencertifications.com/asdcs

Can’t attend? Click here to purchase the pre-order of a new ASDCS certification course.
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