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Autism Clinical Specialist Certification • Live Virtual Training!

3rd Annual Autism Symposium
What's New & What's Next in Treating Clients on the Spectrum

April 20–21, 2023 from 8:00 AM to 4:15 PM CT
$1,259.84 Value
Can't attend live? Register anyway for 14-day free access to the recordings!
**CE hours and certification available with an optional upgrade. Register for more information.
Earn up to 20.5 CE hours, including 1 CE hour of ethics! | Click here for CE Credit breakdown
Click here for SLP (ASHA) live CE credit details

The co-occurring conditions of autism such as anxiety, ADHD, and depression are on the rise as are diagnoses in adults...

So even if you aren’t already seeing autistic clients, you will soon.

This training can help you avoid giving an autistic client a diagnosis for something that is simply a difference in how their brain processes the world.

Join us to develop the confidence and skills required to accurately assess and intervene with autistic clients in a way that honors their uniqueness in how they approach the world.

Accept your invitation to register for this one-of-a-kind FREE symposium and you'll receive:
  • The education you need to become a Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist**
  • Complete access to EVERY workshop and keynote address
  • 14-days of unlimited replays of every session and keynote address
  • ALL the manuals, slides, and clinical resources are yours to keep
  • BONUS CE and content sessions
  • Exclusive discounts on books, workbooks, and resources for your practice
  • Special offer for 1-year of Psychotherapy Networker Magazine
  • Exclusive upgrade options for CE, Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist certification, and/or unlimited access**
Don't let this opportunity pass you by—REGISTER NOW!
Autism Clinical Specialist Certification • Live Virtual Training!
3rd Annual Autism Symposium
What's New & What's Next in Treating Clients on the Spectrum
April 20–21, 2023 from 8:00 AM to 4:15 PM CT
$1,259.84 Value
Can't attend live? Register anyway for 14-day free access to the recordings!
**CE hours and certification available with an optional upgrade. Register for more information.
Earn up to 20.5 CE hours, including 1 CE hour of ethics! | Click here for CE Credit breakdown
Click here for SLP (ASHA) live CE credit details
Here's a peek at what you'll learn:

There is no other training that provides essential updates to autism intervention and offers safe, effective, and transformational strengths-based interventions and approaches to support your clients regardless of age or developmental stage! After attending, you’ll be able to: 

  • Identify and intervene when masking is present and prevent suicidal ideation
  • Facilitate the development of secure attachment in autism 
  • Decrease the need for meltdowns and emotional outbursts 
  • Help clients develop deep and meaningful relationships 
  • Build a foundation of safety and trust with you 
  • Improve self-regulation, emotional regulation, and sensorimotor skills 
  • Assess for autism functioning, developmental levels, and co-morbidities 
  • Create intervention plans that honor neurodiversity 
  • Help couples have happy, healthy, and thriving relationships 
  • Help clients transition to high school and beyond 
  • Help fathers be a resilient beacon of hope for their autistic children
  • And so much more! 
Don't let this opportunity pass you by—REGISTER NOW!
Autism Clinical Specialist Certification • Live Virtual Training!
3rd Annual Autism Symposium
What's New & What's Next in Treating Clients on the Spectrum
April 20–21, 2023 from 8:00 AM to 4:15 PM CT
$1,259.84 Value
Can't attend live? Register anyway for 14-day free access to the recordings!
**CE hours and certification available with an optional upgrade. Register for more information.
Earn up to 20.5 CE hours, including 1 CE hour of ethics! | Click here for CE Credit breakdown
Click here for SLP (ASHA) live CE credit details
Symposium Schedule April 20-21, 2023
8:00 am – 4:15 PM CT (both days)
Click here for full schedule

Temple Grandin, PhD
Temple Grandin, PhD, keynote address: Great Minds Are Not All The Same
In this interview style session, Grandin takes us inside “visual thinking” and offers new approaches for educating, parenting, employing, and collaborating with special minds and visual thinkers. CE is not available for this recording.

Click here for information about Temple Grandin

Stephen W. Porges, PhD
Autism Interventions through the Lens of Polyvagal Theory: Improve Social Engagement, Increase Emotional Regulation, and Reduce Anxiety
Stephen W. Porges, PhD | Click here for information about Stephen Porges
Through this cutting-edge lens, you’ll learn auditory interventions to calm the nervous system and improve social engagement, increase emotional regulation, and reduce anxiety in autistic clients.

Robert Jason Grant, EdD, LPC, NCC, RPT-S
Autism and Attachment: Addressing Needs Through a Neurodiversity Affirming Lens and Dispelling Myths
Robert Jason Grant, EdD, LPC, NCC, RPT-S | Click here for information about Robert Jason Grant
Session details coming soon!

Ruth Aspy, PhD
Barry G. Grossman, PhD
Autism Assessment Across the Spectrum: Strategies for Recognizing Functional Differences and Closing the Gender Gap
Ruth Aspy, PhD | Click here for information about Ruth Aspy & Barry G. Grossman, PhD | Click here for information about Barry Grossman
To improve recognition of autism, a paradigm shift is needed. Attend and learn how to effectively:
  • Assess functional skills in the areas of communication, social, sensory-motor processing skills  
  • Accurately assess for autism in girls and women  
  • Integrate the client’s personal perspective into the assessment process 

Tosha Rollins, MA, LPC, ASDCS
Inclusive Therapeutic Practices to Work with Autistic Adolescents & Adults: CBT Modifications to Target Executive Functioning and Improve Meltdowns, Social-Emotional, Anxiety, & Other Comorbidities
Tosha Rollins, MA, LPC, ASDCS | Click here for information about Tosha Rollins
Learn how to apply modified CBT interventions to:
  • Identify function and context for behavior    
  • Improve emotional identification and regulation  
  • Develop social/emotional communication skills    
  • Improve EF, emotional intelligence, theory of mind, self-regulation    
  • Treat GAD, depression, OCD, ADHD, adjustment disorder   
  • And more! 

Jeffrey J. Guenzel, MA, LPC
DIRFloortime® in Autism Intervention: Relationship, Movement, and Play to Imporve Social-Emotional Development in Children
Jeffrey J. Guenzel, MA, LPC | Click here for information about Jeffrey Guenzel
Join Jeffrey J. Guenzel, MA, LPC, as you learn an evidence-based approach that uses relationships, movement, and play to promote social-emotional development for autistic children—DIRFloortime®. Attend and learn how to:
  • Apply movement within play to create more synchrony between the mind and body
  • Support self-regulation, cognitive processes, a sense of agency, and a positive self-image with playful activities
  • Integrate play into the therapeutic relationship to help your clients
  • Engage parents in playful interactions with their child
You’ll walk away with a framework that not only builds the essential foundations for development in your autistic clients, but they’ll feel safe, loved, and understood in the process!

Sean Inderbitzen, LCSW, Member of MINT
Lisa Morgan, M.Ed., CAS
Masking in Autism and the Increased Risk for Suicidal Ideation: Internal Family Systems & Strengths-Based Models for Identification, Safety Planning, Stabilization, and Treatment
Sean Inderbitzen, LCSW, Member of MINT | Click here for information about Sean Inderbitzen & Lisa Morgan, M.Ed., CAS | Click here for information about Lisa Morgan
Join two autistic clinicians for this fireside chat to learn two approaches to identify when masking is present in autistic adults and how to intervene with suicidal ideation.
  • Lisa will unpack a strengths-based approach for the stabilization and safety planning when masking is identified.  
  • Sean will unpack an IFS for intervention once stabilization is achieved.

Robert Naseef, PhD
Michael Hannon, PhD, LAC, NCC
Supporting Fathers of Autistic Children: Group Counseling Sessions to Instill Hope, Give Community, and Improve Family Relationships
Robert Naseef, PhD | Click here for information about Robert A. Naseef & Michael Hannon, PhD, LAC, NCC | Click here for information about Michael Hannon
In this session, you’ll learn the latest evidence about the unique needs, aspirations, challenges, and successes of fathers of autistic children. Learn how to coordinate successful fathers’ group counseling sessions and provide fathers with the support they need to be a resilient beacon of hope for their autistic children so they can thrive!

Kade Sharp, LICSW, RPT, CMHS
Supporting Autistic Transgender Youth Through Transition
Kade Sharp, LICSW, RPT, CMHS | Click here for information about Kade Sharp
Learn an easy and memorable 5-part framework for helping autistic trans youth as they transition! This framework will help guide you through:
  • Conversations about name changes, reducing dysphoria, gender affirming surgery, and more 
  • What step to take next when exploring these topics with your autistic child and teen clients
Your clients will feel supported and affirmed by your new understanding of their neurotype!

Tips for Moving Towards A Neuro Inclusive Framework in Autism Intervention: A Long-Awaited Panel Discussion
You don’t want to miss this dynamic long-awaited talk where five of our experts break down your very next steps to move autism intervention in your clinical practice away from behaviorism, towards a more inclusive, neurodiversity model of treatment.
Autism Clinical Specialist Certification • Live Virtual Training!
3rd Annual Autism Symposium
What's New & What's Next in Treating Clients on the Spectrum
April 20–21, 2023 from 8:00 AM to 4:15 PM CT
$1,259.84 Value
Can't attend live? Register anyway for 14-day free access to the recordings!
**CE hours and certification available with an optional upgrade. Register for more information.
Earn up to 20.5 CE hours, including 1 CE hour of ethics! | Click here for CE Credit breakdown
Click here for SLP (ASHA) live CE credit details
Register Today and Get 6 FREE Bonus Sessions:

Varleisha Gibbs, PhD, OTD, OTR/L, ASDCS
Unveiling the Interaction between the Second Brain, Epigenetics, and Sensory Processing of Autistic Children
Varleisha Gibbs, PhD, OTD, OTR/L, ASDCS | Click here for information about Varleisha Gibbs
Join sought after occupational therapist, Varleisha Gibbs, PhD, OTD, OTR/L, ASDCS, FAOTA, as she walks you through the second brain and the enteric nervous system. By understanding this unique gut ecosystem, along with the intersection of epigenetics, you’ll leave with a better understanding of how the gut intersects with behavior. Dr. Gibbs demonstrates hands-on evidence-based approaches and methods to properly select interventions to help autistic children who struggle with self-regulation, emotional regulation, and sensory processing skills.

Sean Inderbitzen, LCSW, Member of MINT
Integrating Internal Family Systems and Polyvagal Theory Lenses in Autism and PTSD Comorbid: A Step By Step Guide to Increase Somatic and Cognitive Awareness
Sean Inderbitzen, LCSW, Member of MINT | Click here for information about Sean Inderbitzen
Join autistic clinician Sean Inderbitzen, LCSW, Member of MINT, as he guides you through using Internal Family Systems and Polyvagal Theory lenses to assess cognitive suppression of emotional and somatic experiences of autistic clients. Building on this awareness, you’ll explore ways to increase somatic and energetic awareness during therapy sessions with your autistic clients.

Robert Jason Grant, EdD, LPC, NCC, RPT-S
Affirming Play Therapy Approaches - The Agent of Change for Neurodivergent Kids
Robert Jason Grant, EdD, LPC, NCC, RPT-S | Click here for information about Robert Jason Grant
Dr. Grant, creator of AutPlay Therapy, will teach you how to apply affirming play therapy processes to help neurodivergent clients grow and heal in their mental health goals while empowering you to feel confident in your service to this most vulnerable population.

Joshua Feder, MD
Treating Autism Spectrum Co-Morbidities: Pharmacological and Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Irritability, Anxiety, ADHD, & More
Joshua Feder, MD | Click here for information about Joshua Feder
In this session, you’ll learn all the steps you might try before resorting to antipsychotic medications to reduce client struggles with irritability, anxiety, aggression, depression, ADHD, and sleep. And, if you need them, how to monitor for the side effects of antipsychotics and reduce some of the side effects.

Grace Myhill, MSW
Working with Neurodiverse Couples
Grace Myhill, MSW | Click here for information about Grace Myhill
Neurodiverse couples and partners seeking therapy frequently report feeling disappointed and harmed by the care they received due to the lack of understanding about neurodiversity and its impact on relationships. This presentation will help you recognize, understand, and treat neurodiverse couples so that both partners better understand themselves, each other, and their relationship dynamics. You will leave this presentation with concrete tools and strategies you can use to help neurodiverse couples improve their communication and connection!

Kathleen Platzman, PhD
Karen Levine, PhD
Ethical Considerations in Autism Related Services: Operating at the Highest Level Possible
Kathleen Platzman, PhD | Click here for information about Kathleen Platzman & Karen Levine, PhD | Click here for information about Karen Levine
In this session, you’ll be you guided through the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) toolkit—developed by autistic self-advocates—which provides the field feedback on what is ethical and what is not.
See what your colleagues said about previous Autism Symposiums
Autism Clinical Specialist Certification • Live Virtual Training!
3rd Annual Autism Symposium
What's New & What's Next in Treating Clients on the Spectrum
April 20–21, 2023 from 8:00 AM to 4:15 PM CT
$1,259.84 Value
Can't attend live? Register anyway for 14-day free access to the recordings!
**CE hours and certification available with an optional upgrade. Register for more information.
Earn up to 20.5 CE hours, including 1 CE hour of ethics! | Click here for CE Credit breakdown
Click here for SLP (ASHA) live CE credit details
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