Regional Autism Specialist: Bob Wasden
Bob Wasden, Autism Specialist:
- A resource serving families and professionals who live and work with children with autism in the SEDC Region, by providing educational, emotional, and social support.
- Serve as a consultant to school directors, educators, and parents about appropriate support for students with Autism, ages 3 through 21, in a six-county area: Millard, Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane, and Washington.
- Work with the students, parents, and educators to help put together individualized educational programs for the student.
- Offer support to parents of children with Autism.
- Offer training to surrounding school districts on Autism Spectrum Disorders.
- Provide support groups for parents and discuss issues pertaining to caring for children with Autism and their families.
- Invite all concerned parents, educators, and other professionals to the Annual Autism Conference held in Cedar City.
- Work closely with other specialists in the field so as to provide accurate information to communities served.
- Provide assistance to Education, Health and other Support Services, by informing people about Autism. This may include workshops speaking assignments, and fundraisers.
- Keeps abreast of all pending or proposed legislation.
- Collaborate with parents and educators to develop apporpriate services for children.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 March 2013 14:27
The Southern Utah Autism Center would like to recognize outstanding individuals in the community. They may have overcome challenges themselves or have made excellent contributions improving the lives of families of children and adults with Autism.
ALL information MUST be filled out for nominations to be considered!!
Please Download this form and return by April 12, 2013
- Last Updated on Monday, 25 March 2013 14:26
This year's conference will be held at Canyon View High School. Breakfast and registration starts at 8:00 and the conference starts at 9:00. Lunch will be served around noon and the conference will end at 4.
You may register for the conference in two ways:
1. Print and complete the registration form and mail it to SEDC. Click here for form.
2. Fill out the online registration here and mail payment. Click here for online registration.
If you have any questions, please call Chris at SEDC 435-586-2865
- Last Updated on Thursday, 31 January 2013 09:31
Foundations in Contemporary ABA
Presented by: Ronald B. Leaf, Ph.D.
Drawing from over 40 years of research and clinical application of Applied Behaviour Analysis, Dr. Ron Leaf will look at the most effective elements of Applied Behaviour Analysis to maximize the potential of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Objectives of Workshop
Children with ASD have amazing potential! Despite deficits in language, social and recreation skills children have the ability to learn to fully communicate and acquire the necessary social skills so that they can have meaningful friendships. Dr. Leaf will share the strategies that Autism Partnership has developed over decades that have helped children reach their potential.
Content of Workshop
- Facts and Fiction
There is a great deal of misinformation and confusion regarding issues such as etiology, prognosis and treatment options. In order to effectively navigate the maze of ASD it is essential to critically analyse the issues that parents and professionals confront on a daily basis so as to develop the most effective intervention strategies.
- What is Applied Behavior Analysis?
One would think that everyone that practices ABA would be quite similar. However, there is tremendous diversity! Although our foundations are the same, there are extraordinary differences in how ABA is applied. There is a broad continuum of applied styles and approaches. In the extremes, approaches range from those that are dogmatic and rigid to those that are loosely, inexactly and unsystematically applied. When all is said and done, quality ABA is simply outstanding teaching.
- Maximizing Progress
Students with ASD have tremendous potential. Unfortunately, the expectations for students with ASD have historically been way too low. This has greatly effected how children are taught. Lower expectations have influenced decisions on educational strategies as well as curriculum. Effective programming efforts can help our students reach their potential and most importantly maximize the quality of their lives.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 October 2012 10:59
- Last Updated on Thursday, 31 January 2013 13:59
This conference was for educators and families of children and youth with disabilities. The conference included keynote speakers, breakout sessions, meals, networking opportunities, and much more. The conference will be held annually and is open to anyone interested. For more information please feel free to contact SEDC at 435-586-2865.
You can download and print any of the handouts here! Cathy Longstroth and Karren Harrop: "Avoiding Titanic Errors – Learning to See the Underside of the Autism Iceberg"
Steve Anderson: "Got Behavior Problems?" and "Five Secrets of Effective Communication"
Sharon Coonen: "Social Thinking Skills"
Bob Wasden: "Working with Low Functioning Children with Autism"
Michele Rahn: "Different Means - Finding Alternative Means to Accomplish the Same Results"
Susan Blackham: "Interventions for Students"
Krisanne Lewis: "Whole Body Learning: Strategies for Multi-Sensory Teaching"
Heather Weese and Kerry Dyclin: "Behavior Trackers"
Anamarie Rodabough: "Guardianship in Utah"
Christiana Geuvara: "Explicit Instruction & Autism: Directly Teach"