2016

January 2016

Autism Evaluations: Best Practice Methods for School Evaluation Specialists
One day training for school assessment specialists
Belton Independent School District
Belton, Texas

February 2016

Autism Evaluations: Individualizing the Diagnosis for Parents and Teachers
Mini-Skills Session
National Association of School Psychologists Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana

Autism Team Training
4 day series for multidisciplinary assessment specialsits
Dallas Independent School District
Dallas, Texas

March 2016

The Autism Spectrum: Recommended Strategies to Support Individuals with Spectrum Differences Across Age and Ability Levels

Spring Refresher Conference

Metro Dal TEDA

Texas Educational Diagnosticians Association

Dallas, Texas

Autism Evaluations: Effective Tools to Individualize the Diagnosis

One-day training for multidisciplinary school evaluation specialists

Region 13 Education Service Center

Austin, Texas

April 2016

Understanding the Autism Spectrum Brain Style

Parent Education Series

St. Anthony School

Carrollton, Texas

May 2016

Autism Evaluations: Preview of the MIGDAS-2 Interview Process

One day training for multidisciplinary autism evaluators

Region 7 Education Service Center

Kilgore, Texas

 June 2016

Structuring the Preschool Classroom for Children with Autism Spectrum Differences

One-Day Staff Development

The St. Anthony School

Carrollton, Texas

July 2016

Autism Evaluations: individualizing the Diagnosis for Parents and Teachers

Skills Session

International School Psychology Association Conference

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Autism Conversations: Structuring a Sensory-Based Student Interview

Skills session

International School Psychology Association Conference

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

August 2016

Gifted Students and the Autism Spectrum: Positive Behavior Supports

Half-day training

Learning@Lovejoy Regional Conference

Fairview, Texas

Autism Spectrum Brain Style Differences: Positive Behavior Supports

One-Day Staff Development

The St. Anthony School

Carrollton, Texas

November 2016

Autism Evaluations: Individualizing the Diagnosis

Invited Session

New York Association for School Psychologists

Rochester, New York

December 2016

Family Therapy and the Autism Spectrum: Autism Conversations in Narrative Practice

Staff Development Session

Jewish Family Services

Dallas, Texas

Autism Evaluations: Tools to Support Effective School-Based Diagnosis and Intervention

One-Day Workshop

Region 7 Education Service Center

Kilgore, Texas

  2015

January 2015

Workshop and Conferences Autism Evaluation: Update for School-Based Teams, One-day workshop, Region 7 Education Service Center, Kilgore, Texas

March 2015
Workshops and Conferences

Autism Evaluations: Creating a Compelling Individualized Narrative
Momentous Institute Staff Training
Dallas, Texas

April 2015
Workshops and Conferences

Autism Conversations in Narrative Practice: Supporting Children and Adolescents on the Spectrum and their Families
Keynote Presentation

Autism Conversations in Narrative Practice: Supporting Young Adults and Their Families
Breakout Session

Behavioral Issues and Substance Abuse Among Children and Adolescents: Prevention and Intervention
University of Texas Pan American Conference
Edinburg, Texas

October 2015
Workshops and Conferences

Autism Evaluations: Creating a Compelling Individualized Narrative
Full day Workshop
Region 13 Education Service Center
Austin, Texas

Autism Evaluations: Recognizing the Spectrum Profile in Young Children
Full day Workshop
Region 10 Education Service Center
Richardson, Texas

2014

November 2014

Workshops and Conferences Autism Evaluations: Update for School-Based Teams, One-day workshop, Region 8 Education Service Center, Mt. Pleasant, Texas Autism Evaluations: Best Practice Methods and the DSM 5, Half-day repeating session, Indiana Association of School Psychologists Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana

October 2014

Workshop and Conferences Autism Evaluations: Best Practice Methods and the DSM 5, District wide training for School Psychologists, Broward County Public Schools, Ft Lauderdale, Florida Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder and School-Based Evaluations, One-day staff development for district wide assessment staff, Crowley Independent School District, Crowley, Texas Autism Spectrum Differences: From Evaluation to Treatment, 5-hour Course, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT) Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Autism Evaluations: Best Practice Methods and the DSM 5, Half-day workshop, West Virginia School Psychologists’ Association Conference, Glade Springs Resort, Raleigh County, West Virginia

September 2014

Workshops and Conferences Autism Evaluation Team Training: Best Practice Methods for School-Based Teams, Two-day training for multidisciplinary autism assessment teams, Region 7 Education Service Center, Kilgore, Texas

August 2014

Workshops and Conferences Autism Spectrum Differences: Practical Tools for Educators, Learning at Lovejoy Half-day Staff Development, Lovejoy Independent School District, Fairview, Texas Autism Spectrum Differences: Tools for Preschool Teachers, One-day staff development for Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities teachers and teaching assistants, Dallas Independent School District, Dallas, Texas Autism Conversations: Counseling Strategies for School Psychologists One-day Staff development for Licensed Specialists in School Psychology, Dallas Independent School District Dallas, Texas

February 2014

Workshops and Conferences Autism Evaluations: Best Practice Methods and the DSM 5 Mini-Skills Session National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Washington, D.C. Autism Evaluations: Student Interview Techniques to Individualize the Diagnosis Mini-Skills Session National Association of School Psychologists ( NASP) Washington, D.C.

2013

January 2013 Workshops and Conferences Autism Spectrum Differences: Engineering the Preschool Program, One-day workshop for preschool specialists, Co-presenter Judy Freese, SLP, CCC, Region 10 Education Service Center, Richarson, Texas

February 2013

Workshops and Conferences Autism Evaluations: Best Practices and the DSM V, Mini-Skills Session, NASP (National Association of School Psychologists) 2013 Conference, Seattle, Washington Autism Evaluations: Differential Diagnosis Issues, Irving Independent School District, Irving, Texas

April 2013

Workshops and Conferences Autism Evaluations: Best Practice Components for Multi-Modal, Multi-Disciplinary School-Based Teams, Pinellas County Public Schools, Clearwater, Florida

May 2013

Workshops and Conferences Autism Evaluations: School-Based Assessment and the DSM 5, Region 7 Education Service Center, Kilgore, Texas

 July 2013

Workshop and Conferences Autism Conversations: A Practical Framework for Identification of and Intervention for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Differences, Region 10 Education Service Center Early Childhood Institute, Richardson, Texas

August 2013

Workshops and Conferences Autism Evaluations: Best Practice Methods and the DSM-5,  7 Hour CEU Course, American Psychological Association (APA) Annual Convention, Honolulu, Hawaii Autism and Preschool Programming, Two-day Staff Development for teachers and teacher assistants, Dallas Independent School District, Dallas, Texas Best Practice School-Based Autism Evaluations, One-day autism team staff training, Irving Independent School District, Irving, Texas

September 2013

Workshops and Conferences Autism Evaluation and Classroom Support, One-day Staff Development for District-wide assessment staff, Irving Independent School District, Irving, Texas Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Differences, Staff Development for school counselors, Lovejoy Independent School District, Allen, Texas Why Do They Do the Things They Do?, Parent support meeting, Lovejoy Independent School District, Allen, Texas

October 2013

Workshops and Conferences School-Based Autism Evaluations and the DSM-5, Statewide Webinar, Region 10 Education Service Center, Richardson, Texas Autism Spectrum Differences: From Evaluation to Treatment, 5 hour course, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Conference, Portland, Oregon Autism Spectrum Disorder: Best Practice Evaluation Methods and Strategies for Senosry Regulation Staff Development day for assessment and intervention staff, Keller Independent School District, Keller, Texas

November 2013

Workshops and Conferences Autism Evaluations: Using the Conversational Model to Enhance the School-Based Evaluation Process, Staff Development for School Psychologists, Gwinnett County Schools, Sewanee, Georgia

December 2013

Workshops and Conferences School-Based Autism Evaluations and the DSM 5, Statewide Webinar, Region 10 Education Service Center, Richardson, Texas

 2012

January 2012

Conferences Autism Conversations:  Practical Framework for Early Childhood Intervention, T. Berry Brazelton Infant Mental Health Advocacy Conference, Dallas, Texas Autism and Preschool Programming: Engineering the Communication-Centered Classroom, Texas Infant Mental Health Advocacy Conference Workshops Autism Team Training Day 3 of 4,”Statewide Videoconferencing Seminar”, Region 10 Education Service Center, Richardson, Texas

February 2012

Conferences Autism Evaluations: Critical Tools for School Psychologists, Dallas-Fort Worth Regional Association of School Psychologists, Fort Worth, Texas Autism Evaluations,Statewide Evaluation Project Conference, Dallas, Texas Autism Evaluations: Techniques for Partnering with Parents, Mini-Skills Session, National Association of School Psychologists Convention, Philadelphia, PA Autism Evaluations: Using Qualitative Interview Techniques to Individualize the Diagnosis, Mini-Skills Session,National Association of School Psychologists Convention, Philadelphia, PA

March 2012

Workshops Autism Team Training Day 4 of 4,”Statewide Videoconferencing Seminar”,Region 10 Education Service Center, Richardson, Texas Autism Conversations: Techniques to Individualize the Diagnosis,California Association for School Psychologists,Costa Mesa, California

 April 2012

Workshops Autism Spectrum Disorders: Managing Severe Behaviors, Region 7 Education Service Center, Kilgore, Texas Autism Evaluations: Best Practice Methods,Pinellas County Schools, Clearwater, Florida

June 2012

Workshops Understanding Autism Spectrum Differences,Districtwide Staff Inservice,Richardson Independent School District,Richardson, Texas

July 2012

Workshops Autism Conversations: Master Class with Professor Tony Attwood And Marilyn J. Monteiro ( 2 days),Australian Council for Educational Research( ACER), Brisbane, Australia Autism Evaluations: Best Practices Methods and DSM V,(1 day),Australian Council for Educational Research ( ACER), Melbourne, Australia Autism Evaluations: Best Practices and the DSM V,( 1 day), Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), Sydney, Australia

August 2012

Workshops Engineering the Communication-Centered Preschool Classroom,Two-day training for preschool teachers, Dallas Independent School District, Dallas, Texas Autism Conversations: Evaluating Children on the Autism Spectrum through Authentic Conversations, One-day Training, Northern Suburban Special Education District (NSSED), Highland Park, Illinois Integrating the use of ADOS-2 with the Visual Framework, One-day training for autism evaluation teams, Dallas Independent School District, Dallas, Texas

September 2012

Workshops Integrating the use of the ADOS-2 with the Visual Framework , One-day training for autism evaluation teams, Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District, Hurst, Texas Supporting Preschool Children with Autism Spectrum Differences Training Session for Teaching Assistants in the Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities (PPCD) classrooms, Dallas Independent School District, Dallas, Texas Administrators Round Table: Building A Framework for Best Practices in Assessment and Interventions for Students with Autism, Half-day workshop for school administrators, Northern Suburban Special Education District ( NSSED), Techny, Illinois Autism Conversations: Understanding Autism Spectrum Differences, Half-day workshop for parents and caregivers, Northern Suburban Special Education District ( NSSED), Techny, Illinois Autism Evaluation Methods, Half-day workshop for parents and caregivers, Northern Suburban Special Education District (NSSED), Techny, Illinois Autism Coaches Round Table: Introducing and Supporting the Visual Framework and the Evaluation /IEP Process, Half-day workshop for autism specialists, Northern Suburban Special Education District(NSSED), Techny, Illinois

October 2012

Conferences Autism Evaluations: Best Practice Methods and the DSM V,One-day training,21st Annual Texas Autism Conference, Austin, Texas Workshops Autism Evaluation Methods for Children with Auditory Impairments, Half-day workshop, Texas School for the Deaf, Austin, Texas Autism Evaluation Methods: Best Practice and the DSM V, One-day workshop for autism evaluators, Region 1 Autism Education Consortium, Richmond, Virginia

 2011

February 2011

Conferences Autism Evaluations:  Integrating Qualitative Data to Enhance Quantitative Measures, National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, San Francisco, California Workshops Autism Evaluations: Using the MIGDAS and the Conversational Approach, Region 14 Education Service Center, Abilene, Texas

March 2011

Workshops Autism Team Training: Update on Assessment Tools Region 13 Education Service Center, Austin, Texas

April 2011

Workshops Autism Evaluations: Using the MIGDAS and the Conversational Approach Region 16 Education Service Center, Amarillo, Texas Autism Spectrum Disorders: Tools for School Counselors Region 7 Education Service Center, Kilgore, Texas

May 2011

Workshops Autism Team Training: Update on Assessment Issues Region 10 Education Service Center, Richardson, Texas

August 2011

Workshops Engineering the Classroom for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities (PPCD) Teacher Inservice Dallas Independent School District Understanding and Programming for Students on the Autism Spectrum Teacher Inservice, Lovejoy Independent School District Why Do They Do the Things They Do? Parent Support Meeting, Lovejoy Independent School District

 September 2011

Workshops Autism Team Training Day 1 of 4 “Statewide Videoconferencing Seminar” Region 10 Education Service Center, Richardson, Texas

 October 2011

Workshops Autism Spectrum Disorders in Early Childhood North Texas Early Childhood Symposium, Dallas, Texas Autism Team Training Day 2 of 4 “Statewide Videoconferencing Seminar” Region 10 Education Service Center, Richardson, Texas

November 2011

Workshops Why Do They Do the Things They Do? Parent Training Meeting, Coppell Independent School District

2010

 January 2010

Conferences

Autism Screening and Evaluation: Working with Toddlers in Early Childhood Intervention Programs T. Berry Brazelton Infant Mental Health and Advocacy Conference Dallas, TX

Workshops

Autism Team Training: Qualitative Methods Arlington, Texas ISD

February 2010

Workshops

Autism Team Training: Qualitative Evaluation Tools Region 1 Education Service Center Edinburg,Texas Autism Team Training: Preschool Evaluation Issues Region 7 Education Service Center, Kilgore, Texas Autism Team Training: Qualitative Evaluation Tools Region 10 Education Service Center Richardson, TX

March 2010

Conferences

Autism Conversations: Qualitative Evaluation Methods National Association of School Psychologist Conference Chicago, Illinois Autism Conversations: Discussing the Diagnosis with Parents National Association of School Psychologist Conference Chicago, IL Autism Evaluations: Using the MIGDAS to Gather a Neuro-Atypical Language Sample Texas Speech and Hearing Association Annual Conference Fort Worth, TX

Workshops

Autism Team Training: Qualitative Evaluation Tools Region 13 Education Service Center, Austin, TX

April 2010

Conferences

Autism Evaluations: Techniques for Interviewing Parents and Discussing the Diagnosis Southwest Psychological Association Conference Addison, TX

Workshops

Autism Team Training: Using the MIGDAS and the Qualitative Approach Region 3 Education Service Center Victoria, TX

May 2010

Workshops

Autism Team Training: Report Writing Essentials Region 3 Education Service Center Victoria, Texas Autism Team Training: Application of the MIGDAS for Evaluation Teams Region 10 Education Service Center Richardson, Texas

July 2010

Radio Interview

Voice America Radio Dr. Pat Show, July 29, 2010

August 2010

Workshops Autism Focus: Positive Behavior Supports for Classroom Teachers Highland Park ISD, Highland Park, Texas Positive Behavior Supports: Why Do They Do The Things They Do? Carthage ISD,  Carthage, Texas Autism Team Training: Using the MIGDAS and the Qualitative Approach Hill County Shared Services Special Education Cooperative, Hillsboro, Texas Autism Team Training: Best Practices Cleburne ISD, Cleburne, Texas Autism Team Training:  Using the Visual Framework Region 19 Education Service Center, El Paso, Texas

September 2010

Workshops Autism Team Training: Qualitative Evaluation Methods Forney ISD, Forney, Texas Autism Team Training:  Qualitative  Evaluation Methods Region 11 Education Service Center, Fort Worth, Texas Autism Team Training: Using the MIGDAS and CARS2 Region 19 Education Service Center, El Paso, Texas

October 2010

Conferences Autism Evaluations: Using the MIGDAS and the Visual Framework Oklahoma School Psychologists Association Fall Continuing Education Conference, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Autism Conversatons: Practical Strategies for Post Secondary Adolescents and Adults, J/CCSPAT Conference, Allen, Texas Workshops Autism Team Training: Report Writing and Case Studies Region 11 Education Service Center, Fort Worth, Texas Autism Team Team Training: Using the MIGDAS and the Qualitative Approach Region 6 Education Service Center, Huntsville, Texas

November 2010

Conferences Autism Team Training: Using the MIGDAS and the Qualitative Approach Texas Psychological Association Annual Conference, Addison, Texas Autism Conversations: From Speech Evaluation to Intervention, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania