The Ventura County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA), Mary Samples,

A Conference for Families and Professionals
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Keynote Speaker:
Patty Schetter, M.A., BCBA
Camarillo, CA 93012
if registered by
Ventura County Office of Education
Conference and Educational Services Center
Registration is required 14 days prior to event, or a $10 Late Fee will be applied. Seating and materials are not guaranteed for
late registrations.
Individuals are responsible for assuring that payment is received by the SELPA prior to the event. To pay by check or purchase order, mail
to: Ventura County SELPA, 5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo, CA 93012. Payment can be made via credit card online. If you work for a
school district or other agency, please ensure that payment is forwarded in a timely fashion to SELPA, to avoid being required to pay at the
You will receive a written confirmation if we receive the registration by the deadline, and payment/authorization is received.
*District Coordinator or Director of Special Education authorization (VC SELPA only) is required for use of SESP Funds. Please
forward a copy of your registration to your Special Ed. Director/Coordinator for approval.
Cost: $15.00 if registered
by 10/28/14
Optional box lunch: $10.00
when registering. Indicate a
preference for turkey, beef
or veggie sandwich. One CEU for BCBAs is
available through the
Southern California
Consortium for Behavior
Analysis (SCCBA). $5.00
with conference
registration or at the
dos semanas de anticipación.
de señas deben ser reservada con
Interpretación en Español o lenguaje
ed if requested at least 2 weeks in
sign language interpretation provid-
Spanish translation (via headset) or
If you are having trouble accessing the system or you do not have computer access, please call (805) 437-1560 or Email: Barbara
Rush at [email protected] Autism Society Ventura County (ASVC)
does not endorse any particular service, therapy, strategy, business, or
professional. Individuals and families
are strongly encouraged to research
each entity to make sure that the offered services and supports can meet
their individual needs.
5100 Adolfo Road
Optional lunch $10
Cost: $15 per person
TO REGISTER: Go to: for the link to be redirected to OMS
or to register directly go to
The Ventura County Special Education
Local Plan Area (SELPA), Mary Samples,
Assistant Superintendent, in collaboration
with the Autism Society of Ventura County
Session I
A. Social Narratives: This practice uses social situations in some detail by highlighting relevant
cues and offering examples of appropriate responding. Social narratives are individualized according to learner needs and typically are quite short, perhaps including pictures or other visual aids.
Presented by: Marcia Hamilton, MA, Speech and Language Pathologist, Principal, Moorpark
Unified School District
B. Self-Management Preschool- Elementary: This technique teaches learners to discriminate
between appropriate and inappropriate behaviors, accurately monitor and record their own behav-
Keynote Speaker Patty Schetter is a Project Coordinator for the Center for Excellence in
iors, and reward themselves for behaving appropriately. Presented by: Laura Cornish, Speech and
Developmental Disabilities (CEDD) at the UC Davis MIND Institute. She oversees the Cali-
Language Pathologist, Oxnard School District, and Sena Reed, Special Education Teacher,
fornia Autism Professional Training and Information Network (CAPTAIN), which provides
Pleasant Valley School District
training, coaching and resources in Evidence Based Practices (EBPs) to educators, service
coordinators, clinical staff and families throughout the state. In addition, she is the faculty
advisor and instructor for the UC Davis Extension Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Special Studies Program. Other projects Patty coordinates include Think Transition of North-
C. Peer Mediated Instruction and Intervention: In this practice, typically developing peers
support youth with ASD acquire new behavior, communication, and social skills by increasing social
and learning opportunities within natural environments. Peers are taught strategies for engaging
youth with ASD in social interactions through both teacher-directed and learner-initiated activi-
ern California, which provides training and networking opportunities for professionals sup-
ties. Presented by: Nathan Dybvig, Special Education Teacher, and Chris Caetano, Behavior
porting youth with disabilities through the transition from school to college and career, and
Support Associate, Triton Academy, Ventura County Office of Education
the Autism Distance Education Parent Training (ADEPT). Patty is the author of Learning
the R.O.P.E.S. for Improved Executive Function (2003), The Autism Program Development
and Review Protocol (APDAR) (2009) and Percy Learns to Fly (2012), a children’s book about
differences and discovering strengths and talents.
supports include pictures, written words, objects within the environment, arrangement of the envisented by: Andie Baehne, Special Education Teacher, Oxnard Union High School District, and
Kelly Cox, Occupational Specialist, Assistive Technology, Ventura County SELPA
The evolution of evidence-based practices in response to increased
needs of people with autism spectrum disorders
understanding of the
The background of each evidence-based practice to be presented at this conference
the learner in engaging in desired behaviors or skills independent of prompts. Examples of visual
ronment or visual boundaries, schedules, maps, labels, organization systems, and timelines. Pre-
The keynote will cover:
The implementation of evidence-based practices
D. Visual Supports for Middle School and Older: This technique uses visual displays to support
in the home, community, and classroom
Conference Schedule
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Registration and Resource Faire
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Keynote Presentation
10:30AM – 10:45 AM Break and Resource Faire
10:45AM – 12:15 PM Session I
12:15 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch: purchase in advance or bring your own
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Session II
2:30 PM – 3:00PM Resource Faire
Each session will
provide an overview
of the evidencedbased strategy, the
research base, and
opportunities to practice interventions
and/or develop materials that can be used
Session II
E. Visual Supports Preschool-Elementary: Same as session D but focusing on younger students.
Presented by: Chelley Nail, Intensive Behavior Intervention Specialist, and Trish Malotte,
School Psychologist, Ventura Unified School District
F. Video Modeling: This practice uses visual models of the targeted behavior or skill (typically in
the behavior, communication, play, or social domains), provided via video recording and display
equipment to assist learning in or engaging in a desired behavior or skill. Presented by: Leslie
Comstock, Speech and Language Pathologist, Coordinator, Ventura County Office of
G. Task Analysis: Process in which an activity or behavior is divided into small, manageable steps in
order to assess and teach a skill. Other practices such as reinforcement, video modeling, or time
delay, are often used to facilitate acquisition of the smaller steps. Presented by: Brandie Rosen,
Program Specialist, Las Virgenes Unified School District, and Julia McCarter, BCBA, Behaviorist, Simi Valley Unified School District
H. Self-Management Middle and High School: Same as Session B, but focusing on older students. Presented by: Kristen Hardy, MS, School Psychologist, Principal, Simi Valley Unified
School District, and Marcia Hamilton, MA, Speech and Language Pathologist, Principal,
Moorpark Unified School District