2000 Presentations

Improving America's Schools, Washington, DC

MacDonald, R.P.F. (December 2000). Professional development: Learning from the best. Presentation to the seventh annual Regional Conference of Improving America's Schools, Washington, DC. 

National Staff Development Council, Atlanta

Strully, V. (December 2000). Building an award-winning staff development program: Lessons from the field. Presentation to the 32nd annual conference of the National Staff Development Council, Atlanta, GA.

Canadian Autism Intervention Research Network, Toronto

Green, G. (November 2000).  Early intervention for autism: Research priorities. Invited presentation to the Forum on Developing a Research Agenda in Early Intervention in Autism, Canadian Autism Intervention Research Network, Toronto.

Ontario Association for Behavior Analysis, Toronto

Green, G. (November 2000). Stimulus equivalence: Behavior analysis does cognition. Keynote address to the annual conference of the Ontario Association for Behavior Analysis, Toronto.

Green, G. (November 2000). Science, pseudoscience, and antiscience in autism treatment . Featured address to the annual conference of the Ontario Association for Behavior Analysis,Toronto. 

Massachusetts Federation of the Council for Exceptional Children, Worcester, MA

Running, D., Evans, C., & Terrault, C. (November 2000). Supported inclusion for children with PDD and Autism . Paper presented at the annual conference of the Massachusetts Federation of the Council for Exceptional Children, Worcester, MA.

Parents' Education as Autism Therapists (PEAT), Belfast, Northern Ireland

Green, G. (October 2000). Evaluating claims about treatments for autism . Paper presented at the Parents' Education as Autism Therapists (PEAT) conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Green, G. (October 2000). Teaching discrimination and matching skills to learners with autism . Workshop presented at the Parents' Education as Autism Therapists (PEAT) conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Cohen-Almeida, D., Karsina, A.J., & Molteni, J.D. (October 2000). Ethical issues in physical restraint . Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA. 

Krendel-Ames, S., Bellone, B., Hutt, L., O'Leary, C., & Green, G. (October 2000). The effects of PECS training on requesting and symbolic matching . Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA. 

Mazur, D., & Gould, D. D. (October 2000). A comparison of graduated guidance and constant time delay to teach chained responses.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Zaleska, A., Gould, D. D. & Ahearn, W.H. (October 2000). Interspersal procedure-Systematic replication of previous research.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

NIH Collaborative Programs of Excellence in Autism, Denver

Green, G. (September 2000). Are there differences between autistic and nonautistic individuals with severe mental retardation? Presentation at the annual meeting ofThe NIH Collaborative Programs of Excellence in Autism, Denver, CO. 

International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities, Seattle, WA

Ahearn, W.H., Callison, T., & Ortman, M. (August 2000). Behavioral treatment of food selectivity in a child with autism. Paper presented at 11th World Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities, Seattle. 

Green, G., & Parkin, J. (August 2000). Nonverbal assessment of cognitive skills in autism and severe mental retardation. Poster presented at 11th World Congress of the international Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities, Seattle.

Moore, T.R., & White, D.A. (August 2000). Effects of instructional format on engagement and aberrant behavior in students with severe disabilities. Poster presented at 11th World Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities, Seattle.

Association for Persons in Supported Employment, Las Vegas, Nevada

Lonergan, P. & Cohen-Almeida, D. (July 2000).  Orchestrating supports for people with challenging behavior. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Persons in Supported Employment, Las Vegas.

Cohen-Almeida, D. & Lonergan, P. (July 2000). Transition from school to work for students with  autism and profound developmental disabilities . Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Persons in Supported Employment, Las Vegas. 

Association for Behavior Analysis, Washington, D.C

Ahearn, W.H. (May 2000). Issues facing clinicians treating pediatric feeding disorders . Panel discussion presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Washington, D.C.

Ahearn, W.H. (May 2000). Effect of two methods of introducing foods on acceptance of  previously rejected items. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Washington, D.C. 

Anderson, J., Gardenier, N., Geckeler, A., Green, G., Holcomb, W., MacDonald, R., & Mansfield, R. (May 2000). Performance profiles of children with PDD-autism and age-matched typically developing peers . Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Washington, D.C.

Gould, D.D. and Cohen-Almeida, D. (2000). A practical introduction to direct observation and measurement of behavior in applied settings. Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Washington D.C.

Dudley, L.L., & Johnson, C. (May 2000). Four years post-treatment maintenance of near-zero rates of rumination. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Washington, D.C.

Gardenier, N., & MacDonald, R. (May 2000). Sampling estimates of low, moderate, and High levels of stereotypy in children with autism. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Washington, D.C. 

Geckeler, A., Anderson, J., Gardenier, N., Green, G., Holcomb, W., Mansfield, R., & Mac Donald, R. (May 2000). Stereotypy in preschool children with autism and typically developing preschool children . Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Washington, D.C.

Johnson, C., White, D., Green, G., Langer, S., & MacDonald, R. (May 2000). A discrimination and stimulus equivalence curriculum for individuals with severe learning difficulties. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Washington, D.C.

Lundwall, A., & Ahearn, W.H. (May 2000). Functional analysis and treatment of hand biting by an adolescent with autism. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Washington, D.C. 

MacDonald, R., & Holcomb, W. (May 2000). Evaluation of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS). Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Washington, D.C.

Mansfield, R., Anderson, J., Gardenier, N., Geckeler, A., Green, G., Holcomb, W., & MacDonald, R. (May 2000). Stereotypy and performance profiles of preschool children with PDD-autism. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Washington, D.C.

Moore, T.R., Graff, R.B., & Cohen-Almeida, D.(May 2000). A comparison of verbal and tangible stimulus-choice preference assessments. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Washington, D.C.

Riley, B.D., & Gould, D. D. (May 2000). Assessing stability of preference . Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Washington, D.C.

White, D. A., Krendel-Ames, S., & Davis, C. (May 2000). Effects of three augmentative communication modes on communicative initiations. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Washington, D.C. 

Marathon County (WI) Special Education Department, Wausau, WI

Green, G. (March 2000). Effective vs. fad treatments for autism: An evidence-based approach. Workshop presented to the Marathon County (WI) Special Education Department, Wausau, WI.

Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Ft. Wayne

Geckeler, A. (March 2000). ABA teaching techniques: Not just discrete trials. Presentation at the conference on ABA: Intensive early intervention for young children with autism, Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Ft. Wayne.

Geckeler, A. (March 2000). Inclusion of children with autism: A data-based approach. Presentation at the conference on ABA: Intensive early intervention for young children with autism, Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Ft. Wayne.

Green, G. (March 2000). Why a science-based approach to autism?  Presentation at the conference on ABA: Intensive early intervention for young children with autism, Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Ft. Wayne.

Green, G. (March 2000). ABA in the treatment of autism: What it is and what it is not. Presentation at the conference on ABA: Intensive early intervention for young children with autism, Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Ft. Wayne.

Hutt, L. (March 2000). Communication training for children with autism . Presentation at the conference on ABA: Intensive early intervention for young children with autism, Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Ft. Wayne.

Association for Science in Autism Treatment, NY

Ahearn, W.H. (March 2000). Behavioral assessment and empirically-supported treatment of feeding disorders in children with autism. Paper presented at the Science in Autism Treament conference, Association for Science in Autism Treatment, NY.

Green, G. (March 2000). Does behavioral intervention change the brain?  Paper presented at the Science in Autism Treatment conference, Association for Science in Autism Treatment, NY.

University of Judaism , Bel Air, CA

Green, G. (March 2000). Science, pseudoscience, and antiscience in autism treatment. Keynote address for the 2nd annual Autism Symposium, University of Judaism, BelAir, CA.

University of North Florida

Sidman, M. (February 2000). Mental Retardation: Interactions between research and treatment.  Invited presentation, University of North Florida.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, Waltham, MA

Ahearn, W.H. (January 2000). Assessing and treating pediatric feeding problems. Invited presentation, Psychological Sciences Colloquium Series, Center for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, Waltham, MA