Call for Papers Now Closed.
25th Annual Statewide CARD Conference
About the Conference
CARD and PALS bring together a wide range of professionals and parents to share information about individuals with autism spectrum disorders and dual sensory impairments. The purpose of the conference is to provide education and information to professionals and families committed to individuals with autism spectrum disorders, dual sensory impairment, and related disabilities. Audiences range from families of newly diagnosed toddlers to leaders in the field of autism research and treatment.
To be considered for acceptance, proposals must include the following:
- Presentation Title: 10 word maximum
- Content Track: See content options
- Presenter Information: ALL ITEMS MUST BE COMPLETED FOR EACH PRESENTER and a copy of each presenter’s vita (2 page maximum) forwarded with paperwork.
- Conference Program Description: A 50-100 word description for the Conference Program.
- Learning Objectives/Outcomes: This section should provide three (3) learning objectives and outcomes for the presentation, and sufficient information to determine how the session contributes to best practices and advances in the field of autism spectrum disorders or dual sensory impairments. Up to 150 words. (Speakers may be asked to submit additional presentation materials.)
- 3 References: Some continuing education disciplines now require 3 APA formatted references for each submitted presentation. If your presentation is a personal reference presentation simply write: this is a personal presentation.
- AV: Presenters will be provided with a PC laptop for their presentation, a projector for your presentation and a screen, along with a table for the equipment and a microphone if the room size warrants one. If you are a MAC user, please make sure that your presentation will play properly on a PC. Presenters are required to bring presentations on CD or flash-drive and we suggest to bring a back-up. If you are playing video in your presentation please make sure the clips are downloaded on the flash drive with the presentation (if this is not done your video input will not play on another computer). If you are not sure how to do this or have not done it before, please contact our office to assist you at 407-823-6020.
- Nature of Autism Spectrum Disorders and Related Disabilities/Early Intervention (targeted toward newly involved families and early intervention professionals)
- Nature of autism, early signs, diagnosis and treatment
- Getting started – IEP development, early intervention
- Basics of instruction and intervention
- Educational Strategies
- Social skills and inclusion strategies and issues
- Communication programming
- Curriculum and classroom issues
- Models of instruction and delivery
- Sensory and attention issues
- Educational Innovations
- Family Support
- Practical recommendations for home living, parenting issues
- Advocacy and education, rights and responsibilities
- Family relationships, sibling issues
- Community supports, leisure activities, quality of life
- Specialized Populations
- Asperger Syndrome – education, social interventions
- Deaf-blindness – education, inclusion
- Adult/Transition – employment, residential options, self determination, personal perspectives
- Advanced Topics
- Research results
- Medical and genetic aspects
- Other topics as appropriate
Proposals that are received after June 5, 2017 (5pm), the submission deadline, or do not provide the requested information, will not be considered for the program.
All proposals will be acknowledged as received. A panel will review proposals. Proposals selected will provide balanced content and broad geographic representation across the state.
All accepted submissions will be notified by July 5, 2017. Submitting a proposal represents a commitment to attend and present, if accepted.