Association for Behavior Analysis International

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31st Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2005

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Symposium #449
The Aspen Center for Autism: A Program Description and Report of Outcome Data
Tuesday, May 31, 2005
10:30 AM–11:50 AM
Continental A (1st floor)
Area: AUT; Domain: Applied Research
Chair: Karen Miracolo (The Aspen Center for Autism)
Abstract: The Aspen Center for Autism is a non-profit center opening it's doors in June, 2003 in Denver, CO. Our treatment focus is on the development of social and communication skills, with an emphaisis on having fun! We are interested in presenting our treatment model as well as our outcome data, thus far in the areas of language, social and play skills, and verbal behavior.
 
The Aspen Center for Autism Treatment Model
DIANE E. OSAKI (The Aspen Center for Autism)
Abstract: Our treatment model which includes behavior analytic interventions with the assistance from a multidisciplinary team in our development of goals and objectives is described. The overall focus includes the primary deficit areas in autism around social and communication skills. Information about our program philiosophy, treatment model, and staff training program is the focus.
 
Early Intervention: Our Toddler Program and Preschool Program Descriptions
AMANDA BENSON (The Aspen Center for Autism), Diane E. Osaki (The Aspen Center for Autism), Karen Miracolo (The Aspen Center for Autism), Rachael Rudeen (The Aspen Center for Autism), Mindy Cordova (The Aspen Center for Autism)
Abstract: Since our inception in June, 2003 we have have been working toward the most effective treatment procedures for children aged 18 months through 5 years old. This presentation describes our childrens progress in the toddler program and in our preschool programs.
 
Kindergarten Preparation and School Aged Program Description and Progress Report
JENNIFER M. HIRNER (The Aspen Center for Autism), Karen Miracolo (The Aspen Center for Autism), Diane E. Osaki (The Aspen Center for Autism), Cora Nash (The Aspen Center for Autism), Jennifer Dobson (The Aspen Center for Autism), Katie Cooper (The Aspen Center for Autism)
Abstract: Our school aged program includes children with autism aged 5 through 9 years old. The children who participate in this program have some unique needs, including much coordination with outside agencies and schools. The focus of the classes and the effects our programming on the children's outcomes has been exciting!
 
The Transition Program: Helping Children Get Back into Their Home Schools
KAREN MIRACOLO (The Aspen Center for Autism), Diane E. Osaki (The Aspen Center for Autism), Chris J. Hansen (The Aspen Center for Autism), Jennifer Dobson (The Aspen Center for Autism), Cora Nash (The Aspen Center for Autism), Jennifer Himer (The Aspen Center for Autism)
Abstract: The transition program was designed to help children whose behavior problems have lead to an alternative placement. The goal for the children in this program is to help them acquire skills that will enable them to move back into their neighborhood schools. A description of this program as well as outcome data will be presented.
 

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