Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association's
Annual Spring Conference
Issues In Independent Living for Adolescents & Adults
On The Autism Spectrum
Keynotes: Dena Gassner, MSW, PhD Candidate and Jed Baker, PhD
Voices for Employment: Employment on the Spectrum: The Final Frontier into Adulthood
Breakout Sessions, Agency Walkway, Bookstore, Resources
Saturday, April 8, 2017
8:15am - 4:00pm
Ruth S. Harley University Center
1 South Avenue
Garden City, New York 11530
Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch and conference materials.
Membership Policy: Membership in AHA is a family membership for those residing in the same household. Your membership must be current as of the date of this conference. If you are unsure if your membership is current please contact our office at:(firstname.lastname@example.org) Your registration will not be processed if your membership is not current.
CREDENTIALING INFORMATION AND CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT INFORMATION
Attendance Information for Social Workers, ASHA and Autism Specialist Participants:
“New York State Office of the Professions (NYSED) regulations require that participants must be present for the entire approved educational activity in order to receive a certificate for continuing education credits. There is no accommodation in the state regulations for late arrival, late return from lunch or breaks or early departure. At present, there is no procedure for granting partial credit for approved continuing education events. If there are any changes in State regulation, this policy will updated accordingly.”
Social Worker CEs. Adelphi University School of Social Work is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0032. There is no fee for these credits. However, SW Registrants must indicate if they are going to apply for Social Work CE hours and must pay to register for the conference in the AHA Professional category (AHA member or AHA non-member) and write in their license number. Without this information their registration will not be processed.
Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology CEUs are available through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). This course is offered for 0.5 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area). ASHA members taking this course for ASHA CEUs must pay the AHA professional registration fee (AHA member or non-member) and write in their ASHA number. Without this information their registration will not be processed.
Certified Autism Specialist (CAS):
You do not pay a direct fee to AHA to receive autism specialist hours. However, if you are signing up with IBCCES please use the AHA code so that we receive credit. Register for the AHA Conference and then when you go to The International Board of Credentialing you will receive a 20% discount (using the code AHA) for your Autism Specialist credits. www.certifiedautismspecialist.com. Learn more at IBCCES.org. We take attendance and notify IBCCES.
Confirmation Policy: Online registrations automatically receive confirmation. If registering by mail or if further information is required, email email@example.com.
Cancellation Policy: In the instance of event cancellation, all registrants will be fully reimbursed.
Refund Policy: A $25 processing fee will be applied to all refund requests. No refunds will be permitted after March 28, 2017.
Dietary Requirements: Lunch includes a variety of sandwiches and salads (including vegetarian and gluten-free options), chips, cookies and a beverage. We cannot accommodate any other dietary restrictions and there is no discount if you bring your own lunch.
Walk-ins: If space is available walk-ins will be charged an additional $25. (Lunch may not be available; Adelphi’s UC Café is open in the Ruth S. Harley University Center.) Check with the AHA office prior to the conference at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scholarship Information: AHA offers a number of partial Scholarships to students and/or family members that show substantial need. You must download a scholarship form and fill it out, including the reason for this limited need based scholarship. Our scholarship committee will review and inform you as soon as we are able. Download a scholarship form and registration form on the AHA website at www.ahany.org. Mail them to AHA, along with the suggestion donation, to AHA Association, PO Box 916, Bethpage, NY 11714-0916
AHA is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization
Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association (AHA Association) serves individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), their families, and the professionals who work alongside them, providing crucial resources and support, throughout their lifetime, as they face challenges, build on their strengths and fulfill their potential. Founded in 1988 and based on Long Island, New York, with a satellite office in NYC, AHA is directed by a dedicated volunteer executive board and an expert professional advisory board. AHA’s services reach nearly ten thousand people annually through one-to-one phone and e-support, more than a dozen monthly support meetings, a highly informative twice-monthly AHA eNewsletter, a bi-annual print publication (On The Spectrum), bi-annual education conferences, family recreation events, and our annual fundraiser ROCK ‘N’ BOWL for Autism. By maintaining efficient administrative practices, 90% of every dollar donated to AHA goes directly to providing and expanding its services.