Staff Presentations

PresentationsA sample of presentations given by our staff at parent workshops, teacher and clinician training seminars, and professional conferences.

Knighton, R., Egan, S., Stadolnik, S. (October, 2016).  The Communication Conundrum: Supporting the Communication Needs of Students with Complex Learning Profiles. Presented at BABAT.

Newman, T., Marshall, K. Applying Evidence-Based Interventions to Disorders of Reading Comprehension for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Presented at Autism Europe.

Palmieri, M.J., Powers, K., Egan, S. (2016, September). Overcoming the Challenges of Feeding for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Community-Based Assessment and Treatment. Presented at Autism Europe.

Palmieri, M.J., Nulty, E. (2016, September). Building Capacity for Evidence Based Practices in School: System Evaluation and Program Planning. Presented at Autism Europe.

Palmieri, M.J., Egan, S.  (2016, May). Individual Program Development: A Cohesive Model For A Student’s Program Book that Expands Far Beyond Direct Teaching Settings. Presenting at ABAI Conf.

Meza-Forte, S., Nutly, E., (along with Kari Anne Dunlop, and Dr. Michael Dorsey), (2016, May). Ethical Implications of Social Media on Codes of Professional Conduct. Presented at ABAI Conf.

Egan, S., Rohrer, J.,  Stadolnick, K.,  Marshall, K.  (2015, October). Using Preference Assessments to Enrich Various Aspects of Educational Programming for Learners with Complex Needs. Presented at BABAT Conf.

LaPrime, A., Egan, S., and Munday, R. (2015, October). Establishing Complex Discriminations with Early Learners in Educational Settings. Presented at BABAT Conf.

Palmieri, M.J., Nulty, E., Meza-Forte, S., Morgan, F.  (2015, May). Connecticut Association for Behavior Analysis: A Year in Review. Presented at ABAI Conf.

Palmieri, M.J., Powers, K., Egan, S.  (2015, May). Overcoming the Challenges of Feeding: Community-Based Assessment and Treatment Application. Presented at ABAI Conf.

 Palmieri, M.J., Nulty, E. (2015, May). Building Capacity for Evidence-Based Practices in School: System Evaluation and Program Planning. Presented at ABAI Conf.

Powers, K. (2015, March). Sensory Strategies to Cope in Social Situations. Presented at ASRC.

Nutly, E.,Dorsey, Michael, Endicott College, Scibek, John, Massachusetts Rep. and Napolitano, Deborah A., NYSABA. (2015, March). Licensure in the Ti-State Area: Updates from CT, NY and MA. Presented at CTABA.

Cotter, C., Egan, S., Munday, B., and Marshall, K. (2015, March). Addressing Toileting in Schools: Models for Skill Acquisition and Generalization. Presented at CTABA.

Marshall, K., Newman, T., Flynn, H., and Cotter, C. (2015, March). Assessment and Intervention for Disorders of Reading Comprehension in Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Presented at CTABA.

Palmieri, M., Stadolnik, K., Egan, S., and Amodio, R. (2015, March). Being Persistent: Using Evidence-based Frameworks to Overcome Complex Learning Barriers. Presented at CTABA.

Egan, S.(2015, March). Understanding the Conceptual and Clinical Applications of Skinner’s Verbal Behavior. Presented at CTABA.

Flynn, H., & Cotter, C.M. (2015, February). ADHD & Executive Functioning. Watertown Parent Workshop.

Cotter, C.M. (2014, December). Using Assessments to Inform Services for Children with Complex Learning Needs. Presented at Willington SEPTO.

Zambrzycka, A. (2014, November). Application of Behavioral Strategies in Home Enviornment. Part of the CCSN Educational Series.

Loomis, J.W. (2014, November). Building Self Advocacy in your Child. Presented at the ASRC Resource Fair.

Palmieri, M.J., & Powers, K.M. (2014, October). Overcoming Feeding Issues in Children with ASD. Part of the CCSN Educational Series.

Egan, S., & Rohrer, J. (2014, October). Staff Training and Treatment Fidelity: Development of a Trainer of Trainer Model within Public Schools. Presented at BABAT.

Cotter, C.M. (2014, September). Changing Needs and Professional Support: How to Determine the Correct Level and Types of Services Needed. Part of the CCSN Educational Serices.

Flynn, H. (2014, September). Understanding and Managing Anxiety in Childre. Presented at the Epilsepy Foundtation of CT.

Palmieri, M.J., & Azimova, M. (2014, March). Distance Consultation and Capacity Building: Models for Bringing On-Site and Long Distance Consultation. Presented at CTABA.

D’Eramo, K.S., Cotter, C.M., & Newman, T.M. (2014, March). The DSM-5 and Autism Spectrum Disorders: What has changed and how can we use the information to form clinical practice? Presented at CTABA.

Leard, K. Marshall, K. & Zambrzycka, A. (2014, March). Embedding Individual Instruction into the General Education Setting. Presented at CTABA.

Nulty, E., Avni-Singer, Joseph, Lungarini, Sharri, & Gabrielson, Kathi. (2014, March).  A Discussion on Effective Communication Among Providers of Special Services. Presented at CTABA.

Molteni, John, Meza-Forte, S., Root, Melissa, & Bellefleur, Tara. (2014, March). Applications of Applied Behavior Analysis Across Disciplines: Finding Common Ground. Presented at CTABA.

Loomis, J.W. (2014, March). Students with High Functioning ASD: Essential Components for Middle and High School Programs. Presented at CTABA.

Palmieri, M.J. (2014, March). Best Practice Strategies for Educational Teaming and Consultation Services. Part of the CCSN Educational Series.

Palmieri, M.J. (2014, March). Implementing Evidence-Based Interventions: Linking Assessment to Evidence-Based Interventions. SCSU Spring Autism Conference.

Powers, M.D. (2014, March). Has the DSM-5 Impcated Services for Individuals on the Spectrum (panel discussion). SCSU Spring Autism Conference.

Loomis. J. W, (2014, March). Utilizing Strengths of Individuals with ASD to Increase Success in School. SCSU Spring Autism Conference.

Newman, T.M., D’Eramo, K.S., Powers, M.D., Palmieri, M.J., Marshall, K., & Cotter, C.M. (2014, May). Descriptive Analysis of the B Codes: Understanding Restricted and Repetitive Behaviors in a Clinical Population. IMFAR.

Palmieri, M.J. & Azimova, M.A. (2014, February). Navigating Inclusion. Presented at the Willington SEPTO.

Marshall, K. (2014, February). Ecological Assessments for Support of Functional Inclusive Practices. Part of the CCSN Educational Series.

Forte, S. (2014, January). Behavior Assessments: When, Why, and How. Part of the CCSN Educational Series.

D’Eramo, K.S. (2013, November). Assessment in Autism Spectrum Disorders: What, Where, & When to Evaluate. Presented at the Willington SEPTO.

Powers, M.D & Palmieri, M.J. (2013, September). Assessment and Treatment of Severe Behavior Problems, Feeding Disorders, and Sleep Disorders in Individuals with Autism: Advances in Applied Behavior Analysis. Presented at the 10th Autism Europe International Congress in Budapest.

D’Eramo, K. S. & Palmieri, M. J. (2013, May). Overcoming Barriers to Intervention in Behaviorally-Based Treatments for Sleep Disorders. Poster presented at the 2013 International Meeting for Autism Research, Donastia, Spain.

Marshall, K., & Azimova, M. (2012, March). Educator Training for Successful Inclusive Practices in Secondary School Settings. Presented at BABAT.

Rohrer, J., Nulty, E., Munday,R. (2012, March). Differential Reinforcement Procedures as Interventions to Address Stereotypic Behavior. Presented at BABAT.

D’Eramo, K. S., Newman, T. M., Naples, A., Cotter, C. M., Loomis, J. W., Palmieri, M. J., & Powers, M. D. (2012, May). Sensitivity of Current and Proposed Diagnostic Criteria: Are We on the Path to Exclusion? Poster presented at the 2012 International Meeting for Autism Research, Toronto, Canada.

Azimova, M. & Palmieri, M. J. (2011, January). Precision teaching methods in public school: Specific skill gains and related improvements in adaptive functioning. Poster presented at the 5th Annual ABAI Autism Conference, New Tools for Translating Science to Practice, Washington, DC.

Egan, S. M. & Palmieri, M. J. (2011, January). Utlizing classroom-based functional analysis to assess challenging behaviors of students with Autism. Poster presented at the 5th Annual ABAI Autism Conference, New Tools for Translating Science to Practice, Washington, DC.

Loomis, J. W. (2011, January). Facilitating the social development of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Presented at the Connecticut Special Education Resource Center.

Palmieri, M. J. & D’Eramo, K. S. (2011, January). Treatment of maladaptive sleep behaviors in Autism: A parent training and behavior intervention protocol. Poster presented at the 5th Annual ABAI Autism Conference, New Tools for Translating Science to Practice, Washington, DC.

Azimova, M. A. (2010). Evidence-based education practice for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Presentation for the Autism Institute at St. Joseph College.

Azimova, M. A. Wehmann-Bell, Britta (2010). Team building for capacity development in the public school system for integrated students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Workshop for Connecticut Association for Applied Behavior Analysis.

Powers, M. D. & Palmieri, M. J. (2010, October). Program development and consultation for students with Autism. Conference presented at the Institute for Rehabilitation, Agazzi, Italy.

Palmieri, M. J. & D’Eramo, K. S. (2010, July). Evidence-based treatment of sleep disorders in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Symposium presented at Yale University School of Medicine 9th Annual Summer Insitute on Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Forte, S. & Munday, B. (2010, March). Creating effective social skills programming for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and related neurodevelopmental disorders. Connecticut Association for Behavior Analysis (CTABA), Cromwell, CT.

Meza-Forte, S. (2009-2010). Applied behavior analysis course sequence (1st year training). Connecticut Public School District.

Azimova, M. A. (2009). Using team building to ensure behavioral treatment integrity for integrated students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Symposium segment for Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy.

Azimova, M. A. (2009). Evidence-based instruction for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Overview). Presentation for the Autism Institute at St. Joseph College.

Munday, R. (2009). Initiating systematic change through program planning and evaluation at an integrated preschool level. Symposium presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy.

Munday, R. & Forte, S. (2009). Embedding social skills into natural play. Presentation for the Autism Institute at St. Joseph College.

Forte, S. (2009, October). Sustaining systematic change in a public education classroom for medically fragile students. Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy (BABAT), Amherst, MA.

Palmieri, M. J. (2009, October). Symposium Chair. Capacity Development for Behavior Support and Program Development in Public Schools. Symposium to be presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Palmieri, M. J., Powers, K., & Molteni, J. (2009, May). Assessment and treatment of feeding problems in children with Autism. Association for Behavior Analysis (ABA), Phoenix, AZ.

Marks, K., Palmieri, M. J., Pace, G. M., & Langone, S. (2009, May). Duration of intervention effectiveness for the treatment of automatically maintained visual stereotypy. Poster presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis (ABA), Phoenix, AZ.

Palmieri, M. J. (2009, April). Assessment and treatment of feeding problems. Invited address presented At the Medical College of L’Aquila, L’Aquila, Italy.

Loomis, J. W. (2008). Assessment and treatment of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A training for psychologists and social workers. Presented through the Autism Spectrum Resource Center, Wallingford.

Loomis, J. W. (2008). Transitions to adulthood for individuals with Aspergers disorder. Presented at the Conference on Serving Youth and Adults with Learning Disabilities.

Marks, K., Palmieri, M. J. & Pace, G. (2008, October). Noncontingent reinforcement as a treatment strategy to address automatically reinforced behavior. Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Fitzsimons-Austin, P., Meza-Forte, S. & Nulty, E. (2007). The professional parenting program: A look at ABA in therapeutic foster care. Institute of Professional Practice, Inc., Woodbridge, CT.

Powers, M. D. (2007, June). Early identification in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Invited address presented at the Medical College of L’Aquila, L’Aquila, Italy.

Rohrer, J. (2006). Assessment and treatment of stereotypy: Interrupting and redirecting. Presented at ABA 33rd Annual Convention, San Diego, CA.

Clark, K.M., Parry-Cruwys, R., Masalsky-Rohrer, J., & Ahearn, W.H. (2006, May). A Fitzsimons-Austin, P. & Meza-Forte, S. (2003). Increasing spontaneous language in children with Autism. Connecticut Center for Child Development.

Clark, K.M., Parry-Cruwys, R., Masalsky-Rohrer, J., & Ahearn, W.H. (2006, May). Altering automatically-reinforced stereotypy: The effects of adding materials. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta, GA.

Powers, M. D.(2006, March). Treatment of challenging D’Eramo, K. S. (2003, April). Factors implicated in bullying and victimization among psychiatrically hospitalized adolescents and their non-hospitalized peers. Poster presented at the 2003 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Tampa, Florida.

Munday, R., Dorsey, M., & Cameron, M. (2004). The effects of a generalization test on teaching addition math facts.Poster Presentation for the International Applied Behavior Analysis Conference.

Munday, R. & Dorsey, M. (2004). A Functional Analysis on tantrum behavior in a school setting. Poster Presentation for the International Applied Behavior Analysis Conference.

Fitzsimons-Austin, P., Meza-Forte, S. (2003). Increasing spontaneous language in children with Autism. Connecticut Center for Child Development.

John McElwee, Azimova, M.,  Danielle Andrews, Lori Hamblin (2003). Procedures to estimate performance criteria for basic language and learning skills. Workshop for International Applied Behavior Analysis Conference.