Ascend Annual Conference 2015

All Can Succeed:

Effective Interventions for Behavioral and Social Challenges across the lifespan

Friday, 11/6/15 from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Williamson Caterers, 500 Blair Mill Rd, Horsham, PA 19044

Check out video clips at Jed's "No More Meltdowns"

About Dr. Jed Baker:

Jed Baker, Ph.D. is the director of the Social Skills Training Project, an organization serving individuals with autism and social communication problems. He is on the professional advisory board of Autism Today, ASPEN, ANSWER, YAI, the Kelberman Center and several other autism organizations.

In addition, he writes, lectures, and provides training internationally on the topic of social skills training and managing challenging behaviors. He is an award winning author of six books, including Social Skills Training for Children and Adolescents with Aspergers Syndrome and Social Communication Problems; Preparing for Life: The Complete Handbook for the Transition to Adulthood for Those with Autism and Aspergers Syndrome; The Social Skills Picture Book; The Social Skills Picture Book for High School and Beyond; No More Meltdowns: Positive Strategies for Managing and Preventing Out-of-Control Behavior, and No More Victims: Protecting those with Autism from Cyber Bullying, Internet Predators & Scams.

His work has also been featured on ABC World News, Nightline, Fox News, the CBS Early Show, and the Discovery Health Channel.

About the Workshop:

Students on the autism spectrum and those with behavioral challenges often present with difficulty regulating their feelings and interacting socially. This workshop describes how to handle meltdowns and design effective behavior plans to prevent these moments and reduce frustration and anxiety.

The second part of the presentation details strategies to motivate students to learn, ways to teach social skills, how to generalize skills into the natural setting and increase acceptance and tolerance from peers.


Jed will apply concepts for ages 3-adulthood by providing examples of young and old, verbal and non-verbal. The largest concentration of content is school age 3-21 years old. Information will be imparted though lecture, interactive exercises, and video clips.

See below for Conference Schedule.

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2015 ASCEND Conference Schedule

8:00 – 8:45                          Registration and Continental Breakfast

Vendors and Bookstore Open

9:00 – 9:15                          Announcements and Speaker Introduction

9:15 = 10:15                        Understanding of challenging behaviors precedes effective intervention

10:15 – 10:30                     Refreshment Break:  Vendors and Bookstore Open

10:30 – 11:45                     Managing and preventing challenging behaviors

11:45 – 12:30                     Lunch Break:  Vendors and Bookstore Open

12:30 – 1:45                        Why most social skills programs fail!
Six Key Components
of Social Skills Training

1:45 – 2:00                          Refreshment Break:  Vendors and Bookstore Open

2:00 – 3:00                          Motivation, Teaching strategies, Generalization and  Peer sensitivity

3:00                                        Questions and Answers


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