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Annual Conference

Early Intervention for Infants and Young Children:
Bringing A.B.A to Home, School, and Play for Young Children With A.S.D


Debra Leach, Ed.D., BCBA
Professor of Special Education
Winthrop University



This full day session will equip early intervention providers with a clear and practical framework for using principles of applied behavior analysis when designing and implementing interventions during everyday routines, activities, and places to meet the unique needs of children on the autism spectrum. Participants will learn how to conduct assessments, set goals, design ABA intervention plans to address the goals within natural environments, collect data to monitor progress, and strategies for coaching caregivers and other professionals. Ultimately, participants will learn how to help young children with ASD make lasting improvements and participate fully at home, at school, and in their community.


Following this conference, the audience will:

  1. Understand the unique characteristics of young children with ASD and the rationale for using ABA interventions in the natural environment to meet their needs.
  2. Learn how to conduct assessments for planning ABA interventions in the natural environment.
  3. Learn how to develop and implement ABA intervention plans in the natural environment.
  4. Learn how to coach professionals and caregivers with implementing ABA interventions in the natural environment.

Event is full. Registration is closed!

The Conference is free, but parking is not. Metro-accessible Gallery Place/Chinatown


June 14, 2019

8:30 am – 4:30 pm

School of Continuing Studies
640 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20001 - Getting There

Conference Partners

  • Georgetown University, Center for Child and Human Development, University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
  • Georgetown University, School of Continuing Studies, Certificate in Early Intervention
  • DC Developmental Disabilities Council
  • University Legal Services, Protection and Advocacy Services of the District of Columbia
  • Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities

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