ABCT 2017 (San Diego)

2017 Autism Spectrum/Developmental Disorders Pre-Conference

AS/DD Special Interest Group

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

Thursday, November 16, 2017

San Diego Hilton Bayfront Hotel – Cobalt 501 C

1 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

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1:00-1:15 Welcome and Introductions

Cy Nadler, Children’s Mercy Kansas City/UMKC School of Medicine

Lauren Moskowitz, St. John’s University

1:15-1:40 The Effects of Preschool Characteristics on Outcomes for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder receiving Community-based Early Intervention

Allison S. Nahmias, UC Davis MIND Institute; Samantha Crabbe & David S. Mandell, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

1:40-2:05 A Mixed-Method Investigation of Traumatic Reactions in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Chandler E. Puhy, Drexel University, A.J. Drexel Autism Institute; Steven J. Berkowitz, University of Pennsylvania, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Stephen E. Lankenau, Drexel University, School of Public Health; Connor M. Kerns, Drexel University, A.J. Drexel Autism Institute

2:05-2:30 Randomized Controlled Trial of a Serious Gaming Intervention for Children With High-Functioning ASD: Effect on Emotion Regulation and Social Skills

Renae Beaumont, Weill Cornell Medicine/New York Presbyterian Hospital; Hugh Walker, Diverse Minds Psychology Clinic, Sydney, Australia; Kate Sofronoff, University of Queensland, Australia; Jamie Vela, Weill Cornell Medicine/New York Presbyterian Hospital

2:30-3:00 Lightening Round

Brenna Maddox; Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

3:00-3:15 Break
3:15-4:15 Invited Address: Designing for Dissemination: The Development of an Evidence-Based Parent-Mediated Intervention for Children With ASD

Brooke Ingersoll; Michigan State University

4:15-5:00 Career Panel, featuring:

– Cara Pugliese; Children’s National Medical Center

Margaret Dyson; University of California, San Diego/Child Mind Institute

– Karen Bearss; Seattle Children’s/University of Washington

– Brooke Ingersoll; Michigan State University

5:00 – ? SIG Happy Hour (location to be announced)

 

 

Please note:

  • RSVP to reserve your seat by clicking here! Seating is limited.
  • This event is FREE for students and $20 for professionals (cash only, payable at the event).

 

AS/DD Highlights During ABCT

Friday, November 17

10:15-11:45 AM Autism Spectrum and Developmental Disorder SIG Meeting

Location: Indigo 206, Level 2, Indigo Level

 

12:00-1:30 PM Symposium: Biomarkers and Mechanisms of Anxiety in Autism: Implications for Assessment and Behavioral Interventions

Location: Sapphire Ballroom B, Level 4, Sapphire Level

 

2:45-3:45 PM Poster Session (Location: Indigo Ballroom CDGH, Level 2, Indigo Level):

#A11 – The Relationship of Sensory Processing Dysfunction to Anxiety and Repetitive Behavior: A Meta-Analysis

#B40 – Expressed Emotion as a Mediator Between Knowledge of Autism and Child Behavior Problems

#B41 – Perceived Levels of Preparedness to Teach Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder Among Rural and Urban Teachers

#B42 – Impact of Psychotropic Medication Use on Outcomes of a Group Social Skills Intervention

#B43 – Effect of a Social Skill Intervention on Depressive Symptoms Among Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorder

#B44 – Prevalence, Incidence, and Factors Associated With Unipolar Depressive Disorders in Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorder

#B45 – Predictors of Community Providers’ Decisions to Adopt a Parent-Mediated EBP for Children With ASD

#B46 – Community Partnerships and Roger’s Diffusion of Innovations Theory: Parental Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder

#B47 – Parental Attributions, Discipline, and Problem Behavior in Preschoolers With and Without Autism

#B48 – Relations Between Parenting Competence and Actual and Perceived Knowledge of Autism Spectrum Disorder

#B49 – Indirect Path From Parental Distress to Adaptive Behavior in Siblings of a Child With Autism Spectrum Disorder

#B50 – Protective Factors Against Distress for Caregivers of a Child With Autism Spectrum Disorder

#B51 – Predicting Responsiveness to a Community-Based CBT Intervention for Adults With Autism Using Innovative Artificial Intelligence

#B52 – Influence of a Comorbid Diagnosis on Social Skills Intervention Outcome for Adolescents With Autism

#B53 – Treatment Utilization by Adults With Autism and Co-Occurring Anxiety and Depression

#B54 – Analysis of Barriers to Treatment for Families of Children With Disruptive Behavior Disorders and Developmental or Intellectual Disabilities

#B55 – Hostile Attribution Bias in ASD Youth Predicts Treatment Response to Social Skills Intervention

#B56 – Social Ecology of Aggression in Youth With Autism Spectrum Disorder

#B57 – Self-Reported Social Skills Importance Ratings Predict Sociometric Status in Youth With Autism Spectrum Disorder

#B58 – Comorbid Problems in Young Children With and Without Family History of ASD

#B59 – Treatment Intervention Among Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorder From Different Socioeconomic Statuses

#B60 – Characterizing Longitudinal Change in Executive Functions in Autism Spectrum Disorder

#B61 – Lunchtime Conversation: Increasing Conversational Bids by Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder

#B62 – Associations Between Siblings’ Understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder and the Sibling Relationship

#B63 – Novel Approaches for Assessing Change in Emotion Dysregulation in Autism

 

4:00-5:00 PM Poster Session (Location: Indigo Ballroom CDGH, Level 2, Indigo Level):

#C70 – A Home-Based Parent Consultation Model to Teach Mands Using Applied Behavior Analysis

 

6:30-8:30 PM SIG Expo and Welcoming Cocktail Party

Location: Sapphire Ballroom, 4th Floor, Sapphire Level

 

Saturday, November 18

11:00 AM-12:00 PM Poster Session (Location: Indigo Ballroom CDGH, Level 2, Indigo Level):

#B41 – Use of Support Services by Caregivers of Children With Disabilities: Where Are the Fathers?

#B53 – Racial Disproportionality in the Classroom: Why Do We See Black Students as Having More Executive Function Problems?

 

12:00-1:30 PM Panel Discussion: Evidence-Based Treatments for Youth With Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Location: Sapphire Ballroom IJ, Level 4, Sapphire Level

 

1:30-2:30 PM Poster Session (Location: Indigo Ballroom CDGH, Level 2, Indigo Level):

#B42 – Investigating the Association Between Anxiety Disorders and Personality Traits

 

1:45-3:15 PM Symposium: Approaches to Access to Parent Mediated Interventions for Families of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Location: Sapphire Ballroom B, Level 4, Sapphire Level

 

3:45 PM-5:15 PM Symposium: What Influences Therapist Delivery of Child Evidence-Based Interventions in Community Mental Health Settings?

Location: Aqua Salon AB, Level 3, Aqua Level

 

 

Sunday, November 19

8:30-10:00 AM Symposium: Indications for Adaptations to Evidence-Based Practices in Community Mental Health

Location: Sapphire Ballroom B, Level 4, Sapphire Level