Supporting and Enhancing

Social Development in Young Children

with Autism Spectrum Disorders

with Teresa Bolick

Sponsored by SERESC

Who Should Attend?

Elementary School Educators, Guidance Counselors, School Psychologist, Mental Health Professionals, Principals, Parents, Clinicians or anyone interested in the topic.

About the Presentation:

This workshop is designed for professionals,paraprofessionals, and family members who already have basic knowledge of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). The workshop will

focus upon:

  • social/emotional competence in children in preschool through grade 3
  • a brief review of the impact of DSM-5 changes in diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorders (ASD)
  • assessment of the child’s social strengths and challenges
  • accommodations and modifications of the physical and interpersonal environment that increase the child’s availability for social learning
  • explanation and demonstration of strategies for direct teaching of children and parents in school, home, and clinical settings (including applied behavior analysis and relationship-based approaches).


After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • list at least five areas of social development that should be assessed in young children with ASDs
  • describe at least three modifications of the physical/temporal environment that support availability for social learning
  • describe at least three modifications of the interpersonal environment that support availability for social learning
  • describe at least three applied behavior analysis (ABA) tools for enhancing social competence
  • describe at least three developmental/ pragmatic tools for enhancing social competence
  • provide at least two specific examples of embedding social goals in the classroom or home environment


8:00 am Sign-in and continental breakfast

8:30 am Description of social competence in young children with ASD

10:30 am Morning Break

10:45 am Assessment of strengths and challenges; Accommodations to support social competence

12:00 pm Lunch at SERESC

12:45 pm Interventions to teach social competence

2:00 pm Break

2:15 pm Interventions (continued)

3:30 pm Wrap up, Questions and Answers, certificates

Friday, January 30, 2015


Check in starts at 8:00

Certificate of Attendance available for 6 Contact Hours

$190.00 per participant

$155.00 early registration by 1/16/2015---Enter discount code:early*registration

For Member District Discount: See your school district administrator for a code to use when you register online.

Registration Ends 1/23/2015

Registration closes 7 days before event date. To inquire about available seats after this deadline, contact Every effort will be made to accommodate your need.

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This workshop offers .6 ASHA CEU's.

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Cancellation Policy

Cancellation should be made in writing. A full refund will be made for cancellations postmarked, or sent via email, 7 days before the event.

No refunds will be given for requests received after 7 days before the event, or for "no shows". We do accept substitution of another person at our conference. 24 hours of notification is appreciated.

All received registrations are subject to Cancellation/Refund policy. Cost of registration fee is still liable whether payment is paid or unpaid, if no notice of cancellation is received at least 7 days prior to the event.

If minimum requirement enrollment is not met prior to the early registration deadline, the event may be postponed or canceled.


SERESC Conference Center

29 Commerce Drive

Bedford, NH 03110


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