The Behavior Doctor is Coming Back!

Autism Interventions That Work

Dr. Laura Riffel presents: Autism Interventions That Work

The CAIU Training and Consultation team has invited Dr. Laura Riffel to present on classroom interventions for academic and behavioral change for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.


  • Pre-K through 12th Grade
  • General and Special Education
  • Educators, Counselors, Psychologists, Administrators, Parents, Behavior Specialists, Support Staff


  • Overview of Autism, Asperger and PDD NOS.
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders are now recognized by the Center for Disease Control to be prevalent in one out of every 88 births. (1 in 54 boys) (2012) This translates to an increased need in understanding the spectrum for the regular classroom, special education classroom, and any other organization that has children for clients.
  • Provide information on interventions for access to sensory input and escape from sensory overload.
  • Maximize communication efforts by utilizing Picture Exchange Communication Symbols (PECS), Sign Language, Visual Schedules, Object
  • Schedules, and Now/Then Schedules.
  • Social stories in a unique PowerPoint format with audio and visual output for the learner.
  • Potty Training techniques for children with autism.
  • Transition difficulties are one of the most frequently cited problems for children with autism spectrum disorder. Participants will learn techniques to make transitioning as easy as ABC.
  • Academic skills are often underplayed in children with autism. This presentation will focus on ways to teach Spelling, Venn Diagrams, Math, and Reading at higher levels.
  • Calming activities for children with autism spectrum disorder; what works and what doesn’t.
  • Famous people with Asperger Syndrome …. you will be surprised.

Autism Interventions That Work

Tuesday, Oct. 25th, 8am-3:30pm

Capital Area Intermediate Unit, 55 Miller Street, Enola, PA 17025

Registration begins at 8:00 AM. The session will begin promptly at 8:30

Registration Fee: $50.00

Lunch and Materials included with registration

Please register for this session via 48 Carats

Registration will close on 10/14/2016

8:00 Registration

8:30 Session Begins

11:30 Lunch

3:30 Session Ends