Adventures in Autism Intervention and Research Conference

Autism Conference 

Annual conference for educators, professionals, researchers and parents
hosted by the UNT Kristin Farmer Autism Center

2015 Research in Action, Saturday, July 25th


  • Discover the latest in autism research, intervention and therapies from knowledgeable experts
  • Earn CEU’s* and gain new skills
  • Network with hundreds of parents and professionals from the autism community

Renowned Keynote Speaker

  • Dr. Ronald Leaf

Dr. Ronald Leaf is a licensed psychologist who has over thirty years of experience in the field of autism. Dr. Leaf began his career working with Professor Ivar Lovaas, while receiving his undergraduate degree at UCLA.

Subsequently, he received his doctorate under the direction of Dr. Lovaas. During his professional training at UCLA, he served as Clinic Supervisor, Research Psychologist, Lecturer, and Interim Director of the Young Autism Project. He was extensively involved in many of the Young Autism Project research investigations, contributed to The Me Book, and is co-author of The Me Book Videotapes, a series of instructional tapes offering training for teaching autistic children. He is co-author of A Work in Progress, a manual on behavioral treatment of autism, It’s Time for School! Building Quality ABA Educational Programs For Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Sense And Nonsense In The Behavioral Treatment of Autism: It Has To Be Said and Crafting Connections: Contemporary Applied Behavior Analysis for Enriching the Social Lives of Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Dr. Leaf has consulted nationally and internationally to families, school districts, day programs and residential treatment facilities. Dr. Leaf served as the Director of Straight Talk’s Developmental Disabilities Services division for 15 years. This program provided residential and day treatment for adults with developmental disabilities. Dr. Leaf is also the Executive Director of Behavior Therapy and Learning Center, a mental health agency providing treatment, consultation and related services to parents, program staff and school personnel in the United States.

Multiple Breakout Sessions

*Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)

  • Available for BACB, ASHA, UNT employees and others for $25 fee.
  • For details, contact 940-369-5373.

Free Childcare Available

  • Located in the same building as the conference
  • Space is limited
  • Providers will be trained and supervised by an experienced special needs daycare provider
  • When registering, please indicate number of children and whether on the autism spectrum


 Interested in vendor table opportunities?  Contact Abbie Huzarevich at 940-369-5373

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