Adventures in Autism Intervention and Research Conference


 Our 9th annual Adventures in Autism Conference was nothing short of amazing.


The KFAC staff would like to give a special shout out to this year’s keynote speakers, Dr. Richard Foxx and Dr. Dorothea Lerman for an enlightening series of presentations.


We'd also like to thank our attendees, our presenters, and KFAC staff! None of this would be possible if it weren't for you all. Our vision and core values here at the Kristin Farmer Autism Center include changing lives as well as collaboration - you give us the amazing opportunity to do so by supporting our events.


What's up next? We will be participating in North Texas Giving Day! Stay tuned as we provide more information for this fun filled day as we get closer. 


Thanks to a generous grant from the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities, we were able to provide free Conference registration to over 100 families! 


This Year's Presentations Include:


  • "Inorporating Ethics and Social Validity to Increase Parent Education Effectiveness"
  • "Bedtime Problems Among Children with Autism"

  • "The Importance of Gross Motor Skill Programming for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Strategies to be Effective"

  • "Auditory Processing Characteristics and Intervention Strategies for Individuals with ASD"

  • "Help! It’s Not Working! How to Effectively Reduce Problem Behaviors When Current Interventions are Unsuccessful"

  • "The Poisoned Cue and its Implications for the Treatment of Children with Autism"

  • "Prevention and Management Strategies for Decreasing Tantrums in Children with Autism"

  • "Strategies in Designing Measurable and Feasible Communication Goals for Students with Complex Communication Needs"

  • "Rubrics, Rubrics, and More Rubrics: APPraising Communication Instructional Supports"

  • And More!!


Our 2017 Keynote Speakers:

Richard M. Foxx, Ph.D


Dr. Foxx is both a Professor of Psychology at Pennsylvania State University and an adjunct professor of pediatrics in the College of Medicine. In addition to publishing 8 books, Dr. Foxx co-edited two books titled Making a Difference: Behavioral Intervention for Autism and Controversial Therapies for Developmental Disabilities. He cofounded the Pennsylvania Association for Behavior Analysis, was its first President, and serves as its executive director. Dr. Foxx has served as an expert witness in many court cases involving individuals with special needs and he is a licensed psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

Dorothea Lerman, Ph.D.

Dorothea Lerman, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at the University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL), where she coordinates a master’s program in behavior analysis and serves as director of the UHCL Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities. She received her doctoral degree in psychology from the University of Florida in 1995, specializing in the experimental analysis of behavior. Her areas of expertise include autism, developmental disabilities, early intervention, functional analysis, teacher and parent training, and treatment of severe behavior disorders (e.g., aggression, self-injury).

Presentation - Assessing and Teaching Job-Related Social Skills to Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Presentation - Disseminating ABA into Public Schools: Prior and Current Research at the University of Houston, Clear Lake