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, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

UNT Gateway Center, Denton, TX 

  • Discover the latest in autism research, intervention and therapies from knowledgeable experts

  • Earn CEUs* and gain new skills

  • Network with hundreds of parents and professionals from the autism community

Renowned Keynote Speakers

Dr. Leaf

Dr. Ronald Leaf

Keynote Address: "Not All ABA is Alike"

"Creating the Receptive Learner" (Helping to reduce disruptive behaviors...)


Dr. Ronald Leaf is a licensed psychologist who has over thirty years of experience in the field of autism. 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.

Dr. Ganz

Dr. Jennifer Ganz

Keynote Address: "Communication Interventions for People with ASD: State of the Science and Recommendations for the Future"

"Speaking Volumes: Naturalistic Instructional Practices for Augmentative & Alternative Communication."

 Dr. Ganz is a Professor of Special Education at Texas A&M. She received her doctorate at the University of Kansas, with a concentration in autism spectrum disorders and behavioral disorders and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Her research focuses on the use of technology to improve social-communication deficits in people with ASD and other developmental disabilities.


Multiple Breakout Sessions

"The Effective Use of Adaptive & Alternative Communication Devices for Classroom Teachers"

"Visual Supports in the Work Place - Strategies for Promoting Employment Success"

"Teaching Children with Autism to Mand for Others to Perform an Action"

"Structured Teaching Approaches"

"The Three-Element Social Skills Program:  Instruction, Drama, & Technology"

"Evidence-Based Practices with Social & Empirical Validation: A Top 10 List for Parents & Practitioners"

"Physical Therapy for Individuals with ASD:  Evidence & Effective Treatments"

"Effective Treatment for ASD with the Power of the Equine:  Horses, Cones, Circles, Vests, & Science"

"Antecedent Strategies for Parents, Teachers, & Practitioners"

"Practical Behavior Management Strategies"

"Implementing Evidence-Based Practices in Public Schools: Bridging the Research-to-Practice Gap"

"Toilet Training for Individuals with ASD"


*Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)

  • Available for BACB, ASHA, UNT employees and others for $25 fee.

  • For details, contact 940-369-5373.

*Update*  Childcare No Longer Available


As we have reached full capacity, registration is closed. There will be no on-site registration available.


 Interested in vendor table opportunities?  Contact Kristi Klusman at