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McNeese 2018 Autism Conference

August 29, 2018 | McNeese Public Relations
Dr. Dennis Reid

An “Independence in Autism” Conference will be held from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sept. 29 in Farrar Hall on the McNeese State University campus. The conference is sponsored by the McNeese Autism Program, Department of Psychology and the Burton College of Education.

The conference will provide family members, caretakers, behavior analysts, education professionals and other service providers with information to help foster independent living skills for individuals with autism or other developmental challenges.

Guest speaker for the conference is Dr. Dennis Reid, an internationally known behavior analyst who has over 40 years of experience as a clinician and a supervisor in educational, residential and community support settings for people with autism and other developmental disabilities. Reid is founder and current director of the Carolina Behavior Analysis and Support Center in Morganton, North Carolina.

His presentation is on evidence-based strategies that promote independence and life enjoyment among adults with autism.

Topics on the agenda include:

  • Autism and Texas Rehabilitation Services: How Best Practices Emerged
  • Promoting Independent Engagement and Social Interaction in Children and Adolescents With Autism
  • Ethical Issues for Behavior Analysts Working With Adolescents and Young Adults With Autism
  • Independence – Begin With the End in Mind
  • Tech Talk: Apps to Increase Independence

Tickets to the conference are now available. To register, go to

For more information, call 337-562-4246 or email

Persons needing accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the ADA Coordinator at 337-475-5428, voice; 337-475-5960, fax; 337-562-4227, TDD/TTY, hearing impaired; or by email at