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Conference Registration-October 19-20, 2017, Chicago, IL

"Zones of Regulation-Strategies to Teach Behavior & Emotional Regulation, Social Skills & Executive Functioning Skills in Students" -IL

Two Day Autism Conference featuring Leah Kuypers, M.A. Ed., OTR/L Rebecca Moyes, M.Ed


Regular Rates After September 8th 2017
One Day (10/19 or 10/20) - $165
Two Day (10/19 and 10/20) - $225

If you are a special education teacher, speech & language pathologist, OT, social worker, administrator, regular education teacher, paraprofessional, psychiatrist, psychologist, therapist, nurse, or parent this conference is for you! Join us to learn the latest strategies and interventions for teachers that can be used in the classroom immediately.

October 19, 2017 - Leah Kuypers, M.A. Ed., OTR/L

Zones of Regulation: Self Regulation for Students who Struggle with Managing their Emotions & Sensory Needsl

Self-Regulation is a skill everyone needs to manage his/her daily trials and tribulations. Sometimes we become incapacitated to cope, and with all the pressures on our youth, all too often we are seeing more self-regulation needs in this general population. Managing emotions and monitoring behaviors is a particular challenge for some. Self-regulation skills need to be taught and learned so that our youth have the capacity to manage everyday conflicts, preserve under stress and maintain a mentally healthy state of being.

The Zones of Regulation (2011) curriculum, is comprised of lessons and activities designed by Leah Kuypers, M.A. Ed., OTR/L to help students gain skills in the area of self-regulation. The lessons and learning activities are designed to help the students recognize when they’re in the different Zones (states of alertness/moods) as well as learn how to use strategies to regulate the Zone they are in. In addition to addressing self-regulation, the students will be gaining an increased vocabulary of emotional terms, skills in reading facial expressions, perspective on how others see and react to their behavior, insight on events that trigger their behavior, calming and alerting strategies, and problem solving skills.

Zones trainings provide strategies to teach students to become more aware of and independent in controlling their emotions and impulses, managing their sensory needs and improving their ability to problem solve conflicts. Practical ideas are provided that can easily be incorporated into the classroom or home.

This is a practical strategies seminar! During this full day training you will learn dozens of functional, ready-to-use strategies for teaching students how to develop skills for self-regulation. Regular-education teachers (as well as special education teachers and support staff) will find the information presented invaluable. Strategies presented will allow regular education teachers to utilize approaches within their own classroom.

October 20, 2017 - Rebecca Moyes, M.Ed

Practical Strategies to Teach Executive Functioning and Social Skills to Students

Many children with autism (and co-diagnosis) struggle with cognitive tasks that require: adequate working memory, attention (attending to task), motivation, initiation, self-control, and behavioral inhibition. All of these are inclusive in what is referred to as “executive functions”. Executive Functions are the key building blocks to learning! Until recently, not much has been known about how to address executive function disorder in children and adolescents with autism and ADHD. Many times, the child’s problems were considered to be ‘just poor behavior,’ but we do know that kids with autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, Asperger’s, and certain types of learning disabilities (including nonverbal learning disability) can all be impacted from executive function deficits. Poor executive functioning contributes to difficulties with academics, but also to social and emotional development. This seminar will address practical strategies to address the following (and many more!):

*Planning and Time Management
*Organizational Skills
*Working memory
*Theory of Mind

This seminar will provide you with strategies and lesson plans for teaching social skills to school-age students, many of which can easily be replicated the day after this seminar in your own classroom! This training will provide participants with concrete explanations regarding the social relation areas of difficulties experienced by students with ASD, followed by numerous, practical, instructional strategies, resources, and curriculums specific to social relations skill assessment instruction.
Come and learn practical strategies that will empower your student to succeed, while capitalizing on his/her strengths.

Conference Location
Medinah Banquet Hall
550 N. Shriners Dr.
Addison, Illinois 60101

A courtesy block of rooms is available for $108/night at the Hilton Garden Inn- Addison (located across the parking lot from Medinah Banquets). Please refer to AEP Connections when booking for discounted rate.
Hotel phone number: 630-691-0500

1)Graduate Credits: 1-3 credits offered through Marian University. Cost is $250/credit. Registration and payment for the credits will occur at the conference. A syllabus will be available at
2)ASHA CEUs each program (day) is offered for .6 ASHA ceu’s each day (total of 1.2 cue's for both days (Intermediate level; professional area). Full attendance and a completed evaluation required for satisfactory completion of ASHA ceu’s
3)Certificate of Attendance: up to 12 clock hours available
4)NBCC: "AEP Connections, LLC is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program." ACEP number: 6680
5)ASWB: “AEP Connections, LLC (# 1332) is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. AEP Connections, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: (1/27/15-1/27/16). Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6 continuing education clock hours.” License #1332
6)IBCCES: International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards. Provider# CE143465 Registration and payment will occur at the conference (25% discount through AEP Connections).
7)AOTA: Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association for 6 contact hours (0.6 CEUs) for one day, 12 contact hours (1.2 CEUs) for both days. Intermediate level. Occupational Therapy Process: Assessment, Intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA.
8) Illinois PD Hours: offered through DePage Regional Office of Education (ROE)

7:00 – 8:00 AM - Registration
8:00 – 9:30 AM - Speaker
9:30 – 9:45 AM - Break
9:45 – 11:30 AM - Speaker
11:30 – 12:30 PM - Lunch-on your own
12:30 – 2:00 PM - Speaker
2:00 – 2:15 PM - Break
2:15 – 3:30 PM - Speaker

Speaker & Recommended Books:

Leah Kuypers
* Zones of Regulation (Leah Kuypers) - $48.00
* Zones of Regulation Posters- (Set of three)- Dry Erase Posters- $27.00
* The Incredible 5-Point Scale: The Significantly Improved Edition -$19.00
*Social Behavior and Self-Management: 5-Point Scales (Kari Dunn Buron) - $20.00
* When My Worries Get Too Big! (Kari Dunn Buron) - $17.00
* A “5” Could Make Me Lose Control (Kari Dunn Buron) - $24.00
* A “5” Is Against the Law! Social Boundaries Straight Up! (Kari Dunn Buron) - $20.00
* My Book Full of Feelings (Amy Jaffe & Luci Gardner) - $28.00

All Day One Books - $190

Rebecca Moyes Books
* Visual Techniques for Developing Social (Rebecca Moyes, M.Ed)- $14.95
* Building Sensory Friendly Classrooms (Rebecca Moyes, M.Ed)- - $19.95
* Addressing Challenging Behavior (Rebecca Moyes, M.Ed) - $29.95
* Executive Function Dysfunction (Rebecca Moyes, M.Ed) - $19.95
* Incorporating Social Goals (Rebecca Moyes, M.Ed) - $29.95

All Day Two Books - $110


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AEP Connections, LLC Cancellation Policy is available at

AEP Connections, LLC 3524 N. Winterset Dr., Appleton, WI 54911 Phone: 920-224-4794 Fax: 920-482-1270 Email:

  October 19, 2017 CLOSED- Reached Capacity- Please call (920) 224-4794 to be added to the waiting list.   $0.00
  One Day Conference Registration -October 20, 2017  $165.00
  Option (1): "Zones of Regulation" (Book)  $48.00
  Option (2):Zones of Regulation Posters (Set of 3) Dry Erase (24"x18")  $27.00
  Option (3): "The Incredible 5-Point Scale"  $19.00
  Option (4): "Social Behavior Management: 5-Point Scale"  $20.00
  Option (5): "When My Worries Get Too Big!"  $17.00
  Option (6): "A "5" Could Make Me Lose Control"  $24.00
  Option (7): "A "5" Is Against the Law! Social Boundaries Straight Up!"  $20.00
  Option (8): "My Book Full of Feelings"  $28.00
  Option (9): "Visual Techniques for Developing Social Skills"  $14.95
  Option (10): "Building Sensory Friendly Classrooms,"  $19.95
  Option (11): "Addressing Challenging Behavior,"  $29.95
  Option (12): "Executive Function Dysfunction"  $19.95
  Option (13): "Incorporating Social Goals in the Classroom,"  $29.95
  Option (14): "CONFERENCE SPECIAL: Day One- Leah Kuypers books"  $190.00
  Option (15): "CONFERENCE SPECIAL: Day Two-Rebecca Moyes books"  $110.00
  Option (16): "CONFERENCE SPECIAL: ALL Speaker/Recommended Books"  $290.00