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Conference Registration - November 1-2, 2017 - Denver, CO

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

Two Day Autism Conference featuring:
Leah Kuypers, M.A. Ed., OTR/L & Timothy Kowalski, M.A., CCC-SLP

Early Bird Pricing until September 22nd, 2017
One day (11/1 or 11/2) - $145
Two Day (11/1 and 11/2) - $195

Regular Rates after September 22nd, 2017
One Day (11/1 or 11/2) - $165
Two Day (11/1 and 11/2) - $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.

November 1, 2017 - Timothy Kowalski, M.A., CCC-SLP

Are You In the Zone? Social Communication, Enhancing Social Skills, & Academics for Students with Asperger’s Syndrome, High Functioning Autism, ADHD, PDD-nos & More!

Ask any educator, having a student with High Functioning Autism/Asperger Syndrome in the classroom can present numerous challenges. This training will teach participants how to reframe their thinking in addressing students with High Functioning Autism/Asperger Syndrome (HFA/AS).
The first part of this conference will focus on social skills and the importance of social pragmatic communication for the student with autism. Individuals with this diagnosis possess inadequate social skills. Their ability to effectively engage and communicate is hampered by deficits that standardized tools often fail to target and many professionals have struggled to teach. This session will help participants to identify, develop goals, and learn to utilize interventions for those deficits related to social-interaction, social-communication, and social-emotional regulation, thereby allowing for more appropriate service delivery to those affected by High Functioning Autism, Asperger’s PDD-nos, and autism.
The second part of this conference will focus on high functioning autism and academics. Participants will learn a variety of behavioral supports designed to enhance the student’s ability to initiate work assignments, increase motivation, decrease distraction, compensate for gross and fine motor deficits, adapt the curriculum, modify academics, and increase cognitive processing. By employing these techniques educators will learn how to defuse power struggles in the academic environment and implement procedures that will benefit all.

Extensive recommendations designed for specialists and classroom teachers to help students succeed in the academic environment will be provided. Participants will take home numerous useful tools and creative ideas to use the very next day!

November 2, 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.

Come and learn practical strategies that will empower your student to succeed, while capitalizing on his/her strengths.

Conference Location
Radisson Hotel Denver Southeast
3155 South Vaughn Way
Aurora, Colorado 80014
(303) 745-6958

A courtesy block of rooms is available at the Radisson Hotel Denver Southeast for $98 until October 14, 2017. Please refer to AEP Connections, when booking for group rate. Online- go to -1- put in arrival and departure dates 2-click on more search options and input promo code: AEPC, 3-hit search

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 for a 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.

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:

Tim Kowalski, M.A., CCC-SLP
* Asperger Syndrome Explained (Tim Kowalski, M.A., CCC-SLP) - $45.00
* Are You In The Zone? (Tim Kowalski, M.A., CCC-SLP) - $10.00
* Me, Myself, and You Workbook (Tim Kowalski, M.A., CCC-SLP) - $15.00
* Understanding Emotions (Tim Kowalski, M.A., CCC-SLP) - $15.00
* Social Pragmatic Success for Asperger Syndrome and Other Related Disorders (Tim Kowalski, M.A., CCC-SLP) - $40.00

All Day One Books - $115

Leah Kuypers
* Zones of Regulation (Leah Kuypers) - $44.00
* 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 Two Books - $190


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  One Day Conference Registration -November 1, 2017  $165.00
  One Day Conference Registration - November 2, 2017  $165.00
  Two Day Conference Registration - November 1-2, 2017  $225.00
  Option (1): "Asperger Syndrome Explained"  $45.00
  Option (2): "Are You In the Zone?"  $10.00
  Option (3): "Me, Myself, and You Workbook"  $15.00
  Option (4): "Understanding Emotions"  $15.00
  Option (5): "Social Pragmatic Success for Asperger Syndrome and Other Related Disorders"  $40.00
  Option (6): "Zones of Regulation" (Book)  $48.00
  Option (7): Zones of Regulation Posters (Set of 3) Dry Erase (24"x18")  $27.00
  Option (8): "The Incredible 5-Point Scale"  $19.00
  Option (9): "Social Behavior Management"  $20.00
  Option (10): "When My Worries Get Too Big!"  $17.00
  Option (11): "A "5" Could Make Me Lose Control"  $24.00
  Option (12): "A "5" Is Against the Law! Social Boundaries Straight Up!"  $20.00
  Option (13): "My Book Full of Feelings"  $28.00
  Option (14): "CONFERENCE SPECIAL: Day One- Tim Kowalski books"  $115.00
  Option (15): "CONFERENCE SPECIAL: Day Two- Leah Kuypers books"  $190.00
  Option (16): "CONFERENCE SPECIAL: ALL Speaker/Recommended Books"  $295.00