Lehigh's Center for Promoting Research to Practice hosts an annual Autism Workshop each spring semester. The 2020 workshop was cancelled during to COVID-19.
The Center for Promoting Research to Practice at Lehigh University has a mission to generate knowledge that will truly impact the lives of individuals with or at risk for disabilities. They partner with schools, parents, families, and community service providers to enhance the use of best practices for individuals with or at risk for disabilities.
As part of their on-going efforts through the Autism Services Clinic, they offer these annual workshops that provide the best research to practice in the area of autism spectrum disorders. These events are open to the public.
The Autism Workshop is in its 3rd year at Lehigh University. The goal of the workshop is to inform practitioners, current Lehigh students, and parents of children with autism on best practices in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorders.
The Lehigh Annual Autism Workshop is hosted annually by Dr. Lee Kern, Professor of Special Education and Director of the Center for Promoting Research to Practice.
Dr. Lee Kern's research interests are in the area of interventions for students with social, emotional, and behavioral disorders. Recently, she has researched multi-component intervention packages for high school students with behavioral and mental health issues, adaptations to interventions for elementary age students with mild to moderate emotional and behavioral problems, and parent implemented interventions for pre-school children with ADHD.
BCBA credits: We are offering 5 BCBA credits. There will be a sign-in and sign-out sheet located at the registration table. Please be sure to provide your BCBA certificate number. You will need to fill out an evaluation form at the end of the workshop.
ACT 48 credits: We are also offering 5 ACT48 credits. Again, you will need to sign-in and sign-out at the registration table. For ACT48 credits you will need to fill out an evaluation form at the end of the workshop and then once you have implemented what you've learned at the workshop you will also fill out another form. Instructions will be provided at the registration table.
Past topics have included Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT), Teaching Social Skills to Individuals on the Autism Spectrum, and Assessing and Treating Anxiety and Related Problem Behaviors & Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Directions: If you have a GPS unit (in your car or on your phone, please use this address: 111 Research Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18015).
Maps: If you would like to map out your route, please use this link to Lehigh's official directions webpage.
Parking: Parking will be free for workshop participants. A parking garage is located next to the Ben Franklin building.
Ben Franklin: The address is 116 Research Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18015.
Catering: We will offer Sliced Seasonal Fresh Fruit and Berries, Freshly Baked Selection of Croissants, Muffins, and Breakfast Breads Assortment of Fresh Bagels, Butter, Cream Cheese, and Assorted Preserves, Chilled Orange Juice, Apple Juice and Cranberry Juice, and Freshly Brewed Regular & Decaffeinated Coffee and Assorted Herbal Teas.