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About the PEPSA Autism Summer Institute

Download FlyerThe Autism Summer Institute is an annual workshop aimed at providing high quality professional development to a wide spectrum of professionals, including ESE and general education teachers, guidance counselors, school psychologists, SLPs, OTs, instructional assistants, administrators, and parents who impact the lives of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The 17th Annual PEPSA Autism Summer Institute will feature two all-day keynote speakers: one on Tuesday and another on Wednesday.

This Year's Summer Institute: July 17-18, 2018

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Featured Keynotes

Myles, Brenda SmithDr. Barry Prizant:
Dr. Barry Prizant is recognized as one of the world’s leading scholars in autism spectrum disorder and communication disabilities, with more than 40 years’ experience as a researcher and international consultant for individuals with ASD and related disabilities. He is a certified speech-language pathologist, an adjunct professor at Brown University, and director of Childhood Communication Services, a private practice. Formerly, he was a professor of communication disorders at Emerson College and associate professor of psychiatry in the Brown University Medical School. (Read More)

Myles, Brenda SmithJessica Minahan, M.Ed., BCBA:
Jessica Minahan, M.Ed., BCBA, is a licensed and board certified behavior analyst, special educator, and consultant to schools internationally. Jessica has over 17 years of experience supporting students who exhibit challenging behavior in public school systems. She is a blogger on The Huffington Post as well as the author of The Behavior Code: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students with Nancy Rappaport (Harvard Education Press, 2012) and The Behavior Code Companion: Strategies, Tools, and Interventions for Supporting Students with Anxiety-Related or Oppositional Behaviors (Harvard Education Press, 2014).