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Ask the Experts - Finding A Voice: Effective Strategies to Strengthen Communication in Children with ASD

This conference will focus on the different types of communication systems, including AAC (Augmentative Alternative Communication), PECS (Picture Exchange Communication Systems), Sign Language and Scrolling (Producing All Signs), and Apps for iPad. The presenters will address such topics as:

  • Which communication system is appropriate for my child?
  • How do we get all members of the team on board using it?
  • How does it change as the child ages and develops?
  • How can communication enhance my child’s social interactions?


Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018

Location: The Inn On The Lake, 770 South Main Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424

Time: 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Registration Begins at 8:30 a.m.

Lunch on your own from noon–1:00 p.m.

Register now for June 7, 2018 Conference (click here)

The Presenters:

Anne S. Holmes, MS, CCC, BCBA, CAS

A member of the Board of Directors Autism Society of America, VP of the  Division of Autism Spectrum Disorders Consulting Services.

Ms. Holmes received her master’s degree in Speech Pathology from Douglass College and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence as well as New Jersey licensure and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Ms. Holmes has over 35 years of experience working in the field of Autism and is currently the chair of the Panel of Professional Advisors for the Autism Society. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Rider University.

James Ball, Ed. D., BCBA-D

A Board Certified Behavior Analyst. He has been working in the field of autism for over 30 years. He provides behavioral, educational, residential and employment services to children and adults affected by autism.

He is an appointed community member to the Interagency Autism Collaborating Committee (IACC), a federal advisory committee established by the Combating Autism Act of 2006.


The Sponsors:

  • Regional Early Childhood Direction Center (RECDC)
  • Mid-South Early Childhood Direction Center
  • Parent Technical Assistance Center


Call RECDC at 585-249-7818.