Semi-Annual Workshops

Virtual Workshop October 14, 2023. Excelling with Autism

Autism Society Western New York &
Autism Services, Inc.’s Autism Center for Learning
invite you to attend:

Excelling with Autism: Techniques to Ensure Success at Home, School, and Work

Brenda Smith Myles, Ph.D.

Co-Sponsored by The Speech-Language-Hearing Association of WNY and Associated Physical and Occupational Therapists, PLLC

Virtual Workshop Saturday, October 14, 2023
8:45 am – 12:45 pm EST

Teach a skill from start to finish! Promote independent learning in autistic individuals! Maximize learning across environments and across the lifespan! How do we help autistic children and adults reach their potential? This session provides instructional strategies that match the unique learning style and neurology of autistic people, promotes generalization across environments, and supports independence.

In addition, attendees will be introduced to a framework, the Comprehensive Autism Planning System (CAPS) that can be easily used to ensure that (a) necessary skills are taught and (b) supports are provided in a meaningful way when they are needed. CAPS, which is designed to be used at
home, school, postsecondary education, and on the job, makes it possible for parents, all professionals working with the individual and the individual, themselves, to understand what skills and supports are needed for success.

This workshop is geared towards individuals with ASD, parents, and professionals.

Brenda Smith Myles Ph.D., formerly a professor at the University of Kansas, is the recipient of several awards, including the Autism Society of America’s Outstanding Professional Award, the Princeton Fellowship Award, and the The Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome (GRASP) Divine Neurotypical Award, and American Academy of Pediatrics Autism Champion. She has made over 3000 presentations all over the world and written more than 300 articles and books on ASD. Further, in the latest survey conducted by the University of Texas, she was acknowledged as the second most productive applied researcher in ASD in the world.

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Describe evidence-based strategies, including executive functioning skills, that lead to success.
2. Discuss a framework that allows for interventions and supports to be used effectively throughout the day.
3. Describe the methods to support generalization of skills to promote independence and lifelong learning.

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Workshop Schedule

8:30-8:45: Registration/Login
8:45-9:00: Introduction
9:00-9:45: How Autistic People Learn and Process Information
9:45-10:30: Evidence Based Strategies That Support the Autistic Learning Style
10:30-10:45: Morning Break
10:45-12:15: Evidence Based Strategies That Support the Autistic Learning Style; Developing a Plan to Ensure that Each Autistic Individual Get the Supports they Need in Home, School, Work, and Community; The Comprehensive Autism Planning System (CAPS)
12:15-12:45: Q and A

Download the workshop brochure here. Brochures also available online at and

Please note that this is a live webinar, and will be broadcast in Eastern Standard Time.

We are pleased to announce that we will be offering ASHA CEU credit through the Speech-Language-Hearing Association of Western New York (SHAWNY), and New York State Education Department Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy State Board Approved Continuing Competency Hours for OTs/COTAs/PTs/PTAs through Associated Physical and Occupational Therapists, PLLC (APOT). Both SHAWNY and APOT are co-sponsors of this workshop.  The cost and CEU credit information are listed below:

Registration Type Price CEUs
Parent/ Family/ Individual w/ASD $10 n/a
Speech-Language Pathologist or Audiologist* $30 .35 ASHA CEUs included**
*SLPs, please click “return to merchant” after your purchase to be directed back to our site to provide your ASHA number.
**ASHA CEUs are only awarded to ASHA members who are eligible and have paid the CE Registry fee.
OT or COTA $30 3.0 NYS Continuing Competency Hours for OTs/OTAs***
***Please note that these hours may be used towards completing AOTA continuing competency requirements, but are not offered through an AOTA approved provider.
PT or PTA $30 .3 NYS PT Board Continuing Education Hours
Other Professional/Paraprofessional or Student $20 No CEUs Awarded

Register Here

Registration Type

Online registration is open until October 11, 2023. No refunds will be processed after October 4, 2023.

Please note that all webinar materials (i.e. registration links, handouts, continuing education credit forms/survey links, etc.) will be e-mailed to attendees approximately 1-2 days prior to the workshop. If you have a PayPal account, the e-mail associated with that account will be used for all correspondence including Zoom links and all webinar materials. This is a live event and will be broadcast in Eastern Standard Time. 

A limited number of scholarships for individuals with ASD/parents/caregivers are available based on financial need. Call 716-633-2275 to apply.


Workshop Sponsors

Workshop Sponsor: Autism Services Inc.
Autism Society of America Western New York

Workshop Co-Sponsors

Workshop Co-Sponsor: SHAWNY
Workshop Co-Sponsor: APOT

ASHA Continuing Education Approved Provider logoSpeech-Language Hearing Association of Western New York Intermediate Level .35 ASHA CEUs




NY State Education Department Office of the Professions LogoAssociated Physical and Occupational Therapists is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapist and physical therapist assistant continuing education. Associated Physical and Occupational Therapists is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Occupational Therapy as an approved provider of occupational therapist and occupational therapist assistant continuing education.

Workshop Co-Sponsor: APOTAssociated Physical and Occupational Therapists, PLLC can be reached at or by phone at 716-874-6175. Each organization/entity uses its own calculation to determine the number of CEUs based on contact hours. As with all continuing education, the attendee should always verify CEU requirements by his/her professional organization and/or state licensure board.