Registration Open

4th Annual Autism Spectrum Disorder Conference

Oct 26, 2018
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Doubletree by Hilton
Evansville, IN

Registration Details

Parking garage fee waived for conference attendee

Fees & Payment

Registration deadline is October 19, 2018

Professionals seeking CEU's | $95

Students | $20

Individuals | $20

*Group rates of 4 or more available upon request. Please contact Kimberly Whitehead at or 812-485-5292 to register a group | Professionals Seeking CEU’s only

*A limited number of scholarships are available. Please contact Kimberly Whitehead at or 812-485-5292 for more information

All fees include light breakfast and lunch


Continuing Education

Joint Statement

The University of Southern Indiana College of Nursing and Health Professions and St. Vincent Center for Children are joint providers for this educational activity.

Accreditation statements

The University of Southern Indiana College of Nursing and Health Professions is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. USI was recognized as accredited with distinction through November 30, 2018.

University of Southern Indiana is an approved provider of continuing education for social workers, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, dental professionals, and other health professionals licensed in the state of Indiana.

Requirements for Certificate of Completion

Nurses and Indiana licensed health professionals will receive 6 contact hours with paid registration, full attendance, and completed program evaluation. You will need to check in at registration desk at beginning and at the end of the day.

Conflict of interest

The planning committee and program faculty report no financial relationship with any commercial products related to this conference.

Indiana Psychological Association will be awarding 5 contact hours with paid registration, full attendance, sign in/sign out and completed program evaluation.


Rebecca Moyes, M.Ed., presenting “Perseverating on Perseverations,” and “Teaching Self-Control to Children with ASD.”

Rebecca is a former teacher for nine years in public and private schools. She holds an autism certificate in Pennsylvania and advanced coursework in applied behavior analysis. She serves a consultant to several school districts in the Pittsburgh region. She has two adult children, one of whom is diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome. "Becky" is the author of six books for educators and parents of children with autism spectrum disorder/and or other special needs and has provided trainings in 47 states of the U.S. and Canada. She served on Governor Ridge's Autism Task Force in Pennsylvania and is best known for her practical and common-sense approach to reaching and teaching children with autism.

“Perseverating on Perseverations”: "This session will focus on the creative and innovative ways that parents and teachers have used their child's or student's perseverations to achieve success. You will marvel at these talented children and the adults that support them in the school and at home! When we 'think outside the box', great things can happen for children with autism ... and also for us!"

“Teaching Self-Control to Children with ASD”: In this seminar, Rebecca will present practical strategies for addressing self-regulation/self-control difficulties. Attendees will learn about various antecedent strategies they can implement in their classrooms and homes to be pro-active with students who have difficulty maintaining self-control. A wealth of easily-implemented interventions to teach new replacement skills to students will also be included.

Sean Barron presenting “Autism from the Inside Out and the Outside In,” and “Perspectives on Autism.”

Sean was diagnosed with classic autism at age 5 and had a variety of challenges that included but weren't limited to fine-motor problems, speech delays, unusual food aversions, heightened sensitivities and, most pressing, social-skills delays. He fought through his teen and early-adult years to "connect" with the world and, over time, rose above autism - with the help of family and others. Today he works as a journalist for The Vindicator newspaper in Youngstown, Ohio, and is currently trying to get a third book on the civil-rights movement published.

“Autism from the Inside Out and the Outside In”: Sean reveals lessons learned in his journey of living with Autism and the stuggles and possibilities that have occurred.

“Perspectives on Autism”: Sean continues his journey discussing the importance and practicality of the 10 unwritten social rules for those on the spectrum in hopes of providing guidance.

Leeann Butrum, MA BCBA presenting “Do you know MO? He can do a lot for you!”

Leeann began her career in the field of education; most specifically as a special education teacher in the Evansville and Henderson area. Through that experience she was introduced to her first student who presented with an Autism classification under the IDEA. He carved out a very special place in her heart and opened her eyes to a whole new field. She worked in collaboration with his treating BCBA and learned so much about the field. Through this clandestine meeting, she quit the master's of Special Education program she was already halfway through, in order to enroll in a master's program for Behavior Analysis. In an attempt to gain field experience and create a well rounded working knowledge of several applications of ABA, Leeann worked several years in a private clinic, and also several years in the school corporation. She currently serves in the role of BCBA to 15 children affected by autism ranging in age from 2-15, in an intensive therapy setting. Outside of the field that owns her heart, she also comes home to 3 amazing kids of her own, a pretty spectacular partner, and 2 demanding dogs. They stay pretty busy, but if she ever gets free time, she loves to decorate cakes, explore music, and get lost in the woods. Oh, and coffee. Coffee is life.

Panel Representatives

  • Dr Thomas Mulderink, PhD, HSPP- Pediatric Psychologist at St Vincent Center for Children Feeding Program
  • Dr Rebecca Carey, MD- Pediatric Gastroenterologist at St Vincent Center for Children Subspecialty Clinic
  • Missy Goff, Autism Ally with Autism Society of Indiana
  • Dana Funkhouser, Manager of Program Services at LEL Home Services
  • Colleen York, Executive Director of Autism Evansville
  • Andrea Gilkeson, Senior Autism Ally with Autism Society of Indiana


7:30-8:00am Sign In & Welcome
8:15-9:45am “Perseverating on Perseverations” - Rebecca Moyes, M.Ed.
9:45-10:00am Break
10:00-11:30am “Autism from the Inside Out and the Outside In” - Sean Barron
11:30-12:30 lunch (provided)

Parent Track

12:30-2:00pm “Perspectives on Autism”- Sean Barron
2:00 – 2:15pm Break
2:15 – 3:45pm Panel - Dr Tom Mulderink, Dr Rebecca Carey, Missy Goff, Dana Funkhouser, Colleen York, Andrea Gilkeson

Professional Track

12:30-2:00pm “Teaching Self-Control to Children with ASD” - Rebecca Moyes, M.Ed.
2:00 – 2:15pm Break
2:15 – 3:45pm “Do you know, MO? He can do a lot for you!” - Leeann Butrum, MA BCBA

Schedule & Location


Date Time Location
1. Fri, October 26 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Doubletree by Hilton

Location Details

  • Doubletree by Hilton
    601 Walnut St
    Evansville, IN 47708

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