Dear USHA Member:
Thank you for joining USHA! We are excited to welcome you to the association. We want you to feel that you are a valued member of a great organization, whose goal is to serve the interests of its members through:
· Continuing education opportunities and our annual spring convention
· Advocacy with various state agencies and national organizations including the State Office of Education, Department of Occupational Licensing, the Utah State Legislature, and ASHA
· Promoting our professions in the community
· Enhancing communication and collaboration with members from around the state
We also offer volunteer opportunities to serve as a member or chair of a committee, involved in serving on our Executive Board. As a member of the board, members have the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with other professionals who share a passion for being involved and giving back to their profession. I have attached a brief outline of responsibilities for each committee, to better help you understand the workings of our organization and to give you information, if you are interested in becoming more involved.
Please feel free to contact me at any time, if you have questions or ideas that could further USHA’s mission. Thank you again and we look forward to a great year!
Sarah Cox, USHA President
Annual USHA Conference:
March 5-6 2015
Ogden Eccles Conference Center in Ogden, Utah
We have received so many requests for an autism workshop devoted to adolescent issues, we have worked hard to get this workshop put together and turned around as soon as possible. This means it is right around the corner, Jan. 30, so register ASAP before the holiday rush. We have a fast-paced, jam-packed day of presenters from BYU, USU, U of U, UVU and private practice covering psychology, psychiatry and health care, executive function, legal issues, law enforcement, transition, and post-secondary planning. We are offering 7 CEU's across all disciplines, Medical, Nursing, Social Work, ASHA, Psychology, and Education. We are also repeating the highlight of last year's workshop undefined the panel discussion, including individuals with ASD and family members to talk about their own experiences surviving adolescence with ASD. A new addition this year will be the working lunch with social skills experts at each table. Online streaming will be offered again this year (with improvements!). Parents are also welcome at the workshop, please pass this along to any families you serve who will be interested.
Registration is now open, go to
Here is the slate:
8: 00 Continental Breakfast and Registration
8:30 - Ryan Kellems, PhDundefinedBYU Transition Process in Education
9:30 - Jon Cox, PhDundefinedBYU, Laurie Bowen,MEdundefinedUVU, Tyra Sellers, PhDundefinedUSU Post–Secondary Education Supports and Programs
10:30 - Lisa Thornton, JD and Rodger Broomé, PhDundefinedUVU Legal IssuesundefinedGuardianship and Law Enforcement
11:30 – Working lunch with social skills experts
12:30 - Jennifer Cardinal, PhD Executive Function Deficits and Interventions for ASD
1:30 - Julia Connelly, PhDundefinedUniversity of Utah,The Spectrum of Mental Health Needs and Services for Adolescents with ASD
2:30 – Break
2:45 - Deborah Bilder, MD undefined University of Utah, Autism and Adolescence
3:45 - Panel Discussion, Terisa Gabrielsen, PhD–BYU, Moderator, Individuals with ASD and Family Members
The workshop concludes at 4:45. CEU certificates will be delivered online to attendees who attend in person or online and complete evaluations.
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