Autism Training & Certification Conference

Become a Certified Autism Specialist and learn best practices for working with children and adults on the autism spectrum at the Autism Training & Certification Programme, hosted by IBCCES and St. Andrew’s Autism Centre (SAAC). Session topics will range from teaching strategies as well as comparing and contrasting major interventions.

This two-day event will be held on 18 and 19 August 2017 at SAAC in Singapore.

18-Aug (Friday) : 2.00pm to 8.00pm
19-Aug (Saturday) : 9.00am to 5.00pm

Why Should You Attend?

During the conference, you will participate in engaging conversations about autism. You will discuss real-world strategies with experts in the field of autism, and learn how to apply best practices into your daily work – which will have an immediate impact on the quality of classroom instruction and the quality of patient care.

Certified Autism Specialist Autism Certificate
Early Bird Registration (ends 16 June) $649 USD $420 USD
Regular Registration (ends 31 July) $698 USD $469 USD
Late Registration (ends 18 August) $837.60 USD $568.80 USD

Conference Location

Conference Location:
St. Andrew’s Autism Centre
1 Elliot Road
Singapore 458686

Conference Registration Includes:

  • Automatic enrollment in the IBCCES Autism Certification programme
  • Completion of 14 autism-specific CEU hours
  • Certificate of attendance, wallet card, digital badge, Best Practices Reference Guide, and listing on the Online International Public Registry of Autism Specialists
  • Compliance with local special education and disability regulations
  • Hands-on experience working side-by-side with other autism professionals
  • Ability to differentiate autism myths from facts
  • Learn application strategies for autism screening assessments and intervention strategies

Which Autism Certification is right for me?

The Certified Autism Specialist® certification is for applicants who either hold a Master’s degree and two years of work experience in the field, or a Bachelor’s degree and at least 10 years of work experience in the field. ($649 US Per Person)

The Autism Certificate is for applicants who are currently employed in a setting that requires them to directly interact with individuals on the autism spectrum. There are no academic requirements for this certification. ($420 US Per Person)

Reserve Your Seat Now!

Register for 18 – 19 August 2017 Conference.

If you are signing up as a group or need to pay via telegraphic transfer, contact Leticia Arroliga.

Which Autism Certification is right for me?

Group Discount – Sign up 5 staff members, receive the 6th for free!

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Autism Training & Certification Conference Agenda, 18 & 19 August

Friday, 18 August 2017

2.00pm Registration
8.00pm End of Day One

Saturday, 19 August 2017

9.00am Registration
5.00pm End of Day Two

A pre-conference workshop is now available to individuals who are seeking renewal hours for their current certification in autism, or to those who would like to go beyond the 2 day training. Join us the evening of March 15 for an engaging discussion on autism with Dr. Robert Naseef and receive 3 CEU hours as approved by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards. Progress your knowledge in the field beyond your current training and stay up-to-date in the latest research as it applies to your profession as an educator or therapist.

Topic Summary: Autism In The Family – Coaching Strategies to Assist Families of Children with Autism

The challenges of autism can often make it next to impossible to keep the needs of the families of the children you serve in perspective. The whole family can be immobilized by unrelenting stress. This presentation provides insight and tips to help you coach immediate and extended family members of the children you serve.

Learn strategies that you can both utilize and pass along to parents and siblings of children with autism, including playing and interacting with the child who has been diagnosed; tips for meeting the needs of typically developing siblings; and tips for maintaining a good marriage.

Speaker: Dr. Robert Naseef
CEUs: 3
Date: 15 March, 2017
Time: TBA
Location: St. Andrew’s Autism Centre

Early Bird Pre-Conference Workshop $149 USD
Regular Pre-Conference Workshop $199 USD
Late Registration Pre-Conference Workshop $225 USD

Pricing: (Includes Pre-Conference Workshop only. Does not include 2-day Conference Registration)

Register for the Pre-Conference Workshop

About the Trainer

Dr. Stephen Shore, EdD

Diagnosed with “Atypical Development and strong autistic tendencies” and “too sick” for outpatient treatment Dr. Shore was recommended for institutionalization. Nonverbal until four, and with much support from his parents, teachers, wife, and others, Stephen is now a professor at Adelphi University where his research focuses on matching best practice to the needs of people with autism. In addition to working with children and talking about life on the autism spectrum, Stephen is internationally renowned for presentations, consultations and writings on lifespan issues pertinent to education, relationships, employment, advocacy, and disclosure. He is a current board member of IBCCES, Autism Society of America, and Autism Speaks.

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IBCCESAt the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) we establish industry standards and govern credentialing programs used by professionals in the fields of healthcare and education.

In 2001, IBCCES first established the industry standards for a Certified Autism Specialist. Our industry leading standards are now used by organizations all over the world to ensure the highest quality of care and training for professionals in the field of Autism.

Our board of professionals, including BCBAs, researchers from leading universities, state level Special Education Directors, as well as clinicians in the fields of mental health, Speech and Language Pathology, School Psychology, Occupational Therapy, and parents, reviews and updates these standards each year to ensure they reflect the latest research and comply with current laws and regulations for professionals in the field of Autism.

IBCCES also works with insurance providers in writing policy guidelines for autism treatment coverage and autism insurance reform. We partner with state licensing boards, universities and other national organizations to ensure their programs are aligned with the stringent requirements of our certification. Our online auditing system tracks approved providers as well as variety of compliance requirements including continuing education status, associated disciplinary actions and more.

About SAAC

St. Andrew’s Autism Centre (SAAC) is a non-profit, integrated centre for the education, training, and care of persons with autism and their families. Our students and clients tend towards moderate to severe autism.

A service of St. Andrew’s Mission Hospital (SAMH), SAAC operates a special school for children and youths with autism from seven to 18 years old, and a Day Activity Centre (DAC) for adults aged 19 years and beyond. Both students of the school and DAC clients benefit from shared services in specialist therapies — speech, occupational and music therapy — and in varying extents, expressive arts programmes in dance, art and music.

SAAC also supports and equips families and caregivers with members with autism with knowledge and skills through a range of family services, including parent support and networking. SAAC engages in public education, advocacy and community outreach with the vision for an inclusive society.

At SAAC, staff, volunteers, and partners alike are encouraged to relate to people with autism as unique individuals — person first; autism second.

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Hotel Accommodations

Name of Hotel Rating Location SGD Rate Review Score
Le Peranakan Hotel 2* 400 East Coast Road, Singapore, 428996 $80-180 6.1
Santa Grand Hotel East Coast 3* 171 East Coast Road , Katong, Singapore, 428877 $115-240 7.7
Holiday Inn Express Singapore Katong 3* 88 East Coast Road, Katong, 423371 Singapore, Singapore $144-200 8
Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong 4* 86 East Coast Road, Katong, 428788 Singapore, Singapore $243-340 New
Grand Mercure Roxy Hotel 4* 50 East Coast Road, Roxy Square, Katong Singapore 428769 $160-350 8.1
Venue Hotel 3* 305 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore, 427556 $80-150 7.2
Village Hotel Katong 4* 25 Marine Parade, Katong, 449536 Singapore, Singapore $180-360 8.6
The Fragrance Hotel 2* 219 Joo Chiat Road, Katong, 427485 Singapore, Singapore $70-130 7
Venue Hotel the Lily 3* 238 Joo Chiat Road Singapore, Katong, 427495 Singapore, Singapore $75-130 7.4
Hotel 81 Sakura 2* 181 Joo Chiat Road, East Coast, , Singapore 427452 $70-100 6.9
Aqueen Heritage Hotel Joo Chiat 3* 51 Joo Chiat Road, 427373 Singapore, Singapore $120-210 New
Champion Hotel 3* 60 Joo Chiat Road, #01-06, Katong, Singapore 427726 $80-140 7.8
Hotel 81 Classic 2* 12 Joo Chiat Road, 427353 Singapore, Singapore $65-120 6.5
Hotel 81 Tristar 3* 1 Onan Road, Singapore, 424780 $80-150 6.9
Aqueen Hotel Paya Lebar 3* 33 Jalan Afifi, 409180 Singapore, Singapore $130-320 8.1
Capri by Frazer Changi City, Singapore 4* 3 Changi Business Park Central 1, 486037 Singapore, Singapore $225-420 8.6
Park Aveneue Changi 4* 2 Changi Business Park Avenue 1, 486015 Singapore, Singapore $180-330 8.1
Ibis Styles Singapore on Macpherson 3* 401 Macpherson Road (Corner Of Macpherson And Aljunied Road), 368125 Singapore, Singapore $100-240 7
Fragrance Hotel – Ruby 2* No. 10, Geylang Lorong 20, 398730 Singapore, Singapore $70-125 7.1
Fragrance Hotel – Crystal 2* No. 50, Geylang Lorong 18, 398824 Singapore, Singapore $70-125 7.4
Fragrance Hotel – Pearl 2* No. 21, Geylang Lorong 14, 398 961 Singapore, Singapore $70-180 7.2
Fragrance Hotel – Sapphire 2* No. 3, Lorong 10 Geylang, 399037 Singapore, Singapore $70-150 7.2
Fragrance Hotel – Sunflower 2* No. 10, Lorong 10, 399043 Singapore, Singapore $70-120 7.4
Fragrance Hotel – Emerald 2* No. 20, Lorong 6, 399174 Singapore, Singapore $80-160 7
Premier Inn Singapore Beach Road 3* 700 Beach Road, 199598 Singapore, Singapore $155-170 New
V Hotel Lavender 4* 70 Jellicoe Road, Lavender, 208767 Singapore, Singapore $140-220 7.1
Fragrance Hotel – Imperial 3* 28 Penhas Road, Lavender, 208187 Singapore, Singapore $100-150 6.9
Arcadia Hotel 4* 32 Hamilton Road, Lavender, 209201 Singapore, Singapore $110-350 8.5
Hotel Clover 33 Jalan Sutan 4* 33 Jalan Sultan, Kampong Glam, 198965 Singapore, Singapore $140-380 7.8
Aqueen Hotel Lavender 3* 139 Lavender Street, Lavender, Singapore 338739 $100-160 7
Arton Boutique Hotel 3* 176 Tyrwhitt Road, Lavender, 207576 Singapore, Singapore $75-130 7.5
Hotel 81 Heritage 2* 71 Jalan Sultan, Kampong Glam, 198985 Singapore, Singapore $90-140 7.1
The Sultan 4* 101 Jalan Sultan, #01-01, Kampong Glam, 199002 Singapore, Singapore $120-340 7.8
Zen Rooms Lavender 3* Located in Hotel Yan, 162 Tyrwhitt Road, Lavender, 207581 Singapore, Singapore $120-140 New
Parc Sovreign Hotel – Tyrwhitt 4* 165 Tyrwhitt Road, Lavender, 207569 Singapore, Singapore $130-260 7.8
Hotel Yan 3* 162 Tyrwhitt Road, Lavender, 207581 Singapore, Singapore $110-280 7.9
Hotel Boss 3* 500 Jalan Sultan Road, 199020 Singapore, Singapore $140-220 7.8
The Ardennes Hotel 4* 11 Jalan Klapa, Singapore 199323, Kampong Glam, 199323 Singapore, Singapore $130-180 7.9
Santa Grand Hotel Bugis 3* 8 Jalan Kubor, Kampong Glam, 199207 Singapore, Singapore $110-190 7.3
Hotel Vagabond Singapore 5* 39 Syed Alwi Road, 207630 Singapore, Singapore $200-600 9.1
J8 Hotel 3* No. 8 Townshend Road, #01-01, Lavender, 207606 Singapore, Singapore $100-180 7.4
Aqueen Jalan Besar Hotel 3* 230 Jalan Besar, Lavender, 208906 Singapore, Singapore $100-180 7.3
Hotel NuVe 3* 9A-13 Jalan Pinang, Kampong Glam, 199141 Singapore, Singapore $90-230 7.6
Village Hotel Bugis by Far East Hospitality 4* 390 Victoria Street, Kampong Glam, 188061 Singapore, Singapore $180-500 7.6
Village Hotel Changi by Far East Hospitality 4* 1 Netheravon Road, 508502 Singapore, 508502 $160-450 8.1

Contact Us

For questions on registration or exhibiting, please contact:

Leticia Arroliga
(877) 717-6543, ext. 7