Jed Baker, Ph.D
Jed is an award-winning author and the director of the Social Skills Training Project, serving individuals with autism and social communication problems. Dr. Baker writes, lectures, and provides training internationally.

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Great Wolf Lodge
Concord, NC
Great Wolf Lodge
Concord, NC
AUTISM: A conference designed for educators, practioners and parents/caregivers!
AUTISM CONFERENCE: Insights and Learning Objectives

The Cognitive Profile in Autism Spectrum Disorders and
it’s Impact on Learning, Communication, and Social Development

Dr. Tony Attwood and Carol Gray
in a Rare Joint Presentation

In the mid to late 1990s, Dr. Tony Attwood and Carol Gray frequently shared the presentation stage in the United States and abroad. Their presentations were respected for their sound information and practical strategies.

Together, Tony and Carol developed materials and classic articles that are in use and cited today; many of them are available online via a “Tony Attwood and Carol Gray” Google search. Since the early part of this century, Tony and Carol have continued work on behalf of children, adolescents, and adults with autism, while maintaining busy individual speaking schedules and completing several writing projects.

In this presentation, Tony and Carol merge their many resources, materials, and experiences to share their best insights and practical strategies with one very rare joint audience. Tony and Carol will focus on understanding cognitive differences to support learning, communication, and social development through the lifespan.

Join us for an incredible fast-paced day!




Dr. Jed Baker, Ph.D., author of the best-selling The Social Skills Picture Book series, will be focusing on the subject of managing anxiety and frustration in children, teens, and caregivers.

Dr. Baker’s high-profile appearances on numerous television shows include ABC World News, Nightline, Fox News, The CBS Early Show, and the Discovery Health Channel. He will focus on the subjects of preventing negative behaviors that are also detailed in his books No More Meltdowns: Positive Strategies for Managing and Preventing Out-of-Control Behavior; No More Victims: Protecting those with Autism from Cyber Bullying, Internet Predators & Scams; and Overcoming Anxiety in Children and Teens.

By attending, participants can:

  • Propose how best to think about challenging behaviors to ensure better outcomes.
  • Explore methods to discover triggers for fear and frustration.
  • Assess effective prevention plans to prevent debilitating anxiety and frustration.
  • Review practical treatment of anxiety: modify triggers, understand alarm system, motivate participation, think like a scientist, create fear ladders, exercise, meditation, and biological interventions.

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The Out-of-Sync Child

Carol Kranowitz, MA, offers sensory strategies that are applauded not only in the United States, but also around the world. “The Out-of-Sync Child” has sold over 1,000,000 copies. Carol holds an MA in education and human development and was a music, movement and drama teacher. She has developed a purposeful, “In-Sync” approach that integrates sensory-motor activities into everyday life at home and school.

By attending participants can:

  • Identify and describe the six types of
    SPD and how they can affect the daily
    lives of children
  • Recognize co-existing problems with vision, hearing, motor coordination, and emotions.
  • Demonstrate “In-Sync” activities designed to engage various sensory systems and thereby improve learning and regulate behavior

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The Pocket OT

Cara Koscinski has her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy and she currently provides occupational therapy services, advocacy, and consultations as The Pocket Occupational Therapist. She specializes in autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, behavior, and social skills training. Cara has appeared on CBS on Anderson Cooper Live and has been published in Autism Asperger’s Digest, Autism Spectrum Quarterly, APFED, Something Special Magazine, and NewsLine, among others.

By attending, participants can:

  • Recognize the importance of ‘play’ as a child’s occupation through which learning is achieved.
  • Identify sensory processing and its relation to emotional regulation and function.
  • Design home activities to assist children to develop key skills for improved independence with daily living skills.

Financial and Non-Financial Disclosures


Completion requirements:  Sessions must be attended in full. No partial sessions will be considered for credit.  Resources/References for sessions will be provided upon request.  Target audience: intermediate, professional



This course is offered for up to 0.6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area)



Future Horizons is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Future Horizons maintains responsibility for this program and its content.



 Future Horizons ACE #1018 is approved as a provider for continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards ( ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Future Horizons maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 7/29/2018-7/29/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this conference will receive 6 continuing education clock hours. 



Future Horizons is an American Occupational Therapy Association
(AOTA) approved provider of continuing education. This conference is offered for 0.6 AOTA CEUs/6 Contact Hours, Intermediate Level, Professional. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Future Horizons is dedicated to making its courses, events and meetings accessible to all. We strive to provide access – to the fullest extent possible – to our conferences based on an awareness of participants’ needs. If you require assistance due to a disability, please provide Future Horizons with the information and we will engage in a process to work with each individual to determine appropriate accommodations.  Requests need to be received no later than 2 weeks prior to event date. Please click the below button to send your request for special accommodations or visit our contact us page.


February 15, 2019
Charlotte, NC

Autism Conference Schedule:

7:00am Registration & Continental Breakfast
7:50 Announcements
8:00 Dr. Jed Baker, Ph.D.
9:30 Break
10:00 Dr. Jed Baker, Ph.D. continues
11:30 – 12:30 Lunch on your own
12:30 Carol Kranowitz, MA
2:00 Break
2:30 Cara Koscinski, MOT, OTR/L
4:00 Conference Ends

About the Venue:

Great Wolf Lodge – Charlotte / Concord

White Pine Ballroom.
10175 Weddington Road
Concord, NC 28027


Registration is Simple!

  • Buy Online:  Scroll down for ticket details
  • Call in Registration:  General booking and ASA Members please call this number for registration: +1 (800) 489-0727
  • Print/Fax/Mail Registration:  Unable to register online? Download our registration form to print and fax, or mail in with your payment.
  • All Speaker Presentation handout materials are complimentary and will be sent via digital file one week before event. 

Group discounts available for 5+ attendees
Discount Applied at Checkout

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Autism Conference with Dr. Jed Baker in Charlotte, NC February 15, 2019

  • Professional
    • Educators & Practitoners
    • Group Discount Rate $79.20
  • Family
    • Parents & Family Members
    • Group Discount Rate $71.20
  • Student with ID
    • College Student
    • Group Discount Rate $55.20
  • Person with ASD
    • Person with ASD
    • Group Discount Rate $39.20
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