2022 Autism Symposium


Event Information

The Autism Program of Illinois’ 2022 Autism Symposium featured both National and State-level autism experts. Our keynote speaker, Dr. Wayne Fisher, BCBA-D, presented about recent advances in the functional analysis and treatment of Severe Destructive Behavior. 

If you were unable to attend, missed part, or just wanted to review the information presented again, all of the sessions were recorded and are available on this page and the TAP-Illinois YouTube Channel

Dr. Wayne Fisher, RU-CARES

Keynote Speaker

Recent Advances in the Functional Analysis and Treatment of Severe Destructive Behavior
Presented by Wayne Fisher, PhD, BCBA-D, Rutgers University Center for Autism Research, Education, and Services (RU-CARES)
Applying Behavioral Systems Analysis to Improve Interprofessional Collaboration at Autism Clinics
Presented by Lilith Reuter-Yuill, M.S., BCBA, CCC-SLP, Southern Illinois University Carbondale and Lesley Shawler, Ph.D., BCBA, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Innovative Approaches to Assessing and Treating Life Skill Deficits in Autistic Individuals
Presented by Dr. Mark R Dixon, Ph.D., BCBA-D, University of Illinois at Chicago, Zhihui Yi, BCBA, University of Illinois at Chicago, Jessica M Hinman, BCBA, University of Illinois at Chicago and Amanda Chastain, University of Illinois at Chicago
Using Telepractice to Build Capacity Within Families and Communities
Presented by Hedda Meadan, PhD, BCBA-D, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

About us

The Autism Program of Illinois (TAP) Service Network is a collaboration of 5 universities and 9 organizations that together operate 19 centers across the state. As a network, TAP is able to offer services that respond to the unique needs of different communities across Illinois.


The Autism Program of Illinois

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