Maximizing Progress Conference in Beijing


Dr. Ronald Leaf (Ph.D.)

Dr. Ronald Leaf (Ph.D.)

Co-founder and Director




北京师范大学英东学术会堂演讲厅 [ 北京市海淀区新街口外大街19号] Lecture Hall, Yingdong Conference Hall, Beijing Normal University


The Charity Autism Conference – titled “ Maximizing Progress”, co-organized by Autism Partnership, Beijing Normal University China Philanthropy Research Institute, Beijing Stars and Rain Education Institute for Autism and China Charities Aid Foundation For Children, will be held at Beijing Normal University from May 6 to May 7, 2017.

Drawing from over 40 years of research and clinical application of Applied Behaviour Analysis, Dr. Leaf will discuss the most effective elements of treatment to maximize the potential of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Children with ASD have amazing potential! Despite deficits in language, social and recreation skills children have the ability to learn to fully communicate and acquire the necessary social skills so that they can have meaningful friendships. Dr. Leaf will share the strategies that Autism Partnership has developed over decades and that have helped children reach their potential.

The aim of the conference is to provide platforms for practical discussion on the issue of quality treatment, to exchange experiences and share insightful ideas to autism.


Conference Details

Date :   May 6-7, 2017
Time : 9am – 4pm
Speaker :

Dr Ronald Leaf

Location :  Lecture Hall, Yingdong Conference Hall, Beijing Normal University
Xinjiekou Wai Dajie NO.19, Hai Dian District, Beijing, China
Language : English ( Simultaneous Interpretation – English to Mandarin )
fees : CNY 600 (HKD670) for 2 days -Payment to be received by Beijing Stars and Rain Education Institute for Autism. AP is not accountable for receiving any payment fees.
Topic Areas :
  1. Facts and Fiction
    There is a great deal of misinformation and confusion regarding issues such etiology, prognosis and treatment options. In order to effectively navigate the maze of ASD it is essential to critically analyze the issues that parents and professionals confront on a daily basis so as to develop the most effective intervention strategies.
  2. Maximizing Progress
    Students with ASD have tremendous potential. Unfortunately, the expectations for students with ASD have historically be way to low. This has greatly effected how children are taught. Lower expectations have influenced decision on educational strategies as well as curriculum. Effective programing efforts can help our student’s reach their potential and most importantly maximize the quality of their lives.
  3. Enriching Social Lives of Children with Autism
    Relatively limited attention has been devoted to the social area, and has typically focused on basic skills. Some approaches attempt to address more complex social skills, yet commonly propose experiences that merely produce social effects.
    The afternoon will discuss why development of social skills and a social skills curriculum is critical in a good intervention program. As well as discussion of currently available approaches

Speaker Bio

Autism Partnership toby mountjoy Dr. Ronald Leaf is a licensed psychologist who has over 40 years of experience in the field of autism. Dr. Leaf began his career working with Professor Ivar Lovaas, while receiving his undergraduate degree at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Subsequently, he received his doctorate under the direction of Prof. Lovaas. During his years at UCLA, he served as Clinic Supervisor, Research Psychologist, Lecturer and Interim Director of the Young Autism Project. He was extensively involved in several research investigations, contributed to “The Me Book”, and is a co-author of “The Me Book” Videotapes, a series of instructional tapes for teaching autistic children. Dr. Leaf has consulted to families, schools, day programs and residential facilities on a national and international basis. Dr. Leaf is also the Executive Director of Behavior Therapy and Learning Centre, a mental health agency that consults with parents, care-providers and school personnel. Dr. leaf is co-author of “A Work In Progress”, “Time for School”, “It Has to Be Said”, “Crafting Connections” and “A Work In Progress Companion Series”.

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