Chapman Ability Project (C.A.P.)

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The Chapman Ability Project’s (C.A.P.) mission is to advance the expertise of educators, service providers, community members and parents working and living with children with neurodevelopmental disorders. Developing great educators and clinicians is an important part of creating a better system of care for children and youth with special needs and their families.

Equally important is further developing the competency of those professionals currently in the education and clinical service delivery systems. C.A.P. provides many opportunities to enhance the knowledge and skills and strengthen the practice of those serving our youth in the schools and in clinical settings.

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+-BASC-3: Behavioral Assessment of Child and Adolescent Emotional Assessment

BASC-3: Behavioral Assessment of Child and Adolescent Emotional Problems
October, 14, 2015 1 - 4 p.m.
Chapman University, One University Drive, Orange, CA 92688
Sandhu Conference Center Room D
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During this 3-hour workshop with Dr. Randy Kamphaus, we will cover research on child psychopathology and linking individualized intervention plans to BASC-3 assessment results and RTI as these findings relate to behavioral and emotional assessment of children and adolescents. The BASC-3 will be used as an example of one set of assessment tools that may be utilized to address these issues. Inter-rater agreement, validity, intervention planning, and progress monitoring will be discussed.

Presentation Goals:

1. Participants will review updates and psychometric properties of the new BASC-3.

2. Participants will demonstrate knowledge about how to create a BASC-3 Flex Monitor form.

2. Participants will identify which BASC-3 clinical and content scales may be used to identify children with possible Autism Disorders, and list at least two possible interpretations of the BASC-3 Atypicality scales.

Registration fees:

$70 Individual Participant

$60 Current Chapman Fieldwork Supervisor (2014-2015 or 2015-2016 School Years)

Group Rates are available for groups of 10 or more professionals from a single district, SELPA, or organization; $50 per individual

$30 Current school psychology students from non-Chapman programs

$20 Current Chapman University (Orange campus only) school psychology students

Register now to pay by credit cardPlease contact Jeanne Anne Carriere for further information or for registration and payment though Purchase Orders. 


Professor Kamphaus currently is professor of school psychology and Dean of the College of Education at the University of Oregon. His research has focused on assessment of child behavioral and emotional problems. Dr. Kamphaus is a licensed psychologist and fellow of the APA.

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Dr. Kamphaus, Pearson, and all organizers involved are graciously donating their time. All net proceeds from this workshop will go to the Hayley Taitz Endowed Scholarship in memory of Hayley Taitz, through the College of Educational Studies. 

+-ADOS-2 Training

The ADOS-2 as Part of a Comprehensive Autism Assessment
The Chapman Ability Project presents its fifth ADOS-2 Training:
November 4, 2015-November 6, 2015


The ADOS-2 as Part of a Comprehensive Autism Assessment:

This 3 day-training is designed for school psychologists, clinical psychologists, speech language pathologists and related professionals interested in learning administration and interpretation of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-2 (ADOS-2) and how to incorporate information gathered through ADOS-2 administration into a comprehensive Autism Spectrum Disorders assessment.

Presenters: Steve Kanne, Ph.D., ABPP and Anna Laakman, M.Ed. from The Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities at the University of Missouri

Workshop Content: During days 1 and 2, participants will receive clinical training with the ADOS-2. There will be an overview of the 5 modules (Modules 1-4 and the Toddler Module), live demonstrations of two of the modules, and opportunities to practice and discuss the scoring criteria. Day 3 goes beyond the traditional ADOS-2 clinical level training by providing opportunities for hands-on practice and constructive feedback provided by two highly skilled practitioners with ADOS-2 research-reliable level training. Participants will learn how to incorporate information gathered through ADOS-2 administration into a comprehensive ASD assessment.

Objectives, Days 1 and 2:

  • To learn the semi-standardized administration of the ADOS-2.
  • To develop familiarity with the ADOS-2 as a diagnostic tool.
  • To practice scoring the ADOS-2 based on live demonstrations.
  • To learn about the interpretation and reporting of ADOS-2 results.

Objectives, Day 3:

  • To develop familiarity with the ADOS-2 through hands-on practice.
  • To refine administration and scoring skills though applied practice and constructive feedback.
  • To learn the components of a comprehensive Autism Spectrum Disorder assessment.
  • To integrate information gathered through ADOS-2 administration into a comprehensive assessment.

Registration and Fees:

$600 Professionals

$525 Early Professional Registration by October 9, 2015

$350 Student (currently enrolled in a graduate program)

$250 Chapman Student (Orange campus only)

For registration and payment through Purchase Orders please contact Jeanne Anne Carriere at

Registration and payment by credit card 

+-Special Education Parent Workshops

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Navigating through the Special Education process can be confusing and overwhelming. Chapman University and the Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders have created monthly parent trainings to provide easy-to-understand information about Special Education. We recognize that parents and guardians are a child’s number one fan and advocate. This series is centered on helping families become active and knowledgeable IEP team members with a focus on collaboratively working with schools.

Special Education Basics: Understanding & Navigating through Special Education

  1. Monday, 9-21-15, 12-2 p.m.
  2. Monday, 9-28-15, 6-8 p.m.
  3. Monday, 10-19-15, 12-2 p.m.
  4. Monday, 10-26-15, 6-8 p.m. (En Español)
  5. Monday, 11-16-15, 6-8 p.m.
  6. Monday, 12-14-15, 12-2 p.m.
  7. Monday, 1-11-16, 6-8 p.m. (En Español)
  8. Monday, 1-25-16, 6-8 p.m.

Psycho-Educational Evaluations: What does it all mean?

  1. Monday, 9-28-15, 6-8 p.m.
  2. Monday, 1-25-16, 12-2 p.m.
Creating Meaningful and Measurable IEP Goals
  1. Monday, 10-5-15, 6-8 p.m.
504 Plans: Understanding and Creating Effective 504 Plans
  1. Monday, 11-9-15-16, 12-2 p.m.
What Classroom Setting is Best for My Child: Placement Options
  1. Monday, 12-7-15, 6-8 p.m.

COST: $15 per workshop
Sliding scale rates are available for families with financial need.

LOCATION: The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders,
2500 Red Hill Avenue, Santa Ana, 92705

To register and pay by cash or check please call (714) 628-2842 or e-mail Jeanne Anne Carriere at

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The ADOS-2 as Part of a Comprehensive Autism Assessment

Quotes from past participants:


“Live demonstrations were excellent”

“I learned a lot and was able to meet people from many different fields”