“Treatment That Changes Lives” Conference – Hong Kong

Treatment That Changes Lives: Evolution of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

From 7- 10 November 2019, Autism Partnership Hong Kong has invited 4 world-renowned speakers from the United States in sharing their expertise on ASD in Taiwan, Beijing and Hong Kong. The conference will explore the key breakthroughs with the potential to significantly improve quality of life for those on the spectrum. Topics include the heart and evolution of ABA, the case against eclectic interventions, and using ABA principles in group teaching.

Date:10 November, 2019 (Sunday)
Time:10:00am – 5:30pm
Venue:Chiang Chen Studio Theatre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
11 Yuk Choi Road, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
1. The Heart of Applied Behavior Analysis
2. Using ABA Principles in Group Teaching
3. The Case Against Eclectic Interventions
4. Evolution of ABA
Language:English (with simultaneous translation to Cantonese)

Continue Education Credits:

Organizations ProfessionalsCredit Points
The Behavior Analyst Certification BoardBCBA/ BCaBA7
Social Workers Registration Board (Voluntary Continuing Professional Development Scheme for Registered Social Workers)Social Workers7.5
Hong Kong Institute of Speech TherapistsSpeech Therapists7.5
The Hong Kong Psychological SocietyEducational Psychologist6
The Hong Kong Psychological SocietyClinical Psychologist6

More accreditations are under approval and will be announced later….

Regular Price(per person)

HKD 1380 (USD 177)

Early Bird Discounts(price per person) (Deadline: 31 October, 2019)

Individuals:HKD 1,200 (USD155)
Parents of child with ASD:HKD 850 (USD 110)
Groups of 2 pax or above:HKD 800 (USD 103)
Groups of 10 pax or above:HKD 750 (USD 97)

If you would like to register ‘Group of 2’, please fill in the info of one person, and email us for the other one’s info.
If you would like to register ‘Group of 3 or above’, please kindly contact us via workshops@autismpartnershiphk.com for further confirmation.

Payment Methods

Supported payment methods include Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Alipay and Bank transfer

Online Registration is CLOSED.
You can pay HKD1,380 for Onsite Registration.

Intensive behavioral intervention based upon the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis has repeatedly been shown to be effective in improving functional skills, social skills, language skills, and reducing aberrant behavior for individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). At the heart of Applied Behavior Analysis is having the individuals whom we work with make meaningful progress which will improve their quality of life. In order for individuals diagnosed with ASD to make meaningful gains, behavioral intervention must be implemented by quality staff. The purpose of this talk is to highlight different areas in which behavioral intervention can make meaningful differences (e.g., food tolerance, bullying, language development). In doing so the presenter will provide recommendations of how to make meaningful progress so practitioners and caregivers can improve the lives of children with whom they provide treatment.

This topic is designed to give participants an overview of effective procedures that can be used with all ages and functioning levels. The case studies presented will illustrate how to work on behavior issues in various locations.

Onsite Publication Sale available at Reception Desk

It is critical that children with ASD learn how to learn in a group setting to prepare them for school and natural settings. Contrary to popular belief, ABA provides a systematic approach to learning in groups as well as 1 on 1 training. In this talk, Mr. Mountjoy will share how to identify if children are ready for group training and discuss the effective methods of how to get started and the critical areas of programming to be successful.

Onsite Publication Sale available at Reception Desk

One of the most important research findings from the past several decades is that individuals with autism are enormously capable, but they require specialized teaching in order to learn. Some approaches have focused mainly on making accommodations such as reducing sensory stimulation, establishing routines, providing visual supports, and promoting peer tolerance of atypical behavior. The most effective approaches focus on developing skills in children with autism so that they become more competent, possess coping skills, understand how others think, and why others behave the way they do. This allows the person with autism to more effectively achieve what is important to him or her and can lead to the discovery of new sources of joy in daily life.

Onsite Publication Sale available at Reception Desk

Years of research and clinical applications have produced a proliferation of behaviorally based intervention programs for persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Though all are under the umbrellas of ABA, often originating from the same seminal efforts, divergent directions in philosophy, conceptualization and application have often been followed between and within these various types of ABA programs. The sometimes subtle and sometimes substantial disparities that may be found between some Applied Behavior Analysis approaches to treating persons with ASD. Drawing from over 40 years of research and clinical application of Applied Behavior Analysis, Dr. Leaf will share the strategies that Autism Partnership has developed over decades and that have helped children reach their potential.

Grab a paper from our Reception Desk and submit your questions to our staff before this session

Mr. Toby Mountjoy
M.Sc., BCBA, Director
Mr. Toby Mountjoy is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and holds a Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis.
Dr. Ronald Leaf
Ph.D., Co-founder and Director
Ronald Leaf, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist who began his career working with Ivar Lovaas in 1973 while receiving his undergraduate degree at UCLA. 
Dr. John McEachin
Ph.D., Co-founder and Director
John McEachin is a licensed psychologist who has been providing behavioral intervention to children with autism as well as adolescents and adults with a wide range of developmental disabilities for more than 35 years.
Dr. Justin Leaf
Ph.D., Director of Research
Dr. Justin Leaf is the Director of Research and Training for the Autism Partnership Foundation.
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  • Adults only, children under the age of 16 are not allowed to enter.
  • Registration cancellations will be eligible to receive a refund less a 20% service fee. Cancellations received 1 month before the conference date will not be eligible for any refund.
  • If necessary, you can transfer your admission to others ONCE. Notification must be provided to AP at least 7 working days prior to the conference date for changing the registration list.
Event Details
  • Start Date
    Nov 10, 2019 (Sun.) 10:00 am
  • End Date
    Nov 10, 2019 (Sun.) 5:30 pm
  • Location
  • Address
    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Chiang Chen Studio Theatre
  • Phone
    +852 2174 6818
  • Email
  • Language
    English (with simultaneous translation to Cantonese)
  • Accreditation
    BCBA:7Credits ; Social Workers:7.5Credits ; Speech Therapists:7.5 Credits ; DEP:6 Credits; DCP:6 Credits