Upcoming Workshops for Parents and Professionals

 

Professional Webinar: OBM and ACT for the ABA Practitioner

Monday, January 29, 2018 | 12pm to 1pm

Presenter: Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D, President and Founder of bSci21Media, LLC

Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) is the application of behavior analysis toward the improvement of performance in business settings. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an behavior analytic approach to behavior change based primarily on the language processes of verbally sophisticated adults. ABA practitioners utilize OBM every day in their work supervising front line staff and providing performance feedback. The nature of ABA work, as a relatively stressful workplace with high staff turnover, is perfectly suited for ACT. Essential ACT processes related to values-clarification, goal-setting, mindfulness, and perspective taking, can transform the functions of aversive work settings into ways of being that achieve valued life directions. This session will provide you with simple strategies to use in your work to help create a more committed staff that will ultimately improve the quality of services, reduce turnover, and save money for your agency.

NJABACEU Information:   BCBAs may be able to submit these hours as Type 3 CEUs for nonauthorized events.

This webinar is hosted by the Business Practices Workgroup of the New Jersey Association for Behavior Analysis (NJABA) in partnership with Autism New Jersey.

The webinar is free, but registration is required.   

 


Professional Webinar: Regulation of ABA Practitioners

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 | 12pm to 1:30pm

Presenter: Gina Green, PhD, BCBA-D, Executive Director of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts

Laws, policies, and structures for regulating practitioners of applied behavior analysis (ABA) have been proliferating in recent years. This presentation describes the most common forms of professional regulation and pressures to increase government regulation of the practice of ABA. Current laws to license or otherwise regulate ABA practitioners are reviewed, followed by discussion of their implications for consumers, practitioners, and the profession.

NJABACEU Information:   BCBAs may be able to submit these hours as Type 3 CEUs for nonauthorized events.

This webinar is hosted Autism New Jersey in partnership with the New Jersey Association for Behavior Analysis (NJABA).

The webinar is free, but registration is required.   

 


Professional Webinar: Upholding Professional Standards in the Regulation of ABA Practitioners

Thursday, March 15, 2018 | 12pm to 1:30pm

Presenter: Gina Green, PhD, BCBA-D, Executive Director of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts

The Behavior Analyst Certification Board’s Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts makes it clear that behavior analysts are ethically obligated to maintain and uphold the standards of the profession. Compliance Code provisions that apply in the vitally important context of regulation of the practice of applied behavior analysis (ABA) are reviewed, along with information on how the profession’s standards have been developed and how they protect consumers, practitioners, and the integrity of the profession.

NJABACEU Information:   BCBAs may be able to submit these hours as Type 3 CEUs for nonauthorized events.

This webinar is hosted Autism New Jersey in partnership with the New Jersey Association for Behavior Analysis (NJABA).

The webinar is free, but registration is required.   

 


Archived Webinars

The following free webinars are now available to view. Registration may be required.

Webinar: The Journey to Community Housing with Supports: A Roadmap for Individuals and Their Families in New Jersey

Presenter:  Deborah Wehrlen, Consultant, DTW Consulting Group, LLC

This workshop provides an overview of SHA’s new housing guide for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families and the professionals who serve them. The discussion will include how the guide can be used most effectively to consider new and existing models in housing and services, the many resources available and the challenges but clear opportunities associated with planning for independent living.

Hosted by: Autism New Jersey

 


Webinar:  Producing Meaningful Improvements in Problem Behavior of Persons with Autism

Presenter:  Gregory P. Hanley, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Professor of Psychology, Director, Behavior Analysis Doctoral Program, Western New England University

Problem behaviors like meltdowns, self-injury, aggression, or intractable stereotypy will often require address at some point in the life span of a person diagnosed with autism. There is strong evidence supporting behavioral intervention to address these problem behaviors, with better outcomes evident when (a) the functions of these behaviors inform treatment, (b) skills relevant to the core deficits associated with autism are developed in the treatment, and (c) the treatment prepares the person with autism for life’s inevitable ambiguities, disappointments, and opportunities. In this webinar, the practical functional assessment process that informs these sorts of treatments will first be described. The skill-based treatments that are personalized from this process will then be reviewed within the context of several controlled case studies.  Learn more>>

CEU Information:   BCBAs may be able to submit these hours as Type 3 CEUs for nonauthorized events.

This webinar is hosted and sponsored by Autism New Jersey as part of Autism Society of San Francisco’s Virtual Symposium on Severe Behaviors

The webinar is free, but registration is required.  

 Producing Meaningful Improvements in Problem Behavior of Persons with Autism



Plan a Workshop

Did you know that Autism New Jersey can come to your school, agency or community group and provide a training for your staff, parents or members?

We can tailor content to groups such as:

  • Special or general education teachers
  • preschool staff or day care providers
  • paraprofessionals
  • child study team
  • adult service providers

Some of our most requested topics include overviews of autism or ABA, communication, challenging behavior, IEPs, and transition planning. Fees apply.

To request a workshop, contact Stephanie Flamini, BCaBA at 609.588.8200 x16 or email sflamini@autismnj.org.


 

IEP Meeting

Service Navigation Topics

  • Insurance Mandate (Autism/DD)
  • Navigating Schools Services -- A GPS for the IEP
  • Strategic Approaches to the IEP (3-21 years)
  • Empowering Parents as Advocates
  • Guardianship and Estate Planning
  • Transition to Adulthood (10-21 years)
  • Accessing Adult Services
  • Medicaid and SSI 

Clinical Topics

  • Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • ABA 101:  Understanding the Basic  Principles
  • Making Informed Choices about Autism Intervention
  • Understanding and Improving Challenging Behavior
  • Beyond the ABCs and 123s:  Effective Early Education for Young Children with Autism Diagnosis
  • Functional Communication Skills for Children with Autism
  • Maximizing the Respite Care Experience
  • Taking Care of Yourself when your Child has Autism

AUTISM NEW JERSEY
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Phone: 609.588.8200; 800.4.AUTISM | Fax: 609.588.8858
Email: information@autismnj.org

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