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March 14, 2016

Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA): Autism Conference Breakout Session

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The Autism Spectrum Disorder Conference: A Multidisciplinary Review of Current Research and Interventions is just 6 weeks away!  The agenda includes 3 breakout sessions led by professionals, including: 

What You Should Know About Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Lindsey Schumacher MEd BCBA, board certified behavior analyst from Behavior Consultation and Psychological Services, PLLC will lead this interactive discussion:

Topics will include:

  • What is ABA?
  • Some common misconceptions
  • What does ABA look like at home?
  • What does ABA look like at school? 

Conference Summary: Dr. Gary Mesibov, internationally recognized autism expert, is the main speaker at this day-long conference.  The focus is on understanding the neurological differences that research has identified between people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and typical learners, and then adjusting educational, clinical and community-based programs to more closely match the learning styles and needs of those with ASD. The presentation will describe some of the learning differences that have been identified in people with ASD (referred to as The Culture of Autism) and show how these can be accommodated by making evidence-based appropriate adaptations in how interventions are created and delivered. Emphasis will be on strategies for teaching skills that will be needed to help those with ASD to achieve the highest quality of life possible and also on reviewing new approaches that are on the horizon.

Conference Information & Registration: Charlotte AHEC website 

Read more about Child & Family Development’s ASD evaluation services here.