Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.


32nd Annual Convention; Atlanta, GA; 2006

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W23
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Public School Settings
Friday, May 26, 2006
10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Area: AUT; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Maria Garrett, M.S.
NICOLE WEIDENBAUM (Nassau-Suffolk Services for Autism), MARIA GARRETT (Nassau-Suffolk Services for Autism), JENNIFER MARY KADEN (Nassau-Suffolk Services for Autism), MICHELE MELVIN (Nassau-Suffolk Services for Autism), KATHLEEN MANNION (Nassau-Suffolk Services for Autism)
Description: The transition to, and success in, public school often present significant challenges to learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders and to their support staff. For support staff, the issue is further complicated by the need to design individualized interventions and supports necessitated by the complex learning, social, and behavior demands of a public school environment. This workshop will focus on assisting students with ASD to navigate the complexities public school settings including academic challenges, developing friendships, teasing and bullying, along with recommendations for assessment and modifications and promoting independence and social skills.
Learning Objectives: 1) create measurable and functional objectives for students with autism 2) conduct functional behavior assessments 3) design data collection systems for use in public school classrooms 4) design behavior intervention plans 5) modify curriculum 6) promote social skills in inclusion environments 7) conduct peer training 8) create strategies for positive team interactions including family participation 9) better understand a parent's perspective
Activities: Participants will be involved in didactic presentation as well as small group discussion, role plays, and trouble-shooting sessions. Participants will also be involved in data collection and curriculum modification exercises, as well as the design of behavior plans and writing of measurable objectives.
Audience: This workshop is designed for individuals who are involved with individuals with autism in public school settings including psychologists, behavior analysts, special educators, speech pathologists, parents, and school administrators.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate



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