Association for Behavior Analysis International

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30th Annual Convention; Boston, MA; 2004

Workshop Details


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Workshop #W22
CE Offered: None
Capacity Building: Expanding Autism Services
Friday, May 28, 2004
2:00 PM–5:00 PM
Beacon A
Area: PRA; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Suzanne Letso, Ed.D.
SUZANNE LETSO (Connecticut Center for Child Development)
Description: The demand for services based on empirically validated instructional strategies for learners with autism has dramatically increased in recent years. Both public and private agencies are striving to increase enrollment and expand educational programs to meet this growing demand. This workshop will provide information about when, where, and how to create new services without compromising the quality of existing programs or the economic viability of the agency. The strategic planning and financial planning process will be outlined. The importance of administrative support, clinical development programs, and requirements for physical and human resources will be described.
Learning Objectives: At the completion of the workshop, participants will be able to: Identify community, constituency, and organizational imperatives for growth and development of new and expanded services. Use a template to write a rationale for program expansion. Use a template to create a financial planning document. Identify critical elements of administrative and clinical responsibilities in the program planning process.
Activities: Didactic lecture, group discussion, and guided notes will be utilized. Handouts will include identification of additional resources, sample elements of a strategic plan, and planning templates.
Audience: Program administrators, behavior analysts, and other service providers or parents interested in increasing services for individuals with autism in their communities.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic

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