Free Autism Educational Event, November 15, 2016 – Myths and Misconceptions About ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) and Autism
Amherst, NY: Autism Learning Partners in collaboration with Daemen College are hosting:
Myths and Misconceptions About ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) and Autism – a FREE Educational Event on November 15, 2016, from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at Daemen College Room 120 RIC, 4380 Main Street, Amherst, NY 14226. Admission and Parking are free.
Join Autism Learning Partners (ALP) & Daemen College for a Panel Discussion/Question & Answer session led by clinical experts in the field of Autism and related disabilities discussing Autism and the evidenced based practice of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). An impressive lineup of clinical subject matter experts include, Gina T. Chang, PhD, BCBA-D, Licensed Psychologist CA #PSY 26473 and Chief of Clinical Operations, ALP, Rachael Schneider, MA, BCBA Licensed Behavior Analyst, Associate Clinical Director, Buffalo, NY, ALP and Vicki Madaus Knapp, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Licensed Behavior Analyst, Assistant Professor, Daemen College.
This event is designed for Pediatricians, Social Workers, Service Coordinators, Teachers, Speech and Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists and Parents who will learn about the growing epidemic of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) which affect 1 in 68 children and is more prevalent in boys 1 in 4. Attendees will learn about ABA, an evidenced based treatment which has proven to be effective in ASD and in other developmental disabilities.
Dr. Gina Chang, emphasizes, “Applied Behavior Analysis is the science of learning. Research has shown us time again of ABA’s incredible power to significantly change the lives of people with a variety of developmental disabilities, including autism. From teaching communication, critical social attention skills, and a myriad of other daily living skills, ABA when wielded in the right hands, has the capacity to truly set patients on a trajectory to a more independent and fulfilling life.”
After attending this event, attendees, will be able to learn about Autism Spectrum Disorder, describe the breadth of ABA therapy, understand myths vs. facts about ABA therapy, understand what ABA therapy looks like in the home setting, skills taught through ABA, and who should seek ABA therapy, recommend an evidenced based treatment (ABA) to patients, clients, or students with a diagnosis of ASD, and recognize the appropriate credentials for professionals overseeing ABA therapy programs. As the local Clinical Director in West Seneca, NY, Rachael Schneider is “honored to empower the New York community with awareness of Autism and navigate colleagues and families who work with children with ASD.”
To RSVP for this amazing event please visit http://tinyurl.com/zp9c3f9. Space is limited. Early registration is highly encouraged but on-site registration welcomed.
For questions contact the ALP Clinical Director for Buffalo, NY at RSchneider@autismlearningpartners.com or call (716) 912-7094. For more information on Autism Learning Partners visit www.autismlearningpartners.com.
Autism Learning Partners (ALP) is a leading healthcare organization providing services across the country. ALP is heavily focused on supporting a comprehensive and coordinated approach to care delivery that addresses the whole child. ALP is a leader in the field and for close to 30 years, ALP has been supporting families with Autism Spectrum Disorder.