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Archived News: Across Virginia
June 2011

Virginia Institute of Autism Speakers Series presents Dr. Peter F. Gerhardt, June 7, 2011

Adolescents and Adults with Autism: Applied Behavior Analysis & Evidence-based Practice in Support of Competence and Quality of Life.

Dr. Gerhardt will be presenting information and strategies for success for adolescents and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders in educational, employment and community-based settings. Topics include building independent living skills, sexuality issues, safety skills, community-based instruction, and job training. Sponsored by the Virginia Institute of Autism and the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital Kluge Children’s Rehabilitation Center, this series explores a variety of autism-related topics. Educators, families, students, pediatricians, early intervention specialists, child psychologists, psychiatrists and others wanting to learn more about autism are encouraged to attend. This series is free of charge and open to the public.

June 7, 2011 5:30-6:30 pm, Charlottesville

More information:

Workshop Flyer

 

Virginia Institute of Autism Speakers Series presents Dr. Peter F. Gerhardt, June 7, 2011

Adolescents and Adults with Autism: Applied Behavior Analysis & Evidence-based Practice in Support of Competence and Quality of Life.

Dr. Gerhardt will be presenting information and strategies for success for adolescents and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders in educational, employment and community-based settings. Topics include building independent living skills, sexuality issues, safety skills, community-based instruction, and job training. Sponsored by the Virginia Institute of Autism and the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital Kluge Children’s Rehabilitation Center, this series explores a variety of autism-related topics. Educators, families, students, pediatricians, early intervention specialists, child psychologists, psychiatrists and others wanting to learn more about autism are encouraged to attend. This series is free of charge and open to the public.

June 7, 2011 5:30-6:30 pm, Charlottesville

More information:

Workshop Flyer

 

Commonwealth Autism Services hosts “Ethical Considerations in Behavior Analysis and Autism Interventions” on June 9, 2011.

On June 9, 2011, Commonwealth Autism Services presents , “Ethical Considerations in Behavior Analysis and Autism Interventions.” This workshop is designed to help participants apply existing ethical guidelines for behavior analysts effectively as well as expand their knowledge of B.F. Skinner's philosophy on ethics to help guide current practice. Participants will apply this knowledge to a variety of situations presented in written and/or video vignettes. Emphasis will be placed on ethical concerns while providing clinical services or consultation to individuals with developmental delays or autism spectrum disorder. This workshop is appropriate for both BCBAs and BCaBAs looking to increase their knowledge and understanding of ethical behavior in clinical services.

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Workshop Flyer

 

ASA of Central Virginia hosts “Positive Practices in Behavioral Support through Nonlinear Applied Behavior Analysis” June 21-24 in Richmond.

In this conference, attendees will learn:

• How to improve the quality of life for people with challenging and complex needs using IABA’s multielement model of support
• How to conduct a Comprehensive Functional Assessment
• How to develop a multielement Positive Behavior Support Plan based on a functional assessment
• How to regain rapid and safe control over crisis situations using positive strategies
• How to ensure that the PBS plans that you write are consistently implemented

BCBA CE’s are available.

More information:

Workshop Flyer

 

Young Man with Autism Makes a Difference at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens

During May, an 18 year old individual with autism, volunteered his assistance to Patrick Dougherty, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s artist in residence. The recent project, Meadowmorphisis, transformed a meadow into a temporary large scale sculpture backdrop using stick art. The volunteer, a student at Deep Run High School, was praised for his important role as a volunteer in this amazing project. Read the inspiring story!

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Lewis Ginter Blog

 

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