Monthly Archives: October 2013

IBT – Online and Group Training in ABA for Autism

The Institute for Behavioral Training (IBT) http://ibehavioraltraining.com provides courses on research-proven techniques using applied behavior analysis for the treatment of autism. IBT offers online elearning videos, face-to-face training, BCBA supervision and continuing education classes.

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Parent to Parent: Quick Tips and Autism Support

Check out this new segment on Autism Live that is specifically for parents with kids on the spectrum! .rax_tsmdwc_main { float:right; background: ; border: ; padding: 10px; margin:0px 10px 10px 10px; margin-right:0px; } .rax_tsmswc_inner { float:right; margin:0px 10px 10px 10px; margin-right:0px; } .clear { clear:both; } Tweet fbshare

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The Institutute For Behavioral Training Offering LIVE Webinar CE Event

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT; Hayes, Strosahl, & Wilson, 2003) is a functional contextual approach to behavior change, rooted in applied behavior analysis (ABA) and Relational Frame Theory (RFT: Barnes-Holmes, Hayes, Barnes-Holmes, & Roche, 2002). ACT offers behavior analysts a “toolbox” for effectively addressing problematic private events that can interfere with the effective delivery of services to clients. When behavior analysts are able to identify problematic private events, they can then utilize research-demonstrated ACT techniques to maximize their effectiveness even in the face of extremely challenging clients (Snyder et al., 2011). This training is intended to provide an overview of the ACT model and its processes and to engage participants in both didactic and experiential exercises that will introduce them to the application of ACT in the workplace.

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The A-Word, Part 57: Update On Preschool At Clinic

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In this episode we see that Jack Riley has been in preschool for the last three days with Jessica as his shadow. And during clinic they discuss how school is going and work on some new skills. Jessica updates the team on how Jack Riley’s behaviors are in class, and how his teacher is handling him.

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New Autism Study Reveals Effectiveness of Web-Based Intervention Tool for Challenging Behaviors

A new autism study shows that use of the Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) Builder improves the quality of behavior intervention plans designed by clinicians treating children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study, conducted by the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), is published in the December 2013 edition of the scientific journal Research [...]

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Pouting Pumpkins, Grinning Gourds, Smirking Squash

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Yes, Costco now has 5 aisles of Christmas décor, but it is still pumpkin season for at least a month! Do you have a pumpkin at home yet?

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Understanding the Affordable Care Act’s Impact on Autism Treatment Coverage

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While the media and politicians might want you to think otherwise, it’s not that difficult to understand the Affordable Care Act (commonly known as “Obamacare”) and, more specifically, whether you can now access insurance to cover autism treatment in your state. While the federal exchange website has experienced some problems, many of the state exchanges, such as those in California, Kentucky, and New York, are running smoothly. If you currently don’t have insurance that pays for autism treatment, you may live in one of the 27 states that is now offering that coverage through its state exchange, and you may qualify for federal subsidies to reduce the costs of that insurance.

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Emmy Award Winner & Autism Parent Begins Weekly Broadcast Segment “EmPOWERing Autism Parents” on Autism Live

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Best-selling author, motivational speaker, and media personality Nancy Alspaugh-Jackson launches a new Autism Live segment called “EmPOWERing Autism Parents” this Wednesday, October 16, 2013. The segment will air during the 10:00 a.m. (PDT) hour on www.autism-live.com. “EmPOWERing Autism Parents” provides motivation for parents of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and inspiring tips on how to address the challenges. Viewers can also watch “Empowering Autism Parents” on its YouTube channel.

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CARD to Implement, Skills®:The Online Autism Solution With Magellan Health Services

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CARD and Magellan Health Services (MGLN) today announced the implementation of Skills®: The Online Autism Solution across Magellan’s network of behavioral health providers who work with individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. The Skills® curriculum will enable providers to assess a child’s strengths and weaknesses, design individualized and comprehensive treatment plans, and track treatment progress. Skills is based on the scientifically-proven principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) and was created by researchers and top-level clinicians at CARD.

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CARD Awarded $750,000 Grant from the State of Texas to Provide Therapy to Underserved Children

We are proud to announce the receipt of a $750,000 Autism Program grant from the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS). The grant will allow CARD to provide home-based, center-based, and school services for up to two years to underserved children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who live in Austin and outlining areas.

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