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March 18th 13th Quarterly Meeting: Supporting School and ABA Provider Collaboration

Presentation: Supporting School and ABA Provider Collaboration

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Increasingly school districts and ABA providers are working together to address the behaviors and skill acquisition of students on the autism spectrum. Unfortunately, this partnership can be difficult to navigate at times. When given the chance to discuss the realities of these two settings, it becomes clear that at the heart of this difficulty is the reality that these two entities are functioning within a different culture, and with different language, regulations and funding. The goal of this session is to have a conversation about the realities of school and to continue to investigate ways to enhance collaboration.

Presented by: Dr. Cathy Pratt from IRCA and
Megan Alhers from ICASE

Place: Fishers Center Room
Fishers Library
5 Municipal Dr. Fishers, IN 46038

Time: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Membership Meeting and Sub-Committee Meeting to Follow Presentation

CEU Opportunity!


Quarterly Meeting, March 13th – Supporting School and ABA Provider Collaboration

March 13th, 3:00 pm

Fishers Library

5 Municipal Dr, Fishers, IN 

Increasingly school districts and ABA providers are working together to address the behaviors and skill acquisition of students on the autism spectrum.    Unfortunately, this partnership can be difficult to navigate at times.    When given the chance to discuss the realities of these two settings, it becomes clear that at the heart of this difficulty is the reality that these two entities are functioning within a different culture, and with different language, regulations and funding.  The goal of this session is to have a conversation about the realities of school and to continue to investigate ways to enhance collaboration.

 

Megan Ahlers, MS
Director of Exceptional Learners, MSD Pike Township
President Elect, ICASE (Indiana Council of Administrators of Special Education)

 

Dr. Cathy Pratt, BCBA-D
Director, Indiana Resource Center for Autism
Indiana Institute on Disability and Community
Indiana University

Quarterly Meeting: December 12th, Hamilton East Public Library: Fishers

We would like to inform everyone that nominations for student representative, member at large, secretary, treasurer, and vice-president are open! We will be voting for the 2015 executive committee at the December quarterly meeting. The meeting will be held at the Hamilton Public Library in Fishers on December 12th from 1:00 to 3:00. If you are voted in as part of the executive board you will receive free HABA membership and free registration to the 2015 HABA conference. You will also have a mentor from the previous executive board for the first 3 months to assist with getting adjusted to the position. Please submit nominations to ashleyewelch19@gmail.com.
During the December meeting we will have 2 presentations. The first will be discussing CPT codes and licensure for BCBA’s in Indiana by Vince LaMarca.  There will be no CEUs available for this presentation. There will be a CEU available for the following presentation by Vince LaMarca.
We hope to see you all at the December Meeting!
Thanks!

Invited Speaker- Dr. Susan Schneider

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“The Science of Consequences: How They Affect Genes, Change the Brain, and Impact Our World.”

Dr. Susan M. Schneider

Actions have consequences–and being able to learn from them revolutionized life on earth. Consequences are everywhere, influencing everything from the humblest flatworms to our most impressive human accomplishments. The science of consequences–operant learning, that is–has incorporated their important role in nature-and-nurture while producing applications across the board, from everyday life to our biggest societal challenges. Taking an inclusive interdisciplinary “systems approach,” this talk will summarize how something so deceptively simple can help make sense of so much. The potpourri of topics will include the generality of these operant principles, their evolution and biological context, their role in language development, and a representative sampling of their applications.

Behavior analyst and biopsychologist Susan Schneider recently published a book for the public:  The Science of Consequences: How They Affect Genes, Change the Brain, and Impact Our World (www.scienceofconsequences.com).  Authorunnamed in addition of numerous research and theoretical articles and book chapters, she was an Ivy League fellowship winner in engineering (Brown M.S.) who became a friend of B. F. Skinner, served in the Peace Corps, and then transitioned into psychology
(University of Kansas Ph.D.).  A research pioneer, she was the first to apply the generalized matching law to sequences and to demonstrate operant generalization and matching in neonates.  She’s proposed a mathematical model for sequence choice, and her publications also cover the history and philosophy of behavior analysis and the neglected method of sequential analysis.  Schneider has championed the inclusive “systems” approach to nature nurture relations, culminating in reviews in the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior and The Behavior Analyst, and she has served on the editorial boards for both of those journals.  Her book summarizes the field of operant behavior, its larger nature-nurture context, and its broad range of applications, and it was a selection of the Scientific American Book Club.


Keynote Speaker- Dr. Jon Bailey

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“Real World Ethical Problems: Conflicts, Clashes, and Inevitable Consequences”
Jon S. Bailey, PhD, BCBA-D

 Florida State University

For many, ethics is the philosophical study of right and wrong conduct, but for those of us who live in the real world our frame of reference is closer to applied ethics. This involves the question of what a client, advocate, or professional is obligated to do under specific situations. Our new BACB “Ethical Compliance Codes” provides us with seemingly specific requirements for ethical conduct but as an antecedent the code alone will not be sufficient. Under the code behavior analysts are required to monitor other professionals and to raise questions when we feel that some aspect of the code as been breached.  I am frequently called upon to assist in complex cases where behavior analysts find themselves in an ethical dilemma but do not know the right thing to do. I see several trends in ethical conflicts and clashes between behavior analysts and their employer, their clients and their colleagues.  In this presentation I will describe some of those trends in real-world ethical challenges and provide case studies with examples of resolutions.

 

Jon Bailey received his PhD from the University of Kansas in 1970; Mont Wolf was his mentor and major professor. He has been on the faculty in the Department of Psychology at FSU since that time and is now semi-retired as Professor Emeritus of Psychology. He is Director of the FSU Panama City, Master’s Program in Psychology with a Specialty in Applied Behavior Analysis. He is a Fellow of ABAI and APA.Jon is Secretary/Treasurer and Media Coordinator of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis, which he founded in 1980; he has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles, is a past-Editor of JABA and is co-author of seven books including his most recent: Performance Management: Changing Behavior that Drives Organizational Effectiveness, due out in 2014, with Dr. Aubrey Daniels. Other recent books include: Ethics for Behavior Analysts, 2nd Expanded Edition published in 2011 and 25 Essential Skills for Behavior Analysts, in 2010 with Dr. Mary Burch. Jon received the Distinguished Service to Behavior Analysis Award, May 2005, from SABA and both the APA Division 25, Fred S. Keller Behavioral Education Award and the University of Kansas Applied Behavioral Science Distinguished Alumni Award in 2012. He was an Expert Witness in the 2012 US District Court case of K.G. vs. Dudek where the Federal Judge ruled, “ABA is ‘medically necessary’ and is not ‘experimental’ as defined under Florida administrative law and federal law.” He will receive the APA Division 25 Distinguished Contribution to Applied Behavior Analysis Award in August 2014.

Cathy Pratt, Bob Ryan Featured at June 13th HABA Quarterly Meeting at VBCA

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Mark your calendar as HABA is pleased and excited to announce that Cathy Pratt and Bob Ryan will be presenting at our June 13th (Friday) quarterly meeting!  Dr. Pratt (Ph.D., BCBA-D) is the director for the Indiana Resource Center for Autism and will be discussing the role of the organization in the state of Indiana.  Bob Ryan (BCBA) has worked along side various influential individuals in the field of ABA and has frequently consulted with school and families.  He currently specializes in verbal behavior and academics while consulting with BACA!  The meeting will take place at 1 p.m. at the Verbal Behavior Center for Autism.  Click here for directions.  Both speaking events are CEU eligible events and subcommittee meetings will be immediately following.  Please RSVP at info@hoosieraba.com.  If you’re interested in membership, make sure to renew/sign-up for membership here.
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HABA Announces Dates for 6th Annual Conference

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The committee for Hoosier Association for Behavior Analysis’ Annual Conference has concluded and is announcing OCTOBER 17th and 18th, 2014 as the official dates for HABA’s 6th Annual Conference.  The Annual Conference will be held in the Indiana Convention Center, downtown Indianapolis.  Don’t miss terrific opportunities to network with others in the field, experience information presented by nationally renowned speakers, and obtain valuable CEUs.  Hotel accommodations and information on how and where to register will be coming soon!

Indiana Convention Center Announced as Sight for 2014 HABA Annual Conference

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Located directly adjacent to Lucas Oil Stadium, the Indiana Convention Center is one of the nation’s premier venues.  The Center is located blocks away from varying Indianapolis attractions in dining, entertainment and shopping as well as skywalk connections to more hotel rooms than any other city!  Click HERE, watch the videos, and enjoy another good reason to attend this year’s HABA conference!