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Applied Behavior Analysis: Statewide Issues and Solutions

  • Dates: 24 – 24 Apr, 2014
A webinar jointly sponsored by AAIDD and the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD).

Date: Thursday, April 24th, 2014
Time: 3:00-4:00pm Eastern

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Content
In this webinar, issues around the implementation of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) programs will be discussed including licensure, funding, diversity of practices and quality, understanding of ABA and collaboration between ABA providers and other organizations.   Both Tennessee and Indiana have addressed these issues and in different ways.  This webinar will highlight the processes both states have followed in trying to reach some consensus and to promote legislation in this area.  

Speakers
Cathy Pratt, Ph.D., BCBA-D
 
Dr. Cathy Pratt is the Director of the Indiana Resource Center for Autism at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community located at Indiana University.  Dr. Pratt is on faculty at Indiana University, and presents internationally.  Dr. Pratt serves on numerous Advisory Boards, including the Advisory Boards of Maap Services, Inc., the College Internship Program, the Autism Society of Indiana, and the Temple Grandin/Eustacia Cutler Autism Fund. In the past, she served on the Board of the national Autism Society and is the Immediate Past Chair.  Dr. Pratt also serves on the Panel of Professional Advisors for the Autism Society and is a member of NATTAP (Network of Autism Training and Technical Assistance Programs).  Dr. Pratt served on the advisory board for the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders grant funded through the US Department of Education and has recently been asked to serve on the advisory board for the Center for Secondary Education for Students with ASD also funded through the US DOE of Education.  She writes and presents on the following topics: autism spectrum disorders, functional behavior assessment/positive behavior supports, applied behavior analysis, instructional approaches, systems change, and policy.  Prior to pursuing her doctorate at Indiana University, Dr. Pratt worked as a classroom teacher for students across the autism spectrum and with other disabilities.  Dr. Pratt earned her BCBA and is now a board certified behavior analyst.   


A. Pablo Juárez, M.Ed., BCBA

 
Pablo Juárez is the Associate Director of the Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD), a core program of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, holds faculty appointments in Pediatrics and Psychiatry, and serves on numerous committees at the local Vanderbilt and statewide levels. In his role at TRIAD, Pablo directs program and business development, research, logistics, and budgetary planning for programs focused on professional development, behavior analytic consultative services, and community outreach. These program activities include a variety of ASD-specific professional development opportunities throughout the state of Tennessee and surrounding states, behavior analytic services to families and school systems, as well as outreach services to families through direct education and partnership with community organizations. Pablo received his undergraduate training in applied behavior analysis (ABA) at the University of North Texas, and his graduate training in ABA at Vanderbilt University. He has served as a behavior analyst across brain injury and autism programs since 2001.