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Lectures

We provide customized lectures to organizations and businesses looking to expand their staff and volunteers' knowledge of ABA therapy and autism. We can tailor the lectures to your needs, focusing on topics relating to the population you serve. We will work with your group to create a program, ranging from a single presentation to a full lecture series. 

Below are examples of lectures topics:

  • Introductory Lecture: Principles of ABA in Everyday Settings

    • ​This lecture ​​will set out the objectives of ABA and its applications to all aspects of everyday life. It will delve into ways to include these principles to create additional supports, reinforcements, and modifications when working with an autistic population. The introductory lecture will also discuss functions of behavior and how that may be applicable in the home, community, school, or employment setting. The lecture will aim to explain methodologies to use ABA principles when working with staff and volunteers to provide optimal experience for the clientele. 

  • Modifications and Accommodations in a Variety of Settings

    • This lecture will discuss a variety of high-tech and low-tech modifications to support an autistic clientele in a variety of settings. Visual supports, schedules, reminders and technology devices will be explained in detail. This lecture will provide a deeper understanding of some of the everyday challenges faced by autistic clientele and helpful solutions for home, school and in the community. ​

  • Autistic Social Skills vs. Neurotypical Social Skills

    • Up until recently, clinicians believed it was very important to teach the autistic population the social skills to socialize with neurotypicals. However, it is now speculated that many autistic individuals have excellent social skills to socialize with other autistics. This concept will be discussed in detail and some "happy medium" solutions will be proposed.​

  • Skills Relating to Appointments

    • Medical, dental, and other appointments are essential for overall wellness, but many in the autistic population have severe phobias or other difficulties attending appointments. Some strategies and accommodations will be discussed, and anecdotes will be shared.​

  • Support in Arts and Sports

    • Leisure activities are an important part of the human experience. Additional support may be needed for the autistic population to find joy in these activities. Accommodations and some strategies based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis will be discussed. ​

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