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04/24/20

Everyday ABA for Parents

https://www.bmc.org/pediatrics-autism-program/parent-training-everyday-aba

Parent Training: Everyday ABA

Everyday ABA: Practical Strategies for You and Your Child

ABA, or Applied Behavior Analysis, is considered by many to be the gold standard intervention for teaching individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Through its data driven, evidence-based methodology, ABA has been shown to encourage positive behavior change, skill development, and greater independence for a wide variety of learners. ABA is a science and each child’s program should be designed around their unique learning profile. While ABA may be accessed as an intervention by trained professionals through a child’s individualized education plan (IEP), or through your family’s insurance plan, the foundations of this therapeutic approach can be used by YOU, right at home.

In partnership with New England ABA, the Autism Program at BMC developed a free 6-part parent training series, focused on helping parents and caregivers learn about behavior, how to change behavior, and ways to promote skills in their children. Click below to access these training videos and supplemental materials.

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Everyday ABA Session 1: What is ABA anyway?

In this session, Tim Sullivan (M.Ed., BCBA, LABA; Executive Director, NE ABA) will describe the background on Applied Behavior Analysis and how it can be used to support behavior management, promote communication, facilitate play and independence skills, and help you connect with your child.

Class Documents


Everyday ABA Session 2: Promoting Lasting Behavior Change


Everyday ABA Session 3: Teaching Communication


Everyday ABA Session 4: Creating a Reinforcement System


Everyday ABA Session 5: Building Home Routines


Everyday ABA Session 6: Community-based Strategies


Additional Resources


About the Class

03/26/20

Message from SafetyNet Tracking Systems

Hello SEPAC Families:

In these trying times we want to pass on to you critical information on the SafetyNet program and we are open for business 24/7 for any questions or assistance you may need.

Those of you who currently have the SafetyNet tracker on your child, be sure the battery is working by using your tester and be sure to change it when the time comes. Our warehouse is fully operational and can ship any needed supplies.

As we all know, children with ASD can become confused and frightened, even regress, when routines are interrupted causing them to bolt from the safety of your care.

Should this happen, be sure to call 911 immediately and SafetyNet next. DO NOT spend precious time looking for them, call first then search for them leaving a contact number we can call you on.

For those of you wishing to enroll your child in SafetyNet, contact our Customer Service Center at 877-434-6384 or you can enroll on-line at www.safetynettracking.com.

If you are experiencing a financial issue, don’t let that stop you as there are funding options available in many areas. Nothing is more important than the safety of your child.

Thank you for your attention and please be safe as we work through this crisis together.

Ralph Poland
SafetyNet Tracking Systems
Field Operations Manager
Marshfield MA Police (Ret.)
110 K St., Suite 330, Boston MA 02127
508-530-1595 Cell
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02/6/20

Volunteers for Autism Research Community Advisory Board

The Crehan Lab at Tufts University is seeking volunteers for our autism research Community Advisory Board.

In particular, we are looking to fill the following roles in this board:

  • Autistic adults (any age)
  • Autistic teenagers (with parental consent, optional parental participation)
  • Parents, siblings, or family members of children/adults with ASD
  • Occupational therapists
  • Adolescent health educators
  • Medical practitioners (pediatricians, psychiatrists, or general medicine)

If any of these experiences describe you, please read on!

The Crehan Lab primarily focuses on studying social cognition and autism, with studies focusing on sexuality and sexual education as well as theory of mind and perceptual processes. Members of the community advisory board serve as representatives of their communities to inform our research process and priorities.

In order to participate in the Community Advisory Board, you would need to review research summaries we will send prior to the meeting (about 30 minutes) and attend the meeting. If you are unable to physically attend the meeting, you can observe via video (although it will not be possible to participate in the discussion via video this year).

During the meeting, we would like to hear your input on current proposed studies and ideas for future studies. We believe it is important to have a diverse group of individuals with knowledge of or experience with autism spectrum disorders as well as health, development, and sexuality. We feel as though you/a representative of your organization would make a great addition to this team.

This meeting will occur at Tufts Medford Campus on Thursday, February 27th starting at 6:30pm and run until around 8:00 pm. No prior experience with research is required to participate in this event. The Crehan Lab will provide dinner, childcare, and cover your transportation costs.

If you are interested in participating, please email CrehanLab@tufts.edu with the following information:

Your name, phone number, email address

If you are bringing any children who will need childcare and, if so, their names and ages

Food allergies

If we can cover public transportation or parking costs for you so we can facilitate that ahead of time.

If you have any questions please reach out to: CrehanLab@tufts.edu or call Dr. Crehan at (617) 627-3393. Be sure to leave your name and contact information (either email or phone number).

Thanks,

Crehan Lab