Fall Workshop Series
Saturday, October 8, 2016
Connecticut Association for Behavior Analysis &
The University of St. Joseph’s Institute for Autism and Behavioral Studies
University of Saint Joseph
1678 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford, CT
The workshops will be in the AV rooms (2nd Floor)
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
Workshop Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
3 BACB® CE’s available
Toeing the ethical line: Maintaining ethical standards and advocating for applied behavior analysis as a BCBA consultant
This workshop will provide a review of the Professional and Ethical Compliance codes in relation to BCBAs who consult to multidisciplinary teams within schools and home settings. Participants will learn how to utilize the compliance codes in order to maintain ethical standards while both supporting clients’ access to evidence-based services and developing positive relationships with providers of various disciplines.
Participants will also be provided an opportunity to have hands on experience through the use of case conceptualization and role play scenarios. Participants will leave the session with sample materials and resources to support their consultative practice. CEs available for this workshop satisfy 3 BACB® approved CEUs in ethics and professional behavior. This course does not meet the CEUs required to meet BACB Supervisor Training Curriculum Outline.
BCBA® Workshop Presenters
Nitzyah Nancy Helman, MA, BCBA
Creative Interventions LLC, BCBA Consultant
Nitzyah Nancy Helman is a BCBA and licensed BCBA in the state of Massachusetts. She received her MA in Psy at New York University. She attended Nova Southeastern University for a specialization in Systemic Family Therapy. She is currently working for Creative Interventions, LCC, in East Granby, CT, where she consults to the Hartford Public Schools. In addition, she is the consultant for home-based services for children with Autism and other related developmental disorders ages Birth 2-3 and school-age children across Eastern Connecticut. Ms. Helman has a passion for working with the families of these children and she strives to improve the daily life functioning of the families and their child. Ms. Helman is an advocate for parents and children of all ethnic backgrounds to be treated with dignity and respect. Her most important concern is to ensure that ethical and professional standards are adhered to and maintained by multidisciplines in the services provided to these families.
Maris K. Pelkey, MA, BCBA
Creative Interventions, LLC, Director of Birth to Three program
Maris Pelkey is the program director of Creative Intervention's Birth to Three early intervention program and provides ABA supervision as an adjunct faculty member at Bay Path University. Maris received her MA degree in Early Childhood Special Education and a post graduate certificate in ABA from the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, CT. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with special interests in early intensive behavioral intervention and both family and staff training.
A limited number of scholarships are available.
If awared, your registration will be refunded.
Breaking Barriers: Effective parent training to maximize communication and understanding of ABA Knowledge to successfully self-advocate across environments
The parent workshop will provide an overview of typical best-practice program features, a discussion on the development of effective learning objectives such as the various skill domains that an IEP can address (e.g. socialization, daily living, community readiness), the standards for well-crafted objectives, and understanding the key features of effective teaming. In addition, the workshop will review models for successful parent-school team meetings and for daily communication between the team and family.
Participants will have the opportunity to propose specific questions and concerns for review and discussion when they register for the workshop. There will also be time for questions on the presentation itself. Please note we ask that since the workshop is a large group event that questions be kept general and with no identifying information.
Parent Workshop Presenters
Elizabeth C. Nulty, MS, BCBA
Program Coordinator for School Based Consultative Services, Center for Children with Special Needs
Elizabeth is a Program Coordinator at CCSN. Elizabeth graduated from the master’s program in Behavior Analysis and Therapy from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Over the years, Elizabeth has worked with a wide variety of populations within applied behavior analysis, including children and families in DCF mandated programs, children with developmental and emotional disabilities in foster care, group homes and residential facilities. Ms. Nulty has also worked with children diagnosed with autism and related disorders within the Connecticut Birth to Three system, as well as in public school preschool programs. Ms. Nulty is currently a Ph.D. candidate in applied behavior analysis at Endicott College, Institute of Behavioral Studies. Ms. Nulty
Mark J. Palmieri, Psy.D. BCBA-D, Licensed Psychologist
Director of School Consultation Services, Center for Independence at Center for Children with Special Needs
Dr. Mark Palmieri is a licensed psychologist, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and the Assistant Director of CCSN. He provides psychological evaluations, co-directs the Feeding Clinic and the Behavioral Sleep Clinic, and oversees school consultation services to lead capacity development initiatives which establish sustainable educational programs for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other complex neurodevelopmental disabilities. He is also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology at the Yale Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine. Along with Ms. Kristen Powers, Dr. Palmieri is the co-author of the new book, Feeding Your Child with Autism: A Family-Centered Guide to Meeting the Challenges. He has lectured both nationally and internationally on topics such as behavioral assessment and treatment planning, consultation and program development, and the treatment of feeding and other complex behavioral disorders. He received his doctoral degree from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University. Before joining CCSN, Dr. Palmieri completed his predoctoral rotations at the May Institute where he provided school consultation services and behavioral treatments for individuals with Autism and other developmental disabilities as well as for individuals with traumatic brain injuries. He also facilitated school-wide positive behavior support programming in schools across New Jersey as part of a state initiative sponsored through the New Jersey Department of Education in collaboration with the Elizabeth M. Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities.
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