ECAE’s 7th Annual Autism Day

Session 1 - Autism Spectrum Disorder: Early Signs & Recommendations

  • Webinar Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2021
  • Webinar Time: 02:30pm - 03:30pm (UAE Time)
  • Webinar Language: Arabic
  • Delivery Method:Online via Microsoft Teams. Registrants will be sent the link.
Description:

Although autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is typically diagnosed after the age of 24 months, early signs often surface during infancy. Recognizing these signs and intervening swiftly can make a major difference in outcomes for the child. As parents, caregivers, doctors, and educators, you are in the best position to spot the early warning signs of ASD and take action. In this session, you will learn about some early indicators in various areas of a child’s development. You will also learn how to conduct an at-home screening for your child and some tips for seeking early intervention services.

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Session 2 - "What we wish professionals new": A Panel Discussion with Parents of Individuals with Autism"

  • Webinar Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2021
  • Webinar Time: 03:30pm - 05:00pm (UAE Time)
  • Webinar Language: English
  • Delivery Method:Online via Microsoft Teams. Registrants will be sent the link.
Description:

Join us for a unique panel discussion where the parents are the experts and the experts . . . well they just listen. In this panel discussion, parents of individuals with autism will explain what they wish professionals knew about their lives and experiences so that we can better support them and their families. This session is open to everyone but it is especially aimed at teachers, behavior analysis, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, psychologists, medics, nursery workers, and anyone who provides support to individuals with autism and their families. Parents and other family members are welcome also, as you can have your voice heard through our interactive chat.

Feel free to prepare in advance any questions you would like to ask our panel of parent experts. We will have plenty of time for answering questions from attendees.

1.5 BACB Ethics CEUs

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Session 3 - Effective Supervision for Autism Services: A Panel Discussion Autism

  • Webinar Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2021
  • Webinar Time: 05:00pm - 06:00pm (UAE Time)
  • Webinar Language: English
  • Delivery Method:Online via Microsoft Teams. Registrants will be sent the link.
Description:

This panel discussion will be moderated by a MEd in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) student from ECAE. The panelists will provide attendees with top tips on how to be an effective supervisor when working in autism services in the UAE.

The panelists include:

  • Ms. Cherine Basfar, M.Sc., BCBA; Program Director, Carbone Clinic
  • Mr. Nicholas V. Orland, M.S., LBA, BCBA; Autism Program Head, Dubai Autism Center
  • Ms. Nipa Bhuptani MEd(Sp), BCaBA; Founder/Director, Applied & Behavioral Training Institute (ABTi)
  • Ms. Manal Alaryani, BCBA; Founder, Little Helpers Nursery
  • Ms. Nicole Campbell, M.S., BCBA; Behavior Analyst, Amana Healthcare, Zayed Higher Organisation- Al Mudeef Center
  • Ms. Linda Bailey, MS ABA, BCBA; Graduate Studies Assistant Director, Mohammed bin Rashid Center for Special Education Operated by The New England Center for Children – Abu Dhabi

1 BACB Supervision CEU

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Title: Evaluating the Clinical Utility of an Efficient Practical Functional Assessment Model

  • Start Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021
  • Workshop Time: 03:00pm - 05:00pm (UAE Time)
  • Presenter:

    Theresa Fiani, Ph.D., BCBA-D
    NYS Licensed Behavior Analyst
    FTF Behavioral Consulting and Queens College, City University of New York
  • Venue: A link to the webinar will be sent to all registrants.
Description:

Functional analyses allow a clinician to identify causal relations between environmental stimuli and problem behavior. Recent developments in functional analysis methodology have been devoted to creating practical procedures that can be conducted safely and in a brief period of time. However, the extent to which improvements in analytic efficiency affect treatment outcomes have yet to be fully explored. We conducted a consecutive case series with 13 individuals who exhibited problem behavior. The participants experienced a comprehensive assessment and treatment program beginning with a practical functional assessment and ending with skill-based treatment. Results demonstrated near elimination of problem behavior by the terminal treatment goal for all participants. This suggests that a clinician can still successfully treat problem behavior following relatively rapid assessment periods.

*Please note that this event will be in English.*

2 free BACB Learning CEUs

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Title: Application of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in a residential setting

  • Start Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2021
  • Workshop Time: 05:00pm - 07:00pm (UAE Time)
  • Presenter:

    Nicole Campbell., M.S., BCBA
    Behavior Analyst, Amana Healthcare, Zayed Higher Organisation- Al Mudeef Center
  • Venue: A link to the webinar will be sent to all registrants.
Description:

This webinar will outline the importance of adapting the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) across the lifespan of all individuals in all environmental settings. This workshop will focus on adapting Functional Behavior Assessment for individuals of determination aged 15 to 83 years old. The significance of using preference assessments and adapting Antecedent manipulations (visual schedules and token economies), teaching Replacement Behaviors (Augmentative and Alternative Communication devices and Functional Communication Training) and applying Consequences (differential reinforcement, extinction and coping strategies) will be outlined.

In order to generalize the principles of ABA, and maintain the programs adapted for the individuals within the residential setting, it’s vital to educate the multidisciplinary team of professionals. This is reinforced by collaboration and continuous training in order to maintain the individual achievements of the residents.

2 free BACB Learning CEUs

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