Long Island Behavior Analysis Conference 2017

LIBAC 2017

December 1 and 2, 2017
Long Island Marriott

Uniondale, NY

 

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Long Island Behavior Analysis Conference 2017!

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
Keith D Allen, Ph.D., BCBA-D
, Director and Professor of Psychology, Co-Director, Nebraska Internship Consortium
at the Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Monica R. Howard, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA, Associate Executive Director, The ELIJA School

INVITED PRESENTERS:
Debora Thivierge, BCaBA, CBAA, Founder & Executive Director, ELIJA Foundation, School & Farm
Emily White, M.S.Ed., BCBA, LABA, Director of Credentialing for the Behavior Analyst Certification Board
Bobby Newman, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Executive Director of Long Island Operations, Proud Moments
Randy Horowitz, M.S.Ed., SAS, Associate Executive Director of Program Development, The ELIJA School
Patricia D’Ateno, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Co-Director of ABA Master’s & Certificate Programs, Queens College CUNY
Kathleen Doyle, Ph.D., Executive Secretary, NYSED Office of the Professions (ABA)
Dana Reinecke, Ph.D, BCBA-D, LBA, New York State Association of Behavior Analysis
Linda S. Meyer, Ed.D., MPA, BCBA-D, LBA, CPT, Linda S. Meyer Consulting, LLC
Kim Cristo
 

Gerald Lachter Scholarship Fund: This fund exists to honor the memory of Dr. Gerald Lachter, our dear friend and colleague. Each year at LIBAC, one promising individual will receive a grant to help further his or her education in Behavior Analysis at LIU Post or Queens College. Please consider making a donation to the fund.

Thank you to our vendors! 

  • Achieve Beyond
  • Autism Speaks, Long Island Chapter
  • Blue Sea Educational Consulting, Inc.
  • Dr. Ilana Slaff
  • Eden II Programs
  • ELIJA Farm
  • ELIJA Transition Program & Services (TPS)
  • FACES (Finding a Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures)
  • Florida Institute of Technology
  • Judge Rotenberg Education Center
  • Life's WORC Family Center for Autism
  • The Long Island Whole Child Academy for Twice Exceptional Learning
  • Long Island Developmental Consulting
  • MKSA LLC
  • New York State Association for Behavior Analysis
  • NY Therapy Placement Services
  • Proud Moments Therapy PLLC
  • QBS, Inc.
  • Thivierge & Rothberg PC

DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 13, 2017

Continuous Reinforcer - $10,000
Logo Displayed Alongside LIBAC, Logo Displayed on promotional giveaway, Signage Displayed During Conference, Verbal Recognition During Conference, Outside Back Cover Ad, Logo & Link on ELIJA Website, Listing in ELIJA Newsletter, Vendor Table (Fri & Sat), Conference Registration for 14 People.

Primary Reinforcer - $7,500
Logo Displayed Alongside LIBAC, Signage Displayed During Conference, Verbal Recognition During Conference, Inside Front Cover Ad, Logo & Link on ELIJA Website, Listing in ELIJA Newsletter, Vendor Table (Fri Only), Conference Registration for 10 People

Conditioned Reinforcer - $5,000
Signage Displayed During Conference, Full Page Ad, Logo & Link on ELIJA Website, Listing in ELIJA Newsletter, Vendor Table (Friday Only), Conference Registration for 4 People

Premack Reinforcer - $2,500
Signage Displayed at Lunch and During Conference, Full Page Ad, Logo on ELIJA Website, Listing in ELIJA Newsletter, Vendor Table (Fri Only), Conference Registration for 2 People

Generalized Reinforcer - $1,000
Signage Displayed at Lunch and During Conference, Full Page Ad, Logo on ELIJA Website, Listing in ELIJA Newsletter, Vendor Table (Fri Only)

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Inside Front Cover - $750  SOLD!
Inside Back Cover - $500 SOLD!

Full-Page - $250
Half-Page - $175
Quarter Page - $100

Tote Bag Insert Option ($250 per inserted item) - Send us your brochures, flyers, pens, etc. We will make sure that your goodies are in every attendees bag. Please provide us with 300 of each item you want inserted.

Friday December 1st, 2017

Registration and Continental Breakfast 7:30am-8:45am

Welcome Address 8:45am-9:00am

Morning Keynote 9:00am-10:40 (2 BACB CE's)

Bio: Keith D Allen, Ph.D., BCBA-D is the Director and Professor of Psychology and Pediatrics at the Munroe-Meyer Institute and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He completed his training in ABA at Western Michigan University and in clinical psychology at West Virginia University. His clinical and research interests include parent training, developmental disabilities, pain and stress-related disorders in children, and management of noncompliance with medical/dental routines. He has published extensively on interventions to address behavioral health problems in children and adolescents and he has published a book on the science and practice of parent training. He has been awarded research grants from NIH and the US Department of Education and has been recognized as both a Distinguished Researcher and as an Outstanding Teacher of the Year at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Title: Five secrets of effective behavioral parent training
Abstract: Most behavioral practitioners have a good sense of what to teach parents to generate positive changes in their children but discover quickly that getting parents to implement those changes is something else entirely. This presentation will highlight 5 secrets for strengthening both content and process of parent training to increase the likelihood that parents will not only ask what to do but do what you ask.

Morning Breakout Session A & B 11:00am-12:15pm (1.5 BACB CE's)

Session A:

Patricia D’Ateno, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Co-Director of ABA Master’s & Certificate Programs, Queens College CUNY

Title: "The other type of Learning": Pavlovian conditioning also influences behavior

Abstract: Abstract: As behavior analysts, we understand that stimuli can take on different functions, and can often serve multiple functions. Most often, however, we tend to focus on the operant functions, and overlook the Pavlovian CS+, and CS- functions. In this presentation, I will present an overview of Pavlovian conditioning, distinguish between operant and Pavlovian conditioning/extinction procedures, and discuss some ways Pavlovian conditioning interacts with operant conditioning. In this overview, we will look at some ways our likes and dislikes for food, people, and many other stimuli are influenced by Pavlovian conditioning. In addition, we will look at some ways Pavlovian conditioning may be involved in motivating operant behavior. Some data from basic research, as well as some applied and translational research will be examined with a focus on how including Pavlovian conditioning in our analysis may help us understand the outcomes of our applied procedures. Additionally, some thoughts about how we might improve our procedures by including Pavlovian associations in our behavior change plans will be discussed.

Session B:

Title: “Understanding Licensure and Certification in New York”

Kathleen Doyle, Ph.D, Secretary to the NYS Office of Professions Licensure Board

Emily White, M.S.Ed., BCBA, LABA, is the Director of Credentialing for the Behavior Analyst Certification Board

Dana Reinecke, Ph.D, BCBA-D, LBA, New York State Association of Behavior Analysis

NYSABA Update

The past year has been a busy one for the New York State Association for Behavior Analysis. Recent developments will be discussed, including new staff, committees, and board members. A legislative update will also be given, describing the lobbying activities of the past year to lift the restriction on scope of practice for behavior analysts. A call for volunteers will be made to help support lobbying efforts, as well as to participate in the work of various committees.

Debora Thivierge, BCaBA, CBAA, Founder and Executive Director of ELIJA

 

Bio: Dr. Kathleen Doyle, is the current Executive Secretary for the State Board for Applied Behavior Analysis and several other professions. The Executive Secretary is appointed by the NYS Board of Regents at the recommendation of the Commissioner and works within the structure of the State Education Department, the administrative arm of the Board of Regents, to carry out essential services relating to professional regulation. She received a BA degree from the College of St. Rose; an MA and Ph.D. from St. John’s University in psychology; Including pre- and post-doctoral education and training in psychotherapy, neuropsychology, genetics, physiological psychology, developmental and educational disabilities, education and the law, confidentiality, and consultation, as well as many more recent courses, continuing education workshops and online studies in the areas of laboratory science and massage therapy, and applied behavior analysis. She is also a licensed psychologist and her previous experience has included the private practice of psychology with children and adults, including neuropsychological evaluations; service as a school psychologist and supervisor of school psychology interns; teaching psychology at the college level; and hospital and agency staff positions. She is or has been a member of numerous professional associations and civic organizations and has held a variety of leadership positions or appointments.

Bio: Emily White, M.S.Ed., BCBA, LABA, is the Director of Credentialing for the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. She obtained her master’s degree from Simmons College and has over 10 years of experience working with children with autism and their families. She has extensive experience designing and overseeing home-based early intensive behavioral intervention, as well as consultation to public and private schools. Additionally, Mrs. White has served as adjunct faculty at multiple graduate training programs. She has served as a representative for the Massachusetts Association for Applied Behavior Analysis for more than 5 years. Her professional interests include behavior analyst credentialing, early intensive behavioral intervention, and practitioner training.

Bio: Dana Reinecke, PhD, BCBA-D is a doctoral level Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D) and a New York State Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA). Dana is an Assistant Professor and Department Chair of the Department of Special Education and Literacy at Long Island University Post. She is also co-owner of SupervisorABA, an online platform for BACB supervision curriculum, forms, and hours tracking. Dana provides training and consultation to school districts, private schools, agencies, and families for individuals with disabilities. She has presented original research and workshops on the treatment of autism and applications of ABA at regional, national, and international conferences. She has published her research in peer-reviewed journals, written chapters in published books, and co-edited books on ABA and autism. Current areas of research include use of technology to support students with and without disabilities, self-management training of college students with disabilities, and online teaching strategies for effective college and graduate education. Dana is actively involved in the New York State Association for Behavior Analysis (NYSABA), and is currently serving as President (2017-2018).

 

Lunch and Gerald Lachter Award Recipient 12:15pm-1:30pm

Afternoon Keynote 1:30pm-3:10pm (2 BACB CE's)

Bio: Monica Howard, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA began her career at The ELIJA School in 2006 when she started as one of ELIJA's first instructors. She quickly rose to the top as one of the most talented and dedicated ELIJA staff members. Monica's BCBA supervision was under Dr. Bridget Taylor, BCBA-D. She received her Doctorate in Applied Behavior Analysis at the prestigious Munroe-Meyer Institute (MMI) at the University of Nebraska Medical Center under the supervision of Keith D. Allen, Ph.D., BCBA-D. She completed a 6-month internship in the Severe Behavior Department as well as a 6-month internship in the Early Intervention department under the supervision of Michael Kelley, Ph.D.,BCBA-D and Wayne Fisher, Ph.D., BCBA-D, some of the top names in the field. Monica also received two years of training in the Behavioral Pediatric Psychology department at the Munroe-Meyer Institute. Monica has experience with consulting to home programming, clinic-based programming, school-based programming, and outreach programming.

 

Title: The Impact of Analysis: A Case Study
Abstract: Analysis is arguably the most influential dimension in our field. In practice, it serves as the key to unlock presenting problems and is often the first step towards progress and change. Unfortunately, analysis is often overlooked in educational programs due to the time and effort. This presentation will focus on the essential role of data analysis, along with other concepts of ABA including shaping, extinction, and behavioral momentum, in the treatment of severe self-injurious behavior in a young child with autism. Relevance of the additional dimensions of applied behavior analysis as described by Baer, Wolf, and Risley (1968, 1987), will also be discussed.

 

Afternoon Breakout Sessions A & B 3:25pm-4:45pm (1.5 BACB CE's)

Session A:

Linda S. Meyer, Ed.D., MPA, BCBA-D, LBA, CPT, Linda S. Meyer Consulting, LLC

Kim Cristo

Title: Advancing and Promoting the Science of ABA: The Art of Communication

 

Abstract: When behavior analysts provide behavior-analytic services, they use language that is fully understandable to the recipient of those services while remaining conceptually systematic with the profession of behavior analysis, 1.05 b, Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts, January, 2016).  We will describe strategies to effectively communicate the science of ABA in understandable, meaningful, convincing ways; facilitating change and opening the door to a clearer understanding by parents, media, policy-makers, administrators, and others outside of our field. Information about two frequently neglected areas of the ethics code will be presented: Promoting the field and translating the technology to non-behavior analysts. Attending this workshop will increase your repertoire of communication skills and strategies to promote   actual change for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and the families and professionals who support them. 

Bio: Linda S. Meyer, Ed.D., MPA, BCBA-D, LBA, CPT. Since 1975, Linda Meyer has served NJ’s autism community as a public school teacher, advocate, consultant, adjunct professor, educational administrator, volunteer, personal fitness trainer and nonprofit manager. She is the co-founder of the Alpine Learning Group in Paramus, NJ and served as its founding executive director from 1989 until 2005. She serves on the professional advisory boards and board of directors of several schools and agencies serving individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities.  Linda has presented at regional, national, and international conferences, and authored articles and book chapters on various special education, nonprofit management and personal fitness topics. She has taught doctoral and masters level students in educational, clinical psychology and applied behavior analysis graduate school programs.  

Bio: Kim Cristo has a bachelor’s degree in theatre and linguistics From Hunter College, CUNY and a 30-year career as an actress with credits in television, film, soap operas, commercials, voice-overs, regional and Off Broadway theatre. Kim is also the mom of two beautiful girls.  When her eldest daughter was diagnosed with autism in 2009, Kim shifted her career focus to advocacy for individuals with autism and their families. Kim was invited by Governor Christie of New Jersey to attend a parent collaborative hosted by the Governor to discuss the future of the autism community. Kim has been interviewed by World News with Diane Sawyer, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, WABC-TVs Dr. Jay Adlersberg, NJN, WPIX Channel 9, Al-Jazeera, The Bergen Record and NJ Monthly Magazine on subjects including early detection of autism in young children, early intervention and autism resources for parents.  Kim presented at the 2016 APBA Conference in Washington DC.

 

Session B:

Christina D. Thivierge Esq., Thivierge & Rothberg

Debora Thivierge, CBAA, BCaBA, Founder & Executive Director, ELIJA Foundation, School, Farm

Monica R. Howard, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA, Associate Exeuctive Director, ELIJA School

Title: Special Ed Law & Behavior Analysis

  

Saturday, December 2nd 2017 Presentations

Building and maintaining partnerships for individuals with autism, their families and community. 9:00-12 (3.5 BACB CE's)

 

Randy Horowitz, M.S.Ed., SAS, Associate Executive Director of Program Development, The ELIJA School

Panelists: Annmarie Itgen, M.S.Ed., BCBA, Kelly Kiernan, M.S.Ed., Matthew Weick, BCBA, LBA

Abstract: This presentation will focus on promoting independence, productivity, citizenship, and inclusion into the community for young adults with autism. Building partnerships with the community (e.g., local universities, farms and businesses) will be the theme of several case studies that demonstrate the impacts and outcomes of goals that are selected based on an individual's skills, interests and life style.

Bio: Randy Horowtiz, M.S.Ed., SAS started her career as a special education teacher in public school in Nassau County and then spent close to 20 years in a senior leadership position at a nonprofit organization serving children and adults with autism in NYC and Long Island. Randy has a Master of Science in Education from Queens College and a Certificate of School Administration and Supervision from the College of New Rochelle. Randy is currently a doctoral candidate in the educational leadership program at Concordia University. Randy is an adjunct Professor in the schools of education at Queens College, CUNY and SUNY Old Westbury. Randy has presented at local, national and international conferences on topics relating to educating students with autism. Her particular areas of interest include preparing and supporting students with autism for integration into school and community activities. Her dissertation research focuses on the impact exercise has on individuals with autism and their families, and she hopes to defend her dissertation early next year.

The Right to Effective Treatment and B.F. Skinner's The Ethics of Helping People: Classics that Should Still Guide our Practice 1:00pm-4:00pm (3.5 BACB Ethics CE's)

Bobby Newman, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Executive Director of Long Island Operations, Proud Moments

Abstract: The Right to Effective Treatment and B.F. Skinner's The Ethics of Helping People are classic articles that are statements of BCBA principles, although published many years before the BCBA was recognized as a credential. In this workshop, both articles will be explored in detail. The historical contexts that prompted both articles will be described, as well as the several important ethical arguments each sought to make. The current BACB ethical guidelines will be compared to the arguments made, showing where things have changed, where they have stayed the same, and providing the crucial context to understand why both were published when they were.

Bio: Bobby Newman, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Licensed Psychologist. Affectionately known as the Dark Overlord of ABA, Bobby is the first author of ten books regarding behavior therapy, the philosophy of behaviorism, the autism spectrum disorders, and utopian literature. He has published over two dozen articles in professional journals, as well as numerous popular magazine articles and has hosted two series of radio call-in shows. Bobby is the Past-President of the Association for Science in Autism Treatment and the New York State Association for Behavior Analysis. A popular speaker, Bobby also provides direct treatment, staff training and consultation around the world, and has been honored for this work by several parents and professional groups. He is the director of Room to Grow. Bobby teaches non-violent crisis intervention philosophy and techniques for agencies and families.

Your LIBAC Committee:

Debora Thivierge, BCaBA, CBAA
deb@elija.org
Debora received her BA in Sociology from Hofstra University and is a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst. She serves as the Executive Director and Founder of The ELIJA School and Founder of The ELIJA Foundation. Debora has volunteered her time to numerous Autism groups such as Nassau County’s Department of Health Early Intervention Coordinating Council, New York State Association of Behavior Analysis, Nassau County Autism Coalition run by the County Executive and for the last 5 years served as a board member of The Behavior Analyst Certification Board® (BACB®). Recently, she was appointed to the New York State Licensure Board for Applied Behavior Analysis. For the past 17 years, she has been providing advocacy to families and conducted training workshops to promote evidence based instruction for families and educators who have been touched by Autism. She has a 19 year old son with Autism.

Bobby Newman, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA
Bobby Newman is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Licensed Psychologist. Affectionately known as the Dark Overlord of ABA, Bobby is the first author of ten books regarding behavior therapy, the philosophy of behaviorism, the autism spectrum disorders, and utopian literature. He has published over two dozen articles in professional journals, as well as numerous popular magazine articles and has hosted two series of radio call-in shows. Bobby is the Past-President of the Association for Science in Autism Treatment and the New York State Association for Behavior Analysis. A popular speaker, Bobby also provides direct treatment, staff training and consultation around the world, and has been honored for this work by several parents and professional groups. He is the director of Room to Grow. Bobby teaches non-violent crisis intervention philosophy and techniques for agencies and families.

JoAnn Scanlon, MS, BCBA, LBA
JoAnn received her BS in Business Administration from SUNY Albany, her MS in Special Education from Adelphi University and she is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. For the last 17 years, she has been the Director of Behavioral Services for Marion K Salomon & Associates, (now MKSA LLC) an agency that provides services to children with autism and other developmental delays. JoAnn is currently an adjunct professor at Adelphi University’s Early Childhood Special Education Program. She has been an active member of both the Nassau County and the Suffolk County Early Intervention (LEICC) Committee on Autism for 14 years and chairs the Suffolk committee. She has presented numerous presentations and workshop for parents and professionals; school districts and the Departments of Health. JoAnn serves on the Board of Directors of the ELIJA School and she is a Board Member of the Long Island Chapter of Autism Speaks. She also volunteers her time to various organizations in support of children with special needs, and professional organizations striving to improve the quality services provided to those children. She has an adult son with Asperger’s Syndrome.

Karen Mulcahy-Walsh, MS Ed, BCBA, LBA
Karen Mulcahy-Walsh, MS.Ed, BCBA is a NYS Licensed Behavior Analyst and currently Executive Director at LIDC, a consulting and service provision agency on Long Island. She completed her Masters of Science in Education from Dowling College as well as receiving a Professional Diploma in Educational Administration and Technology. As an educator for over 20 years, Karen has devoted her career to working with children with autism. She works continuously with school districts to develop and provide appropriate programming for students with autism. In addition to working with LIDC, Ms. Walsh is an adjunct lecturer at St. Joseph’s college and educational program consultant to the multimedia firm of Launch Into Learning, LLC.

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