Long Island Behavior Analysis Conference 2018
Long Island Behavior Analysis Conference 2018!
Iser DeLeon, PhD, BCBA-D, President, Behavior Analyst Certification Board & Professor at the University of Florida
Iser DeLeon earned his Ph.D. at the University of Florida, where he is now Professor in the Department of Psychology. Recent prior positions include Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Director of Research Development for the Department of Behavioral Psychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. Dr. DeLeon is also the current President of the Board of Directors of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board and has served as Associate Editor for both the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior. His research has focused on assessment and treatment of aberrant behavior in persons with neurodevelopmental disorders, identification of preferences and determinants of choice, and translation of basic behavioral processes towards enhancing therapeutic and instructional outcomes.
Social Motivation Theories of Autism: Is Insensitivity to Social Reward Really the Problem?
Abstract: Some theories of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) implicate a neurobiologically driven insensitivity to social reward as the basis for social deficits, and less directly, other core diagnostic symptoms of ASD. This is sometimes referred to as the Social Motivation Theory of Autism and has, on occasion, been used as a basis for avoiding social reinforcers when working with children with ASD. In this talk, I will review and discuss evidence, from my lab and others’, for and against this insensitivity. I will specifically consider: 1) studies on identifying or verifying socially-mediated reinforcers in ASD; 2) studies that compare social and non-social reinforcers in ASD; and 3) studies that compare social reward in persons with and without ASD. I will conclude with questions that need to be answered to make sense of these theories.
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.
*Please note that only members of The ELIJA Foundation and/or NYSABA currently in good standing are eligible for the Membership registration rate.
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)
Outside Back Cover - $1,000
Inside Front Cover - $750
Inside Back Cover - $500
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, November 30th, 2018
- 7:30am-8:45am - Registration and Continental Breakfast
- 8:45am-9:00am - Welcome Address
- 9:00am-10:40am - Morning Keynote
- 11:00am-12:15pm - Morning Breakout Sessions A&B
- 12:15pm-1:30pm - Lunch and Gerald Lachter Award Presentation
- 1:30pm-3:10pm - Afternoon Keynote
- 3:25pm-4:45pm - Afternoon Breakout Sessions A&B
Saturday, December 1st, 2018
- 8:30am-9:00am - Registration
- 9:00am-12:00pm - Morning presentation
- 1:00pm-4:00pm - Afternoon presentation
Your LIBAC Committee:
Debora Thivierge, BCaBA, CBAA
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.