Archive for October, 2007

3-day comprehensive workshop on teaching children with autism — 12/10-12/12

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

Behavior Analysts, Inc.
Announces an Arizona comprehensive workshop for parents and professionals


James W. Partington, Ph.D., BCBA
Teach Your Children Well With Verbal Behavior Methodology
(A Three Day Workshop)
Mesa Convention Center
263 N. Center Street
Mesa, Arizona 85201

December 10th-12th, 2007

Behavior Analysts, Inc. has partnered with the H.O.P.E. Group LLC to provide this training opportunity to educators, parents and other practitioners in Arizona on December 10th-12th, 2007 at the Mesa Convention Center. Dr. James Partington will be presenting a 3-day comprehensive series on teaching children with autism.

This training is designed to cover all aspects of teaching skills using verbal behavior methodology in the school and home settings. Participants will learn strategies for teaching children with autism using the methodology of ABA with Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior. Information regarding program development utilizing The ABLLS-R, natural environment teaching, and solving challenging behaviors will also be presented.

Detailed information on this workshop is attached. Registration is accepted on a first come first serve basis. We hope to see you there.

Your Presenter:

Dr. James Partington, Ph.D., BCBA, owner of Behavior Analysts Inc. and the STARS School in Pleasant Hill, California is a licensed psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst with more than 35 years of experience. He is the co-author of Teaching Language to Children with Autism or Other Developmental Disabilities and author of the revised edition of The Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills- Revised (ABLLS-R) and Web-ABLLS. Dr. Partington also provides extensive training opportunities, consultation services, workshops, STARS model classrooms and clinical services for children and families. The workshops he presents are based on his research and findings, within the field of applied behavior analysis, utilizing the conceptual framework of verbal behavior as developed by BF Skinner in 1957. Parents, families, early intervention programs, preschool programs and school districts benefit from his trainings across the country and abroad.

Cost: $350.00 per person

On-line registration:

For additional information please e-mail: Lisa Squadere-Watson The workshops will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You will receive confirmation of your registration. Cancellations made within 10 days of the workshop will result in a full refund. Cancellations made after that date are not eligible for a refund.

Meeting For a Future Club at ASU — 10/29

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

Monday October 29, 2007
5:00 – 6:00 PM

Who: Supporters, Friends, Students with ASD, Siblings & Faculty/Staff

Goals: Fundraisers, To spread awareness, To help families in need, To establish community social activities & Support Group for people on the spectrum

Where: Foundation Building, Room 2490

Bring: Your own ideas to share!

COCO’s meeting on 10/23

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

Robert Zieve, MD, MD(H) will be speaking at COCO’s this month.
October 23, 2007 6:30-9:00pm

He will be discussing his use of Bioenergetic testing and Laser Detoxification (LED) in addition to homeopathy. Come with your interest and questions about this new and powerful technique to aid in healing.

To learn more about Dr Zieve go to www.pinetreeclinic. com In addition to his practice in Prescott, he is in Scottsdale one day a week at:
International Complementary Oncology Group
4845 E. Thunderbird, Ste. 2
Scottsdale, AZ 85054
(602) 404-0400

Hope to see you there at COCO’s (Coco’s Restaurant at Paradise Valley Mall, 4514 E. Cactus Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85032-7702)!

ABA Training – 10/6 & 10/13

Monday, October 1st, 2007

Attention all Habilitators!!

ABA Training Available

What is covered in the training?
The training covers terms, techniques and concepts related to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). These include Discrete Trial Teaching, Positive Behavior Support, Natural Environment Teaching, and Verbal Behavior. The information is presented in an academic format with video samples.

Who can attend?
Any habilitator in Arizona can receive this training! This includes AZA United employees, habilitators with agencies, and independent providers. Parents can also attend free of charge to expand their own knowledge. It is not necessary to be registered with AZA United to attend.

How long is the training?
The trainings consists of 8 hours of instruction and 1 hour of test time, typically across 2 days.

Where does the training take place?
There will be different locations scheduled on different days. See schedule below for details.

How much will participants be paid?
Participants will be paid for 9 hours upon passing (70%) the competency exam. Employees of AZA United will be paid at their normal hourly habilitation rate and receive a $1.00 raise upon completion. Other habilitators will be paid $14/hour. It is necessary to pass the exam in order to be paid.

Do participants need to pass a test at the end of the training?
A competency exam on topics covered will be given to all participants at the end of the training. Those who pass will receive a state-approved certificate and have their names entered into a statewide database. Participants who do not pass may request to take a make-up exam or retake the class.

Aaron Blocher-Rubin, Executive Director
AZA United / GALA Human Service Co-op
(480) 820-2924

Upcoming Schedule:
2 Saturdays • October 6 & 13 • 10:00 am to 3:00 pm • Lauren’s Institute (LIFE)
3341 E. Queen Creek Road, Suite 109, Gilbert, AZ 85297 • (480) 621-8361

Visit our website at:

Visual Support Systems Workshop – 10/6, 10/17, 10/27, 11/10

Monday, October 1st, 2007

During the workshop we will provide demonstrations of how to make and implement visual schedules, token boards, PECS systems and other visual supports. We will answer questions about using visual supports and help you make a visual support for your child to take home with you. So come have fun and see how visuals can make life easier!

Cost: FREE to Member families and employees of AZA United! $10 materials fee for all others.

Upcoming Workshop Dates:

North West: Saturday, October 6, 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM
New Life Community Church, 8155 W Thunderbird Rd, Peoria, AZ 85381

South East: Wednesday, October 17, 6:30 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Carol Rae Ranch Elementary School, 3777 E Houston Ave, Gilbert, AZ 85234

North East: Saturday, October 27, 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM
Scottsdale Bible Church, 7601 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

South West: Saturday, November 10, 1:30 PM ‐ 3:30 PM
Caesar Chavez Library, 3635 W Baseline Rd, Laveen, AZ 85339

Space is limited! To sign up, please call (480) 820‐2924 or email us at