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Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Training Series — 3/7-3/9

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Day 1 – Monday, March 7th, 2011
Introduction to ABA
(0.5 ASHA CE’s)
This training will cover the basic components of ABA, including the ABC’s of behavior, reinforcement and prompting strategies, and the importance of understanding typical child development for designing effective interventions.

Day 2 – Tuesday, March 8th, 2011
Intermediate ABA
(0.5 ASHA CE’s, 5 BACB CE’s)
This training will provide information on evidence-based interventions for working with individuals with
ASDs. Topics will include Discrete Trial Teaching (DTT), Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT), Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and Positive Behavior Support (PBS).

Day 3 – Wednesday, March 9th, 2011
Decreasing Problem Behaviors & Increasing Appropriate Social Skills
(0.5 ASHA CE’s, 5 BACB CE’s)
Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBAs) are essential to identifying the reasons behind difficult behaviors and to the development of effective behavior support plans. This presentation will detail information regarding the use of interviews, observation techniques, and data collection procedures necessary for effective assessments. Practice exer-cises will also be conducted to assist participants in the development and implementation of behavior support strategies.

Abby Twyman, M.Ed. BCBA
SARRC Clinical Interventionist

Monday – Wednesday, March 7 – 9, 2011

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. each day

Campus for Exceptional Children
300 N. 18th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85006

Advance Registration: $50.00/training or $130.00 for all three trainings.
Day of training: $60.00/training or $160.00 for all three trainings.

Details at:

Temple Grandin Lecture at ASU — 3/1

Monday, February 14th, 2011

“What Makes Us Human? Visual Thinking and Different Kinds of Minds”

– a lecture by

Temple Grandin Ph.D., Professor of Animal Science, Colorado State University

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

5:30p.m.(reception at 4:30)

Tickets are available for free online:

Please visit – – to request your tickets. Seating will be limited, and you must have a ticket to enter the lecture hall.

Please plan on arriving early as all ticketed seats will be released at 5:15 pm on March 1st.

Due to the anticipated response there will be two viewing locations: the main auditorium at Galvin Playhouse and a mediated overflow room at the Katzin Concert Hall. Request your tickets early to ensure your seat (limit 4 tickets per individual). Your viewing location (Galvin Playhouse or Katzin Concert Hall) will be reflected on your ticket and will depend upon the order of your request relative to others. All tickets will be first-come-first-serve general admission and bulk requests for tickets will not be available.

Tickets will be delivered by campus or US mail after February 14th.

Should you be unable to attend the lecture and you have already requested a ticket, please notify the IHR (so we may make those tickets available for others.


Friday, January 14th, 2011

Don’t miss the next Sensory Friendly Films!

Saturday, February 12th, 2011 – 10 a.m. Admission: $5.25
Film: Gnomeo and juliet

Saturday, March 12th, 2011 – 10 a.m. Admission: $5.25
Film: Mars Needs Moms

AMC Entertainment (AMC) and the Autism Society have teamed up to bring families affected by autism and other disabilities a special opportunity to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment on a monthly basis with the “Sensory Friendly Films” program.

With Sensory Friendly Films, the movie auditoriums will have their lights brought up and the sound turned down. Additionally, audience members are welcome to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing. For tickets for these events, please visit the theatre the day of the show. We’ll see you at the show!

Visit these three valley locations to enjoy this unique film experience:

AMC Arizona Center24
565 N. 3rd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

AMC Deer Valley 30
3033w. Agua Fria Fwy.
Phoenix, AZ 85027

AMC Mesa Grand 24
1645 St. Stapley Dr.
Mesa, AZ 85204