Autism Speaks and WHO Train ‘Master Trainers’ from 18 Countries

By Lucia Murillo, Autism Speaks assistant director of education research, and Kara Reagon, associate director of dissemination science. Both are members of Autism Speaks Global Autism Public Health (GAPH) team. We’re pleased to report back from the first international “Capacity Building Workshop on Parent Skills Training for Developmental Disorders,” in Geneva last week. Co-sponsored by…

Behavior analysis and behavioral neuroscience

OPINION ARTICLE Front. Hum. Neurosci., 17 April 2015 | https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2015.00210 Henry D. Schlinger* Department of Psychology, California State University, Los Angeles, CA, USA Behavior analysis—the science of adaptive behavior—focuses on behavior as a subject matter in its own right, not as an index of cognitive events, and is, thus, not dualistic. Behavior analysis incorporates several…

Last day to register for the Legislative Luncheon is Thursday, April 16th

All attendee’s must be registered to attend There will be no Walk-In Registrations Annual Legislative Luncheon (this event was formerly known as Annual Legislative Breakfast) Friday, April 24, 2015 Register here: https://bit.ly/17k6NN5 Scheduled Key Note Speaker – California Senate Majority Leader Bill Monning Honored Guest Speakers will be: Santi J. Rogers, Director of Department of…

“We Speak With One Voice” Letter Writing Campaign Day – March 18th WHY: Because our System is in Crisis

(Legislative Luncheon – Friday, April 24th – Register Here: www.sarc.org) San Andreas Regional Center and the Service Provider Advisory Committee (SPAC) are collecting letters and emails from our community regarding experiences with service limitations and reductions experienced in recent years. Our service system is in crisis and we need your support in sending a message…

MOMMY…MOVE THE SUN by Jeanie Gould

Summary This memoir is about a family’s journey from the dark side of despair…to the bright side of the sun. Mommy…Move The Sun is about overcoming struggles that range from terrifying to humorous, as they raised their severely disabled daughter, while learning many life lessons along the way. This was written with tears, laughter, and true stubborn grit. This…

Autism Conference, Buellton, CA – Friday, April 24th

Early Registration & Call for Posters 8th Annual West Coast Conference on Autism & Related Disorders: Research-Based Solutions Friday, April 24, 2015 Poster Application   Registration www.behavior.org  A one-day conference featuring leading experts in fields of Science, Special Education, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Featuring Five Prominent Speakers William Ahearn, PhD, BCBA-D Director of Research, The New England…

URGENT – March 4th Capitol Rally & Assembly Budget Hearings in Sacramento

URGENT!!! The Association of Regional Center Agencies (ARCA) hopes to recruit as many people possible to attend a Rally and Assembly Budget Hearings in Sacramento on March 4th.  The Rally starts at 11:00 am. Assembly Budget Subcommittee Hearings start at 1:30. This Subcommittee is responsible for developmental disabilities funding. For more information or to attend…

How NOT to Talk about Reinforcers

Exciting event at CalABA along with an interesting article by Dr. Andy Lattal. Please read below the pictures. URL: https://aubreydaniels.com/…/f…/how-not-talk-about-reinforcers Interesting article by Dr. Andy Lattal about reinforcement on the Aubrey Daniels Institute Blog. Dr. Lattal is a professor at West Virginia University. He received the Outstanding Contributor Award at CalABA 2015 this past week. It…