Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis InternationalĀ® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.


38th Annual Convention; Seattle, WA; 2012

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Panel #458
Professional Development Series: Eventually Kids Grow Up: Supporting Adults With Developmental Disabilities in Community
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
10:30 AM–11:20 AM
LL04 (TCC)
Area: DDA/CSE; Domain: Service Delivery
Chair: Benjamin Reiman (University of British Columbia)
PETER F. GERHARDT (The McCarton School)
MARY ROBERTA HOADLEY (Parley Services Limited)

The research, practice, and funding available to support children with developmental disabilities is extensive and widely known. However, once these children reach adulthood supports and strategies become scarce and many of these individuals end up unemployed and isolated in community. This panel event is designed for individuals interested in learning how to support adults with developmental disabilities in community settings. Topics will include various aspects of supporting adults including lifeskills development, employment, community integration, behaviour support, and more. Panelists with a wide range of experience with a variety of disabilities including autism, brain injury, and intellectual disability across the lifespan will share their tools and techniques for supporting this growing population. All are encouraged to attend.

Keyword(s): adults, community, employment, transition



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