Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (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.


34th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2008

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Panel #557
Trials and Tribulations: Developing a Residential Program Based in Applied Behavior Analysis for Adolescents with ASD
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
12:00 PM–1:20 PM
International South
Area: AUT/OBM; Domain: Service Delivery
Chair: Joanne Sgambati (Eden II/Genesis Programs)
WILLIAM J. DONLON (Eden II/Genesis School)
HESTER BEKISZ (Genesis School)
PIERA INTERDONATI (The Genesis School)
Abstract: Although there is an abundance of research and clinical practice guidelines for the use of applied behavior analysis with students with autism in school and parent-based home settings, there is a dearth of information regarding the use of applied behavior analysis in agency-based residential programs for individuals with autism spectrum disorder. There are vast differences between running a school program and developing a residential program for students with ASD. This panel discussion will include agency members from a variety of perspectives including management, supervision, behavior management, special education and speech pathology to provide insight into the difficulties as well as successes in such an endeavor.



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