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Not all ABA is the Same: Foundations in Contemporary ABA

Center for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis at Autism Partnership

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (PDT)

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Registration Information

Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
General Admission Ended $75.00 $0.00
Admission with General Certificate for Alternate CEUs   more info Ended $95.00 $0.00
Admission for ASHA Member with CEUs   more info Ended $95.00 $0.00
Admission for BACB Certificant with CEUs   more info Ended $95.00 $0.00
Admission for APA Member with CEUs   more info Ended $95.00 $0.00
Admission for BBS Licensee with CEUs   more info Ended $95.00 $0.00

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Event Details

Workshop Details

Continuing Education Units for Professionals—Autism Partnership is an approved Continuing Education Provider for the following four (4) autism related associations:ASHA, BBS, APA and BACB.

During on-line registration, you will be able to request a ticket that includes Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from the following associations.You may sign up to receive more than one CEU when registering IF you have certification numbers in more than one of the following associations (you will pay for $20 for each additional CEU requested the morning of the workshop):


    • ASHA ( 0.5 units -Level: Intermediate; Area: Professional) and
    • BACB (6 type 2 units) and
    • APA (5 hours) and
    • BBS (5 hours)

If you are not associated with ASHA, BACB, APA or BBS, you can choose General CEUs.By registering under General CEUs, the participant is responsible for taking their certificate of attendance to their governing board, state or school district to negotiate if this workshop meets their requirements for continuing education.Since Autism Partnership is not affiliated with alternate boards, CEUs are not guaranteed.


Each Association has different requirements for participants to complete prior to earning the CEUs.To earn CEUs you must:

  • Register under the name used by ASHA, BACB, BBS or APA (for example, if your certification or license is under a maiden name or nickname, you must register under that name)
  • Sign in/out on workshop day (ASHA requires participants to sign in/out for lunch as well)
  • Complete and submit back to Autism Partnership the required packed on workshop day.
  • Pick up your certificate of attendance at the end of the workshop
  • You must attend the entire workshop day. We are unable to provide partial CEUs. Please make arrangements to attend the full workshop.

TICKETS-At the conclusion of your on-line registration, your workshop ticket will be emailed to you from “Eventbrite”. Please bring the ticket with you on workshop day. This will expedite the check-in process for everyone.


ARRIVAL--Please arrive at Autism Partnership in Seal Beach, CA between 8:15 – 8:45 am for check-in. There will be a large number of participants parking and checking-in, so please arrive early.Coffee and refreshments will be available for all who arrive early.

There is limited parking in the lot, plenty of street parking is available on Marina Drive.Please refrain from parking on Central Avenue in front of residences.Your effort to carpool with family, friends or colleagues is appreciated. Be sure to watch the “No Parking Due to Street Sweeping” signs.


LUNCH-There will be a short lunch break when participants can leave to pick up a quick lunch. We will happily provide you with recommendations.


AVAILABLE PRODUCTS-Autism Partnership's Books and Instructional Booklets with Demonstration DVDs will be available for purchase. To learn more about our materials, check out our website at www.autismpartnership.com.

REFUNDSRefunds can be requested up to 15 days prior to the event.A $25 processing fee will be withheld.For refunds, contact Julie McEachin via email juliem@autismpartnership.com (preferred) or (562) 431-9293 ext. 141.


ADDITIONAL INFO If you have any questions or if there is anything we can do to make your workshop experience more pleasant and beneficial for you, do not hesitate to contact: Julie McEachin via email juliem@autismpartnership.com (preferred) or (562) 431-9293 ext. 141.

Not all ABA is the Same: Foundations in Contemporary ABA

Presented by:Ronald Leaf, Ph.D.


One would think that everyone that practices Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) would be quite similar. However, there is tremendous diversity in how ABA is implemented, making it extremely difficult for parents and professionals to know what to look for in a quality program. This workshop clarifies the essential foundational elements of ABA and separates dogma from philosophy and fact. Attendees will leave with an understanding of the critical program components necessary to deal with challenging behaviors, promote learning skills and maximize student progress.


Topics will Include:


- Our Current Understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

- Contemporary ABA and its Evolution

- What Helps and What Interferes with Progress

- Changing our Expectations for Individuals with ASD

-How to Escalate Rate of Student Learning

About the Presenter

Dr. Ronald Leaf is a licensed psychologist who has over thirty years of experience in the field of autism. Dr. Leaf began his career working with Professor Ivar Lovaas, while receiving his undergraduate degree at UCLA..

Subsequently, he received his doctorate under the direction of Dr. Lovaas. During his professional training at UCLA, he served as Clinic Supervisor, Research Psychologist, Lecturer, and Interim Director of the Young Autism Project. He was extensively involved in many of the Young Autism Project research investigations, contributed to The Me Book, and is co-author of The Me Book Videotapes, a series of instructional tapes offering training for teaching autistic children. He is co-author of A Work in Progress, a manual on behavioral treatment of autism, It’s Time for School! Building Quality ABA Educational Programs For Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Sense And Nonsense In The Behavioral Treatment of Autism: It Has To Be Said and Crafting Connections: Contemporary Applied Behavior Analysis for Enriching the Social Lives of Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Dr. Leaf has consulted nationally and internationally to families, school districts, day programs and residential treatment facilities. Dr. Leaf served as the Director of Straight Talk’s Developmental Disabilities Services division for 15 years. This program provided residential and day treatment for adults with developmental disabilities. Dr. Leaf is also the Executive Director of Behavior Therapy and Learning Center, a mental health agency providing treatment, consultation and related services to parents, program staff and school personnel in the United States.


Have questions about Not all ABA is the Same: Foundations in Contemporary ABA? Contact Center for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis at Autism Partnership

When & Where

Autism Partnership
200 Marina Drive
Seal Beach, CA 90740

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (PDT)

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