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"You Don't Say...." Developing Meaningful Language Through ABA

Center for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis at Autism Partnership

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (PDT)

"You Don't Say...."  Developing Meaningful Language...

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 packet 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

REFUNDS   Refunds 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 (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 (preferred) or (562) 431-9293 ext. 141.

“You Don’t Say….”  Developing Meaningful Language through ABA

Presented by:  John McEachin, Ph.D. 

Rapidly increasing communication skills requires a systematic, but child friendly, approach.  This workshop will outline a contemporary Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) approach to language development that tailors the level of structure to meet the learning ability and motivation needs of each child.  It will cover behavioral teaching methods and a curriculum sequence for development of language skills in children with ASD, with extensive video demonstrations. 


Topics will Include:


- Factors Unique to ASD that Impact Language Development

- Accelerating Language Development and Fluency

- Structured vs. Naturalistic Teaching

- Teaching the Power of Language

- Improving Listening Skills

- Teaching Children to Adjust and Self Assess

About the Presenter

Dr. John McEachin is a licensed psychologist who has been providing behavioral intervention to children with autism as well as adolescents and adults with a wide range of developmental disabilities for more than 30 years. He received his graduate training under Professor Ivar Lovaas at UCLA on the Young Autism Project.

During his 11 years at UCLA, Dr. McEachin served in various roles including Clinic Supervisor, Research and Teaching Assistant, Visiting Professor and Acting Director. His research has included the long-term follow-up study of young autistic children who received intensive behavioral treatment, which was published in 1993. Since receiving his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1987 his work has included serving as Clinical Director of Developmental Disabilities Services, a division of Straight Talk in Signal Hill, California. Dr. McEachin has lectured throughout the world and consulted to numerous families and agencies, assisting in the development of treatment programs and providing training to parents, group home staff, and classroom personnel.

In 1994 he joined with Ron Leaf in forming Autism Partnership, which they co-direct. In 1999 they co-authored a book on Applied Behavior Analysis for persons with autism, titled A Work in Progress. In 2008 they published 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.

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When & Where

Autism Partnership
200 Marina Drive
Seal Beach, CA 90740

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (PDT)

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