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ABCs of Behavior - Workshop

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River Road United Methodist Church

8800 River Road

Richmond, VA 23229

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Join us, on Friday, September 8, 2017 at 7:00 pm for a FREE workshop on the ABCs of Behavior.

Most individuals with autism will display challenging behaviors at some point in their lives. Sometimes these behaviors are quite difficult to understand and address. When supporting people with autism and challenging behavior, it's critical to understand the "ABCs" of behavior. Just as the ABCs of the alphabet are the beginning of learning to read and write, learning the ABCs (Antecedent-Behavior-Consequence) of behavior is the starting point of assessing and addressing challenging behavior and teaching new, desirable behavior. This training will explain these concepts and provide data collection tips and practical examples.

This workshop is intended for:

- parents/guardians of individuals with developmental abilities,
- providers,
- and/or educators.

Presenter: VJ Petillo

V. J. Petillo is an Endorsed Positive Behavior Support Facilitator. He is currently a community Behavioral Consultant and Trainer, and the Behavior Specialist for REACH Region IV. In this role, V. J. is involved in the clinical assessment, support planning, and training that occurs through REACH services. V. J.’s experiences in the field of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities date back to 1991, when he started working in a group home in Ohio. Since that time, he’s worked in a wide variety of service settings, including: residential services, supported employment, exceptional education, case management, private practice as a behavioral consultant, and crisis supports. A significant part of V. J.’s work throughout his career has involved directly providing and/or developing behavioral supports. V. J. has a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and a Master’s Degree in Theology. He was endorsed as a Positive Behavior Support Facilitator in Virginia in 2006.

** ASCV members make sure to check your email for the link to register for free onsite childcare.**

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