As individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders age out of childhood and school-based services, a number of factors become important.  Ethical and practical considerations of this transition will be examined, with an eye on maximizing the autonomy and self-determination of the individual.

Learning Objectives:

1.  Participants will identify "infantilization" and consider programmatic issues in avoiding it.
2.  Participants will discriminate programming that promotes independence from programming that creates dependence.
3.  Participants will identify factors that are important in the fading of service provision.

About the Presenter

Bobby Newman
Bobby Newman is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Licensed Behavior Analyst in New York and Tennessee, and Licensed Psychologist. Affectionately known as the Dark Overlord of ABA, Bobby is the first author on thirteen books regarding behavior therapy, the philosophy of behaviorism, the autism spectrum disorders, utopian literature, and fitness. He has published over two dozen articles in professional journals, as well as numerous popular magazine articles and has hosted two series of radio call-in shows. Bobby is the Past-President of the Association for Science in Autism Treatment and the New York State Association for Behavior Analysis. A popular speaker, Bobby also provides direct treatment, staff training and consultation around the world, and has been honored for this work by several parents and professional groups. He is the Executive Director of Clinical Services for Proud Moments. Bobby is also a certified personal trainer, obstacle course racer and marathoner and is an Ambassador for the Great Sportsmanship Programme. Bobby teaches non-violent crisis intervention philosophy and techniques for agencies and families. Bobby was a final four finalist for the 2016 For Those Who Would Humanitarian Award. Along with parents and advocates Bobbi Rogers and Leanne Morphet, he co-hosts "Covid Conversations," a weekly podcast examining the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic on people with developmental disabilities.

Course information

  • Title: Ethical and Practical Considerations: Transition to Adulthood
  • Presenter: Bobby Newman Ph.D, BCBA-D, LBA
  • Duration: 1 hour and 40 minutes
  • Customer Rating: (935)

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