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Technical Assistance Workshop for BAS Adult Autism Program Providers

TRAINING DESCRIPTION: 

  • Have you been confused about BAS expectations for developing good Skill Building Plans (SBPs)?
  • Do you want to know more about Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS)?
  • Have you heard about the Periodic Risk Evaluation (PRE), but want to know what it means for you as a provider?
  • Do you want to know more about available resources to better support participants to get a job?

This session will be a facilitated discussion regarding BAS expectations for GAS, SBPs, PRE and new employment resources. Regardless of what service you provide, or your level of experience, this will be an opportunity for clarification, practice, and on-site technical assistance. Provider networking and sharing of experiences will be encouraged.

Please note: Access to register for this seminar is limited to users with an Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) or Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Provider role.

Bureau of Autism Services Comprehensive Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) Training for Professionals

TRAINING DESCRIPTION: This training for professionals will review the foundations of behavioral support with a focus on the process of Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA). Steps of the FBA process will be presented for the purpose of practical application. These steps include: Data Collection, Data Analysis, and Data-Based Recommendations. Potential pitfalls and methods to control for these implications will also be shared.

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Succeeding in an Environment of Change: Exploring the Evolving Dynamic of the Adult Autism Waiver (AAW)

TRAINING DESCRIPTION:  In an environment of constant change, Supports Coordinators (SCs) and Supports Coordination Supervisors (SCSs) must be flexible and aware of available resources and support available to help them optimally perform their roles. This session will focus on the impact key changes, such as new regulations and BAS policy changes, have on the roles and responsibilities of SCs and SCSs.

Please note: Access to register for this seminar is limited to users with an Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Supports Coordinators or Supports Coordination Supervisor role.

Being An Informed Supporter:  What You Should Know About Autism

TRAINING DESCRIPTION:  This training is for professionals looking to increase their knowledge in supporting individuals with autism across the spectrum and lifespan.  There are more than 55,000 people with autism living in the Commonwealth receiving services.  Chances are you have probably touched the life of at least one of those people.

In the past decade, ODP/BAS has engaged in efforts to better understand what information and tools people need to effectively support individuals with autism.  Time and again, the following areas have been identified: Social Skills, Challenging Behavior & Mental Health, Employment, Family Systems, Community Engagement, and Communication.  Through research and experience, we will explore each of these topics ultimately providing attendees with tools and strategies that will enhance the support for individuals in their homes, community, jobs, and school.

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