Conduct an analysis of the environment when creating behavior or treatment plans
Identify at least 3 strategies to teach necessary skills in emergency situations
List available resources to meet the safety needs of clients with ASD and their families
Download and implement easy-to-use checklists for ensuring readiness to deal with events such as natural disasters, fires or wandering
Rationale: Why WE as behavior analysts must get involved in emergency preparation
Why? The Heartbreaking Reality
Quality of Life and Ethical Considerations
Practical Action Steps to Preventing Tragedies
Assessment Checklists and Goal Writing
In conclusion: YOU can make the difference
Call to Action
Safety and Emergency Preparedness
Safety first! You need this course in your repertoire.
Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder are at an elevated risk for injury or death when they are confronted with an emergency situation, such as a house fire.
ABA practitioners can serve an important role in the development of creating a multi-faceted fire safety plan for families and assessing for and teaching critical skills needed to safely escape a fire.
Kelly Bermingham has been practicing in the field of ABA for 25 years. She received her BCBA in 2003. She is a published author who specializes in Early Intervention Program Development and Social Skills. She has completed research and written several blogs for Autism Speaks during her time at UCI.
Kelly specializes in helping teen clients who struggle specifically with challenges in sex and puberty. She’s done loads of research to understand the obstacles that they face and what makes things so difficult for them in this area. She’s proficient at getting to the core of any issue that comes up and does her utmost to help her clients overcome their hardships.
Kelly Bermingham has been practicing in the field of ABA for 27 years! She received her BCBA in 2003. She is a published author who specializes in Early Intervention Program development and helping clients with social skills. She partnered with Janis Krempa in writing the book "Social Skills Solutions- A Hands-On Manual for Teaching Social Skills to Children with Autism." which has become a ‘go-to’ resource for educators, parents and professionals to teach social skills to children with autism. She has completed research and written several blogs for Autism Speaks during her time at UCI.
Kelly is an ESDM certified therapist and a PEERS certified therapist. She currently serves as the Senior Vice President at Peoples Care Behavioral Health. She created and taught BACB coursework for Chapman University as an adjunct professor for 6 years. She is on the board of several organizations including the September 26th project, Code the Spectrum and KindandSafe schools anti-bullying program.
She helped found a school for middle school & high school children on the Autism Spectrum: New Vista School as well as a sports league for children with autism: Spirit League. She was on the Autism Spectrum Taskforce Created by Senator Correa from 2004-2006.
Kelly has spent her career working and supporting families, children, schools and therapists on best practice, evidence-based services with a goal from moving from 1:1 learning to group learning. She is experienced in understanding and working with severe/profound autism. She is co-leader of the Profound autism SIG and Caregiver collaboration SIG as part of our CASP membership.
.Kelly is well-versed in the latest research on ASD. She’s professional in her practice, while also being warm, friendly and genuinely caring for the well-being of her clients.