Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome!

    • Welcome!

    • Slides Download

  • 2

    Rationale: Why WE as behavior analysts must get involved in emergency preparation

    • Why? The Heartbreaking Reality

    • Fatal Errors...

  • 3

    Quality of Life and Ethical Considerations

    • QOL

  • 4

    Practical Action Steps to Preventing Tragedies

    • environmental analysis

    • Antecedent Strategies

    • Assessment Checklists and Goal Writing

  • 5

    In conclusion: YOU can make the difference

    • Call to Action

  • 6

    Last steps

    • Code Words

    • Completion Survey

Objectives

Users of this course will be able to:

  • 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

Instructor

Kelly Bermingham

MA BCBA

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.

Reviews

5 star rating

Loved this course!

Easy to follow! Extremely insightful! Very moving, inspiring and practical!

Easy to follow! Extremely insightful! Very moving, inspiring and practical!

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Sara Muschel

5 star rating

Great and easy course to follow

Zeina Mikhael

5 star rating

Safety and emergency preparedness

Evelyn Fromowitz

Train your clients in safety!

Safety first! You need this course in your repertoire.

Once purchased, you will have 30 day access to the training and materials.

What they are saying about this course:

  • What is something from this course you will use in your practice?

    "The checklists on the Sept 26 website!"
    "Share September 26th Project on FB"

    "Plan needs to be put in place in case of an emergency"
    "Direct discussion with families and including plans identified in review cycles to assure that they are practiced, updated, and fully understood"

    "I will create emergency goals for parent and clients. I will share this course with my colleagues and implement the information in our organization."
    "The assessments and checklists were super helpful, I truly loved how she went through how we could access those resources."

    "Assessment for environment of the homes, making and reversing safety plans practice working on spreading these safety tips"
    "Think long and hard about safety"

    "Checklists and resources"
    "Antecedent strategies in the environment"

    "Increase safety awareness when collaborating with parents and making sure that there's a safety plan in place."
    "It was very informative on a real important but foreseen topic."

    "Safety for families!"
    "EVERYTHING"

    "I would like to translate it into Chinese and try to adjust it to environment of Chinese families"

  • Please share your feedback about this course:

    "I enjoyed it very much; Thank You"
    "I liked the goals you provided for BCBAs."

    "Really liked this course and it was simple to follow"
    "Amazing course! So informative!!!"

    "Great topic!"
    "This presenter does a good job of explaining things and giving examples."

    "Loved this course! Easy to follow!"
    "Extremely insightful! Very moving, inspiring and practical!"

    "Kelly is AMAZING. Was great. Thanks!"
    "This was a very informative training with a lot of great information that I will use and provide for parents."

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