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Shira Pressburger (Zelman)

Highly successful BCBA with experience working with many children as well as supervising and training 100s of teachers, BCBA candidates and paras.

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Janis Krempa

Compassionate, highly experienced BCBA who specializes in mentoring and teaching soft skills to BCBAs as well as meeting the unique needs of ASD young adults

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Kelly (McKinnon) Bermingham

Practicing ABA for 25+ years, specializing in practical training, working with parents and thinking outside the box to help her clients.

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Timothy Folley

Highly professional BCBA who specializes in developmental disabilities, trauma and attachment disorders and brain injury.

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Gary Carone

Strongly committed to providing a high degree of specialized care for clients with disabilities as well as clients who are neurotypical

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Basha Gruber

Preschool director in an ABA preschool for children with ASD, supervisor for BCBAs by reviewing programs, treatment plans and behavior intervention plans

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Sara L. Stern

Competent, experienced BCBA and licensed behavior analyst, specializing in using technology to assist ASD clients to be more independent, adjunct professor in Manhattanville and College of Mount St Vincent.

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Shira Pressburger (Zelman)

Shira is a successful behavior analyst who works with children with special needs as well as mainstream students. She’s trained hundreds of teachers to implement effective classroom management skills in order to increase positive behavior in their classroom. Additionally, she supervises BCBA candidates and paras to implement ABA teaching methods. Shira also runs in-person workshops and online trainings for BCBAs, teachers and special education teachers and therapists.

EXPERTISE

Home Based ABA Services

School Based ABA Services

Classroom Management- Special Ed and mainstream

Natural Environment Teaching

Self Occupancy

Preventing Problem Behaviors

Involving family in ABA treatment

How to get kids to listen

PASSIONS

My passion is developing and teaching real-life, practical strategies for improving the lives of clients and students. I do this by teaching new skills that will increase their functioning and reduce problem behavior.

SPEAKING STYLE

Interactive

SPEAKER FEE

$4,001 - $6,000

WILLING TO TRAVEL

Yes within 45 minutes from Monsey, NY

"I just completed watching Shira’s presentation- it truly was excellent! It was super clear, organized, with great examples provided and lots of practical ideas. I love that Shira didn't spend half the time reviewing journal articles. She just spoke about practical applications and everyday concerns. All BCBAs, especially newer ones can gain from it. The way she described sibling involvement is novel. I think my entire company can gain from this presentation!"

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Janis Krempa

Janis' introduction to behavior analysis began over 25 years ago in 1994 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. In 1996, after an invitation from Dr. Ivaar Lovass, she moved to Los Angeles to work at The Lovaas Institute at UCLA.

Relocating to Boston in 1997, Janis earned her Master's degree in Education and a graduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from Penn State in 2003. At that point she began her important work of partnering with families, professionals and school districts across the state of Massachusetts to provide ABA services, conduct program evaluations and run social skills groups for children and young adults. She also consults for schools, conducts curriculums and behavior assessments. Janis develops IEPs as well as transition and vocational training programs and creates community workshops and parent training.

Partnering with Kelly McKinnon-Bermingham, she co-authored "Social Skills Solutions- A Hands-On Manual for Teaching Social Skills to Children with Autism." It quickly became a "go-to" resource for educators, parents and professionals to teach social skills to children with autism. Janis also contracted with Northwell Health in New York, consulting to an inpatient psychiatric hospital for children and adolescents, and providing weekly supervision for prospective BCBA and BCaBa candidates. Janis feels incredibly fortunate to have had many opportunities to work in the field of ABA across the country and learn from incredibly talented professionals. She’s also been inspired by passionate, dedicated parents and families in her career. She combines her invaluable experiences in her work with staff training, BACB supervision, and program development. She uses her passion to contribute to the field of behavior analysis by advocating awareness of the requisite "soft skills''. This includes effective communication, collaboration skills, and professional development as a foundational building block in achieving excellence in ABA services.

In 2019, Janis started a unique and much needed program to help young adults with ASD learn targeted communication and social skills. This helps them to perform their “personal best” with family, friends and at work, moving towards independence and social success.

There’s so much that you’ll gain from Janis’s extensive, varied experience in her work as a BCBA.

EXPERTISE

Parent training

Social skills

Consulting skills/professionalism

Supervision

PASSIONS

My passion is helping novice BCBAs learn soft skills by developing their professionalism, communication and consulting skills.

"For the nearly 20 years that I've known and worked with Janis, I've been deeply impressed by her ability to hear, understand and communicate around her clients' needs. She excels at creating programming that is truly client-centered, translating goals into real-world skillbuilding. Compassionate and motivated, she inspires others to take on new challenges, one step at a time. I'm always happy to refer people to Janis. I can't recommend her highly enough."

– Rachel Wiseman, Psy.D. Licensed Clinical Psychologist
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Kelly (McKinnon) Bermingham

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 is passionate about helping ASD teens develop into fully functioning, emotionally healthy adults by guiding them in this area.

Kelly has successfully dealt with children and teens on the autistic spectrum both with her clients and in her personal life. She’s passionate about giving her clients the knowledge and tools necessary to become fully functioning, emotionally healthy individuals. She’s also passionate about sharing her knowledge and expertise with other BCBAs so they too can deal with sensitive topics in the best way possible.

She’s 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. Kelly’s also passionate about sharing her knowledge and expertise with other BCBAs.

EXPERTISE

Safety assessment and teaching as an ABA provider

The importance of and strategies to evoke joint attention, social referencing and reciprocal engagement

Considerations for caregiver training engagement, feelings of locus of control and competence

Social Skills Groups: assessments, goal writing, and how to run the groups

Teaching play skills

Puberty and sexuality of clients with ASD

PASSIONS

My passion is providing practical training to improve the quality of ABA work by properly understanding autism.

SPEAKING STYLE

Keynote or Interactive

WILLING TO TRAVEL

Yes

"I honestly loved this presentation! I loved the topic, the conversational style and Kelly's friendliness and openness. I also appreciated her sharing her resources and assessment tools with her citation of course. I believe her to be a great BCBA as she is furthering the field of ABA through sharing her experience and knowledge with those around her who are eager to learn."

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Timothy Folley

Timothy Folley is a BCBA who loves raising his three lively boys together with his wife in beautiful, rural Maine. He earned his Masters in Ed Psych from the University of Southern Maine in 2014.

Tim’s favorite cases were with children who were diagnosed with autism but presented more like trauma and attachment disorders. Tim himself is no stranger to trauma. He worked through a bout of his own PTSD in 2017 from a behavior analytic perspective. While dealing with his own traumas, Tim dug deep to understand how the process works.

In 2019 Tim began working with the brain injury population. At that point, Tim saw clearly how this population also has deep-rooted trauma and attachment issues. They were able to benefit tremendously from his expertise in this area.

Tim is very excited to share his deep-seated knowledge and experience with other behavior analysts. Tim hopes that you too can gain from using ABA instead of the traditional lense used in the treatment of trauma and attachment.

EXPERTISE

Trauma and attachment

PASSIONS

My passion is working with respondent conditioning to help my clients

SPEAKING STYLE

Keynote or Interactive

SPEAKER FEE

$1,000 - $4,000

WILLING TO TRAVEL

Yes from Maine

"This course was a real eye opener for me. Just thinking about emotions in a different way than behavior analysts usually do really opened my eyes. This presents a whole new way of thinking that I was completely blind to previously! This course really enabled me to understand my clients’ needs and help them more effectively."

– S.B.
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Gary Carone

Gary has over thirty years of experience working with all populations and propelling each client to great heights. Mr. Carone has worked in the mental health/human service field for over 30 years. Mr Carone was founder and past president of PsychSystems P.C., a 1200 client accredited (CARF) private organization that specialized in helping people with developmental disabilities and SMI. Mr Carone originated the ABA program with this group, and developed it into an 80 client program that spanned 5 Michigan counties. Mr. Carone was also a past member of the Monroe (MI) County Community Mental Health Board of Directors and was a past faculty member at the University of Michigan.

EXPERTISE

Ethics and professional practice

Outcome based treatment and treatment planning

Supervision for maximum employee retention and agency success

ABA with IDD Adults (including those with autism)

ABA methodology for Neurotypicals in Outpatient settings

Navigating (and thriving) in the Public Mental Health system

TQM/CQI in ABA organizations- improving quality everyday in every way

PASSIONS

My passions are:
Working with people to help them discover the power of ABA technology
Agency/Organizational Management for success
Helping new practitioners get a positive (and successful) start to their careers
Teaching/instructing almost anyone

SPEAKING STYLE

Keynote or Interactive

WILLING TO TRAVEL

Yes from Detroit, MI

"Excellent course! This topic is extremely relevant and important to our practice, especially for newly qualified BCBAs. A must watch, I will be recommending this to all my trainees!"

– Katie Murphy

"The presenter was knowledgeable and succinct. The content was informative and well organized. I highly recommend this for anyone looking to refresh their ethical understanding of the field and learn the WHY of ethics!"

– Anna Bennett
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Basha Gruber

Basha Gruber, MS BCBA LBA is the director of a preschool for children with ASD. She is also The BCBA supervisor and consults with BCBAs while reviewing programs, treatment plans and behavior intervention plans.

EXPERTISE

Early childhood behavior plans

Family training

VB Mapp

SPEAKING STYLE

Keynote or Interactive

SPEAKER FEE

$1,000 - $4,000

WILLING TO TRAVEL

Up to an hour away from lakewood, NJ

"Thank you for this course. I could not have taken it at a better time. With all this time home during the pandemic, it becomes easy to fall into bad habits. The information I took from this course has changed my household. Thank you!"

– Lori Ann Solano
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Sara L. Stern

Sara L. Stern is a Board- Certified Behavior Analyst as well as a Licensed Behavior Analyst in the state of NY. Previously, Sara L. was the clinical director of Proud Moments ABA Therapy, an insurance based company that provides ABA to clients in different settings. In the past, she’s also supervised cases involving children with ASD for close to 10 years at Classic Rehabilitation Ltd, an early intervention agency. She has mentored many individuals going for their BCBA and has conducted numerous trainings on a variety of topics.

Sara L. is currently an adjunct professor at Manhattanville as well as the College of Mount St Vincent. She is especially interested in learning about and using technology in assisting individuals on the spectrum to become more independent.

EXPERTISE

Visual supports

Leisure skills

Video modeling

"The course was interesting and insightful. This presenter brought to the table knowledge that is not well known and presented it with her trademark clarity and thoroughness!"

– Nechama Fried

"Sara’s course was informative and well presented. I enjoyed it very much!"

– Rivka Chapler
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