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You Can’t Make Me: Proactive Strategies for Positive Behavioral Change


This show with Dr. James Ball will discuss the 7 evidence-based strategies, described in his book, “Early Intervention: Real-Life Questions; Real Life Answers,” proven to be the most effective in teaching students and adults with an autism spectrum disorder. It will focus on the teaching of specific skills, reducing challenging behaviors, and building an effective program as outlined in the book, “You Can’t Make Me: Proactive Strategies for Positive Behavioral Change.” It will guide the participant, step by step, through the process of implementing these 7 evidence-based strategies in a school-based or adult services program. Real life examples will be used. Modifications will be explored that allow this particular program to be effective with students significantly challenged with autism, as well as those students with Aspergers Syndrome. Because of the nature of the presentation, a question-and-answer period will be provided.

Dr. James Ball, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral, is the President/Chief Executive Officer of JB Autism Consulting. He has been in the field of autism for over thirty years providing behavioral, educational, residential, and employment services to children and adults affected by autism. He provides private consultation to organizations, schools, and families regarding staff training, parent training, home support services, classroom design/support, functional behavior assessment, and behavior management.

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