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October 2018
News and recent career opportunities as advertised in our monthly announcement e-mail.

Ask Cipani! is a new periodic column that addresses a submitted case presentation from a member of the reading audience who wants some suggestions/advice on identifying the function of a particular challenging behavior(s). Two to three written paragraphs of case information (leaving out identifying information and only providing the initials of the submitter) are provided, with Dr. Ennio Cipani's response appearing below. The response addresses the presenting case in terms of possible motivative conditions (EO) and subsequent environmental functions to consider, and possible tests/validation strategies to conduct to verify the putative function.The current case submission is titled,  "Hurting Oneself".

CLICK HERE to read the submitted case and Dr. Ennio Cipani's analysis!
Save this link so you can check out Ask Cipani! anytime: The current Ask Cipani! page features a teaser of the upcoming case. Please discuss this case on social media to see what your colleagues think about it. Share this with school colleagues and the colleagues at the agency you work at. If you would like to submit your own case for inclusion in a future column, please read the terms of use and then submit your case to:

Get Your Books Signed at the BDS Booth!

Functional Behavior Assessment for People with Autism: Making Sense of Seemingly Senseless Behavior (2nd edition)

Thursday October 18th
1:00pm to 1:30pm

Robert LaRue, Ph.D., BCBA-D (Keynote) and 
Beth Glasberg, Ph.D., BCBA-D


Drinking, Drug Use, and Addiction in the Autism Community

Thursday October 18th
1:00pm to 1:30pm

Elizabeth Kunreuther, LCSW, LCAS-A
(Workshop C23)


Teaching Social Skills to People with Autism: Best Practices in Individualizing Interventions

Friday October 19th
11:30am to 12:00pm

Mary Jane Weiss, Ph.D., BCBA-D
(Workshops F59 & G65))


Social Skills and Adaptive Behavior in Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders Visual Supports for People With Autism: A Guide for Parents and Professionals (2nd edition)


Friday October 19th
1:00pm to 1:30pm

Peter Gerhardt, Ed.D
(Workshop E47)

Visual Supports for People with Autism: A Guide for Parents and Professionals


Upcoming Conferences!
10/03/18 - 10/05/18 MNABA - Minnesota Northland Association for Behavior Analysis
10/05/18 IABA - Iowa Association for Behavior Analysis
10/10/18 - 10/12/18 MAC - Michigan Autism Conference*
10/10/18 - 10/12/18 BABAT - Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy*
10/12/18 - 10/14/18 NABA - Nevada Associate for Behavior Analysis
10/12/18 - 10/13/18 LaBAA - Louisiana Behavior Analysis Association
10/17/18 - 10/19/18 HABA - Hoosier Association for Behavior Analysis*
10/18/18 - 10/19/18 ANJ - Autism New Jersey*
10/25/18 - 10/27/18 SEABA - Souhtheastern Association for Behavior Analysis
11/03/18 COABA - Colorado Association for Behavior Analysis
11/05/18 - 11/06/18 SCABA - South Carolina Association for Behavior Analysis*
11/08/18 - 11/10/18 CSCS - Conference of the Standard Celeration Society
11/08/18 - 11/09/18 MAC - Midsouth Autism Conference
11/08/18 - 11/09/18 TABA - Tennessee Association for Behavior Analysis*
11/15/18 - 11/16/18 NJACP - New Jersey Association of Community Providers
11/16/18 - 11/17/18 MOABA - Missouri Association of Behavior Analysis
11/30/18 - 12/01/18 GABA - Georgia Association of Behavior Analysis
11/30/18 - 11/30/18 LIBAC - Long Island Behavior Analysis Conference
12/06/18 - 12/07/18 MABA - Maryland Association for Behavior Analysis
*BDS plans to attend