Recent Events

TACA Event:  Autism Learning Seminar &                                                                                                   Autism Journey Seminar/Medical Scholarship Orientation

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When: Saturday, March 15, 2014, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Where: Easter Seals Kapolei, Napuakea Service Center
92-461 Makakilo Dr, Kapolei, HI 96707

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ABCs of ABA – Amanda N.Kelly, PhD, BCBA-D & Kristen Koba-Burdt, M.S., BCBA

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Legislative Action for Autism Insurance Reform:
Update on Luke’s Law

Hosted byAmanda N. Kelly, PhD, BCBA-D, Vice-President, HABA
Presented byMihoko E. Ito, Counsel, Ashford & Wriston on behalf of Autism Speaks
Special Appearance byLorri Unumb, Esq., Autism Speaks Vice President of State Government Affairs

Please join us at this event to learn about Luke’s Law, the significance of the bill, what you can do to support this, and the effectiveness of ABA therapy. We will also hold a Q&A session for any questions you may have for us regarding the bill and ABA as effective therapy.

You have the option of attending the event live at the Easter Seals Kapolei location or joining the event on a live online webinar. If you register for the online webinar below, we will email you the link to attend the event live.

If you are a BCBA/BCaBA, you must provide your email address to us to receive your CEU certificate. 1.0 CEU will be provided for attending the event.

Where: Easter Seals Hawaii, Kapolei Napuakea Service Center
92-461 Makakilo Dr, Kapolei, HI 96707

When: Thursday March 20th, 2014
Registration – 6:00pm – 6:30pm
Presentation – 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Q&A – 7:30pm – 8:00p

Registration fee:
HABA Members – $5
Non HABA Members – $10

REGISTER HERELuke’s Law Event Registration

TACA Conference Presentation, Saturday, March 15, 2014, 9:30-11:30 am

ABC’s of ABA, Functions of Behavior, Assessment Tools: Overview and Outcomes, Q & A at end to follow

Anticipated Presenters: Lauren Cox, BCaBA; Carla Schmidt, BCBA-D; Amanda N. Kelly, BCBA-D; Kristen Koba-Burdt, BCBA; Charlye Ramsey

Webinar on Legislative Ongoings in the State pertaining to Autism Insurance Reform

Anticipated end of March 2014

Anticipated Presenters: Sheena Garganian, BCBA (HABA Legislative Chair) and Autism Speaks Hawaii Lobbyists

Walk Now for Autism Speaks – Hawaii

We will not have a HABA team, however many of us will be at the walk support our friends and ohana.  We hope to see you there!!

March 29, 2014 – Ala Moana (Magic Island), Registration: 9:00 am, Walk Begins at 10:00

HABA CE Events (January 2014)

Free Members Only webinar presented Dr. James Carr
Mahalo (thanks) to everyone who joined HABA for our Free Members Only webinar presented Dr. James Carr.   Dr. Carr discussed recent developments at the Behavior Analysts Certification Board (BACB).
Stayed tuned for information on our Quarterly CE Event! Topic: Becoming an Effective Advocate with your Legislators.

HABA Board 2014

Congratulations to our newest Board Members. We look forward your involvement in 2014!

Welcome!

Carla Schmidt – President
Amanda N. Kelly – Vice President
Charlye Ramsey – Secretary
Cathryn Langan – Treasurer
Sheena Garganian – Legislative Committee Chair
Lauren Cox – Conference/Event Chair
Kristen Koba Burdt – Marketing Chair
Nedelka Martinez – Webmaster
Kimberly Henkle – Past President

HABA’s 9th Annual Conference

The Hawaiʻi Association for Behavior Analysis is pleased to present our 9th Annual Conference, Children and Family Services: Effective Treatment Interventions Across the Lifespan.

*Register for the 9th Annual Conference by clicking here or on “Conference Registration” at the top of the website.

This year’s program will feature the following speakers:
Dr. Patricia Wright, PhD, MPH
Easter Seals National Director of Autism Services
Cultural Humility and our Practice
Autism service delivery in Hawaii requires professionals to effectively work within a culturally diverse environment. Incorporating cultural humility into professional practice is one aspect of delivering quality treatment. This session will address incorporating cultural humility in developing treatment plans, delivering treatment and assessing outcomes.

Dr. Karen Tyson, PsyD
Clinical Psychologist at LD-ADHD Center of Hawaii
Understanding your Child’s Educational and/or Neuropsychological Evaluations 
This presentation will help practitioners, teachers and parents understand the significance of educational and neuropsychological evaluations and how these data identify areas of a child’s strength and weaknesses.  We will discuss how these evaluations guide the course of treatment and help identify goals and objectives for the child’s treatment plan and can be used to monitor outcomes.

Dr. Patrick Ghezzi, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA (NV)
Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention for Young Children with Autism:
The Gold Standard of Treatment
Patrick M. Ghezzi, Ainsley Lewon, Alisha Holder, Teal McAllister
University of Nevada, Reno
Recognized throughout the world as the gold standard of treatment for young children with autism, the intervention known as Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention, or “EIBI,” will take center stage throughout this four-hour afternoon workshop.  The workshop is given to elucidating the four major elements of EIBI, and is offered to parents, teachers, students, pediatricians, psychologists, speech pathologists, physical therapists, social workers and all other professional and paraprofessional people with an interest in the education and treatment of young children with autism.

We look forward to seeing you there!

When: Saturday, October 19, 2013  -  9 AM – 6 PM
Where: University of Hawai’i at Manoa Campus Center Ballroom, Honolulu, Hawaii
Cost:  $40 – Parents,    $50 – HABA Members,    $75 –Non-HABA Members
*8 CEUs included

Conference Schedule
9:00 AM – 9:10 AM:   President’s Welcome
9:10 AM -10:50 AM:  Dr. Patricia Wright, PhD, MPH
11:00 AM -12:40 PM:  Dr. Karen Tyson, PsyD
12:40 PM – 2:00 PM:  Lunch on own
2:00PM – 6:00 PM:  Dr. Patrick Ghezzi, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA (NV)
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM:   HABA social at Tropics

Group Discounts:
5-9 people – 10% off.  Use coupon code 10off
10 or more – 20% off.  Use coupon code 20off
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Register for the 9th Annual Conference by clicking on “Conference Registration” at the top of the website.

Accommodations:
Group code for discounted rates at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki: 60E
www.HiltonHawaiianVillage.com
Deadline for reservations is Tuesday, September 24, 2013.

Call for Posters
If you are interested in sharing your research, HABA invites you to submit titles and abstracts for poster presentations to conference.chair@hawaiiaba.org.
Deadline is October 1, 2013.

Free Exhibitor Area
Reserve your space today at conference.chair@hawaiiaba.org

Advertise with Us 
Add your company’s advertisement to our conference brochure or newsletter.
Prices range from $75-$300.  Contact president@hawaiiaba.org

Webinar recording for Dr. Patrick McGreevy’s two part series now available for purchase

For those of you who missed the webinar “Using the Essential for Living assessment & curriculum for older kids and adults: A two-part webinar series” by Dr. Patrick McGreevy, you can now view the recording. Your purchase will include access to view both 1) Teaching the Essential Eight Skills and Managing Problem Behavior 2)Teaching Should-have, Good-to-have, and Nice-to-have Functional Skills. Part 1 is available to you now, and Part 2 will be made available to you within a week.

While NO CEU’s will be available for the recorded presentations, the cost of both part 1 and part 2 is only $50

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Morningside Academy’s Kris Melroe and Deborah Brown’s Precision Teaching Workshop

HABA presents
Morningside Academy’s Kris Melroe and Deborah Brown’s
Precision Teaching Workshop
4 Procedures Used When Analyzing Content When Designing Programs

Morningside Academy’s, Kris Melroe and Deb Brown, are coming to O’ahu to present a 1 day workshop. Morningside Academy offers a money-back guarantee for progressing 2 years in 1 in the skill of greatest deficit. In twenty-five years, Morningside Academy has returned less than one percent of school-year tuition. Come find out how by using some of the teaching procedures outlined in this workshop.

This workshop will include both descriptions and activities to introduce four procedures for content analysis. The four elements that will be covered are:

1) Learning Channels – is an analysis that identifies how the student makes sensory contact with the instruction (seeing, hearing, touching, etc.) and a description of how the student responds (say, write, do etc.). This gives the ability to set up different pinpoints that are possible to specific skill areas.

2) Tool, Component, Composite-  is a systematic approach that analyzes composite skills into their most elementary units (tool and component skills) and develops a range of foundational and subskills to achieve the desirable outcomes.

3) Concept analysis- teaches concept though careful arrangement of minimal rational sets of teaching examples and non-examples  and sets of testing examples and non-examples using critical and variable features.

4) Kinds of learning -takes in to account what is being learned.  How is learning a fact different from learning a concept?  How is a chain response (saying the alphabet) different from applying a principle to a new problem? This analysis then takes into account the protocol for instruction for the different kinds of learning.

Don’t miss this opportunity! Seating is limited. Register today!

Saturday, August 24, 2013
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
$50.00 (includes 4 CEUs)Register online by August 23rd by clicking the button below. Checkout is on the left side of the page via Paypal.

Location:
Manoa Innovation Center
Conference Room
2800 Woodlawn Dr. Honolulu, HI 96822
Registration at the door begins at 8:30 AM

TRICARE ABA Policy Changes

Click on the links below to read more about the upcoming changes to the TRICARE ABA policy.  Included are links to an online petition and sample letters you can write to help raise awareness of the challenges military families may face as a result of the upcoming TRICARE ABA policy changes.

See what TRICARE covers for Applied Behavior Analysis
http://www.tricare.mil/Home/CoveredServices/SeeWhatsCovered/AppliedBehaviorAnalysis.aspx

TRICARE Frequently Asked Questions
http://www.tricare.mil/faqs/

American Military Families Autism Support (AMFAS) Summary of Changes
http://amfas.org/media/amfasdocs/ABA-assessment-letter.pdf

AMFAS Sample Letter
http://amfas.org/aba-sample-letter

Change.org Petition: Stop TRICARE from Autism Therapy Cutbacks
https://www.change.org/petitions/tricare-stop-tricare-from-autism-therapy-cutbacks

How the changes will affect military families
http://www.military.com/daily-news/2013/07/16/tricares-new-autism-policy-raises-concerns.html

http://www.ageofautism.com/2013/07/tricare-going-awol-on-military-autism-families.html#more

Military parents and HABA Past-President Anne Lau speak about their concerns on KHON2 News
http://www.khon2.com/2013/07/17/families-worried-after-military-insurance-provider-announces-change-to-autism-coverage/

Webinar with Dr. Patrick McGreevy

Webinar with Dr. Patrick McGreevy – Using the Essential for Living assessment & curriculum for older kids and adults: A two-part webinar series.
Register by July 11th, 5 PM HST
You will receive a confirmation email with the link to the Fuze webinar the night before each webinar after registration closes.
Registration is now closed.
Click the above Add to Cart button to purchase registration for both July 13 and August 10 webinars for $80 ($20 savings).  Checkout is on the left side of the page.
To register for the webinars seperately, click the buttons below.

July 13, 2013 : Teaching the Essential Eight Skills and Managing Problem Behavior / 3pm-5pm EST / 12pm-2pm PST / 9am-11am HST
$50 (includes 2 CEUs) or $80 for both July 13 & August 10 webinars (includes 4 CEUs)
Registration is now closed.
Click the above Add to Cart button to purchase registration for only the July 13 webinar.  Checkout is on the left side of the page.

August 10, 2013 : Teaching Should-have, Good-to-have, and Nice-to-have Functional Skills / 3pm-5pm EST / 12pm-2pm PST / 9am-11am HST
$50 (includes 2 CEUs)


Click the above Add to Cart button to purchase registration for only the August 10 webinar.  Checkout is on the left side of the page.

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2013 CONFERENCE DETAILS

Join us on beautiful O’ahu for our 9th Annual Conference – Children and Family Services: Effective Treatment Interventions Across the Lifespan.  This year\’s program will feature Dr. Patricia Wright, Ph.D., MPH from Easter Seals and a workshop The Gold Standard of Autism Treatment by Dr. Patrick Ghezzi, Ph-D,  BCBA-D, LBA (NV) from the University of Nevada, Reno.

When:  Saturday, October 19, 2013  -  9 AM – 6 PM
Where: University of Hawai’i at Manoa Campus Center Ballroom, Honolulu, Hawai\’i
Accommodations:  www.HiltonHawaiianVillage.com
Group code for discounted rates at the Hilton Hawaiian Village: 60E
Deadline for reservations is Tuesday, September 24, 2013.
Cost:  $40– Parents,   $50– HABA Members,   $75–Non-HABA Members
8 CEU’s available

Anyone can apply to be a HABA Member!  Apply at www.hawaiiaba.org

Call for Posters: If you are interested in sharing your research, HABA invites you to submit abstracts for poster presentations to conference.chair@hawaiiaba.org.

Free Exhibitor Area.  Inquire for details at conference.chair@hawaiiaba.org