CBS at the CalABA 37th Annual Western Regional Conference

On February 1, 2019, CBS’ Director Dr. Joyce Tu, along with CBS’ Clinical Director, Dr. Shaji Haq, Assistant Director Ronald Moreno, Behavior Consultant Justin Chan, Dr. Fahad Alrasheed and Technician Juan Rafael, presented two original behavior analytic research studies in a poster session as part of the California Association for Applied Behavior Analysis (CalABA) 37th Annual Western Regional Conference in Long Beach. 

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A Third Year of ABA Workshops in China

 


Dr. Joyce C. Tu, founder and director of Center for Behavioral Sciences and our related company, ABA Unlimited, traveled to China again last week to present four days of behavior analysis workshops in two cities:  Haikou and Guangdong, the most populous cities in southern China’s Hainan and Guangdong provinces.  Filled to capacity, there were about 500 attendees—primarily educators and physicians.  This is a repeat performance for Dr. Tu, who has presented a series of six applied behavior analysis (“ABA”) workshops in China in three consecutive years, reportedly earning unanimous praise from frontline teachers, industry experts and institutional leaders.

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Autism Therapy Robots, Arise!

By Astrid Liddel

 

Some people on the autism spectrum might seem like robots trying to discover how to be human.  As an individual diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), I can tell you that robots and autism can be a helpful mix.  Although modern robot therapy is used primarily in helping children, perhaps someday robots will be used to help people of all ages with ASD.

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An Interview with Sean Barron

By Astrid Liddel

 

Finding someone with high-functioning autism to interview for my blog was surprisingly difficult.  People don’t tend to advertise their autism, so you can imagine how excited I was to have the opportunity to interview Sean Barron about his inspirations and advice to young people with autism—particularly young writers!

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ABA Must Not Overlook Adolescents and Adults

By Shaji Haq, Ph.D., BCBA-D

 

Over the past twenty years, applied behavior analysis (ABA) treatment providers for children with developmental disabilities—particularly autism spectrum disorder (ASD)—have multiplied exponentially.  But ABA treatment facilities for adults are sparse.  This is a tragedy; we’re often stopping short when treatment is still critical, and in some cases, even more so.

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FINDING BALANCE

Finding Balance:

Autism’s Weaknesses & Strengths

By Astrid Liddel

Autism, depression and anxiety can make life very difficult.  Often, I find it hard just to get out of bed and get dressed.  Not everything is hard for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), though.  In this post, I will be discussing some of the things that come (and don’t come) easily and why.

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CBS Presents ABA Training In China

        

Last week for the second consecutive year, Dr. Joyce Tu, Ed.D., BCBA-D, founder and Director of Center for Behavioral Sciences, and CBS Behavior Consultant Coco Liu, M.A., traveled to China for 10 days to share the science of behavior analysis.  CBS lectured and presented a series of workshops on topics in behavior analysis for over 250 special education teachers in Beijing, Taiyuan and other major Chinese cities.

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