Wednesday, January 04, 2006

FREE Parenting Series in NJ

This is from COSAC:

Parent Series on Behavioral Intervention & Educational Rights and Home-Based Consultation Services

This series of classes is presented four times per year at various locations throughout New Jersey. This series is designed for parents who have children with autism, PDD-NOS, “autistic-like” behaviors, and related developmental disabilities.

Parents and other family members can be the best teachers a child with autism will ever have. Thus, COSAC teaches family members those techniques that have been demonstrated to be effective with individuals with autism to increase the family's likelihood of an improved outcome. Behavioral treatment offers a systematic and well-researched approach to teaching appropriate behaviors and decreasing inappropriate behaviors. Most individuals with pervasive developmental disorders have an expanded repertoire of skills and increased quality of life when the treatment is implemented in a person-centered, positive, and consistent manner. The Parent Series on Behavioral Intervention focuses on this type of assessment and teaching, formally known as applied behavior analysis (ABA).

The classes cover the following information: how to define and analyze behavior, how behaviors are learned, the components of successful teaching, and safely reducing inappropriate behaviors. Other important classes include information on advocacy, special education rights, and parent and professional collaboration. COSAC staff presents the series using a combination of lecture, videotape, and group participation activities.

COSAC's 2006 Parent Series will be held in Mercer, Union, Salem and Bergen Counties. Be sure to visit our COSAC News & Events page for details about the next Parent Series.

Parent Series on Behavioral Teaching - January 14, 21, 28 and February 4, 2006
Location: Kimball Medical Center600 River AvenueLakewood, NJ 08701
10 AM-230 PM
Cost: Free
Contact Barbara Wells @ 609-883-8100 x 45 or -email her at for more information.

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