Illinois Chapter

TACA Illinois holds Autism Learning Seminars, Coffee Talks and family events throughout the year. Our seminars feature educational speakers on important topics for ASD families. Our Coffee Talks and family events provide more settings where families can informally network, share resources and speak with seasoned parents.

Illinois Events

Saturday, April 21

Seminar: Is Your ABA Program Addressing Core Deficits of Autism

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Chicago Autism and Behavior Specialists (CABS)
901 W. Hawthorn Drive
Itasca, IL 60143
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Speaker: Amanda Parker, M.Ed BCBA
ABA therapy is the most prescribed treatment for children with autism. As the science of ABA and our understanding of autism continues to evolve, it is important that our programs are also evolving and addressing more than rote learning skills. In this workshop, we will review how your ABA program can address deficits of autism beyond the table to include referencing, perseverance, problem solving, flexibility, and more.
-Review of autism deficits and how they differ from cognitive deficits
-Discuss how these deficits affect your child’s long-term quality of life
-Learn key components to a quality ABA program
-Review videos of learners of all age groups working on deficits such as joint attention, perseverance, problem solving, and flexibility
-Learn ways to ensure social deficits and barriers are addressed in your child’s ABA program

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