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2017 Annual Meeting of the Trustees - In Person or via Webcast
General Schedule & Locations of CCBS Events during ABAI Document links (Annual Meeting documents) A big change this year! We are moving our Annual Meeting of the Trustees to May 2017 to accommodate your busy travel schedules. We will be holding our event on the day following the 43rd ABAI Convention in Denver, Colorado, on Tuesday, May 30th. The meeting will be held between 8:00 am and 12:00 noon (MDT) at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown Convention Center. (Room: Cripple Creek 2)  Continental breakfast will be provided. The $50. registration fee covers the cost of the room and breakfast. (Please consider sponsoring one of our exceptional graduate students by selecting "Attendee and Student Sponsor" from "Registration Type" above.) You may also attend through our webcast.  (Choose WEBCAST ATTENDEE from "Registration Type" above.)  For those of you attending the ABAI Convention, it is a short walk from either the Denver Convention Center of one of the hotels contracted for those attending the ABAI Convention. Get Map. Area Hotels with ABAI Convention Attendee Discounts: Hyatt Regency Denver 650 15th St., Denver, CO 80202 Telephone: 888-421-1442 Hyatt Regency Denver Reservations The Hyatt Regency Denver is sold out May 26, 27, and 28 for special ABAI Convention rates. Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel 1550 Court PlaceDenver, CO 80202elephone: 303-893-3333 Sheraton Denver Reservations Grand Hyatt Denver 1750 Welton StreetDenver, CO 80202Telephone: 303-295-1234 Grand Hyatt Denver Reservations Hyatt Place Denver Downtown 440 14th StreetDenver, CO 80202Telephone: 303-893-2900 Hyatt Place Denver Downtown Reservations (cut-off: May 2, 2017) Embassy Suites Denver Downtown 1420 Stout StreetDenver, CO 80202Telephone: 303-592-1000 Embassy Suites Denver Downtown Reservations, group code: ABA (cut-off: May 4, 2017)


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Sale - 50% reduction!Amorous Turkeys and AddictedDucklings
Amorous Turkeys and Addicted Ducklingsby Howard S. Hoffman Hoffman narrates to us the high points of 15 years of experimental and theoretical investigation of the primary social bond. How do ducklings, chicks, monkeys, and our own little babies form their very first attachments? Why is it important for us to know this? In telling the story of his long devotion to students, laboratory subjects, and data, he brings out aspects of science that are rarely spoken of. He makes the doing of research come alive, sharing with us the fun and frustrations of the laboratory, the pride of accomplishment, the fear of error, the personal friendships, and the personality clashes. He presents his own theoretical positions strongly but treats differing viewpoints with respect. All in all, Hoffman's account shows the scientific life to be a good life, and he himself emerges as an excellent model. ISBN 0-9623311-7-1 (1996) 194 p. (paper)Published by Authors Cooperative, Inc.


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NEW Title! The Eden Conspiracy: Educating for Accomplished Citizenship
The Eden Conspiracy is a unique book with at least four different audiences: policy makers and politicians seeking to dramatically improve the cost-effectiveness of education; educators who want to develop school programs that accelerate students’ progression from school to lifetime success; community stakeholders, including parents, business people, and civic leaders, who want their schools to better address the needs of their communities; and educational reformers who are ready for a sustainable approach that anchors educational programs in the ongoing needs of the communities they serve. Author, Joe Harless, thought leader and master practitioner in the field of organizational performance improvement and learning, brings thirty years of pioneering experience to the challenge of improving our schools. His Accomplishment-Based Curriculum Development approach represents a paradigm shift from organizing curriculum by categories of subject matter to designing curriculum to enable students to achieve specific accomplishments needed for successful personal life and top-paying employment. He advocates a “conspiracy” among all the stakeholders in a community and the school system to define what their educational programs need to produce. This new edition includes a summary of what has occurred since the first printing in 1998: a showcase program in Coweta County, Georgia, replicated in 36 other locations, exported to other nations, and enabling students to achieve nearly twice the average salary range for American workers upon graduation while drawing tens of millions of dollars of investment to communities where schools prepare their students for 21st century jobs and 21st century citizenship. Paperbound, 272 pages ISBN: 978-1-881317-18-0


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A Picture's Worth : PECS and Other Visual Communication Strategies in Autism- Second Edition 2011
p>Most young children with autism have significant delays in acquiring communication skills, a hallmark characteristic of autism. But with intensive early intervention and Applied Behavior Analysis techniques, children can be taught how to communicate successfully, even before they acquire the ability to use speech. A Picture's Worth examines the value of non-verbal communication strategies for children with autism, and presents the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) in detail. PECS is a communication system that allows a child to use a picture (or series of pictures) to express his needs and desires without a prompt or cue from another person. Authors Bondy and Frost co-developed PECS during many years of experience working with children with autism, and now share their expertise in this easy-to-understand guide for parents.After a thorough review of verbal communication development, A Picture's Worth explains how autism affects the acquisition and progression of those skills. Without the ability to express themselves, children with autism experience a high level of frustration, which is the root cause of many undesirable behaviors. The book explores the relationship between behavior and communication, teaching parents how to recognize patterns in their own child's behavior and when to begin a visual communication program such as PECS.The authors recommend that parents teach PECS in a succession of six phases. Each phase builds on the previous one, until a child is capable of constructing sentences with pictures to make requests and comments about his surroundings. The book provides many real-life case studies, along with a series of lessons, from beginning to more advanced PECS techniques.There is no minimum age or cognitive level required for a child to begin learning PECS. While PECS is frequently used with children who are non-verbal, it has been used effectively with kids who speak, but do not initiate communication. And contrary to many parents concerns, PECS does not inhibit a child's ability to acquire and use speech. A Picture's Worth promises the opportunity for most children with autism to acquire meaningful and effective communication skills.About the authors: Andy Bondy, Ph.D. has over 30 years experience working with children and adults with autism and developmental disabilities. Lori A. Frost, M.S., CCC/SLP is a certified speech-language pathologist with extensive experience helping children with limited speech and challenging behavior. Dr. Bondy and Ms. Frost are co-developers of the Picture Exchange Communication System and co-founders of Pyramid Educational Consultants. Format: Paperback Pages: 150 Author: Bondy, Andy,Frost, Lori Publisher: Woodbine House


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Actively Caring for People
This new book by Dr. E. Scott Geller and coleagues provides an inspiring example of how theory and practice can come together to change lives. Under his leadership the Actively Caring for People Movement has the potential to benefit the lives of millions of individals and groups. This book provides the research-based principles and real-life stories that will help to advance the Actively Caring for People Movement.


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Actively Caring for People in Schools: How to Cultivate a Culture of Compassion
Seven research-based lessons from psychology―the science of human experience―inspire the development of an actively caring for people (AC4P) culture. The education/training purpose: to enhance long-term positive and sustainable relations between teachers, students, school administrators, and SROs, and in turn cultivate an optimal teaching/learning climate and prevent interpersonal conflict and bullying behavior. Both education and training are provided. Each research-based principle for AC4P intervention is explained and followed by questions or scenarios to facilitate group discussion. Behavioral exercises are given to practice each principle and receive supportive and corrective feedback for continuous improvement. About the Author: E. Scott Geller, PhD, is an Alumni Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology at Virginia Tech. For 47 years, Professor Geller has taught and conducted research as a faculty member and Director of the Center for Applied Behavior Systems in the Department of Psychology. He has authored, edited or co-authored 36 books, 82 book chapters, 39 training programs, 259 magazine articles, and more than 300 research articles addressing the development and evaluation of behavior change interventions to improve quality of life on a large-scale. Each of the articles in this issue reflect this mission of applied behavioral science, as does his most recent 700-page book: Applied Psychology: Actively Caring for People, published this year by Cambridge University Press. Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inchesISBN-13: 978-1683502494ISBN-10: 1683502493Language: EnglishPublisher: Morgan James PublishingPaperback: 136 pages


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Actively Caring for People Policing: Building Positive Police/Citizen Relations
Throughout the years experts have struggled to define the term “police culture.” For most this label means a reactive approach to keeping people safe by using punitive consequences to punish or detain the perpetrators. The result: More attention is given to the negative reactive side of policing than a positive proactive approach to preventing crime by cultivating an interdependent culture of residents looking out for the safety, health, and well-being of each other. We believe police officers can play a critical and integral role in achieving such a community of compassion---an Actively Caring for People (AC4P) culture.  An AC4P culture can be fueled by AC4P Policing, and involves a paradigm shift regarding the role and impact of “consequences." With AC4P Policing, consequences are used to increase the quantity and improve the quality of desired behavior. Police officers are educated about the rationale behind using more positive than negative consequences to manage behavior, and then they are trained on how to deliver positive consequences in ways that help to cultivate interpersonal trust and AC4P behavior among police officers and the citizens they serve.   This teaching/learning process is founded on seven research-based lessons from psychology---the science of human experience. The first three lessons reflect the critical behavior-management fundamentals of positive reinforcement, observational learning, and behavior-based feedback. The subsequent four lessons are derived from humanism, but behaviorism or ABS is essential for bringing these humanistic principles to life. The result: humanistic behaviorism to enhance long-term positive relations between police officers and the citizens they serve, thereby preventing interpersonal conflict, violence, and harm. E. Scott Geller, Alumni Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech is a senior partner of Safety Performance Solutions, Blacksburg, VA. He has authored or coauthored 33 books, 82 book chapters, 259 magazine articles, and more than 350 research articles addressing the development and evaluation of behavior-change interventions to improve quality of life. Dr. Geller is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, the Association for Behavior Analysis International, and the World Academy of Productivity and Quality Sciences. He has received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the American Psychological Foundation and the International Organizational Behavior Management Network.Bobby Kipper began his career with the Newport News Police Department in 1977. During his 25-year career he served in the areas of patrol, investigations, media relations, and as executive assistant to the Chief of Police. Following his decorated 25 years’ service with the department, he served as the director of Virginia’s Gang Reduction Program at the Office of the Attorney General. Bobby is the founder and director of the National Center for the Prevention of Community Violence. His expertise in the area of community and school violence prevention has been recognized by the White House, Congress, and a number of states across America. His best-selling book, "No Colors: 100 Ways to Keep Gangs from Taking Away Our Communities," has been instrumental in developing gang reduction programs in communities across America. Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 9 inchesISBN-13: 978-1683500551ISBN-10: 1683500555Language: EnglishPublisher: Morgan James PublishingPaperback: 116 pages


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Actively Caring for People's Safety: How to Cultivate a Brother's/Sister's Keeper Work Culture
Imagine a work environment in which everyone actively cares for each other's safety and well-being on a routine basis. Employees at all levels of the organization provide their coworkers daily supportive feedback for safety-related behavior that prevents injuries. And whenever at-risk behavior is observed, corrective feedback is provided with empathy, accepted with humility, and is applied to effectively change the behavior to the safe alternative. This is the vision of a brother’s/sister’s keeper work culture.Using evidence-based principles from applied behavioral science and humanistic behaviorism, Actively Caring for People’s Safety is a behavior-based safety guidebook designed to show readers how to make the actively caring for people (AC4P) brother’s/sister’s keeper vision a reality. Safety professionals, work supervisors, corporate managers, and line workers who read, discuss, and practice the research-founded content in this handbook will be well-prepared and empowered to initiate and nurture an AC4P work culture in their organization.Features Lessons focus on the fundamental principles of cultivating an AC4P culture Discussion questions and exercises inspire practical self-study or group training Glossary of terms connect applied behavioral science and humanistic behaviorism to the AC4P movement About the AuthorsE. Scott Geller, Ph.D., Alumni Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech (VT), is cofounder and senior partner of Safety Performance Solutions, Inc. For 48 years, Professor Geller has taught and conducted research as a faculty member and director of the Center for Applied Behavior Systems in the Department of Psychology at VT. He is the author, coauthor, or editor of numerous books, book chapters, magazine articles, research articles, and courses addressing the development and evaluation of behavior-change interventions to improve quality of life on a large scale. Dr. Geller is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, the Association of Behavior Analysis International, and the World Academy of Productivity and Quality Sciences. Krista S. Geller, Ph.D., worked as a researcher throughout her undergraduate and graduate studies at VT’s Center for Applied Behavior Systems. She has travelled worldwide to assist in adapting the AC4P safety process to various cultures, languages, and work processes. Her mission is to inspire people to take the time to actively care for the safety of themselves and others. She is currently the Field Development Leadership Supervisor, Bechtel Corporation. Paperback, 192 pagesCopyright (c) 2017ISBN 978-0-939874-10-1 (print)


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Annual Campaign for Autism
Sponsorship Each year the Cambridge Center’s Changing Lives through Education, One Community at a Time Annual Drive for Autism seeks a few select sponsors.  Sponsors are critical to continuing to provide scholarship opportunities and lowered tuition costs for those seeking to gain information that will help improve the lives of those with- Autism in our local community.*  Main Event Sponsors ~ $5,000 Main event sponsors will be listed as such in all advertising and promotional material.  Special recognition of the event sponsors will be made during the annual conference.  A special Plaque from the Cambridge Center honoring the contribution will be awarded.   In addition 10 named full-tuition scholarships will be provided to individuals selected by main sponsors or their designee. (If none are selected those scholarships will be given awarded on a first-come first-served basis, adjusted for need).  Main event sponsors will be listed as such on the web site of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies. Student Research Sponsor ~ $600 Each year the Cambridge Center seeks to prompt and reward promising student research in Autism.  A special poster session is held at the conclusion of the annual conference which allows local and national colleges and Universities the opportunity to display their research.  Nationally recognized leaders in research are on hand to offer critiques, support, and guide future projects.  This year’s group of reviewers includes Gregory Hanley, PhD, BCBA-D, Professor of Psychology & Director of the Behavior Analysis Doctoral Program,Western New England University and Professor of Psychiatry,University of Massachusetts Medical School; Mary Jane Weiss, PhD, BCBA-D, Executive Director of Research, Melmark and  Professor, Institute for Behavioral Studies, Van Loan School at Endicott College; Mitchell Fryling, PhD, BCBA-D, Assistant Professor, California State University, Los Angeles; Thomas Zane, PhD, BCBA-D, Professor of Education and Director of Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis Programs, Institute for Behavioral Studies, Van Loan School at Endicott College; and Peter F. Gerhardt, EdD, Executive Director, The EPIC School, President, Peter Gerhardt Associates, LLC, and Past President, Organization for Autism Research with Introductory Remarks by Rob Holdsambeck, EdD, LCP, BCBA-D, Executive Director, Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies™ and  Founder, Holdsambeck and Associates with Amanda Paige Laprime, PhD, BCBA-D, Assistant to the Executive Director, Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies™ and Center for Children with Special Needs, Northeastern University. Student Research Sponsors will receive special recognition at the main conference and at the student research display area and will be provided a table for presentation during the poster session.  In addition, they will be listed in all promotional material developed for the conference. In addition 4 named full tuition scholarships will be awarded to individuals selected by the Student research Sponsor or their designee.  Student research event sponsors will also be listed on the web site for the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies™. Affiliate Sponsor~ $50 Organizations who apply for affiliate sponsor will be listed in the program brochure.  In addition special recognition of their organization will be made on the Cambridge Center web site. If you would like to donate another amount, restricted to the Autism Campaign or as a general donation, please visit our Donation page. Read more about the Annual Campaign for Autism.  Please complete the Sponsorship Application and fax to (978) 369-8584 or email pavlik@behavior.org.    *The Cambridge Center reserves the right to deny sponsorship to anyone who may seek to influence the content of the conferences or related material.  


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Applying Behavioral Analysis Across the Autism Spectrum - 2nd Edition
Applying Behavior Analysis Across the Autism Spectrum, Second Edition is appropriate for use in training programs designed to prepare personnel for working with children with autism, and which conform to the BACB's Guidelines in terms of course coverage and the required hours of field experience for graduate and undergraduate certification. In this second edition, Beth Sulzer-Azaroff is joined by co-authors Kathleen Dyer, Susan Dupont, and Dianne Soucy, who have added rich programmed applications from their actual practice settings. Each unit begins with a running narrative that provides a human-interest context for learning and practicing a set of basic instructional pre-programmed packages for students to master during their initial introduction to practice in the field. The narrative is then is followed by a set of well-structured materials to guide and support students as they more independently design and functionally analyze the impact of individually tailored programs With Applying Behavior Analysis Across the Autism Spectrum, first-time practitioners will gain experience in applying their previously acquired conceptual knowledge, thereby increasing their competence.
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