OCASG ONLINE - Getting a Little Help on Your Journey to Independence

OCASG ONLINE - Getting a Little Help on Your Journey to Independence

Monday, August 17, 2020 at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)
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This ONLINE meeting will focus on Getting a Little Help on Your Journey to Independence with Kathy Taylor, Executive Director of Creative Solution and Isaac Bermudez and Kyley Rouse, Behavioral Assistance of Brett DiNovi and Associates, LLC. 

Kyley and Isaac speech title is "Supporting the Transition to Young Adulthood: How behavioral strategies can help."  The presentation will focus on using behavioral strategies to support an individual transitioning to young adulthood. This presentation will focus on the domains that become a priority during this transition and share how parents can leverage their young adult's passion and interest to create opportunities for maximum independence. This presentation will be applicable to parents of all ages. Parents of young adults can benefit from strategies that they can consider implementing now and parents of young children can take a look ahead and get a glimpse at how to support their growing child.

There is no cost for this meeting; however, you will be required to execute a simple Liability Waiver

About the Speakers:

Kathy Taylor, Executive Director at Creative Support
Kathy Taylor is the Executive Director at Creative Support where she has worked for 38 years.  As Executive Director, Kathy provides Vocational Counselor and an Independent Living Skills.
Kathy received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), a Master of Arts in Psychology from California State University, Long Beach and completed a post-graduate program in Behavior Analysis at the California State University, Los Angeles. 

Creative Support is an agency that began in 1979; a group of special education teachers founded CS with the belief and vision that everyone deserves a full and enriched life.  They offer versatile programs for people with various abilities and challenges; programs include instruction, support, resource information and advocacy.  Each program encourages their clients to be independent as possible in a safe and positive learning environment.

Creative Support is an agency that began in 1979; a group of special education teachers founded CS with the belief and vision that everyone deserves a full and enriched life.  We offer versatile programs for people with various abilities and challenges; programs include instruction, support, resource information and advocacy.  Each program empowers those we support and encourages them to be as independent as possible in a safe and positive learning environment.

Our staff is a team of passionate, resourceful and well-trained professionals who are dedicated to helping the people we support embrace all aspects of independence.  Every staff is strong but we identify the best staff for each person’s needs and personality. CS provides extensive initial training and year-round education to ensure that each staff member is equipped to assist the people we support to lead a well-balanced life and address real-life situations.

Isaac Bermudez, Vice President at Brett DiNovi and Associates, LLC. 
Isaac Bermudez is the Vice President of Brett DiNovi & Associates California and has been providing services in applied behavior analysis since 1998.  He received his graduate degree from the California State University, Los Angeles in Psychology with a specialization in Behavior Analysis. In 2005, he became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and in the same year was awarded the Julie Vargas Award for student research at the California Association for Behavior Analysis annual conference. Isaac has worked for several providers in Southern California and has been in executive leadership since 2006. During that time Isaac has held positions such as Clinical Director, Director of Clinical Operations, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Behavior Analyst, Executive Director and most recently Vice President. Isaac’s focus is on developing and growing healthy ABA practices and works closely with the clinical and administrative teams to create and implement systems to provide quality ABA services to individuals of all ages and various diagnoses.

Isaac is qualified to provide ABA services in all environments including schools, homes and communities. In addition, Isaac stays active in the field by conducting workshops, symposiums, and being a presenter at state, national, and international conferences on topics such as school support and consultation, behavior phenotypes, behavior intervention plans, mentorship, performance management and more. He has co-authored several articles for the Association for Professional Behavior Analyst (APBA) monthly newsletter on issues related to functional assessments and technology for behavior analysts. Most recently Isaac was the co-author of a chapter in a textbook entitled Multiculturalism and Diversity in Behavior Analysis: Bridging Theory and Application. Isaac’s professional philosophy is to support and build a healthy ABA practice by creating the systems to passionately support its staff so they are in the best position to deliver the highest quality services possible. Isaac’s primary aim is to help clients achieve social significant outcomes towards a more independent life.
 

Kyley Rouse, Behavioral Assistance of Brett DiNovi and Associates, LLC. 
Kyley has a Bachelors of Arts in Social Sciences from Hope International University and a Masters of Arts in Education and Behavioral Analysis from Arizoni State University. Previously she was with Love 2 Learn where she worked with children with autism and related developmental disabilities. where she administered 1:1 intervention, Natural Environment Teaching (NET), Discrete Trial Training (DTT) focusing on social skills, verbal behaviors, and reducing maladaptive behavior to learners in the home and in social settings. 

The meeting starts at 7:00pm, and is free to individuals and families dealing with AS, HFA or PDD-NOS, but reservations are required.

Event hosted by

The Orange County Asperger's Support Group
P.O. Box 17785
Irvine, CA, 92623-7785
OCASG
ocasupport@gmail.com

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