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We are SUPER happy to support this event!!

Below you will find important information regarding the event activity!

Location: Pepper Park Northside (behind Navy Seal Museum)  (parking free)!

Check in: Exhibitors will be greeted at the entrance to the beach by John Denny And/or Tracy Basta

Time: Start checking in by 7:30am – Please be set up by 8:30am – Our event runs from 9am-4pm

**For safety purposes, please make sure that your tent is secured with tie downs and buckets. (You must bring your own)
There will be complimentary water throughout the day and lunch available after our families and volunteers have theirs.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. I am attaching a digital copy of our event poster for you.
If by any chance you cannot attend the event, please let us know.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there!

Thank you, Tracy Bastante Surfers for Autism VP Marketing & Media  561-866-7979 tracy@surfersforautism.org

Colleen C. DeMello, MA, LPC, BCBA, LBA
Regional Clinical Director

Applied Behavioral Strategies LLC
3320 Cardinal Drive # 643629
Vero Beach, FL  32963

Office: 844-854-7400 Fax: 203-513-3352
www.appliedbehavioralstrategies.com

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Join the Journal Club focusing on Optimal Outcomes! If you’re interested, this is the meeting for you!

Journal Club Optimal Outcomes 
Mon, Jun 3, 2019 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT 

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/117059269

You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (646) 749-3122 

Access Code: 117-059-269 

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: 
https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/117059269

Moulton, E., Barton, M. Robins, D. L., Abrams, D. N., & Fein, D. (2016).

Early characteristics of children with ASD who demonstrate optimal progress between age two and four. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46, 2160-2173.

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Ok! that moment you have all been writing about and waiting for has arrived! I have finally made enough time in my life to copy and paste our BT/RBT Onboarding for you. I’m so thrilled to be able to share anything that will make your lives easier. Thank you for your positive feedback on our previously posted BCBA Onboarding! Please know that I am always open to suggestions so please don’t be too shy to speak up.

As with our BCBA onboarding, this does not include the basics such as the job application, i9, or W4. We have recently starting using an HRIS program. (After a long and careful search, we went with Bird Dog HR because within their performance management section, they offer the ability to do electronic score cards. What better way to give feedback than an OBM strategy!?!?) So employees use that system to complete the new employee basics. This list is all other training they have to do. This is also laid out in our BirdDogHR platform so it’s really a PSI for staff as they get acclimated with Applied Behavioral Strategies as an employer.

Note that all of this training comes with handouts and forms for attestation. Some of our training is also in video format so staff don’t get bored just reading things.

Phase 1: Completed in Conjunction with HR & Onboarding Team

 

  1. Fingerprint Appointment and results
  2. NPA Code Metro Training (note, this is our practice management software. Billing and time keeping)
  3. NPA for MAC users
  4. First Aid/CPR
  5. HIPAA training video and attestation (includes HIPAA and social media. Check out this cool paper my colleagues and I wrote on this topic!)
  6. ABS Policies & Procedures Manual which also includes an attestation that staff read it.
  7. Billing Memo and Attestation. We do this to help prevent fraud. Want to know more, check out our webinar on Ethical Issues Related to Billing for ABA Services.
  8. Mandated Reporter Training
  9. Sexual Harassment Training
  10. ABS Incident Report Training

Phase 2 Training: Independent and with Training Coordinator (BCBA)

  1. RBT Training (BT) and/or change RBT supervisor with BACB
  2. RBT certificate/documentation: send to HR
  3. NPA Code Metro GO Training (using phone to render services and obtain signatures)
  4. Review Policy & Procedure (ask if RBT has questions)
  5. Review NPA Code Metro to ensure timesheet for training entered appropriately
  6. Review NPA Code Metro locking & service log review
  7. Review NPA Code Metro scheduling and service authorization
  8. Review ABS Internal Task Analysis for NPA Code Metro
  9. Review NPA Code Metro client appointment, cancellations, mileage, drive time, and time off
  10. Review NPA Code Metro Availability & Monthly Scheduling
  11. Google Drive
  12. GMail Set up and footer and ABS Internal Email Groups
  13. Google Calendar
  14. Add new staff to calendar invites for upcoming socials and trainings
  15. Review phone use policy
  16. Review Dress and Professionalism and requirements for various location of services
  17. Review ABS Procedure for Vacation request & sick/Call Out
  18. Review the performance evaluation timeline
  19. Review Mileage and Drive Time and Hybrid/Electric Benefit
  20. Review BT Billing and Rendering memo and ask for questions
  21. Assign locking supervisor
  22. Review ABS procedures for file naming and saving
  23. Staff Completes New Staff Training Test
  24. Score and Review Test

Phase 3 Completed with BCBA (Clinical Supervisor of Each Client)

  1. BIP Track training
  2. Session Note Training (SOAP Note)
  3. School Training & Orientation
  4. PBIS & Emergency Responses
  5. ABS Internal Scheduling
  6. Task List (this is the chore list for people to do when a client cancels less than 24 hours)
  7. iPad Policies and Procedures including weekly iPad Checkin
  8. At least 3 overlap sessions on client 1
  9. At least 3 overlap sessions on client 2
  10. At least 3 overlap sessions on client 3

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