Bonus Episode 16 - The New England Center for Children w/ Kim Walter

In honor of Autism Awareness Month, a portion of all of ABA Inside Track’s proceeds in April will be donated to the New England Center for Children. For those of you who haven’t heard of this internationally recognized school for individuals with ASD, Kim Walter joins us for a bonus chat about the ongoing mission of NECC to improve the lives of students, families, and behavior analysts. Fun fact: Without the New England Center for Children, there wouldn’t even BE an ABA Inside Track!!!

Interested in reaching your professional development goals and simultaneously donating to a worthy cause? Why not order some CEs from us and make all the dreams come true!

Bonus 8 - Autism Compassion Africa w/ Whitney Hammel

As part of Autism Awareness Month, ABA Inside Track is donating all money from CE processing fees to Autism Compassion Africa, a nonprofit group dedicated to improving the treatment of individuals with autism in Western Africa.  Diana and I spoke with one of the organization's founders, Whitney Hammel, about the work so far, about the newly founded school in Ghana, and about the challenges and rewards for a BCBA outside of the U.S.

Remember, you still have two weeks to purchase CEs on a variety of topics.  If you'd rather donate directly to Autism Compassion Africa, you can do that as well.  Thank you!

BONUS 7 - Sex Education for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities w/ Katherine McLaughlin

This week I had the pleasure of interviewing Katherine McLaughlin of Sexuality and Developmental Disability Workshops, creator of a sex education curriculum for individuals with disabilities.  We talk about how she came to this topic, the process of developing her curriculum, the challenges educators face in bringing up sex education, and why it's about time sexuality is being discussed in special education.  More information about Katherine and her curriculum can be found here.

Articles mentioned in this episode:

Shapiro, J.  (2018, January 9) For some with intellectual disabilities, ending abuse starts with sex ed.  Retrieved from https://www.npr.org

Collier, L.  (2017, December).  Seeking intimacy.  Monitor on Psychology, 48(11), pp. 48

Anthes, E.  (2017, December 7) Some adults with autism traits reject conventional sexual labels.  Retrieved from https://spectrumnews.org

Griswold, A.  (2017, May 3) Sex and other foreign words.  Retrieved from https://spectrumnews.org