Life after School: Charting the Transition from Student to Adult with Dr. Vanessa Tucker, BCBA-D

Dr. Vanessa Tucker, BCBA-DMarch 1, 2022 - March 1, 2022 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Connections Behavior Planning and Intervention welcomes Dr. Vanessa Tucker, BCBA-D, for a webinar on adult- and transition-services!

This event will be recorded for later viewing in case you register but are unable to join in live.


Behavior Analysts working with learners aged 16 and over have a responsibility to consider life after public school. The definition of access changes from early childhood, where the focus is so much on basic learner skills, to adulthood, where the focus becomes using those skills already learned in a functional and productive way. Supports for these learners that will bring them the greatest possible independence and quality of life requires a unique set of tools, including an understanding of how to support clients and students behaviorally on their path into and through adulthood. There are several things that BCBAs need to be aware of in order to support our older learners.

This course will focus on such vital areas as IEP-related Transition Plans and adult services once they are no longer in the school system. In addition, we will tackle the big question: What does access mean for an older learner, and how to we promote it?

About the Presenter:

Dr. Vanessa Tucker, BCBA-D, is a board certified behavior analyst (doctoral level) who practices privately with a focus on providing program supports, interventions, mentoring and evaluations in school settings. She is also an Associate Professor of Special Education at Pacific Lutheran University in Parkland, WA. She has been teaching and/or coordinating special education programs for 25 years, and has been in the field of ABA for 10. Her primary areas of interest are the application of ABA in the school setting and behavior interventions for students with complex support needs.

Vanessa got her general and special education certification in 1995 from Western Washington University. She obtained her Masters in Low Incidence Disabilities in 2002 from the University of Washington and her Ph.D. in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism from the University of Washington in 2009. She has worked as a special education teacher, program coordinator and consultant.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Attendees will define and describe the basics of IEP – based transition plans, including the procedural and substantive requirements,
  2. Attendees will explore ways that they can support the school team in developing interventions to assist the student’s access to their transition planning,
  3. Attendees will discuss the nature of “access” skills and how they change in the transition to adulthood,
  4. Attendees will discuss collaborating with outside providers pertinent to the secondary levels, and how this changes over time.

CEU’s included, and Cost to Attend:

  • 3.0 Learning BACB CEU’s
    • $60 (CEU’s included in price)

For questions, challenges with registration, or any other needed information, please contact Dusty, Director of Continuing Education and ACE Coordinator for CBPI, LLC, at continuingeducation@connections-behavior.com.

Connections Behavior Planning & Intervention, LLC, is a BACB-Approved ACE Provider (Provider # OP-17-2781). The BACB does not directly sponsor or endorse this event, its speakers, or its content.

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