Keep Me Safe: Risk Prevention and Treatment for Children and Adults with ASDs with Dr. Vanessa Tucker, BCBA-D

Dr. Vanessa Tucker, BCBA-D

Connections Behavior Planning and Intervention is excited to welcome Dr. Vanessa Tucker, BCBA-D, for another webinar for Behavior Analysts! This event is designed to address safety concerns that are especially prominent for clients and families we serve.

See Dr. Tucker’s other webinars here.

Event Description:

Autistic children, adolescents and adults are often at increased risk of harm or death from common environmental hazards compared to non-autistic peers. Some research has identified specific risks as leading causes of premature death or injury in autistic populations. In this presentation, Dr. Tucker will share 5 of the top safety risks, along with preventative measures to address each of them, and will discuss resources to share with parents, educators, therapists, and others in positions to mediate these risks.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will identify and explore 5 top safety risks their students/children/patients with ASD may experience.
  2. Participants will identify preventative measures for each of the safety risk areas.
  3. Participants will identify interventions for each area along with free or low-cost tools to disseminate to families and colleagues.

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.

CEU’s included, and Cost to Attend:

  • 3.0 Learning BACB CEU’s
    • $59.99 (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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