Presenters will review ways to identify challenging behaviors and discuss the important yet nuanced distinction between behaviors that may limit long-term independence and those that are simply “different” or unique to your child. Strategies for teaching potential replacement behaviors will also be covered.
Dr. Whittington-Barnish: Dr. Ashley Whittington-Barnish is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Board Certified Behavior Analyst – Doctoral (BCBA-D), and Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP). Having dedicated over 20 years to working with individuals with autism and developmental disabilities across home, school and center-based settings, Ashley has an enduring passion for supporting young children and their families. In addition to her role as Clinical Director at Stride Autism Centers, Ashley serves as Associate Professor and University Chair of the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Department at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology’s Chicago campus.
Molly White: Molly White is a Lead Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) at Stride Autism Centers. Molly has experience working with individuals ages two to 63 with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. She is passionate about helping underserved populations gain access to necessary therapy, as well as providing effective supervision and training to ABA professionals to ensure the provision of high-quality therapy.