Family Celebration & Mini disAbility Resource Fair!

Do you or a loved one have a disability? Would you like a night of fun and fellowship with opportunities to connect with other families and community resources? Come out to our: Family Celebration & Mini disAbility Resource Fair! This is a free event and  will be co-hosted by Central Virginia’s Individual and Family Support…

Sensitive Santa

Come join us for a very special Sensory Friendly Santa experience! This will be a visit with Santa in a quiet and calm environment for children with sensory sensitivities. The lights will be dimmed, soothing soft sounds in the background, and no jingle bells, or booming chants of “Ho Ho Ho!” This event will require…

Replacement Behaviors- Why they are essential!

Written by: Danielle Kessinger, M.Ed, BCBA, LBA In Applied Behavior Analysis, we help individuals decrease challenging behaviors by implementing a variety of interventions. The challenging behavior an individual might display, is their form of communication to get what they want/need. A method to prevent the reoccurrence of challenging behaviors is to implement replacement behaviors. Replacement…

Developmental Disabilities Waivers 101

Medicaid waivers provide services and supports at home and in the community to children and adults with developmental disabilities who meet diagnostic, functional and financial eligibility requirements. This workshop will address:  the 3 types of DD Waivers; services available in each of the 3 waivers; eligibility; how to apply for the waivers; and resources available while you wait. This workshop…

Evidence Based Strategies for Assessments & Interventions of Challenging Behavior

This 7-hour training session will review evidence-based strategies for assessing and treating challenging behaviors commonly exhibited by individuals with developmental disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Participants will be introduced to a variety of a tools that can be used to assess the function or cause of challenging behavior.  The presenter will then introduce evidence-based…

Exploring Autism and Co-occurring Behavioral Health Conditions

The workshop addresses the co-occurring behavioral health conditions that are most common in individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Content of the workshop includes:  Characteristics and prevalence of co-occurring behavioral health conditions  Differential diagnosis and characterization of behavioral health conditions in individuals with autism spectrum disorder  Approaches to treatment of co-occurring behavioral health conditions in individuals…

The Uniqueness of Women and Girls on the Autism Spectrum

Join CRAAG to hear about The Uniqueness of Women and Girls on the Autism Spectrum. Topics to be covered Gender differences in ASD across the lifespan “Camouflaging differences Implications for supporting girls and women on the Autism Specturm The presentation will be led by Dr. Rose Nevill, Director of UVA Autism Research Core and Dr.…

Trauma Informed Care for Behavior Analysts — Buzzword or Just Good Practice?

Trauma Informed Care for Behavior Analysts — Buzzword or Just Good Practice? What Defines a Trauma Informed Organization or System? “A program, organization, or system that is trauma-informed: Realizes the widespread impact of trauma and understands potential paths for recovery; Recognizes the signs and symptoms of trauma in clients, families, staff, and others involved with…