ABA, Autism, and Inclusivity Panel (with QR code)
From Lauren Allen
Attention: To earn your CE or CTLE for this session, check in by scanning the QR code from this video intro in CE Helper or entering Event Code 1976 for this session into CE Helper. To check out, you will do the same using the QR code or Event Code included at the end of the session, in the recording.
Recent discussions regarding the controversy surrounding applied behavior analysis (ABAI, n.d., NeuroClastic, n.d.) have indicated a strong need for increased understanding regarding how the field should promote and engage in compassionate, empathetic care that promotes autonomy and inclusivity. While behavior analytic programs have historically taught foundational and philosophical concepts, research suggests few teach skills such as compassion (LeBlanc et al., 2020), which is critical in working toward self-determination, equity, and autonomy for those with whom we work and serve. This panel, with introduction by Michael Gilberg, will discuss the importance of compassion and empathy in behavior analysis, as well as ways to promote equity in the field. Panelists will also examine historical and current problems within ABA, with an emphasis on working toward inclusivity.