2017 Professional Training Schedule: Applied Behavior Analysis CEUs

ACN is authorized to provide BACB Type 2 CEUs for the courses described below.

Each course offers BCBA CEUs (read under each description for CEU amounts)

These trainings are specifically designed for certified behavior analysts. The content of the trainings assumes that participants have mastery of ABA content areas as determined by the BACB task list. 

All trainings are held at Autism Community Network

4242 Woodcock Dr. Suite 101

San Antonio, TX 78228

Remote live videoconferencing is available for all dates using http://www.zoom.us/.

To participate using this option, you must have a working webcam and microphone on your computer, laptop, tablet, or smart phone.

Participants are expected to participate on camera during the training (e.g., the presenter will be able to see all participants).

For system requirements click here.


To register click below or call (210) 435-1000. For more information, contact Dr. Berenice de la Cruz at berenice@acn-sa.org.


Cost: $45/person/training; $75/person for 2 trainings on the same day
Late Registration (After 5pm the Wednesday prior to the Training): $55/person/training; $85/person for 2 trainings on the same day.


Data Collection and Analysis for Behavior Analysts

July 28     8:30-11:30 am (Central Time)

This is an intermediate training on data collection. Data collection is a vital component of all ABA therapy programs. This advance course will further participants’ ability to utilize data when making therapeutic decisions. Behavior Analysts will (a) identify essential components of appropriate goals, (b) identify advantages and disadvantages of various data collections methods, (c) graph data, (d) analyze data, and (e) make therapeutic decisions based on the data. Behavior Analysts are encouraged to bring data without identifying information to use during the training. Pre-requisite: Knowledge and experience in data collection or attendance in ACN Professional.

Presenter: Berenice de la Cruz, Ph.D., BCBA-D


Creating and Utilizing Video Modeling and Video Prompting

July 28 12:30-3:30 pm (Central Time)

Video modeling (VM) and video prompting (VP) are evidence-based practices for teaching people with ASD. Behavior Analysts will (a) define VM (b) define VP, (c) identify skills that have been taught with VM and VP, (d) identify the types of learners that benefit from VM and VP, (e) and identify the steps in using VM and VP.

Presenter: Berenice de la Cruz, Ph.D., BCBA-D


Supervising ABA Students

August 18  8:30-4:30 pm (Central Time)

This course will provide the knowledge and skills required for the effective supervision of those who deliver behavior-analytic services and those who are pursuing BACB certification. Behavior Analysts will (a) identify reasons for effective, evidence-based supervision, (b) describe potential outcomes of ineffective supervision, (c) describe components of effective supervision, (d) describe components of behavioral skills training of supervisees, (e) describe formats for providing behavior skills training, and (f) identify behavior skills training across relevant skill areas. (This training program is based on the BACB Supervisor Training Curriculum Outline but is offered independent of the BACB). 8 Type 2 Ethics CEUs.

Presenter: Berenice de la Cruz, Ph.D., BCBA-D


Teaching Joint Attention to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

September 22   8:30-11:30 am (Central Time)

Behavior Analysts will learn (a) definitions of joint attention from the perspective of various fields, (b) about the relationship between joint attention and autism (c) about the relationship between joint attention and language development, and (d) how to teach joint attention in the natural environment and during structured therapy.

Presenter: Berenice de la Cruz, Ph.D., BCBA-D


Treating Motor Stereotypies

September 22    12:30-3:30 pm (Central Time)

Stereotype behaviors are defined as noninjurious behavior that involves repetitious and invariant movement of one or more body parts that serves no apparent social function and a high time allocation (Lewis & Baumeister, 1982). Behavior Analysts will identify a) antecedent interventions to treat motor stereotypies, b) way to determine replacement skills that match the specific sensory function of stereotypies, c) consequence strategies to decrease stereotypies, and d) the limitations of the research in treating stereotypies.

Presenter: Berenice de la Cruz, Ph.D., BCBA-D  & Adrienne Gaither, OTR, C-SIPT


Programming for Early Reading Skills

October 13  8:30-11:30 am (Central Time)

Behavior Analysts will identify (a) prerequisite and component skills of the alphabetic principal, (b) the role that visual stimulus control plays in early reading skills, (c) the role that auditory stimulus control plays in early reading skills, and (d) instructional programming according to behavioral principal.

Presenter: Berenice de la Cruz, Ph.D., BCBA-D  


Teaching Safety Skills to Children

October 13  12:30-3:30 pm (Central Time)

Behavior Analysts will identify (a) antecedent interventions to promote safety, (b) risk factors associated with injuries, (c) the role of parent’s behavior and beliefs in safety, and (d) the steps to utilize behavior skills training to teach safety skills.

Presenter: Berenice de la Cruz, Ph.D., BCBA-D  


Prelinguistic Milieu Teaching

November 17   8:30-11:30 am (Central Time)

Prelinguistic Milieu Teaching is a communication intervention for children who are non-verbal and not yet communicating frequently.  It focuses on teaching early intentional communication, in the form of gestures, eye-gaze, and vocalizations. Behavior Analysts will identify a) prelinguistic communication, b) milieu teaching techniques, c) how to create opportunities for children to communicate within routines, and how to measure turn-taking within routines.

Presenter: Jesse Franco,  Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCBA-D


Practical Strategies for Identifying and Treating Apraxia and

Other Speech Disorders in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

November 17   12:30-3:30 pm (Central Time)

Behavior Analysts will a) understand typical development of speech in children; b) identify differential characteristics of childhood apraxia of speech; c) compare methods for treating speech disorders in children with ASD, and d) demonstrate phonological recasting.

Presenter: Jesse Franco,  Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCBA-D


Functional Analysis

December 8   8:30-11:30 am (Central Time)

This training is designed for people with some experience with Functional Behavior Assessment procedures. Behavior Analysts will (a) define functional analysis (FA), (b) identify conditions used in FA, (c) interpret FA results, (d) and identify limitations/considerations of FA.



Research Advancements in Treatment Selection for Challenging Behavior

December 8  12:30-3:30 pm (Central Time)

This course will focus on when to implement specific treatments for challenging behavior. Behavior Analysts will (a) identify guiding values to selecting interventions, (b) identify questions to guide in the treatment selection of escape and attention maintained behavior, (c) identify function-based interventions to address escape-maintained behavior, and (d) identify function-based interventions to address attention-maintained behavior.

Presenter: Berenice de la Cruz, Ph.D., BCBA-D