ECAP & ECABA celebrate Florida Behavior Analysis Week

By: Becky Kelly

 

In celebration of “Florida Behavior Analysis Week,” FSU’s Early Childhood Autism Program (ECAP) and the Emerald Coast Association for Behavior Analysis (ECABA) are hosting a community meet and greet 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, September 7, at the ECAP Clinic Parent Resource Center (FSU Panama City Technology Building).

Clinicians and parents who have worked with Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) providers will answer questions, share their experiences and discussed ABA. Light refreshments provided. The event is free and open to the public. Media is welcome to attend.

“We are excited shed light on what applied behavior analysis is and what it means for our community,” said Nikki Dickens FSU ECAP’s associate director. “The use of ABA therapy to develop academic, social, language and daily living skills has had a tremendous impact on children with autism and other developmental delays.”

In honor of the 36th anniversary of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis (FABA), September 5-9, 2016 is recognized by the State Legislature as “Florida Behavior Analysis Week.” FABA was founded in 1980 to promote the ethical, humane and effective application of behavior principles in settings ranging from the community group home to the corporate boardroom.

ECAP is a non-profit 501(c) 3 intervention and community outreach program that provides ABA services to local children diagnosed with autism. Since 2001, ECAP has helped local children learn countless language, social cognitive and academic skills. Through the years, the program has grown from in-home and in-school therapy to include an on-campus clinic and a parent resource center. The clinic also serves as a learning tool for FSU Panama City’s applied behavior analysis master’s students.

ECABA, a chapter of the Florida Association of Behavior Analysis (FABA) is located in Panama City, Fla. Founded in January 2001, ECABA promotes the ethical, humane and effective application of behavior principles to all segments of society including education, business, industry and government.

For more information contact Dickens at 850-770-2241 or ndickens@pc.fsu.edu or email ECABA’s President Lauren Broadwell at lbroadwell@fsu.edu.

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