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A4: Positive Behavior Supports Across Environments


This presentation will cover the diagnoses of Autism, Intellectual Disability and Dual Diagnosis. Participants will discuss the use of positive behavior supports across environments ranging from residential to foster care/kinship care placements. Participants will also discuss the functions of behavior and different strategies and goals relating to those functions (i.e., increasing communication skills, decreasing maladaptive behaviors, etc.).

Approved by DCS for Foster Care Parent Hours

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will have a better understanding of Autism, Intellectual Disability and Dual Diagnosis.
  • Participants will learn the four main reasons why individuals engage in behaviors.
  • Participants will discuss general goals and helpful strategies to work with clients with ASD, ID, and/or DD across environments (residential, foster care, etc).

Presenter Bio:

Jessica Piechocki is a licensed social worker who has worked with youth with autism and their families for over 10 years. She is currently the Director of the Intensive Behavioral Intervention Services (IBI) at Damar where her team of master level clinicians provide specialized behavioral interventions geared to youth with DD/ID and autism.

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Presenter:

Jessica Piechocki, MSW, LSW