Autism Omnibus Hearing

Kane: Amber Kane

Corby: Laura Corby

Barbera: Mary Lynch Barbera, RN, MSN, BCBA

Drawing on her experience as both a parent of a son with autism, as well as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Mary Lynch Barbera will provide listeners with information to help children with autism learn language and other important skills. Mary will highlight strategies from her book: The Verbal Behavior Approach: How to Teach Children with Autism and Related Disorders, and provide guidance using the scientifically proven strategies of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) specifically utilizing B.F. Skinner’s Analysis of Verbal Behavior.

Collins: Britt Collins, MS, OTR/L & Jackie Olson

Britt and Jackie will go over everything occupational therapy has to offer children with autism and how parents can incorporate sensory activities into their child’s day whether they’re at home, school, or in the community. Working together with a child’s parents, OT, PT, etc., is a very important element. This mother and occupational therapist team promotes constant communication. They’ll also explain benefits of combining yoga with OT, Applied Behavior Analysis, and other treatments, such as aquatic therapy. Guest OTs will include Dr. Angela N.