Marla Root, Advocate Expert

Name: Marla RootRole / Credential: Advocate ExpertSpecial Learning’s Designation: Subject Matter Expert of Training on the BACB Autism Task List Sections A & ECompany Name: Step by Step AcademyCompany URL: stepbystepacademy.orgAbility to Contribute: Marla Root is the Director of Community Affairs and Advocacy with Step By Step Academy in Worthington, Ohio. Bio: She has worked […]
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Marc Zimmerman, PhD

Marc Zimmerman, phD Name: Marc Zimmerman Role / Credential: PhD Special Learning’s Designation: Panelist Company Name: School of Public Health University of Michigan Company URL: Ability to Contribute: Dr. Zimmerman’s research focuses on adolescent health and resiliency, and empowerment theory. His work on adolescent health examines how positive factors in adolescents’ lives help them […]
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Lynn Dudek, MBA, MS, CCC-SLP

Name: Lynn DudekRole / Credential: MBA, MS, CCC-SLPSpecial Learning’s Designation: Subject Matter Expert of Social Skills: Cool Ideas for Cool KidsCompany Name: Haugland Learning Center- Autism ServicesCompany URL:  hlccolumbus.comAbility to Contribute: Lynn M. Dudek is the Autism and Medical Rehabilitation Manager at Easter Seals Central and SE Ohio, Inc. and the owner of ASDSLP, LLC.  […]
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Lisa Timm, M.S., CCC-SLP

Lisa Timm Name: Lisa Timm Role / Credential:M.S., CCC-SLP Special Learning’s Designation: Panelist Company Name:PRC-Saltillo’s Implementation & Training Company URL: Ability to Contribute: Lynn M. Dudek is the Autism and Medical Rehabilitation Manager at Easter Seals Central and SE Ohio, Inc. and the owner of ASDSLP, LLC. She is a speech-language pathologist who has […]
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Lisa Berkowitz, MA, BCBA

Lisa Berkowitz, MA, BCBA Name: Lisa BerkowitzRole / Credential: MA, BCBASpecial Learning’s Designation: PanelistCompany Name: Montclair State UniversityCompany URL: to Contribute: Lisa Berkowitz, MA, BCBA has over 20 years of experience working in the industry, specializing with those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Her […]
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Kim Scott, MS, CCC-SLP

Kim Scott, MS, CCC-SLP Name: Kim ScottRole / Credential: MS, CCC-SLPSpecial Learning’s Designation: PanelistCompany Name: Speech Therapy 101Company URL: to Contribute: Kim Scott DeLand, M.S., CCC-SLP, is a Certified Speech-Language Pathologist who is passionate about her work and dedicated to ensure that families will receive a high standard of personalized and professional care. Kim […]
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Kathlene Hine, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA

Kathlene Hine, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA Name: Kathlene HineRole / Credential: PhD, BCBA-D, LBASpecial Learning’s Designation: PanelistCompany Name: Family Care Treatment & Training ServicesCompany URL: to Contribute: Kathleen Hine, Ph.D., is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Educational Psychology. Bio:  Dr. Hine began her career conducting basic research. This was followed with a […]
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Karl Zimmerman, MS, BCBA

Karl Zimmerman, MS, BCBA Name: Karl ZimmermanRole / Credential: MS, BCBASpecial Learning’s Designation: PanelistCompany Name:Total Spectrum, LLCCompany URL: to Contribute: Karl Zimmerman obtained his Masters Degree in behavior analysis from the University of North Texas (UNT) in 2014.  Bio:  While at UNT, Karl worked with young children on the autism spectrum, taught an introductory behavior […]
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Julie Roumeliote, BCBA

Julie Roumeliote, BCBA Name: Julie RoumelioteRole / Credential: BCBASpecial Learning’s Designation: PanelistCompany Name: HopebridgeCompany URL: to Contribute: She received her bachelor’s degree in communications from The Ohio State University. Prior to working at Special Learning, Julie was as an in-home independent provider for children with autism spectrum disorders. Bio:  Julie Roumeliote is a clinical […]
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Julie Nagy-Morris, MSW, LISW-S, LSSW

Name: Julie Nagy-MorrisRole / Credential: MSW, LISW-S, LSSWSpecial Learning’s Designation: Subject Matter Expert of Social Work EthicsCompany Name:Step By Step AcademyCompany URL: to Contribute: Julie is an experienced Social Worker with over 7 years of experience working with children in both educational and clinical settings.  At Step by Step Academy, Julie provides case management […]
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2022 BCBA Ethics Code In Practice

Responsibility As A Professional


October 18, 2023 | 12pm PDT


Parent Waitlist Program


November 02, 2023 | 12pm-1pm PDT

Community-based program designed to support families on waitlist

Being an RBT for me was extremely fun because where were you going to find a place where you can be completely silly without having to worry what people thought about you? This was the only job that made me feel like I could make a dramatic difference while being myself.

I also liked to be surrounded by people that had the same goals of wanting to help kids and the teamwork made the job much easier and more enjoyable.

Change and progress was the ultimate goal for our kiddos. The early intervention program was seriously only a miracle because I saw changes in the kiddos that from day one, you wouldn’t even recognize who they were.

Changes from being able to utter 3-4 words where they can only make a syllable from when they started, the behavior decreases in which kiddo that used to engage in 30-40 0 self-harm to only half, learning how to wait during games, table work where they use to swipe and drop to the floor if they had to.

My favorite was when the parents would tell us what amazing progress they were making at home. I used to tear up and felt for these parents so much because it was already difficult for them and now, they can trust and rely on ABA and the therapists knowing their goal was ours.

By Emma Rogers, BA, RBT

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