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Jon S. Bailey, PhD, BCBA-D

Name: Jon S. BaileyRole / Credential: PhD, BCBA-DSpecial Learning’s Designation:  World’s Foremost Expert on Ethics in the field of Behavior AnalysisCompany Name: Florida Association for Behavior AnalysisCompany URL:  www.fabaworld.orgAbility to Contribute: Dr. Bailey is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. He is Secretary/Treasurer and Media Coordinator of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis, which he founded […]
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Michele Silcox, CEO & Owner of ABA Billing

Name: Michele SilcoxRole / Credential: CEO & Owner of ABA BillingSpecial Learning’s Designation: Panelist for Ethics Code in Action: Ethics of Medicaid FraudCompany Name: ABA BillingCompany URL: www.ababilling.netAbility to Contribute: Michele Silcox, with her 25 year career in Accounting, quickly learned that the basic principles of Accounting apply across all industries. She developed a keen […]
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Jodi Bouer, Lawyer

Name: Jodi BouerRole / Credential: LawyerSpecial Learning’s Designation: Panelist for Ethics Code in Action: Ethics of Medicaid FraudCompany Name: Bouer Law, LLCCompany URL: www.bouerlaw.comAbility to Contribute: Ms. Bouer worked as an insurance coverage litigator for the top NJ law firms and insurers, including CNA, the Home Insurance Company,  and Sills Cummis & Gross. Prior to […]
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Jennifer Rumfola, MA, CCC/SLP, BCBA/LBA

Name: Jennifer RumfolaRole / Credential: MA, CCC/SLP, BCBA/LBASpecial Learning’s Designation: Panelist for Multidisciplinary CollaborationCompany Name: Daemen CollegeCompany URL: www.daemen.eduAbility to Contribute: Jennifer Rumfola is a dually credentialed professional, licensed and certified as a Speech Language Pathologist and Behavior Analyst (BCBA).  She possesses expertise and advanced skills in teaching language to children on the autism spectrum. […]
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Manya Ralkowski, EdS, BCBA, LBA, IBA

Name: Manya Ralkowski Role / Credential: EdS, BCBA, LBA, IBASpecial Learning’s Designation: Chief Clinical OfficerCompany Name: Special Learning, Inc.Company URL: www.special-learning.comAbility to Contribute: Manya Ralkowski has been practicing in the field of applied behavior analysis for over 25 years. Her training began under direct education and training from consultants from the Lovaas Clinic in Los Angeles while […]
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Karin Torsiello, MS, BCBA

Name: Karin TorsielloRole / Credential: MS, BCBASpecial Learning’s Designation: Panelist for Ethics Code in Action: Ethics of Medicaid FraudCompany Name: Behavior Basics, IncorporatedCompany URL: www.behaviorbasicsinc.comAbility to Contribute: Behavior Basics, Incorporated is a dynamic and diversified provider agency with foundations in applied behavior analysis and dedicated to providing high-quality services to children and families. Karin Torsiello […]
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Monica D. Gilbert, Psychologist, PsyD, BCBA-D, LMHC, LP

Name: Monica D. GilbertRole / Credential: Psychologist, PsyD, BCBA-D, LMHC, LPSpecial Learning’s Designation: Subject Matter Expert for Motivational Interviewing WorkshopCompany Name: Crystal Minds New BeginningCompany URL: crystalabatherapy.comAbility to Contribute: Dr. Monica Gilbert is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC),  and the founder of Crystal Minds New Beginning. For approximately ten […]
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Lyre Fribourg, Psychologist, PhD, BCBA-D

Name: Lyre FribourgRole / Credential: Psychologist, PhD, BCBA-DSpecial Learning’s Designation: Panelist for PsychopharmacologyCompany Name: University of California, Los AngelesCompany URL: www.uclahealth.orgAbility to Contribute: Dr. Lyre Fribourg is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She balances her work schedule between her private practice in Los Angeles, California, and a staff psychologist position at […]
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Ronald T. Brown, PhD, ABPP

Name: Ronald T. Brown Role / Credential: PhD, ABPP Special Learning’s Designation: Noted Expert on the topic of ADHDCompany Name: University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Company URL: www.unlv.edu Ability to Contribute: Dr. Brown serves as Dean, School of Allied Health Services for University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) leading three departments that educate nearly to […]
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Parent Waitlist Program


November 02, 2023 | 12pm-1pm PDT

Journey to Independence

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

Mother Child
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