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Name: Thomas Cunningham
Role / Credential: PhD, Behavioral Scientist
Special Learning’s Designation: Subject Matter Expert of Organizational Ethics & OBM Webinar Series-Module 2: Best Practices in Performance Management with Jon Bailey and Aubrey Daniels
Company Name: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Company URL: https://www.cdc.gov/
Ability to Contribute: Dr. Thomas Cunningham is a behavioral scientist and the Chief of the 

Training Research and Evaluation Branch in the Education and Information Division of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

Bio: He also coordinates the NIOSH Small Business Assistance Program and Translation Research Program. His research addresses intervention development and research translation for safety and health applications in construction, health care, and several small business sectors. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in clinical psychology from Virginia Tech.

Organizational Ethics & OBM Series Bundle (5-part Series)

Organizational Ethics & OBM Webinar Series-Module 2: Best Practices in Performance Management with Jon Bailey and Aubrey Daniels (RECORDED)

ADHD Strategies: Family Training and Involvement (RECORDED)


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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