Community-Based Vocational Services for Individuals with Disabilities – 5/30/19

Community-Based Vocational Services for Individuals with Disabilities

 Professor Peter Sturmey

Live Event Information:

  • Date: Thursday 5/30/19
  • Time: 10:00-1:00 pm eastern (New York) 

Recording Information:

  • This webinar is presented LIVE and will be recorded. All registrants have the opportunity to attend LIVE and/or view the recording during the 5 day limited access period that begins the day after the live webinar.
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Paid work in integrated community settings is one of the most valued outcomes for all adults. This webinar is in two parts. The first describes recent evidence-based practices in the area of vocational training including skill training related to work and staff training including training job coaches. The second part explores the monetary costs and benefits associated with providing community-based employment services to individuals with disabilities. It examines the perspective of both the workers and the taxpayers and answers the questions: “Do workers with disabilities benefit monetarily from working in their communities?” and “Are community-based employment programs a good investment for taxpayers?” The webinar addresses the implications for practicing Behavior Analysts and mental health professionals working in this field

Learning Objectives:

The learner will describe
1. the personal and other benefits of paid work;
2. work-related skills including specific and generic work skills and social behavior at work;
3. Behavioral methods of teaching work skills;
4. the use of behavioral skills training to train job coaches; and
5. the economic benefits to individuals and society from effective vocational programs.


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Continuing Education and Professional Development:

  • Certified Behavior Analysts/Licensed Behavior Analysts: 3 Type II CEUs LIVE or Recording
  • Psychologists: 3 CEs Live or recording
  • Social Workers/Certified Counselors:N/A
  • Teachers/RBTs/Other professionals: This event may be eligible for continuing education or professional development hours. Speak with a representative at your organization or your supervisor for approval.

For ABAC’s continuing education approvals statements please view our Continuing Education page


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Professor Peter Sturmey is Professor of Psychology at The Graduate Center and the Department of Psychology, Queens College, City University of New York where he is a member of the Behavior Analysis Doctoral and Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis programs. He specializes in autism and other developmental disabilities, especially in the areas of applied behavior analysis, dual diagnosis, evidence-based practice, and staff and parent training. He is the original resident speaker at ABAC and Chief Scientific Officer at Long Island ABA. He gained his PhD at the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom and subsequently taught at the University of the South West (Plymouth) and University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. He then worked for the Texas Department of Mental Retardation from 1990-2000 as Chief Psychologist, first at Abilene then San Antonio State Schools during a Federal class action lawsuit. There he supervised behavioral services and Masters level psychologists providing behavior support plans for severe behavioral and psychiatric disorders in adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities and implementing large-scale active treatment and restraint reduction programs. Professor Sturmey has published 25 edited and authored books, over 210 peer reviewed papers, over 60 book chapters. He provides webinars on ABA to qualified professionals and others on a regular basis. He has made numerous presentations nationally and internationally, including recent presentations in Canada, Brazil, Belgium, Luxemburg and Italy. He has an active lab of graduate and undergraduate students working on developing and evaluating effective and efficient ways of training caregivers using modeling and feedback to use applied behavior analysis with children and adults with autism and other disabilities. He provides training and consultations widely.


Presenter Disclosure Statement

Peter Sturmey is co-author or editor of books mentioned during the presentation. He receives royalties from the sale of the books. He also receives speaker and consultation fees for this and other related presentations.


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10:00 am: Introduction
10:05 am: Presentation begins
11:30 am: 10 minute break
11:40 am: First Q&A Session- submit questions via chat
11:50 am: Presentation resumes
12:45 pm: Q&A submit questions for chat
1:00 pm: Posttest, Evaluation and submit attendance codes



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