Session 100 | Keynote Address

“Trauma-informed Behavior Support: What Have We Done Well, What Could We Do Better?

Hosted by: Dr. Bobby Newman, Executive Director of Clinical Services at Proud Moments ABA

The history of behavioral support for individuals with developmental disabilities is one of gradual improvement, from truly deplorable conditions through more modern conceptions based on providing the support necessary for the individual to function in society.  Some of this history will be discussed, with an emphasis on what we can be doing in the here and now to address lagging concerns and practices.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify programmatic decisions that do not support an individual’s basic autonomy
  2. Identify characteristics that indicate possible trauma in the individual’s past.
  3. Identify techniques that will help individuals to overcome these pasts and develop new autonomy