In the past five years the national average of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) has increased 20%, with Alabama’s rate 1.5 times higher than other states. This represents an increase of 82% in Alabama since 2009. As a result, the state of Alabama and surrounding areas must increase the number of effective services and service providers to best meet the needs of affected individuals now and in the future. With the prevalence of ASD on the rise, The Riley Center is proud to offer training on the principles of applied behavior analysis to both professionals and non-professionals in a variety of contexts. A Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) will provide on-site training and continuing education (CEU) opportunities on evidence-based practice of ABA for the field of ASD and related disorders to school districts, behavioral consultants, families, organizations, and others to ensure quality training and treatment can be provided.

Structured trainings topics include, but are not limited to:

  • BCaBA and BCBA supervision requirements
  • Teacher and professional training on ABA in the Classroom
  • One-on-one consultation with a specific child
  • Behavior Management
  • Communication Training
  • Improving techniques and procedures used by paraprofessionals
  • Parent and Caregiver training on adaptive skills, communication, and more
  • Generalization and Maintenance of mastered skills
  • Social and Play skills
  • Executive Functioning and Cognitive skills
  • Data collection, graphing, and analysis