Membership includes:

Access to ALL CEUs: All on-demand CEUs across all categories.
Weekly Shares: We love finding new resources to support and enhance practice. Every week, a new resource is shared. Hope you enjoy!
Monthly masterminds: We've had a lot of inquiries about expanding the scope of practice within and outside of Autism and education. The Masterminds will focus on different/expanded applications of ABA and the importance of increasing your scope of competence.
Comprehensive Case Reviews: Every month, members will voluntarily submit complex, case reviews to be analyzed and reviewed by the group members.
Resources and templates: Additional readings, bibliographies, support documentation, procedures, datasheets, etc. to enhance member's practices are shared.

Dr. Colleen Suzio, PhD, BCBA-D

March 23, 2023 at 6 pm ET

Dr. Suzio is the Coordinator of Training and Supervision for TeamABA and Program Coordinator at The Center for Children with Special Needs. Come discuss soft skills, compassionate care, and the impact on fitness related goals!

Celia Heyman, MA, BCBA

April 21,2023 at 10 am ET

Celia L. Heyman obtained her Board Certified Behavior Analyst credential in 2014. She has been providing behavior analytic services to learners ranging from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12. Celia is an instructor with Capella’s ABA graduate program. She is a lead consultant and a predoctoral fellow at FTF Behavioral Consulting, under the mentorship of Drs. Anthony Cammilleri and Greg Hanley. Celia has her level 7 credential in the implementation of the practical functional assessment (PFA) and skills-based treatment (SBT) process. Her clinical work focuses on the dissemination of trauma-assumed and culturally responsive technology to addressing problem behaviors. Her research interests include equivalence-based instruction, relational frame theory, and ACTr. In her spare time, Celia enjoys championing and supporting aspiring behavior analysts by providing free resources and tutoring help through the ABA Study Group, a Facebook group that now has over 52K members worldwide.

Gabrielle Torres, MS, BCBA, IBA

June 9, 2023 at 2 pm ET

Gabrielle Torres is originally from the island of Curacao and currently lives in the US. She has been in the field of behavior analysis for twenty years, first in the clinical world including as a clinic owner, and more recently in the training and development space. She is the founder of Find Your Balance LLC an organization that provides supervision, mentoring and consulting to professionals and organizations in the field of behavior analysis in the US and abroad. Gabi is particularly focused on increased equity and access to professional development opportunities for people in the Caribbean and other countries where access to behavior analysis has been limited. Gabi is dedicated to giving back to her professional community through volunteering on boards. She is the DEI Coordinator for DCABA and the President-Elect for the Caribbean Association for Behavior Analysis. Gabi holds a masters in human health and behavior with a specialization in behavior analysis from Teachers College Columbia and a masters in mental health counseling from NOVA Southeastern. She is currently a doctoral student and assistant instructor at Capella University. Her research interests include mentoring, supervision, leadership development, performance management, cultural responsiveness, ACT and equity and access.

Dr. Nasiah Cirincione-Ulezi


Nasiah is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, with a Doctorate degree in Education from Loyola University of Chicago. She holds a Master’s degree in Special Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a Master's degree in Educational Leadership from the American College of Education. She is a graduate of the Infant Studies Specialist program at Erikson Institute of Chicago. In addition to her BCBA credential, she is an Illinois licensed special education teacher and an Illinois Early Intervention provider and State evaluator. Professionally, she has served as a special educator, clinician, educational administrator and professor of special education. Her clinical experience spans infancy through adulthood. Currently, she is the CEO & Founder of ULEZI, LLC and serves as a court appointed special advocate, for children in the Illinois foster care system. She is also a Board member for the Illinois Association for Behavior Analysis. She is a champion for diversity, equity and inclusion and is deeply committed to using her skills and experiences, paired with the science of applied behavior analysis, to assist, uplift and transform the lives of the people she supports and serves, in positive and meaningful ways.

Dr. Christen Russell, PhD, BCBA-D


Christen is the founder and Executive Director of Affecting Behavior Change (ABC). She founded ABC from her passion and commitment to education, diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice, ethical behavior and decision-making, and behavior analysis. Through continual personal and professional growth, Christen’s mission is to help systematically fill the gaps in areas of continuing education, professional development, and research. In addition to direct service in educational and organizational settings, Christen has been actively involved in the field of behavior analysis through academic instruction, training and supervision of staff, as well as the design and dissemination of applied research. Christen holds adjunct faculty positions teaching masters and doctoral level students at Endicott College and Capella University. Christen received her PhD. in Applied Behavior Analysis from Endicott College, an M.S. in Psychology with a concentration in Behavior Analysis from Kaplan University, and a B.A. in Psychology from Rutgers University. Christen received the Exceptional Contribution to DEI Initiatives award from Endicott College’s Institute for Applied Behavioral Science.

Callie Plattner, PhD, LPA, BCBA-D


Callie received her Master’s degree from Auburn University in Applied Behavior Analysis and has been practicing in North Carolina since 2008. Over the years, she has held leadership and clinical positions across a variety of community, residential and clinic-based settings. Callie currently works as the Vice-President of Clinical Operations for a multi-state organization providing ABA services to children with autism. Callie has also served on the North Carolina Association for Behavior Analysis (NCABA) as Member at Large, Community Liaison and two times as President. Additionally, she has served on the Board of Directors for the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA).Callie is a subject matter expert for both the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) as well as the Council for Autism Providers (CASP). She serves as a guest reviewer for Behavior Analysis in Practice, has written several book chapters and has been published in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (JABA) . Her research interests lie within the areas of staff and family training, with specific emphasis on improving the therapeutic relationship between parents and clinicians.

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Dr. Natalie Driscoll, PhD, BCBA-D

Natalie provides behavior analytic support to adults with acquired brain injuries (ABI) living in community based residential settings (group homes) in Massachusetts. As part of a multidisciplinary team, they use an individualized approach to promote optimal rehabilitation for each person supported. Her research interests include safety and risk and social validity.

Asim Javed, MS, BCBA

Asim is incredibly grateful for the individuals and opportunities that have shaped him throughout his professional journey. He currently works at Endicott College as the Data & Assessment Specialist for the School of Education. His work intersects organizational behavioral management, data science, ethics, and of course behavior analysis. A large part of his work involves identifying key outcomes within the School of Education and then building or modifying data processes to measure and meet those outcomes, efficiently and ethically. As a doctoral student in ABA, his academic interests relate to verbal behavior within online communities (specifically hate speech), clinical ethical decision-making, and the effects of technology on individuals and communities. Most recently, he has been exploring how to ethically approach controversial interventions such as electric shock. In short, he sees himself as a lifelong learner, hoping to effect change, no matter how small it may be.

Dr. Julie Slowiak, PhD, BCBA-D

Julie is a behavioral scientist whose research, teaching, and applied work focus on designing physical and social environments to support individual and organizational health, performance, and wellbeing. Julie is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Minnesota Duluth, Executive Director of the Behavior Analysis in Health, Sport, and Fitness SIG, a non-profit organization, and Founder of InJewel LLC, a values-focused coaching and consulting company. Her research blends her training in applied behavior analysis and organizational behavior management with topics studied in the fields of occupational health psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, and applied sports psychology.

Dr. Anna Linnehan, PhD, BCBA-D

Anna is the Associate Director of Practicum and Supervision in the program of Applied Behavior Analysis at Endicott College. She earned a doctoral degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Endicott College. She was previously a professional chemist and has a passion for improving the lives of others through science. Her research interests focus on applying the principles of behavioral science to the study of emotions and emotional behavior.

Review of Friman (2021) with Christen Russell, PhD, BCBA-D

Abstract: From the beginning of recorded time human beings have assigned blame to persons who misbehave. The first prominent person to make an alternative case was Father Edward J. Flanagan, the founder of Boys Town, who proclaimed there was “no such thing as a bad boy, only bad environment, bad modeling, and bad teaching” (Oursler & Oursler, 1949, p. 7) in other words, bad circumstances. This paper will refer to this perspective as the Circumstances View of problem behavior and anchor it as the foundational idea for the field of behavior analysis. This paper will discuss the origins of the Circumstances View, the benefits that result from its adoption, reasons why its adoption is not more widespread, and suggestions for disseminating it more widely.

Dr. Noor Syed, PhD, BCBA-D

Dr. Noor Syed (she/her) is an Assistant Professor of Applied Behavior Analysis, Clinical Coordinator, and founding Director of the Center for Autism Advocacy: Research, Education, and Services (CAARES) with SUNY Empire State College. She has also recently been named the Turben Director of Autism Advocacy. The Center’s primary initiative is to help SUNY Empire become a fully inclusive and supportive college for those who identify as neurodiverse through a multi-tiered system of support framework; this work is being conducted alongside autistic colleagues and caregivers in autism. Dr. Syed also directs a Master’s of Science program in ABA through SUNY Empire. She is the Executive Director of Anderson Center International, an organization dedicated to building compassionate, sustainable resources for evidenced-based practices globally, an Adjunct Doctoral Advisor in ABA with Endicott College, and a certified general and special education teacher. Dr. Syed is the co-editor of Research Ethics in Behavior Analysis and serves on the ABA Ethics Hotline. Her interests lie in compassionate care, cultural humility, and social justice through an analysis of diversity, equity, and inclusion. She received her undergraduate degree in behavior analysis under Dr. Raymond G. Romanczyk in the Institute of Child Development at Binghamton University and completed her PhD in ABA with Dr. R. Douglas Greer at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Dr. Shanna Bahry, PhD, BCBA-D

Dr. Bahry is the Founder/Executive Director, Meaningful HOPE Inc. and an Adjunct Professor at Endicott College. Dr. Bahry has been working with individuals with autism and developmental disabilities for over 15 years. She has extensive experience working with a wide range of ages, abilities, and severity of challenging behavior across a variety of settings. Dr. Bahry received her Ph.D. in Applied Behavior Analysis from Endicott College, under the advisement of Dr. Peter Gerhardt. Her areas of interest include adaptive behavior programming leading to optimal outcomes in adulthood, including teaching practitioners the skills needed to target meaningful goals with effective and efficient teaching methodologies. She has authored several book chapters, designed several ongoing research projects, and presented nationally and internationally at numerous conferences within these areas of interest.

Dr. Lisa Tereshko, PhD, BCBA-D

Lisa is the Director of Quality Assurance and Research for the Institute of Applied Behavioral Science at Endicott College. Lisa received her bachelor’s degree with a major in psychology and minor in education from Western New England University, a master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Northeastern University, and her doctoral degree in applied behavior analysis at Endicott College under the mentorship of Dr. Mary Jane Weiss. Lisa has over 15 years of experience working with children and adolescents diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders and other intellectual and behavioral disorders in private and public schools, homes and residential settings. Her research interests include increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of functional analyses, ethical and compassionate feeding interventions, increasing cultural competency in higher education, and assessing best practice pedagogy in higher education. Lisa has published peer reviewed articles on the reduction of interfering behaviors, video modeling, diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education and feeding interventions as well as chapters on cultural supervision, effective collaboration, and a variety of aspects for mealtime intervention. She has presented locally, nationally, and internationally on the previously mentioned topics and on staff training, discrete trial teaching, and collaboration across disciplines.

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Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Welcome to the Membership Site

  • 2

    Access to All On-Demand CEUs

    • All Access Information

    • Membership All Access CEU Link

  • 3

    Week 1 Share

    • Sundberg's Program Assessment Form

  • 4

    Week 2 Share

    • Reinforcement Assessment for Individuals with Severe Disabilities (RAISD)

  • 5

    Week 3 Share

    • 7 Reasons Performance-Based Pay Outshines Traditional Pay

  • 6

    Week 4 Share

    • The Inventory of Good Learner Repertoires (IGLR)

  • 7

    Week 5 Share

    • Socially Savvy by Ellis & Almeida

  • 8

    Week 6 Share

    • Compassionate Parent Training Checklist

  • 9

    Week 7 Share

    • Reverse Engineer Parenting by Dr. Antonio Harrison

  • 10

    Week 8 Share

    • Functional Analysis Interview for Staff

  • 11

    Week 9 Share

    • Planned Activity-Check Analysis

  • 12

    Week 10 Share

    • Performance Diagnostic Checklist-Human Services

  • 13

    Week 11 Share

    • Strategies for Decreasing Challenging Behavior Maintained by Peer Attention

  • 14

    Week 12 Share

    • Developing Relationships and Dating

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    Week 13 Share

    • Self-monitoring with De-escalation Strategies

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    Week 14 Share

    • Self-Monitoring Procedure

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    Week 15 Share

    • Task analyses (Unload dishwasher, Stripping and making bed, Folding clothes, Loading dishwasher)

  • 18

    Week 16 Share

    • Paraprofessional Training

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    Week 16 Share

    • Lunch Bunch Procedure for Teachers

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    Week 17 Share

    • Rule Cards

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    Week 18 Share

    • Task Analyses (Sorting and washing laundry, Cleaning a glass door, Folding laundry)

  • 22

    Week 19 Share

    • Task Analyses (Cleaning a mirror and sink, Mopping/swiffering the floor, Vacuuming a room, Dusting a room)

  • 23

    Week 20 Share

    • Earning/Token Board

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    Week 21 Share

    • Anti-Racist Road Map

  • 25

    Week 22 Share

    • SAFER Autism Checklist

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    Week 23 Share

    • The Language of Appeasement: Diversity & Inclusion vs. Justice & Equity

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    Week 24 Share

    • Quality Management System

  • 28

    Week 25 Share

    • Portable Operant Research and Teaching Lab (PORTL)

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    Week 26 Share

    • Preventative Schedules of Stimulation

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    Week 27 Share

    • Adult Attention Survey

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    Week 28 Share

    • Understanding the Autistic Mind

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    Week 29 Share

    • Ethics Tool Kits

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    Week 30 Share

    • Trauma-Informed Toolkit

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    Week 31 Share

    • The Solidarity Library

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    Week 32 Share

    • LeBlanc et al. Supervision Resources

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    Week 33 Share

    • Anti-Racist Accountability Reflection Calendar

  • 37

    Week 34 Share

    • Beaulieu & Jimenez-Gomez (2022) article and self-assessments

  • 38

    Week 35 Share

    • DTI Components Datasheet

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    Week 36 Share

    • RTI, reinforcement, & requesting datasheet

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    Week 37 Share

    • Social Skills & RTI datasheet

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    Week 38 Share

    • Mode of Communication Assessment Procedure and Datasheet

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    Week 39 Share

    • Therapist Affect, Prompt Position, & Correction Procedure Protocols and Datasheet

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    Week 40 Share

    • Personal Values Worksheet

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    Week 41 Share

    • Work Values Worksheet

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    Week 42 Share

    • 7 Tips for Values-Based Leadership During Times of Change

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    Week 43 Share

    • Employee SMART Goal Toolkit

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    Week 44 Share

    • Leader/Manager SMART Goal Toolkit

  • 48

    Week 45 Share

    • A Guide for Parents as They Consider Special Education Placement

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    Week 46 Share

    • Sexuality Education Curriculum Evaluation Tool (Travers & Whitby, 2014)

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    Week 47 Share

    • Behavior Specific Praise

  • 51

    Week 48 Share

    • Choice Making

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    Week 49 Share

    • High Probability Behaviors

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    Week 50 Share

    • Proximity Control

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    Week 51 Share

    • Virtual Instruction Behavior Specific Praise

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    Week 52 Share

    • Tiered Instruction and Intervention in the RTI Model

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    Week 53 Share

    • Virtual Precorrection

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    Week 54 Share

    • Instructional Accomodations

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    Week 55 Share

    • Peer Support in Inclusive Settings

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    Week 56 Share

    • SWPBIS Tiered Fidelity Inventory

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    Week 57 Share

    • TFI and Walkthrough Remote

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    Week 58 Share

    • Organizational Effectiveness Assessment

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    Week 59 Share

    • The Privilege Quiz

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    Week 60 Share

    • Diversity & Inclusion Services

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    Monthly Masterminds

  • 65

    Monthly Case Reviews

    • Case Review Submissions

    • Case Review Zoom Link

    • Complex Case Review 1

    • Complex Case Review 2

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    Resources and Templates

    • Information on Resources and Templates

    • Annotated Bibliography on Aggression

    • Annotated Bibliography on Preassessments in OBM

    • Ethics and Ethical Behavior/Ethical Decision-Making Bibliography

    • Self-Monitoring Bibliography

    • Cultural Competence Self-assessment Checklist

    • Self-Assessment Checklist for Personnel Providing Primary Health Care Services

    • Self-Assessment Checklist for Personnel Providing Services and Supports In Early Intervention and Early Childhood Settings

    • Cultural Competence Checklist: Personal Reflection

    • Self-Assessment Checklist for Staff of Residential Programs Providing Behavioral Health Services and Supports to Children, Youth, and their Families

    • Checklist to Facilitate the Development of Culturally and Linguistically Competent Primary Health Care Policies and Structures

    • Survey: Sample diversity and inclusion questions for employees

    • Culturally Sensitive Behavior Intervention Materials: a Tutorial for Practicing Behavior Analysts


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Founder/Executive Director/BCBA-D

Christen Russell

As the founder and Executive Director of Affecting Behavior Change, LLC., I created ABC from my passion and commitment to education, diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and belonging, ethical behavior and decision-making, behavior analysis, and continual personal and professional growth. I take a lifelong learner approach to systematically fill the gaps in areas of continuing education, professional development, and research. As an ACE coordinator, I have created over 40 continuing education events. As a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, my clinical experience focuses on quality assurance, compliance, clinical support, business development and growth. I also work closely with leadership and management divisions on compliance, training and delivery of sound, ethical and effective behavioral supports to achieve client goals. I have established and assisted with the startup, and/or growth and development of four agencies providing ABA services. I have consulted with health care agencies, providing services to 100s of staff, including BCBAs, BCaBAs, RBTs, executive, administrative, clinical and operations staff. I have provided consultation to teachers, parents, business owners and staff. I have my PhD in Applied Behavior Analysis from Endicott College. I have my Master of Science in Psychology with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis. With a focus on supervision, staffing, recruitment, training, strategic planning, and working in the field for over 20 years, I have a broad spectrum of clinical expertise.

CEU Content Creator

Jacqueline Shackil

Jacqueline joined Affecting Behavior Change as a Performance Engineer Intern. We were so inspired by her dedication to the field and to helping others learn more about Organizational Behavior Management. Jacqueline continued to excel in her position and became a CEU Content Creator. As a CEU Content Creator at Affecting Behavior Change, Jacqueline develops continuing education and professional development courses on ethics, contemporary issues in Behavior Analysis, and Organizational Behavior Management. Jacqueline has an M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis and a Graduate Certification in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. She is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.