Kinark Autism Services is pleased to offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for clinicians with a BCaBA, BCBA, or BCBA-D certification.
Additional CEUs will be added to this page as they become available.
September 26 – Ableism and Avoiding Ableist Language
About the event:
Ableism is a term that has been gaining more and more attention within the media, but what does it mean?
Ableist language refers to any language that creates or demonstrates a dichotomy of superiority/inferiority in regard to physical, intellectual and mental ability regardless of being intentional or not intentional. However, until we are aware of what words are potentially harmful, we are contributing to the continued marginalization of the very individuals we serve when our collective goal is to increase their quality of life.
The presentation starts with important definitions, discusses ethical considerations as well as goes into theories as to why ableism continues within ABA and what we as clinicians can do to support a more inclusive and supportive environment.