CEAP Lecture Series

The Master of Arts in Applied Psychology: ABA Program presents the:

Legal Requirements When Schools Provide ABA Service & How These ABA Services Should be Delivered
Brett DiNovi, BCBA &
Anthony DiCesare, M.Ed. Esquire
-Brett DiNovi & Associates, LLC

Friday, December 5, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
North Hall, Room 202
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Functional behavior assessment plays a key role in developing behavior intervention plans, but IDEIA and New Jersey regulations are unclear regarding the provision of FBAs. New Jersey case law provides valuable guidance regarding issues associated with the FBA as well the provision of ABA services to students with ASD. Frequently litigated issues such as in-home services, least restrictive environment, unilateral placement, data collection, and best practice will be addressed.

Workshop Objectives

  1. Participants will identify specific applications of applied behavior analysis in schools that mitigate liability for schools
  2. Participants will be able to state examples inappropriate applications of behavior analysis resulting in litigation and poor outcomes for schools
  3. Participants will describe appropriate use of restrictive procedures and the clinical monitoring of them in schools

Presenter Biographies

Brett DiNovi
Brett has the unique and distinguished experience of studying the principles of ABA under the rigorous scrutiny of  Dr. Julie S. Vargas and Dr. E.A. Vargas at West Virginia. For the past 23 years, Brett has used ABA to create large scale change across school districts, fortune 500 companies using principals of organizational behavior management (OBM), and across individual learners. Brett has been an instructor at WVU, a guest lecturer at numerous universities, a speaker on multiple Comcast Newsmakers television programs, an expert witness in due process hearings, publications in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, and in executive leadership positions across schools and residential programs nationwide.

Anthony DiCesare
As an attorney having worked in the area of special education law, Tony approaches clinical and business situations with a unique point of view.  While having an established repertoire in ABA, Tony specializes in resolving differences among child study teams and guardians, training others in consultative etiquette, and working with individuals in the Asperger's and Behavior Disorder population. He is driven by his interest in program development, systems level interventions, transition planning/supported employment, and community integration. Tony has experience working in residential treatment facilities, as an adjunct professor at Holy Family University (10 years), as an attorney, and a behavioral consultant.

RSVP to: fperrinengl@rider.edu by November 28, 2014

  • 3.5 TYPE II CEUs
  • $60 PER PERSON
  • $40 for non-Rider Students
  • Free to Rider University faculty and students
  • Purchase Orders and Checks Accepted
  • Checks should be made out to Rider University (include BACB Training on memo line) and can be mailed (see address at left) to Frances Perrin prior to the event or submitted at the door. Payment (unless a PO) must be received on or before the day of the event.