Step By Step, Inc. to Exhibit Three Poster Presentations at 7th Annual Association for Behavior Analysis International Conference

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Step By Step’s clinical staff will present three different poster presentations throughout the three-day conference in Portland, Oregon, January 25 through 27, which is designed for practitioners, scientists and parents of children wanting to learn more about products and treatment options available for autism.

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Step By Step’s clinical staff is committed now, more than ever, to conducting world-class research and focusing our efforts on highlighting the results of our research, which we feel is of strong interest to others throughout the global autism community.

Step By Step, Inc., a highly regarded nonprofit autism treatment center serving children, adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities, announced today that it will exhibit three poster presentations at the 7th annual Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) Conference, January 25 through 27 at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel in Portland, Oregon.

During the show, Step By Step’s clinical staff will moderate poster presentations on three different topics, including:

  •     Providing Behavioral Strategies for Success in the School, Home and Community. Authors of the poster include: Michele LaMarche, BCBA; Mo Acharya-Lammert; and John Solomon of Step By Step, to be presented Friday, January 25 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
  •     Using Train-to-code Software to Train Paraprofessionals in a School Setting. Authors of the poster include: Michele LaMarche, BCBA; Cindy Ring, LSW; Megan Dodds; John Solomon; Erin Lombard, BCBA; Chris Meek; and Ron DeMuesy from Dublin City Schools of Dublin, Ohio, to be presented Saturday, January 26 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
  •     Analysis of Intensity of Behavioral Intervention for Toddlers with Autism. Authors of the poster include: Christine Austin, BCaBA; and Erin Lombard, BCBA, of Step By Step, to be presented Saturday, January 26 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Though the nonprofit organization has for the last decade served primarily central Ohio, Step By Step renews its efforts this year to establish itself throughout the Unites States and internationally as one of the nation’s most highly respected education and treatment centers dedicated to serving individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities.

“Step By Step’s clinical staff is committed now, more than ever, to conducting world-class research and focusing our efforts on highlighting the results of our research, which we feel is of strong interest to others throughout the global autism community,” said LaMarche, executive director of Step By Step. “The ABAI conference allows us another fine opportunity to showcase the success in the lives of those we treat through our programs with our partners.”    

The ABAI autism conference features topics developed specifically for practitioners, scientists and parents of children with autism. Poster sessions offer conference attendees the opportunity to review the foremost autism research being conducted around the world. Attendees are also able to visit a bookstore and exhibit booths throughout the event.

“The goal of the presentations is to educate the community on effective methods of educating students with autism and continue to build lasting relationships that produce exceptional results,” said LaMarche.

Participants of the ABAI conference are afforded opportunities to learn through lectures, discussions and hands-on sessions, and connect with colleagues in the field. It is considered a premier event for the autism and developmental disability market, and attendees are among the most highly sought after speakers and researchers in the world.

For more about the conference, visit http://www.abainternational.org/Events/autconf2013/index.asp.

Step By Step serves children, teens and adults throughout the greater Columbus, Ohio, metro area. For more information about Step By Step, call 614-436-7837 or visit http://www.stepbystepacademy.org.

About Step By Step, Inc.
Step By Step (SBSA) is a private, nonprofit treatment center for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Using its continuum of care model, it offers a range of services, including center-based programs, direct services for the community and partnerships with local school districts, designed to diagnose the nature and extent of the condition and provide the appropriate treatment and environment across the spectrum for children, adolescents and young adults. SBSA employs the evidence based methods of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and incorporates the use of technology-based systems and training throughout its best practices treatment model to bring individuals with autism to their highest potential. In addition, SBSA serves as a research, development and testing site for the adaptation of mobile devices as teaching tools. In 2011, SBSA was chosen as a winner of the Groundwork Group’s Non-Profit CreativITy awards for its excellence in using information technology to carry out its mission. Follow Step By Step on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/stepbystepacademy, and Twitter, https://twitter.com/SBSA_Ohio.

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