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“The Mike”
9th Annual Michael McKenna Golf Invitational

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Announcements

May
25
Thu
ABAI Research Presentations @ Colorado Convention Center
May 25 @ 8:00 pm – May 29 @ 9:00 pm

The New England Center for Children’s research team will present 38 presentations, workshops, symposia and papers at the 2017 ABAI Convention in Denver, CO, May 25- 29.

  • Ahearn, W.H. (May 2017). Advancements in teaching play skills to children with autism spectrum disorder. Symposium to be discussed at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Baker, R., James, K., Dickie, D., Karsina, A.J., & Eckerman, D.A.A. (May 2017). Applying the CM paradigm to children’s problem behavior using multiple-schedule and successive-conditions designs. Paper to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Berkman, S., Roscoe, E.M., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2017). Comparing procedures for training staff to create single-subject design graphs using GraphPad Prism. Paper to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Bonfonte, S., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2017). Comparing the relative efficacy of tokens and backup reinforcers. Paper to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Bourret, J.C. (May 2017). The Matching Law: Alive and kicking. Symposium to be discussed at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Carey, M.K., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2017). Effects of delay on token reinforcement. Paper to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Collins, T., & Graff, R.B. (May 2017). Effects of differential consequences on preference assessment outcomes. Paper to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Coon, M.L., Bourret, J.C., Bonfonte, S., Carey, M.K., Jackson, J., & Stine, J.M. (May 2017). Methodology for testing whether tokens function as reinforcers. Poster to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Courtmanche, A., & Thomason-Sassi, J.L. (May 2017). Increasing behavioral persistence in the context of treatment integrity failures. Poster to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Craddock, L.A., Bonfonte, S., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2017). A large N descriptive assessment of token systems. Poster to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Dickson, C.A. (May 2017). An evaluation of basic and applied procedural modifications to enhance stimulus control. Symposium to be discussed at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Fleck, C.R., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2017). On the evolution of Skinner’s definition of verbal behavior. Poster to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Fredericks, D., Roscoe, E.M., & Marra, J. (May 2017). Negative reinforcer value manipulations for treating escape-maintained problem behavior. Poster to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Gauthier, K., & Ahearn, W.H. (May 2017). An evaluation of varying integrity of implementation of response interruption and redirection on vocal stereotypy. Paper to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Graff, R.B. (May 2017). Technological advancements in stimulus preference assessments in individuals with autism. Symposium to be discussed at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Holohan, B.R., & MacDonald, R.P.F. (May 2017). Training therapists and parents to implement joint attention procedures. Paper to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Jackson, J., Bourret, J.C., & Craddock, L.A. (May 2017). Effects of standardizing the k parameter in the exponential model of demand. Paper to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Janetzke, S., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2017). Comparison of paired stimulus preference assessment and progressive ratio outcomes. Poster to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Lloveras, L., Bourret, J.C., & Jackson, J. (May 2017). A qualitative comparison of quantitative models of economic demand. Paper to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • MacDonald, R.P.F. (May 2017). Catchen’ ‘em early: Does it really matter? Symposium to be discussed at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO. Poster to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • MacDonald, R.P.F., Peterson, P.N., Holohan, B.R., & Walker, C. (May 2017). Establishing social repertoires in toddlers with autism: The nuts and bolts of teaching. Workshop to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Maley, A., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2017). An analysis of academic work completion during psychotropic medication titrations in individuals diagnosed with ASD. Poster to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Noyes, B., &Ahearn, W.H. (May 2017). Treatment of anxiety in individuals with autism. Paper to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Nuzzolilli, A., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2017). The effects of qualitative reinforcement schedule transitions on pausing and response rate. Poster to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Parry-Cruwys, D.C. (May 2017). Establishing social repertoires in children with autism: Joint attention, social referencing and social conversation skills. Symposium to be chaired at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Parry-Cruwys, D.C., MacDonald, R.P.F. (May 2017). Outcomes and patterns of learning for toddlers with ASD. Paper to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Pendharkar, T., Bourret, J.C., Nuzzolilli, A., & Upshaw, S. (May 2017). Saving the best for last in MSWO preference assessments. Poster to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Quiroz, L., MacDonald, J., & Ahearn, W.H. (May 2017). Assessing observational learning with video models in children diagnosed with autism. Paper to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Steinhauser, H. (May 2017). Examining response interruption and redirection methods. Symposium to be chaired at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Steinhauser, H., & Ahearn, W.H. (May 2017). An evaluation of procedural components of response interruption and redirection. Paper to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Stine, J., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2017). Evaluation of a visual imagining procedure to teach remembering to adolescents with ASD. Paper to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Stuesser, H., & Roscoe, E.M. (May 2017). Increasing medical adherence for individuals with autism. Poster to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Upshaw, S., Carey, M.K., & Bourret, J.C. May 2017). Assessment of presession exposure on token reinforcement during response. Poster to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Walker, C., & MacDonald, R.P.F. (May 2017). Teaching social referencing to toddlers with autism. Paper to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Ward, S., Hanley, G.P., Warner, C., & Gage, E. (May 2017). Shaping a functional communication repertoire. Paper to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Warner, C., Hanley, G.P., Ghaemmaghami, M., Landa, R.K, & Slaton, J. (May 2017). An evaluation of a progressive extinction to assess response class membership of multiple topographies of problem behavior. Poster to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Weiss, J.S., & LeBlanc, J. (May 2017). From the classroom to the workforce: Teaching vocational skills to individuals with an autism spectrum disorder. Workshop to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Wiggins, H., & Livingston, C. (May 2017). Evaluation of a performance feedback system for increasing therapist productivity. Poster to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

 

May
27
Sat
Award for International Dissemination of Behavior Analysis @ Colorado Convention Center
May 27 @ 8:00 am – 9:20 am

The Opening Event and Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis Awards:

Vincent Strully, Jr., CEO and Founder of The New England Center for Children (NECC), is proud to accept the 2017 SABA Award for International Dissemination of Behavior Analysis on behalf of NECC. Despite the growing acceptance and demand for behavior analytic services, there are considerable challenges to developing sustainable models of service delivery internationally, including language barriers, differences in cultural practices, and funding considerations. Over the past 40 years, we have identified several components that are essential for the development of sustainable models of service delivery worldwide. Government funding and support are critical for success, as are training programs that provide local staff access to graduate-level instruction in behavior analysis. Also, NECC’s development of the Autism Curriculum Encyclopedia (ACE), an application providing an interactive interface containing assessment tools, lesson plans, teaching materials, and student performance reports for over 1,900 skills, has provided an effective and efficient curriculum necessary for delivering sustainable services.
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Indian Pond Country Club in Kingston, MA is a private golf club surrounded by wooded conservation lands and a community of homes know as Indian Pond Estates. Dramatically cut into the wooded hills of Kingston, this 18 hole championship course measures almost 6,800 yards. Indian Pond Country Club was recently named Golf Digest's Best in State for 2009-2010.

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You may have heard in the news that the prevalence of autism has grown to 1 in every 68 births, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For 40 years, The New England Center for Children (NECC®) has transformed the lives of children with autism worldwide through education, research, and technology. NECC is a private, nonprofit organization serving children with autism and other related disabilities. NECC's vision is to be a global leader in the provision of effective, evidence-based educational services for the millions of underserved children with autism and their families.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the date of the tournament?
August 28th, 2017
Where will the tournament be held?
The 9th Annual "The Mike" will be held at the Indian Pond Country Club located at 60 Country Club Way in Kingston, MA 02364.
How do I get there?
From Points North From 93/128 South to Rte. 3 South. Take exit 9 and bear right onto 3A (Main Street). At the second set of lights, take left onto Rte. 80 (Brook Street). Drive approximately 1/4 mile and our entrance is on the left. As you come up the hillthe Country Club is directly aheadand functions parking is on the left.
From Points South From Rte. 3 North. Take exit 9 and bear right onto 3A (Main Street). At the third set of lights, take left onto Rte. 80 (Brook Street). Drive approximately 1/4 mile and our entrance is on the left. As you come up the hill the Country Club is directly ahead and functions parking is on the left.