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Introduction to Behaviour Analysis (Episode 14)

By DPSS Team / 2022-04-26
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In this episode, DPSS team member Trevor Friesen introduces us to Applied Behaviour Analysis (or ABA), and talks about some strategies for getting to the root cause of problem behaviours. Trevor also gives some suggestions about how to think about solutions for difficult behaviours.

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Disability Garrison – Episode 11: Health Equity and Disparity with Andy Imparato

By Abby Burch / 2022-04-26
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The Problem

Health equity is when everyone can achieve their full health potential. And there are no barriers for them to do so. But we have not achieved health equity. Communities of color, …

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Growing Self-Direction in a Year of Change: GT’s 2021 Yearly Report

By Rachel Freed / 2022-04-08
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Everyone should have the option to self-direct.

This is our big, long-term, audacious goal. The right to make choices about our own lives (self-determination) is a human right. And our goal is for everyone to have that right, regardless of

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Disability Garrison – Episode 10: Barriers to Self-Determination with Judy Mark

By Abby Burch / 2022-03-29
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The Problem

Self-Determination is a model of care that empowers a person to be involved in their own life decisions. It is also known as self-direction. This is quite different from nursing homes …

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Dr. Julie Albanise of Fit Learning

By Special Education Matters / 2022-03-09
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As a listener to this program, you are well aware of the increasing calls for targeted instruction of students who struggle in various academic areas.  While schools take on this challenge as part of the regular teaching program, it is difficult for them to devote 1:1 time to students and really focus on deficits and areas of growth.

Dr. Julie Albanese is the director of Fit Learning in the Inland Empire and Orange County. They provide 1:1 and small group tutoring and instruction. We discuss how it all works, how they do assessments, and the results of their program.    

Bio

Dr. Julie Albanese earned her Master’s in Behavior Analysis in 2011 from Western Michigan University and her Doctorate in Psychology with an Emphasis on Learning from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and has served individuals and families with autism and other developmental disabilities in Southern California since 2008 as an in-home behavior consultant. In 2017, her professional path crossed the founders of Fit Learning. Since then, Julie has dedicated herself to building a laboratory in her community and beyond guided by the commitment to transform educational practices in the world so that all learners have the capacity to achieve their full potential and greatness.

Center director’s reason for joining the Fit Network: To make a difference in all children that walk through our doors

Contact Information

Contact Dr. Alabanese at admin@fitlearnersie.com

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Disability Garrison – Episode 09: The Americans with Disabilities Act with Tony Coelho

By Abby Burch / 2022-02-22
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The Problem

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed with bipartisan support in 1990. It’s the most influential law to ever pass for people with disabilities. The ADA changed the lives of …

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Disability Garrison – Episode 08: Shaping the ADA with Tony Coelho (I Can Series Part 3)

By Abby Burch / 2022-02-15
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“I call my parents and I say, ‘I have epilepsy.’ And my mom says, ‘No son of ours has epilepsy.’”

When faced with hardships, Tony Coelho found purpose through helping others. Join Michael …

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Disability Garrison – Episode 07: Speaking Up with Tony Coelho (I Can Series Part 2)

By Abby Burch / 2022-02-08
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“I have a philosophy that whenever you get a podium, you gotta say the truth.”

Tony Coelho’s epilepsy diagnosis changed his plans for the future. But through it, he found his voice. And …

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Disability Garrison – Episode 06: Discovering Disability Identity with Tony Coelho (I Can Series Part 1)

By Abby Burch / 2022-02-01
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“I just had a seizure, and it was probably epilepsy.”

Tony Coelho is the primary author of the Americans with Disabilities Act. In this episode, he talks about his upbringing in rural California. …

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How the ADA Improves Quality of Life for People in the United States

By Rachel Freed / 2022-01-25
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Have you ever noticed that movies have subtitles? Or that most public doors have lever-like handles instead of round doorknobs? Or that some bathroom stalls are big enough for a wheelchair? How about how curbs are flat at crossings? Or …

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