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Event title: Toilet Training for Learners with Special Needs:An 8-Hour Workshop for ABA Practitioners


Instructor Names: Dustin Dixon, MEd, BCBA, and Dr. Daniel Mruzek, PhD, BCBA-D


Event Date: Saturday, August 11, 2018


Time of Event: 8:30 – 4:30 (1-hr break for lunch)


Event Location: Kent, WA (212th St and Hwy 167)


Number of Type-2 CEU’s earned:

  • Day 1: 7.0 CEU’s 


Cost to Attend: $100
Coffee and Refreshments provided at the event. A one hour break will be provided for participants to get lunch.


Please email Dustin Dixon at continuingeducation@connections-behavior.com with questions about the event, special accessibility needs, or anything else related to the event. Parking instructions and further updates will be sent to registered participants closer to the event date.


About the Event:
Urinary and bowel incontinence is a significant threat to quality of life for many people with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities, compromising personal autonomy, community inclusion, physical comfort and hygiene, and acceptance by peers. Using an applied behavior analytic framework, we will systematically address best practice in toilet training consultation with families and teaching teams, including: systematic intervention planning, identifying and overcoming barriers to success, troubleshooting unexpected problems, maintenance of skill and generalization across settings. This workshop will include a review of data collection and analysis procedures, considerations related to difficult training environments, and the use of moisture alarms as a viable alternative to standard behavioral intervention.


About the Presenter:

Dan is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), Division of Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrics in western New York. He received his doctoral training in Psychology at the Ohio State University and is a former Program Director at the Groden Center in Providence, Rhode Island. He has been a researcher on several externally funded intervention studies and has recently completed his second controlled trial of an innovative toilet training method for children with autism that employs an Apple OS – based app and manualized intervention that he and colleagues developed. Dan has authored and co-authored more than twenty peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on autism and other developmental disabilities, including chapters in the popular text, Making Inclusion Work for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Evidence-Based Guideand the upcoming APA Handbook on Parent Training for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder(the Toilet Training chapter). At URMC, Dan serves as a clinician and consultant, training school teams and supporting families of children with autism and other developmental disabilities and works with several URMC research teams. He is a longtime member of the faculty in the Applied Behavior Analysis program at the University of Rochester Warner School of Education. He is on the editorial board for the journals Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities,andBehavior Analysis in Practiceand is a “Top Ten” contributor to the Autism Speaks Got Questions?blog site for families and practitioners. Dan is a coauthor of two instruments published by Pro-Ed Publishers, Inc., the Developmental Assessment for Individuals with Severe Disabilitiesand the Adaptive Behavior Diagnostic Scale. He is a popular community presenter and has provided staff trainings with agencies internationally for more than two decades.


Workshop Participants Can Expect:


Learning Objectives: 

  • Participants will identify key considerations in the process of individualized assessment and planning of toilet training interventions for persons with developmental disabilities.
  • Participants will recognize the most common barriers to success in toilet training, as well as adaptive supports that aid in overcoming these barriers.
  • Participants will demonstrate knowledge of specific training techniques essential for parents and teachersParticipants will identify risks to training success and related troubleshooting strategies
  • Participants will identify risks to training success and related troubleshooting strategies



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