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BEHP1097: Adolescents and Adults with Autism

Time limit: 60 days
1.5 credits

$19.50 Enroll

Full course description

Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes
Credit: 1.5 Learning BACB CEs

Presenter: Peter F. Gerhardt, Ed.D.

Course Description: Provides an overview of the implications of ABA as an evidence-based practice with adolescents and adults and the challenges related to effective design, implementation and oversight. Emphasizes the importance of defining and measuring outcomes in terms much broader than the acquisition of individual skills. Discusses how the majority of evidence-based practice on individuals with ASD focuses on young children with little attention paid to adolescents or adults.


  • Describe, with reference to behavior analysis, the importance of both context and social validity when providing instruction to older individuals on the autism spectrum.
  • Identify a minimum of three challenges to the implementation of effective, ABA-based intervention with older individuals. 
  • List a minimum of four areas of skill excess or deficit that limit community inclusion for older individuals with ASD.
  • List a minimum of three areas of behavior change teachers, parents and other caregivers will need to realize if increasing levels of independence across increasingly complex environments is to be possible.

Keywords: ASD, adolescents, adults, evidence-based practice, measurement, outcomes

Rating: This course is aimed at practitioners, behavior analysts and therapists with a strong understanding of the principles of Behavior Analysis interested in learning about interventions with adolescents and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Access: 60 days from the date and time of registration

Important notes:  Your access begins at the time of purchase, not the time of log in.  Effective July 1, 2022, Florida Tech no longer offers extensions for CE courses; if you do not finish your course and need to repurchase, please contact us.  If you are taking this course to maintain your BACB certification, you will need to write your certification number on your certificate of completion, as the BACB requires that your certificate of completion includes your certification number.


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Refund Policy

No refunds are provided once the course is accessed.

These workshops are presented in partnership between the Florida Tech ABA Online program and ABA Technologies, Inc. ABA Technologies, Inc., is a BACB-approved provider of type-2 continuing education hours (provider number: OP-02-0023)