Free Autism Webinars Each Month

7 Evidenced Based Strategies for Early Autism Intervention

Dr. James Ball ED.D., BCBA
Dr. James Ball ED.D., BCBA

Date: Wednesday, Nov 2nd

Time: 6pm Pacific (9pm Eastern)

Speaker: Dr. James Ball

This presentation will discuss 7 systematic techniques for working with children with an autism spectrum disorder. It will focus on teaching specific skills, enhancing motivation, and generalization training. A step by step demonstration will be presented using real life examples. Modifications will be explored that allow this particular program to be effective with students significantly challenged with autism, as well as those students with Aspergers Syndrome. Because of the nature of this presentation, a question and answer period will be provided.

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President/Chief Executive Officer – JB Autism ConsultingDirector of Clinical Services New York Families of Autistic Children, Inc. (NYFAC) Chair, Autism Society, National Board of DirectorsMember, Autism Society, Panel of Professional AdvisorsMember, Autism New Jersey, Professional Advisory BoardFoundation Board Member, Healing Hands of Christ, Autism Consultant Featured Author, Autism Asperger’s DigestMember, Eden Services, Outreach Services Committee

Author: Early Intervention and Autism: Real-life Questions, Real-life Answers.

Winner of:

-2008, NAPPA Gold Award Winner

-2008 Finalist For Word Book of the Year

-2009 Gold Award in the Independent Publisher Awards

Dr. James Ball, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral, is the President/Chief Executive Officer of JB Autism Consulting. He has been in the field of autism for over twenty-five years providing educational, residential, and employment services to children and adults affected byautism. He is also the Director of Clinical Services for New York Families of Autistic Children (NYFAC), a private not-for-profit organization providing support and training for children and families in New York City.

He provides private consultation to organizations, schools, and families regarding staff training, parent training, home support services, classroom design/support, and behavior management/assessment.

Dr. Ball is a past member of the Autism New Jersey, formally known as the New Jersey Center for Outreach and Services for the Autism Community (COSAC) Board of Trustees, and a member of the Autism New Jersey, Professional Advisory Board. A member of the AutismSociety’s (AS) National Board of Directors, he is currently the Board Chair and has also servedin the past as the co-chairperson of the AS’s Panel of Professional Advisors. He sits on theadvisory board for the Autism Asperger’s Digest magazine and has been a Featured Author for the magazine for the past 5 years. Dr. Ball has lectured nationally and internationally on various topics related to autism, such as early intervention, inclusion services, functional behaviorassessment, social skills training, behavior management, direct instruction, sensory issues, and accountability. He has published in many of the above areas and authored the award winning breakthrough book Early Intervention and Autism: Real-life Questions, Real-life Answers, winning the 2008 NAPPA Gold Award Winner, Finalist for the 2008 ForeWord Book of the Year & Gold Award Winner in the 2009 Independent Publisher Book Awards.
Dr. Ball has won numerous awards including: NYFAC’s Autism Inspiration Award, AS’s Publication Award for his manual on Social Security and Employment for individuals withautism spectrum disorders, Autism New Jersey, formally known as COSAC highest honor, their Distinguished Service Award, and most recently was honored at the Phoenix Center in Nutley, New Jersey during their 20th Anniversary Gala as Professional of the Year







Free Autism Webinars Each Month

Accessing Waivers and Medicaid Funding For Autism

Time: 6pm Pacific (9pm Eastern)

Date: October 19, 2011

Speaker: Marla Root

Marla Root
Marla Root


With the increasing rates of autism it is so important to have accessible information for families and professionals that will direct families to organizations, schools, agencies, and advocates that will help them move forward in treatment as soon as possible.

The session structure will involve a power point presentation that will first focus on an overview of the different state departments and services and funding each provide. The session will then move into discussions about specific funding options such as waivers, Medicaid, education, private insurance and local funding.


Marla Root Bio:

Marla Root is the Director of Community Affairs and Advocacy with Step By Step Academy in Worthington, Ohio. She has worked with hundreds of individuals and families throughout state. She is the 2010 advocate of the year recipient awarded by The Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities. She has provided presentations for many organizations such as The Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities, Franklin County Children Services, Autism Society Chapters, OCALI, Milestones, State Support Teams and the Ohio Center for the Deafblind Education. Marla has been advocating for funding and services since 1998 when her son was diagnosed with autism. Marla is currently a board member for the Autism Society of Ohio, Ohio Association of Behavior Analysis and Food For Good Thought. She is a member of the Ohio Association of Behavior Analysis. Marla has a Bachelor of Science Finance degree from Franklin University.