FirstSteps to Present at ABAI in Denver

FirstSteps for Kids, Inc. is proud to present at the 43rd Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) in Denver, Colorado. 

We would love to see you at one our presentations at ABAI. Join us at any or all of the following workshops and symposia:


Friday, May 26th

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Behavior Analysts: Behavioral Flexibility Training Within Your Scope – 8:00AM-3:00PM

THOMAS G. SZABO (Florida Institute of Technology), JONATHAN J. TARBOX (FirstSteps for Kids; University of Southern California ), EMILY KENNISON SANDOZ (University of Louisiana at Lafayette)


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Tips For Parents: Sleep Deprived?

This is the first in a montly series of "Tips For Parents" that will cover a wide range of topics. 

This month we tackle the issue of sleep deprivation. A simple intervention to get your family back to sleep FAST!

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FirstSteps' Clinical Director's New Article in L.A Parent's Monthly Newsletter

In the latest installment of L.A. Parent's monthly newsletter, "Your Child with Special Needsm" FirstSteps' Clincal Director, Lisa Stoddard helps parents sort through the chatter to find evidence-based treatments.


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FirstSteps for Kids, Inc. Proudly Presents at CalABA’s 31st Annual Western Regional Conference

calaba-logoFirstSteps' Program Directors Courtney Tarbox, M.S., BCBA and Taira Lanagan, M.S., BCBA, along with Jonathan Tarbox, PhD., BCBA-D of CARD, will be presenting their current research on behavioral procedures and pediatric sleep behaviors in children with autism at CalABA's 31st Annual Western Regional Conference in Garden Grove, California on Thursday, February 21, 2013.

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FirstSteps Research Presented at 36th Annual ABAI Confernece

FirstSteps will present a symposium entitled “How Much Is Enough? Determining Normative Levels of Social-Communicative Behaviors in Preschoolers” at the 36th Annual Convention for the Association for Behavior Analysis in San Antonio, Texas on May 29, 2010. We are thrilled to have Dr. Sebastien Bosch from California Unified Service Providers as the discussant for the symposium.

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FirstSteps Television Appearance

talk-about-parentingOn April 8th, our very own Courtney Tarbox, MS, BCBA was featured on the television series Talk About Parenting with Shirlee Smith Live! Courtney shared her experience as a Program Director with FirstSteps and the joy of seeing our kids blossom with ABA services. Parents, educators and clinicians called in to speak with Courtney live and asked a variety of questions including those related to diagnostic and assessment information, funding and services, and treatment programming.

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FirstSteps Presents Research at the 28th Annual Western Regional Conference

The 28th Annual Western Regional Conference of the California Association for Behavior Analysis, was held in Irvine, CA, February 18-20. Several members of FirstSteps team presented their research, including a symposium on social-communicative skills found in typically-developing children, as well as talks about executive functioning and self-care skills training.

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FirstSteps Attends and Presents at the 27th Annual Western Regional Conference of CalABA

The 27th Annual Western Regional Conference of the California Association for Behavior Analysis, was held in Burlingame, CA, March 12-14, 2009. Several FirstSteps Program Directors and Lead Instructors presented their research on a variety of topics, including interventions to increase play skills and perspective taking skills, improving compliance with haircutting, and levels of spontaneous communication among typically-developing preschoolers.

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Clinical Director Lisa Stoddard Presents Successful FirstSteps Case Study at Annual Cal-TASH Conference

The Annual Cal-TASH Confernce supporting Equity, Opportunity & Inclusion for People with Disabilities, occurred in Manhattan Beach on March 6 and March 7, 2009. Clinical Director, Lisa Stoddard, relished the opportunity to present a successful case study of a FirstSteps client as part of the panel discussion, The Autism Learning Collaborative: Interagency Collaboration for Best Practice in Service Delivery, chaired by Soryl Markowitz of Westside Regional Center.

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Program Director Kristen Carmi Honored as Guest Lecturer at Cal State Northridge

Program Director, Kristen Carmi, presented an informative guest lecture to the students of California State University, Northridge's Principles of Behavior and Learning class. Entitled Clinical Applications in Behavior and Learning, Ms. Carmi informed students in the many ways learning principles may be applied in a clinical setting, such as to help those children receiving services at FirstSteps.

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