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Utilizing Applied Behavioral Analysis Therapy (ABA) / Intensive Behavior Therapy (IBT)

When Working with Children, Adolescents and Young Adults

Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)


3 core continuing education hours

Presented by Deborah E. Sills, PhD, LCSW, MAC


Thursday, October 19, 2017

9:00 AM – 12:15 PM


Hilton Atlanta Marietta Hotel & Conference Center

500 Powder Springs Street, Marietta, GA  30064-3523


Applied Behavioral Analysis Therapy (ABA) / Intensive Behavior Therapy (IBT) is an intervention among other intensive behavior therapies utilized to treat children, adolescents and young adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  Due to the severity levels of ASD, ABA/IBT focuses on the core deficits of autism when providing treatment. Children, adolescents and young adults who have deficits in verbal and nonverbal, social communication skills, abnormal responses to social overtones and being inflexible impacts them educationally, socially and their ability to function in the community.  Due to the increased heighten awareness of ASD and the need for early diagnosis and treatment state mandates for insurance companies to cover this diagnosis have become prevalent. This interactive workshop will educate social workers on the utilization of ABA and treatment modalities, current research surrounding ASD, advocacy, assessment/evaluation and the importance of collaboration with school educators. Implications for social work practice and recommendations will be addressed.


Deborah E. Sills, PhD, LCSW, MAC holds a Doctorate degree in Social Welfare Policy, Administration and Social Work with a cognate area of Education Administration.  Her extensive experience providing services to adults, adolescents and children who suffer from mental illness and substance abuse includes being a program manager of HIV and homeless programs, women TANF substance abuse and mental health programs, and outpatient substance abuse programs for men and women.  She has also worked with an Intensive Family Intervention (IFI) program providing mental health services to adolescents and children at risk for juvenile problems, homelessness, and who have issues in the education arena. Currently, a Network Manager for Optum (United Healthcare), Dr. Sills works with mental health providers, facilities and autism providers that deliver services to individuals and families.  She also has a private practice that provides health and wellness trainings, consultation services, and counseling services.


NASW Members $60 l NASW Retired Members $55 l NASW Student Members $55 l Nonmembers $80


Registration is from 8:30 – 9:00 AM; Workshop begins at 9:00 AM

Pre-registration is required to guarantee lunch


Refund Policy:     Cancellations received after September 16 will result in a $55 administrative charge

Cancellations received after September 30 will result in a $65 administrative charge


Please Note: A $40 administrative fee charged for returned checks


Please Note: NASW Georgia Chapter is not responsible for personal possessions of attendees during a conference, workshop, training or other Chapter hosted events.



Please note: Continuing education programs approved by NASW Georgia Chapter meet social work continuing education requirements of the Georgia Composite Board for social workers licensed in Georgia (see Chapter 135.9 Continuing Education,


Social workers and others licensed/certified in another professional discipline and/or state should check with their licensure/certification/regulatory entity to determine if the above program meets their continuing education needs.