Centre for Applied Disability Studies



CADS 4th edition ABA Course Sequence gets BACB APPROVAL!

 The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® has approved the following course sequence as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Examination®. In addition to completion of their course sequence, applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify to write the exam per the BCBA requirements at their time of application (e.g. supervised experience). The courses in CADS BCBA APPROVED SEQUENCE include, ADST 5P70, ADST 5P71, ADST 5P72, ADST 5P73, ADST 5P74, ADST 5P75, ADST 5P76, and ADST 5P42 or ADST 5V70 (electives-students are required to take only one of these two options).

This approval means that, when graduates from the CADS MA, MADS, and Diploma ABA stream programs apply for BCBA certification, they will not be required to submit specific course information as our course sequence is approved. The on-line application will allow you to select Brock University and then select the course numbers that you have taken from a pull-down menu. The interim measures & memo put into place for students who graduated in June 2014 with the new sequence are no longer required. Questions related to BACB course sequence can be directed to Dr. Rosemary Condillac.
Now that our new sequence is approved, we are working with the BACB to determine specific hours that would be missing for students who graduated from our previous program (related to 3rd Edition Task List) and who will not be certified before the January 2015 deadline. We are working internally at Brock to determine the feasibility of offering an upgrading course, which focuses specifically on the differences in the CADS programs for graduates in this predicament. If you will require upgrading, please follow this link to add your name to the list of graduates requiring this assistance. It will be a time-limited offering, so it is very important to contact us to express your interest as soon as possible. If you complete the survey, we will contact you directly when we have an update on this process.




CADS Congratulates

Congratulations to Dr. Dorothy Griffiths on receiving the Order of Canada.  Dr. Griffiths has devoted her career to bettering the lives of people with intellectual disabilities and has now been recognized for her hard work at a ceremony in Ottawa.

Congratulations to Dr. Maurice Feldman who is the recipient of the Brock University Award for Distinguished Research and Creative Activity. This award recognizes faculty members who demonstrate outstanding research achievements, contributions toward the training of future researchers, and consistency in scholarly or creative performance.

Congratulations to Dr. Maurice Feldman who is the recipient of the South-West Disability Conference Award (USA) for National Distinguished Disabilities Researcher.

Congratulations to Dr. Tricia Vause (prinicipal investigator) and Dr. Maurice Feldman (co-investigator), who received a research grant from the provincial Centre of Excellence in Children and Youth Mental Health. The grant is to support the evaluation of an innovative multimodal therapy for Obessive-Compulsive Disorder in children and youth with High Functioning Autism or Asperger syndrome.


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