ABA Professional Development
The Virginia Institute of Autism offers internships to undergraduate and graduate students interested in autism or autism-related fields. Because teaching internships require intensive training, VIA generally requires a minimum of 140 hours for internships. Interns are trained in basic theories of applied behavior analysis (ABA) as well as applied teaching methods used in VIA’s program. VIA Interns observe and are trained to work with individual students. Shorter internships are available to professionals seeking an intensive, hands-on experience with students with autism. The length and nature of these internships can be tailored to meet the needs of the professional interested.
Students or professionals interested in internships should contact Kellie Hocking, Human Resource Manager, at (434) 923-8252 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Board Certified Behavior Analyst Supervision
The Virginia Institute of Autism has a number of credentialed doctoral and master’s level professionals and Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) on staff who are available to provide Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) supervised experiences. VIA’s experienced and highly trained staff have developed a well-established system for training. Supervisees will be mentored in ABA-based therapies scientifically proven to be most effective in improving outcomes for individuals with autism.
Professionals interested in BACB supervision should contact Peggy Halliday, Director of Outreach Training and Supervision, at (434) 923-8252 or email@example.com.
Applied Behavior Analysis Board Certified assistant Behavior Analyst Coursework
Presented in collaboration with the University of Virginia,this 9-credit, 3-course, graduate-level sequence is designed for those who have earned at least abachelor's degree and who wish to continue their professional development in the area of applied behavior analysis. The curriculum is intended to prepare participants to sit for the Board Certified assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) certification examination sponsored by the BACB®. Classes are taught in the evening on-site at VIA by VIA senior faculty. Download flyer (pdf)
For more information about BCaBA coursework, please contact Dr. Alisa Bahl at (434) 923-8252 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BACB Continuing Education
The Virginia Institute of Autism is an Approved Continuing Education Provider Organization (OP-10-2064) of Type II continuing education by the BACB®. The Virginia Institute of Autism provides multiple opportunities for Board Certified Behavior Analysts to gain Type II continuing education credits by participating in VIA sponsored workshops or by attending the Autism Speakers Series. The Autism Speaker Series is a series of lectures on a variety of autism-related topicspresented by VIA Professional Advisory Board members. The Autism Speaker Series is sponsored by VIA and the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital Kluge Children’s Rehabilitation Center. This series is free of charge and open to the public.
For more information about BACB Continuing Education opportunities or the Autism Speaker Series, please contact Ethan Long, VIA Executive Director at (434) 923-8252 or email@example.com.