Amanda Kelly, PhD, BCBA-D – Coming Together, Keeping Together: Maintaining Momentum as a Community
This free presentation is not eligible for CEU Credit
This presentation was filmed at the 2015 Hawaii Association for Behavior Analysis Annual Conference
About the presenter:
Dr. Amanda N. Kelly received her PhD in Behavior Analysis from Simmons College in Massachusetts and is the owner and Executive Director for Keiki Educational Consultants, Inc., a private consulting company based on Oahu. Dr. Kelly has been licensed as an elementary education teacher for the past 15 years and certified as a Behavior Analyst for the last 10.
In 2012, Dr. Kelly became the first recipient of the “Jerry Shook Practitioner of the Year Award”, awarded by the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy (BABAT). In 2014, Dr. Kelly was recognized for her advocacy efforts and was awarded a scholarship from Autism Speaks, which allowed her to attend the Autism Law Summit in Nashville.
Dr. Kelly published two articles in 2015: Effects of Presession Pairing for Children with Autism (Behavioral Interventions) and Blurred Lines: Ethical Implications of Social Media (Behavior Analysis in Practice). Dr. Kelly is also a proud co-author of the 2015 Hawaii licensure for behavior analysts state law. Dr. Kelly teaches for the University of West Florida and George Mason University, offers BCBA Exam Prep courses through the Global Autism Project, serves as ABA Marketing Liaison for Relias Learning, and works part-time as a K8 Counselor at Assets Elementary in Honolulu.
About the presentation:
Dr. Amanda Kelly discusses the state of applied behavior analysis services in the state of Hawaii and the essential collaboration involved in process as well as the collaboration needed in order to continue to move forward. She highlights the principles of behavior that are a part of the actions required for collaboration and offers solutions for roadblocks. Dr. Kelly also describes how people came together to participate in legislation and advocate for Autism insurance reform in Hawaii.