Andy Bondy, Ph.D. – Cultural Sensitivity and Ethical Practices
1.0 Type II CE Credits/ 1.0 Ethics Credits
This presentation was filmed at the 2014 CCBS Ethics in Professional Practice Conference
The application of strategies based upon the science associated with Applied Behavior Analysis requires constant referencing to the ethical standards of particular communities. Factors that might influence this process involve issues related to private vs. public schools and other public community settings, cultural factors related to familial practices within our own society, and the ongoing spread of our applications to other countries. We will also compare and contrast how one world perspective – Buddhism – can influence and co-exist with a behavioral perspective regarding active consultation. This talk will review some of Dr. Bondy’s experiences around the world.
Andy Bondy, PhD, has over 40 years of experience working with children and adults with autism and related developmental disabilities. For more than a dozen years he served as the Director of a statewide public school program for students with autism. He and his wife, Lori Frost, pioneered the development of the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). He designed the Pyramid Approach to Education as a comprehensive combination of broad-spectrum behavior analysis and functional communication strategies. He is a co-founder of Pyramid Educational Consultants, Inc., an internationally based team of specialists from many fields working together to promote integration of the principles of applied behavior analysis within functional activities and an emphasis on developing functional communication skills. He received the 2012 Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis Award for International Dissemination of ABA. He currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies™.