Many ABA providers are interested in starting social skills groups. While most ABA organizations offer one-on-one care, many families are also seeking options focused on socials skills groups. And, many providers are seeking additional options to address social skills deficits and goals for clients. We often get asked about starting ABA social skills groups. How do you build a social skills program, where do you find clinical tools for assessments and goals, how to you bill for services, and how do you choose or train staff? This webinar will walk through all the elements to consider before starting social skills groups, and how to successfully run groups for a variety of ages. Our guest and co-presenter, Dr. Kelly (BCBA-D) has successfully run social skills programs at Firefly Autism in Colorado for the past 7 years.
- Guest Presenters: Emily Roche, Dr. Amanda Kelly, and Kristina Mosley
About Our Presenters
Emily is the current Director of Contracting and Revenue Cycle Management at Bierman ABA Autism Centers. Previously the Director of Services for ABA Therapy Billing, Emily has been working in ABA contracting and operations since 2012. With a background in contract, credentialing, authorizations, and appeals, she has often provided training throughout the ABA industry on these topics. Emily has presented at conferences such as the Autism Law Summit and the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts. After pursuing a bachelor’s in business administration from Gonzaga University, Emily completed a master’s in health administration at the University of Colorado.
Amanda Kelly, PhD, BCBA-D
Dr. Kelly has been working in the field of ABA for over 13 years. Dr. Kelly has served as Director of Home Based Services at Firefly Autism in Denver for the past four years. In her current role, she supervises a team of Board Certified Behavior Analysts and Registered Behavior Technicians providing ABA therapy in the home and community. Dr. Kelly completed her Undergraduate Degree in Psychology, and Masters and Doctorate in Applied Behavior Analysis with a focus on Relational Frame Theory from Maynooth University, Ireland. She has presented her research at national and international conferences, and has published research on behavioral approaches to language and cognition. Dr. Kelly joined Firefly Autism in 2012 and is dedicated to producing meaningful and life changing outcomes for the community, individuals, and families in Colorado.
Kristina Mosley, BCBA
Kristina has been a BCBA for 10 years, graduating from the University of Washington with a masters in special education. Kristina started developing social skills groups out in the community while completing her degree at Washington. She has since developed several social groups in Colorado, trained staff in implementing social skill instruction, as well as planned and coordinated intensive social skills programs. She joined the team at Firefly Autism four years ago and is the lead social skills group program coordinator.