The Residence Inn All-Suites Hotel is pet friendly with luxury bedding by Marriott. Enjoy separate areas for sleeping, living & eating with fully-equipped kitchens & fireplace. Free Wi-Fi, cable TV with HBO, breakfast buffet, outdoor heated pool & whirlpool.
Andover, MA is a suburban community located 20 miles north of Boston at the intersection of I-495 and I-93. Because of Andover's convenient location it is home to many of the largest high tech firms. Among them are Hewlett-Packard, Raytheon, Digital and Gillette.
Andover offers an excellent highly rated school system along with the highest quality private schools which include Phillips Academy and the Pike School.
Andover provides a small town atmosphere in high quality residential neighborhoods to family homeowners while simultaneously offering big town service to corporate residents in attractive campus settings.
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When: Dec 2, 2015 4 PM in Andover, Massachusetts (Wed, 02 Dec 2015 16 )
Hand Planes & Wireless Routers is a six-week traditional hand woodworking class designed to meet the needs of woodworkers from the novice to the advanced craftsman. Tools used in the class are 19th century, non-electric, and human powered. Fee is $60 for members of the Andover Historical Society, $70 for non-members, $40 for students. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
The small class size and location create unique learning opportunity. With instruction from expert craftsman Stephen Anthony, students can make a basic, introductory project, such as a foot stool or candle box, from pre-milled stock. Novices will learn from the instructor and the more advanced students as everyone gets to use the antique tools and machinery.
Contact: 978-475-2236; www.andoverhistorical.org; email@example.com
When: Nov 28, 2015 9 AM to Nov 28, 2015 12 PMin Andover, Massachusetts Cost: $60 for members of the Andover Historical Society, $70 for non-members, $40 for students (Sat, 28 Nov 2015 09 )
In Tandem: Inspirations and Collaborations September 1, 2015 - January 3, 2016 Exchanging ideas with mentors and peers--fellow students, friends, studio mates, travel companions, or collaborators--has always been a significant source of inspiration for artists. For some, who met in their youth, their encounter was formative, as was the case with Abbott Handerson Thayer and George de Forest Brush, who established a life-long friendship while studying at the Ãƒ?cole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. For others, who crossed paths later in life, it was transformative, as was the case with Maud Morgan, who began collaborating with Michael Silver at the age of 91. In the 20th century, as art academies and formal movements gradually lost momentum, forming associations with fellow artists became even more important in the development of their practice. Specifically, collaborative artists' projects have emerged as a significant thread of contemporary art; portfolios such as Lee Friedlander and Jim Dine's Photographs and Etchings embody the interpretive possibilities of pairing the sensibilities of two artists working in different media, yet exploring similar visual motifs. Regardless of the specific nature of these associations, the works in this exhibition are examined in the contextual framework of artistic inspiration, influence, and dialogue. Tuesday-Saturday 10-5 Sunday 1-5 Closed Mondays, national holidays, December 24, and the month of August. The museum is wheelchair accessible. The Addison is open to the public and free of charge.
When: Sep 1, 2015 12 AM to Jan 3, 2016 12 AMin Andover, Massachusetts (Tue, 01 Sep 2015 00 )
Words in Air: Jennifer Caine and Rachel Hellmann in Collaboration September 12, 2015 - January 17, 2016 Inspired by the language of painting and poetry and the powerful ways in which each art form communicates distillations of experience, Edward E. Elson Artists-in-Residence Jennifer Caine and Rachel Hellmann have constructed a site-specific installation that combines the visual and verbal and embodies ideas of collaboration and creative exchange. Comprised of a series of floor-to-ceiling painted, sewn, and hand-cut paper "pages," the piece resembles a human scale artist's book--a porous container of light and color that not only invites viewing but also encourages movement in, around, and through it. Transcribing a selection of poems by 20th century American female poets--letter by letter--in an invented shorthand of simplified marks, the artists blend a chorus of poetic voices into a single visual response. Addressing ideas of light and color in both their choice of poems and in the ways they restructure them, the artists marry form and content. Woven together, layered, and suspended in space, the "words" are united through cast shadows and reflected color to create a visual experience that is cohesive and solid, but at the same time shimmers and shifts in conversation with the ever-changing light and movement of visitors within the gallery. Tuesday-Saturday 10-5 Sunday 1-5 Closed Mondays, national holidays, December 24, and the month of August. The museum is wheelchair accessible. The Addison is open to the public and free of charge.
When: Sep 12, 2015 12 AM to Jan 17, 2016 12 AMin Andover, Massachusetts (Sat, 12 Sep 2015 00 )
Potty Talk: Conversations and Variations on Toilet Training Helena L. Maguire, M.S., BCBA May 12, 2016: 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 3 Credits - BCBA Type II CEU. Attendance cost is $50.00 Abstract: Toilet training procedures have been developed that are effective with children who are severely delayed intellectually, behaviorally, and communicatively. This presentation will review a variety of toilet training procedures as well as provide modificaiton given the many needs children have. We will describe a sample model program for assessing toilet readiness and toileting completion. Helena Maguire, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, received her Master of Science in Human Services Administration from the University of Massachusetts Boston. Helena has worked extensively in the field of community based human service delivery systems in Massachusetts. Her areas of experience include staff training, family training, transitioning children and adults to inclusive settings, and the treatment of severe behavioral disorders. Helena has served as Program Director at Vinfen Corporation and as Director of Adult Services at the May Institute. Currently, she is the Senior Director of School Services at Melmark New England and an adjunct faculty member at Endicott College.
When: May 12, 2016 3 PM in Andover, Massachusetts (Thu, 12 May 2016 15 )
Brain Injury, Behavioral Neurology and Behavior Analysis. Harvey E. Jacobs, Ph.D., CLCP February 11, 2016: 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 3 Credits - BCBA Type II CEU. Attendance cost is $50.00 Abstract: Acquired brain injury is a leading cause of death and disability in the country and the science of human behavior offers powerful technologies that can help address many leading issues. While some of this work has been accomplished over the past 20 years, there is much more to be accomplished. Being an effective behavior analyst in this field requires a clear understanding of behavioral principles, brain and behavior relationships, as well as working in complex medical, community, cultural and social environments. Perhaps one of the biggest challenges is to overcome historical concerns regarding mentalism. There have been tremendous strides in the neurological sciences over the last decades that have opened up the "black box," eschewed a number of explanatory fictions and expanded opportunities for empirical investigation. As with any discipline, including our own, it is still necessary to sort the wheat from the chaff. This presentation will provide an overview of brain injury, basic aspects of neurophysiology, key contributions that behavior analysis offers, and guidelines for behavior analysts who are interested in this field. Harvey E. Jacobs, Ph.D., CLCP earned a Ph.D. in Psychology from Florida State University, a post-doctoral fellowship in Behavioral Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and was a Mary Switzer Research Fellow of the National Institute of Handicapped Research. Dr. Jacobs has served on multiple medical school faculties, worked on-staff, in administrative roles and as a consultant to numerous programs and facilities. He has been principal investigator on multiple federal, state and private grants. Current interests include life care planning; rehabilitation for neurological, psychiatric, medical and intellectual impairments; applied behavior analysis; and complex treatment issues across the life span. Dr. Jacobs has published and lectured widely. He is the author of Understanding Everybody’s Behavior After Brain Injury: Don’t "Don’t!"® and Behavior Analysis Guidelines and Brain Injury Rehabilitation: People, Principles, and Programs. He currently serves on the Board of Editors of the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, previously on the editorial board of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, and reviews for other professional journals. Dr. Jacobs serves on the Board of Directors of the North American Brain Injury Society and on the Board of Trustees of the United States Brain Injury Alliance. He is also one of 50 professionals recently selected by the Brain Injury Association of America helping to draft national guidelines for the rehabilitation and chronic disease management of adults with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury. Recommended readings: Jacobs, H. E. (2008). Ain’t Misbehaving. Brain Injury Professional, North American Brain Injury Society, Volume 5, Issue 4. Jacobs, H. E. (2013). Rehabilitation and Context are Interrelated. Brain Injury Professional, North American Brain Injury Society, Volume 10, Issue 4. Jacobs, H.E. (2010). Understanding Everybody’s Behavior After Head Injury: Don’t "Don’t!" ®. Wake Forest, North Carolina: Lash and Associates Publishing/Training, Inc.
When: Feb 11, 2016 3 PM in Andover, Massachusetts (Thu, 11 Feb 2016 15 )
Join us at the New England Bridal affair and Meet North Shore's Best in the Wedding Industry all under one roof. Register to attend at www.newenglandbridalaffair.com and one Lucky Bride will win a trip to Paris France!
When: Jun 5, 2016 1 PM to Jun 5, 2016 3 PMin Andover, Massachusetts (Sun, 05 Jun 2016 13 )
Getting Married? Join us for a unique opportunity to find the gown of your dreams at a remarkable price while helping make wishes and memory-making events come true. When you purchase your special dress at a 'Brides Against Breast Cancer™' charity wedding gown sale, you not only save hundreds -- even thousands of dollars -- you will help make a difference in the lives of those affected by breast cancer. To ensure that no one has to face cancer alone, Brides Against Breast Cancer ™ contributes to programs for cancer patients and their families. Register today to attend the Brides Against Breast Cancer Charity Wedding Gown Sale! VIP 'Unveiling of the Gowns' Reception Saturday, January 30, 2016 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. General Admission Charity Wedding Gown Sale Sunday, January 31, 2016 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Tour of Gowns Fun! Event Venue: Wyndham Boston Andover 123 Old River Andover, MA 01810 Hundreds of beautiful new and lovingly worn name brand and designer gowns discounted to $1,800 or less. *A selection of exclusive designer and couture gowns valued up to $20,000 are also available at an incredible 25% to 75% savings. We gladly accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and debit cards. Make a Difference by Volunteering! Without the dedication of our volunteers, Brides Against Breast CancerTM would be unable to accomplish our mission. Make this a fun and rewarding group activity. Invite your co-workers, club, family and friends to join you in supporting this worthy cause. You will experience the joy of assisting a new bride as she chooses her "dream gown" while meeting some of the nicest people! If you would like to volunteer for our Brides Against Breast CancerTM event, please simply click here to register. You may also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsorship opportunities available, please contact email@example.com for more information. I hereby grant Brides Against Breast Cancer LLC permission to use my likeness in a photograph or other digital reproduction in any and all of its publications, including website entries, without payment or any other consideration. I further give permission to Brides Against Breast Cancer LLC to share my image with for use in any and all of its publications, including website entries, without payment or other consideration.
When: Jan 30, 2016 6 PM in Andover, Massachusetts (Sat, 30 Jan 2016 18 )
Behavior Analytic Evaluations of Psychological Disorders. James Chok, Ph.D., BCBA-D January 14, 2016: 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 3 Credits - BCBA Type II CEU. Attendance cost is $50.00 Abstract: This presentation will describe common psychological disorders as defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual – 5th Edition (DSM-V; American Psychiatric Association, 2013) and examine how these disorders have been viewed from a behavior analytic perspective. While some disorders have been evaluated frequently, such as phobias (e.g., Jennett & Hagopian, 2005), other disorders have received little to no attention, such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (e.g., Chok & Koesler, 2014) and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (Saigh, 1986). The presentation will review the current literature as it relates to the assessment and treatment of psychological disorders by behavior analysts and describe emerging behavior analytic methods for understanding and treating individuals with mental health disorders. Dr. James Chok is a licensed psychologist, neuropsychologist, and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. He received his doctoral degree from the University of North Carolina and completed a one year internship and two year postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School. He currently serves as the Behavioral Neuropsychologist and Director of Clinical Services for the Residential Treatment Facility at Melmark Pennsylvania. He has authored several papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals and presented research findings at numerous professional conferences. In 2011, Dr. Chok was the recipient of the Outstanding Practitioner Award given by the Berkshire Association for Applied Behavior Analysis and Therapy. He is currently investigating the assessment and treatment of obsessive-compulsive behavior in individuals with autism spectrum disorders, teaches courses in behavior analysis at UMASS Boston and Endicott College, and is the Vice President of the New Hampshire chapter of the International OCD Foundation.
When: Jan 14, 2016 3 PM in Andover, Massachusetts (Thu, 14 Jan 2016 15 )
Dear friends and colleagues, Three NAPW Local Chapters: Boston, Merrimack Valley, and Manchester are planning to get together for the HOLIDAY season celebration! Doors will be opened from 3.00 pm to 7:00 pm, for you to come and go at the convenient times. You cannot possibly miss this unique opportunity to participate in the life of the three Local Chapters, to share your holiday spirit, your sucess stories, take part in raffle and much, much more. Bring your colleagues and friends to share fun and expand our mutual network!! More details to come. MVLC Team
When: Dec 16, 2015 3 PM in Andover, Massachusetts (Wed, 16 Dec 2015 15 )
The New England Classical Singers annual holiday concert is one the Merrimack Valley's most popular holiday traditions! This year NECS presents a concert of festive cheer including Handel's Messiah, Part 1 (with the "Hallelujah" chorus), a beautiful cantata by Boston composer Nicholas White, and a cappella holiday favorites.
When: Dec 5, 2015 7 PM to Dec 5, 2015 9 PMin Andover, Massachusetts Cost: 0 - 25 USD (Sat, 05 Dec 2015 19 )
Take a break from the holiday rush to refocus and renew. A little creative therapy will recharge your spirts, and with our Centerpiece Workshop you can be productive at the same time. How about a gorgeous centerpiece for your table? We’ll show you how. All supplies are included.
When: Dec 10, 2015 11 AM in Andover, Massachusetts (Thu, 10 Dec 2015 11 )
Join us for the 2016 New England Show Choir Showdown on March 19th, 2016! Come see groups from all over the nation perform for the 2016 New England Show Choir Showdown Champion title! Experience amazing show choir shows with high-end lighting and sound! You won't want to miss these groups raise the bar... and then climb over it! For more information, visit: http://www.showchoirshowdown.com/ Junior Division / Small Mixed Division - $20.00 Unisex / Large Mixed Divisions - $20.00 Full Day Ticket - $28.00
When: Mar 19, 2016 9 AM in Andover, Massachusetts Cost: $20.00 - $28.00 (Sat, 19 Mar 2016 09 )
Christmas decorations and Santa are a tradition at Andover Historical Society. Plan a visit this December to see the Blanchard House decked for the season with trees, garlands, and lights. A dozen Christmas trees will be on display throughout the house providing the perfect backdrop for visits from Old Saint Nick himself.
Enjoy a quiet story hour with Santa as he reads 'Twas the Night Before Christmas in the decorated Blanchard House. Kids are encouraged to come in their jammies for this special time with Santa. Enjoy a snack, explore the house, and photo opportunities with Santa.
For ages toddler to 6
Attendance is limited to 15 children
Register at www.andoverhistorical.org/santa
When: Dec 16, 2015 6 PM in Andover, Massachusetts Cost: $6 per child (Wed, 16 Dec 2015 18 )
NECS and Chamber Orchestra conclude the season with a celebration of Handel. In 1727, King George I decreed Georg Frideric Handel (originally of German decent) to now be a naturalized British citizen. Handel's first commission in his new land was to compose four Anthems for the Coronation of George II and Queen Caroline later that same year. These four Coronation Anthems have been part of every English Coronation since then. Today's concert features two of Handel's Coronation anthem's. the King Shall Rejoice and Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened. Rounding out our yearlong exploration of Messiah, the concert concludes with "Worthy is the Lamb", the majestic final chorus from the world's most beloved oratorio.
When: May 1, 2016 4 PM to May 1, 2016 6 PMin Andover, Massachusetts Cost: 0 - 0 USD (Sun, 01 May 2016 16 )
IN THE HEIGHTS tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. IN THE HEIGHTS is the winner of the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations. Group of 10+ - $12.00 Adults - $20.00 Senior (65+) - $5.00 Student - $5.00 AHS Student - $5.00
When: Nov 24, 2015 7 PM in Andover, Massachusetts Cost: $5.00 - $20.00 (Tue, 24 Nov 2015 19 )
Toastmasters Leadership Institute Toastmasters Leadership Instittute (TLI) is open to all members. Club officers also have an opportunity to earn credit towards the distinguished club program (DCP) through their attendance and participation in the training. Topics discussed include how to run a club, excellence as a club officer, toastmasters standards, best practice discussions, leadership training, and more. Regardless of whether you’re a club officer, you are welcome to attend, join in the fun, and meet the leaders and future leaders of your district. A club must have 4 officers trained at both the summer and winter TLIs to complete DCP (Distinguished Club Program) goal 9.
When: Feb 8, 2016 5 PM in Andover, Massachusetts (Mon, 08 Feb 2016 17 )
Filial Boston un poco de Historia. Estamos celebrado nuestro XV Aniversario. Have 15 años fue fundada nuestra organizacion, con el nombre de Asociacion Medica Dominican Filial New England, luego cambio de Nombre a Colegio Medico Dominicano ,Filial New England, su presidente y fundador fue el Dr.Rafael Muñoz, Laboramos en la ciudades de Lawarence, Haver Hill, Lynn, y Boston, es la unica organizacion de Profesionales de origen Dominicano en en estado de Massacahusetts, integrando mas de 300, profesionales, nuestra sede matriz, ya en este mes de Agosto, especificamente el 18 de Agosto cumplio, 124 años, agrupando mas de 22, 000 Profesionales, en toda la Republica Dominicana. Nuestas actividades incluyen un congreso medico annual, talleres diversos de actualizacion, referimiento para trabajo, consejeria en general, soporte emocional, recibimos residentes o internos para rotar por diferentes departemento y diversos hospitales del estado de Massachusetts, , como el Holy Family de Methuen, Lawrence General Hospital. Nuestra organizacion es abierta a otras nacionalidades, a integrarse y colaborar. INVITACION V Congreso medico anual del coelgio medico Dominicano fialial New England.. El colegio Medico Dominicano Filial New England , en Colaboracion con la Asociacion Hispana de Profesionales de la salud, Inc NY, Invitan a particiapr a profesionales de la salud,Medicos, Odontologos, Psicologos, Enfermeras, e nuestro V Congreso medico anual internacional a celebrarse el Domingo, 6 Diciembre 2015, Hora 8am. -5pm, Costo $60 Dolares Estudiantes $35 Dolares. 1-888-277-1288, firstname.lastname@example.org NUESTROS INVITADOS CONGRESO MEDICO 2015. Preliminar lista de invitados: Dr.Ruben Andujar, Cirujano-Toracico, Dr.Ruben Toribio, Cirujano toracico, Dra.Nicole De Leon, Dra.Nitce Mejia, Dra.Ana Massiel Ventura, Instructora USMLE-Academy ,Ines Tejada, RN, Dra.Leonor Tavarez,Dr.Irving Restituyo,Geriatra, Dr.Jaime Navarrete, Profesora Claritza Abreu. Dr.Marcos Charles 1-888-277-1288, 917-403-9220, 732-277-9640.
When: Dec 6, 2015 8 AM in Andover, Massachusetts (Sun, 06 Dec 2015 08 )
Central Catholic/St. Mary's/PMA Class of 1985 30th High School Reunion Friday, November 27th @ 7pm The Chateau Restaurant, 131 River Road, Andover, MA Dinner, Dancing and cash bar will be available. Price is $40.00/per person (guests are more than welcome!) Overnight rooms are available for the reunion group at The Residence Inn, 500 Minuteman Road, Andover, MA for a discounted room rate. Reservations must be made by November 6th, by calling 978-683-0382. Please mention the Central Catholic/St. Mary's/PMA Reunion when making your reservation.
When: Nov 27, 2015 7 PM to Nov 28, 2015 12 AMin Andover, Massachusetts Cost: 40 - 40 USD (Fri, 27 Nov 2015 19 )
Join us this New Year's Eve for the #1 party in the Merrimack Valley!!! Packed with great food & drink, laughs and live music as we create a night filled with non stop entertainment
All for ONLY $89 per person ($99 after December 1st)
Your paid admission includes:
*Cheese and cracker platters during cocktails
*An amazing buffet put together by the nationally acclaimed executive chefs of the Wyndham including Roast Beef, Chicken Marsala, roasted rosemary potatoes, roasted spring vegetable medly, leafy garden salad, an assortment of after dinner desserts with coffee and tea and MORE!
*Live comedy show with three of the funniest guys in Boston, Sal Votano, the crazy John David and the Comedy Barbarian Mike McCarthy. Plus a few special guests!
*Live music by The Buckley Brothers
*Hats/Noisemakers and a special Champagne toast at midnight as we countdown to New Years on our big screen tv
*All taxes included in the price
*AND much more fun throughout the evening.
DOORS OPEN AT 6:30
BUFFET STARTS AT 8:00
COMEDY SHOW 9:00-10:30
THE BUCKLEY BROTHERS FROM 10:30-1:00 WITH A PAUSE AT 11:59 TO RING IN THE NEW YEAR!
The Wyndham in Andover has set a special Wicked Awesome room rate for the night at $109 (plus tax) for a limited time (12/24/15 cutoff). Please email the organizer for more information or call 978-725-4447 during normal business hours (8:00am-5:00pm)
When: Dec 31, 2015 6 PM in Andover, Massachusetts Cost: $89 per person before December 1st
$99 per person after December 1st
Special Wicked Awesome room rate at the Wyndham in Andover that night of $109 + tax (Thu, 31 Dec 2015 18 )
Shefali Jain, a student of Gretchen Hayden and apprentice member of the acclaimed Chitresh Das Dance Company, presents her debut Traditional Kathak Solo. Honoring and celebrating the legacy of Kathak maestro Pandit Chitresh Das, Shefali carries forward the tradition of a solo performance, characterized by tayari (stunning technique), layakari (intricate rhythms), khubsurti (beauty) and nazakat (delicacy and grace). The performance will take audiences on an enthralling journey from India's ancient temples, to its Moghul Courts, to its contemporary artistic expression, with a special presentation of Pandit Das' groundbreaking innovation, Kathak Yoga. The evening will also feature some of India's finest classical musicians, including Jayanta Banerjee on sitar, Debashis Sarkar on vocals and Amit Kavthekar on tabla.
When: Dec 12, 2015 7 PM in Andover, Massachusetts (Sat, 12 Dec 2015 19 )
The Feaster Five Thanksgiving Day Road Race is a Merrimack Valley tradition. At 10,000 participants, it is one of the largest races in Massachusetts and one of the largest Thanksgiving day races in New England.
Entrants choose the 5K or 5-mile race, and there are also non-scored fun runs for kids between 100 yards and 600 yards depending on their ages. The kids' races start at 7:45am, and the 5K and 5-mile runners are off at 8:30am.
When: Nov 26, 2015 12 AM to Nov 26, 2015 12 AMin Andover, Massachusetts Cost: $40/Adult, $30/Child 5K, $5/Kids' Race (Thu, 26 Nov 2015 00 )
The Ethics of Supervision. Jon S. Bailey, Ph.D., BCBA-D April 7, 2016: 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 3 Credits - BCBA Type II CEU. Attendance cost is $50.00 Abstract: Behavior analysis is attempting to develop and improve its professional practices while rapidly expanding and facing significant challenges from consumers, government agencies, insurance companies, and related human services professions. The demand for well trained, certified or licensed behavior analysts is pushing our training programs to the limit producing more and more students and those graduates will need quality supervision in their practicum settings and on their first jobs. We have believed for over a decade that any BCBA was qualified to supervise but new guidelines coming from the Board counter that assumption. Our Professional and Ethical Compliance Code describes ethical expectations for supervisors but they are not widely adhered to. In this presentation, I will describe the brief history of the concept of "supervision" in ABA, describe its origins, and offer an updated operational definition for our field. I will then review the relevant ethics items and describe in some detail the Best Practices that are being promoted by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. Dr. Bailey received his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in 1970 and is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Florida State University where he was on the graduate faculty for 38 years and produced a record 63 Ph.D.’s. He is currently Director of the FSU Panama City Masters Program in Psychology with a specialty in Applied Behavior Analysis and teaches Ethics & Professional Issues, Skinner’s Theory of Behaviorism, and Research Methods in ABA. He is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst; is a Fellow of the Association for Behavior Analysis: International and the American Psychological Association and is Secretary/Treasurer, Program Chair, and Media Coordinator for the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis, which he founded in 1980. Dr. Bailey has published over 100 peer-reviewed research articles, is past-Editor of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and is co-author of seven books: Research Methods in Applied Behavior Analysis, How Dogs Learn, Ethics for Behavior Analysts, How to Think Like a Behavior Analyst, 25 Essential Skills and Strategies for Professional Behavior Analysts, Ethics for Behavior Analysts, 2nd Expanded Edition and Ethics for Behavior Analysts, 3rd Edition, all co-authored with Dr. Mary Burch. One additional book is Performance Management: Changing Behavior that Drives Organizational Effectiveness, with Dr. Aubrey Daniels, published in 2014. Recommended Readings: Bailey, J. and Burch, M. (2016) Ethics for Behavior Analysts, 3rd Edition. New York: Routledge, Inc. Bailey, J.S. and Burch, MB. (2015) Teaching Ethics in Behavior Analysis: Philosophy, Methods and Resources in Mulick & Foxx, Controversial Therapies for Autism and Intellectual Disabilities. New York: Routledge, Inc. Bailey, J.S., Burch, M.R. (2010). 25 Essential Skills & Strategies for the Professional Behavior Analyst. New York: Routledge, Inc.
Come join us at Philips Andover Academy on January 24th for an incredible FREE opportunity to learn about a number of life changing gap year programs from around the world! USA Gap Year Fairs is a national circuit of events that bring together reputable Gap Year organizations, interested students and parents, high school college counselors and the Gap Year experts. These events are designed to provide students with a broad exposure of Gap Year Programs and the opportunity for face to face conversations with the people who work in the field. For students and parents interested in Gap Year, these fairs are the legitimate source to connect with reputable organizations that focus on Education, Service and Personal Growth. USA Gap Year Fairs also feature a speaker at each event who provides an interactive approach to Gap Year and the variety of offerings. There is a question and answer session with each speaker so that interested students and parents can learn about the entire Gap Year process; from applications, to deferring freshman year, to re-entering college when they return. In the past, such speakers have included Rae Nelson and Karl Haigler who co-wrote the well known book, The Gap Year Advantage, as well as Holly Bull from the Center for Interim Programs. If you have any questions, please visit our website at usagapyearfairs.org! You can also visit our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter. See you in Andover! *Speaker at 3 PM, Fair at 3:30 PM
When: Jan 24, 2016 3 PM in Andover, Massachusetts (Sun, 24 Jan 2016 15 )
Please join the New England Classical Singers, the NECS Chamber Orchestra, and guest soloists as we explore the arduous journey and ultimate victory of the Easter story. In contrast to the effervescence and purity of the opening Christmas portion, Part II of Handel's masterpiece a much darker musical palette. Handel brilliantly weaves a narrative of pain and anguish inherent in the events of Holy Week, and ultimately leads us to a glorious celebration of the Resurrection with the triumphant Hallelujah chorus.
When: Mar 5, 2016 7 PM to Mar 5, 2016 9 PMin Andover, Massachusetts Cost: 0 - 20 USD (Sat, 05 Mar 2016 19 )
Our 2015 Andover Cares Festival, a concert in the Park, is over... Raising awareness, hosting educational events, and helping with intervention and support continues! Our 2015 festival to raise funds and awareness about the opiate epidemic plaguing our community was held at "The Park" (corner for Bartlet and Chestnut Streets), in downtown Andover on October 17th. It was an epic event, featuring the Jon Butcher Axis Band. Hayley Jane and the Primates also performed, along with Casey McQuillen and numerous other local bands and exceptional speakers. Ongoing sponsorship opportunities continue. 100% of the proceeds to www.AndoverCaresSupport.eventbrite.com go directly to the Andover Cares Fund, set up to support Andover's 3-tiered approach to this problem: education, intervention, and enforcement. The Rotary Club of Andover Charitable Trust d/b/a Andover Cares Fund is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. No goods or services were provided for this gift. Please consult your tax advisor regarding specific questions about your deductions. Did you see the special announcement on television? If you would like to see it again, CLICK HERE
Friday: 8:30 am to 4:15 pm Saturday: 7:45 am to 12:10 pm Nutrition for Sports, Exercise & Weight Management What Really Works and Why Boston/Northampton, MA Nov 13-14, 2015 Boston/Andover, MA Dec 4-5, 2015 Raleigh, NC Jan 29-30, 2016 Arlington VA Feb 5-6, 2016 Norfolk, VA Feb 26-27, 2016 Here's your chance to update your sports nutrition knowledge, boost your confidence when counseling active clients, network with peers, and learn from two internationally respected professionals at this information-packed workshop on Nutrition for Sports, Exercise and Weight Management. You will learn what really works—and why! • Sports nutritionist Nancy Clark MS, RD • Exercise physiologist John Ivy PhD We designed this workshop to address the questions and concerns of dietitians, coaches, personal trainers, fitness leaders, other health educators and sports medicine professionals who work with active people. We also welcome athletes themselves! You will leave the workshop with practical tips on how to effectively teach the sports nutrition and training messages. We'll cover the spectrum of nutrition and exercise concerns from fitness exercisers to competitive athletes. CEUs: AND, ACSM, AFAA, ACE, NSCA, and CHES Cost $257 for 1.5 day workshop; $199 group discount (minimum of 4 people); $95 full-time students and dietetic interns; $99 for non-professionals (no CEUs). For more information and to register: www.NutritionSportsExerciseCEUs.com Email: ClarkIvy114@gmail.com Phone: (512) 461-5407
When: Dec 4, 2015 8 AM in Andover, Massachusetts (Fri, 04 Dec 2015 08 )
Skinner’s Analysis of Motivation: Ten Applications for Improving Autism Treatment. Mark L. Sundberg, Ph.D., BCBA-D March 10, 2016: 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 3 Credits - BCBA Type II CEU. Attendance cost is $50.00 Abstract: Motivation plays a critical role in virtually every aspect of human behavior. Its importance in the analysis of behavior is a major theme throughout Skinner’s writings (e,g., 1938, 1953, 1974), especially in the book Verbal Behavior (1957). In these writings, Skinner details the many distinctions between motivation and stimulus control and suggests they constitute two separate types of antecedent control, a point elaborated on extensively by Michael (e.g., 1982, 1993, 2007). This presentation will demonstrate the value of including the concept of motivating operations (Michael, 2007) into autism assessment and intervention programs. Ten specific applications of the MO will be described, each of which could improve a child’s overall program, but in combination these applications could produce even greater gains in linguistic, social, academic, and functional living skills. Mark L. Sundberg, Ph.D., BCBA-D received his doctorate degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Western Michigan University (1980), under the direction of Dr. Jack Michael. He is the author of the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP), and co-author of the original ABLLS and the book Teaching Language to Children with Autism or Other Developmental Disabilities. He has published over 50 professional papers and 4 book chapters. He is the founder and past editor of the journal The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, a twice past-president of The Northern California Association for Behavior Analysis, a past-chair of the Publication Board of ABAI, and has served on the Board of Directors of the B. F. Skinner Foundation. Dr. Sundberg has given hundreds of conference presentations and workshops nationally and internationally, and taught 80 college and university courses on behavior analysis, verbal behavior, sign language, and child development. He is a licensed psychologist with over 40 years of clinical experience who consults for public and private schools that serve children with autism. His awards include the 2001 "Distinguished Psychology Department Alumnus Award" from Western Michigan University, and the 2013 "Jack Michael Outstanding Contributions in Verbal Behavior Award" from ABAI’s Verbal Behavior Special Interest Group. Recommended readings: Sundberg, M. L. (2004). A Behavioral Analysis of Motivation and its Relation to Mand Training. In L. W. Williams (ed.). Developmental Disabilities: Etiology, Assessment, Intervention, and Integration (pp. 199-220) Reno NV: Context Press. Sundberg, M. L. (2013). Thirty Points about Motivation from Skinner’s Book Verbal Behavior. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 29, 13-40. Sundberg, M. L., Loeb, M., Hale, L., & Eigenheer, P. (2002). Contriving Establishing Operations to Teach Mands for Information. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 18, 14-28. These and other in-depth readings can be found at: www.marksundberg.com/publications
When: Mar 10, 2016 3 PM in Andover, Massachusetts (Thu, 10 Mar 2016 15 )
98/2 Delegation is THE solution for busy business owners/presidents/CEOs to free themselves of many tasks filling their daily schedules, so they can spend more time on the critical activities that will offer the highest value for their firms. Join other local executives in a Masters of Business Ownership workshop brought to you by CEO Focus, People's United Bank, and the University of CEO. This workshop is part of a 6-workshop series that provides CEO-level educational content with expert instruction, self-assessment, and peer-to-peer learning. It’s time to drop out of the School of Hard Knocks and learn valuable lessons from your fellow CEOs!
When: Dec 15, 2015 8 AM in Andover, Massachusetts (Tue, 15 Dec 2015 08 )
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