Instructor: Sarah Campau, MA, BCBA, CBIS
Description: As in other disciplines and society at large, LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning) individuals have become a more visible part of the cultural landscape. By definition, this includes individuals who identify outside heterosexual or gender norms. Behavior analysts encounter a statistically high prevalence of individuals that are part of the LGBTQ umbrella. Individuals with autism fall outside of cis-heterosexual norms at a higher rate than neurotypical persons.
With contemporary data, this program will demonstrate not only a significant disparity in the quantity of behavior analytic LGBTQ literature compared with other practices but also a stark lack of LGBTQ friendly literature in behavior analysis. For the optimal understanding by the audience, this presentation will include basic terminology and education about the LGBTQ community. Cultural competency in sexual orientation and gender expression should be required for behavior analysts to best serve LGBTQ individuals and work to form better relationships with a community being served in large numbers.
This CE will further the cultural competency of BCBA's serving individuals with ASD in the context of LGBTQ issues. They will gain skills to serve the LGBTQ population with a better understanding of the impact we have as clinicians.
CEs approved: 1 BCBA (ETHICS)
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