One effect of passage of the bill would be the regulation of practice of applied behavior analysis in schools by verifying the appropriate qualifications and credentials of practitioners, and the recognition of Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) certificants and the competencies of the BACB for delivery of ABA services to children with autism.
"...Attorney General Richard Blumenthal drafted Section 2 of the bill in response to mounting concern about Stacy Lore's credentials, said Suzanne Letso, an advocate of the bill and CEO of the Connecticut Center for Child Development.For further reference
Lore, a former autism therapy consultant, is accused of forging her identity as a certified behavior analyst and swindling schools and parents throughout Fairfield County. Letso said this bill could prevent a repeat of Lore's hire.
The regular legislative session concludes May 5, leaving about two weeks for the bill to become law..."
Bill to certify autism workers sent to House
Posted on 04/20/2010
By DANIELLE CAPALBO
Hour Staff Writer
Past blog posts
Thursday, April 15, 2010
State legislation Quicktake: Connecticut Attorney General urges adoption of legislation to verify credentials before hiring applied behavior analysts for autism services in schools
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Former consultant to Norwalk, CT school district under multiple criminal charges; one outcome is legislation to establish formal competency to deliver behavior analysis
© 2010 Regina G. Claypool-Frey
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