APD > Behavioral Services Resources

The materials listed here have been included as resources that we hope will be helpful as you plan, deliver and monitor services for individuals with special needs. This list will be updated on a regular basis and we expect, with your input and support, it will grow to be a significant and beneficial compendium of useful tools and resources.

News & Announcements

  • Recently we acquired training materials presented at the 2016 Annual Family Cafè and wanted to share them with you. The talk “Medical Causes of Maladaptive Behavior in ASD” was delivered by Vicki Martin, R.N. who is a Specialized Nurse Consultant from southeast Florida. The presentation was excellent and the presenter has a wealth of knowledge and experience having raised a daughter with autism. This is information that every behavior analyst should consider when completing a Functional Behavioral Assessment and analyzing the efficacy of treatment. Hope you enjoy the slides and handout.

Important Rules

Reactive Strategies: Seclusion and Restraint Rule

Promulgation of a seclusion and restraint rule (65G-8) was mandated by the Legislature in section 393.13(4)(h)2., Florida Statues, ("the agency shall adopt by rule standards and procedures relating to the use of restraint and seclusion"). The rule in its present form was adopted on August 7, 2008.

[Behavioral] Service Delivery Practice and Procedure

Promulgation of a service delivery rule (65G-4) was mandated by the Legislature in section 393.13(4)(g)3., Florida Statues, (“The agency shall adopt by rule a system for the oversight of behavioral programs. The system shall establish guidelines and procedures governing the design, approval, implementation, and monitoring of all behavioral programs involving clients. The system shall ensure statewide and local review by committees of professionals certified as behavior analysts pursuant to s. 393.17. No behavioral program shall be implemented unless reviewed according to the rules established by the agency under this section.”) The rule in its present form was amended and adopted in April 4, 2012.

Helpful Tools and Forms

Behavior Analysis Service Providers

Behavior Assistant Service (BAS) Providers

Special Topics

Individuals with a History of Sexual Aggression

Books and Articles

Helpful and interesting sites

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