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Colorado Department of Education Professional Development

At the Intersection of Autism and Trauma: Where Do Behavioral Providers Fit In? (21-22 Tri-State Webinar Series)

Audience: Advocates, Educators, Other District/School Staff, Parents | Topic: Autism, Special Education | Hosted by: Office of Special Education

On-Demand format. At the Intersection of Autism and Trauma: Where Do Behavioral Providers Fit In? (21-22 Tri-State Webinar Series)
On-Demand format

Join us for a webinar with Live Q&A. 

Presented by Cammille Kolua, BCBA-D

Team members providing behavioral services are positioned to make lifechanging decisions impacting those with autism: Does trauma matter? How do we ask about it, honor experience and history, and develop ethical and compassionate assessments and plans? This webinar expands boundaries of competence while providing resources, and real-life examples.

Learner Objectives After attending this webinar participants will:

  1. State examples of repertoire components for behavior and related providers critical to trauma-related practice
  2. Select ways that trauma related terms can be operationalized in a way conceptually consistent with behavior analysis
  3. State behavioral cusps for teams that can enhance applied behavior analytic practice with people affected by trauma
  4. Select procedures that may be contraindicated for some clients with trauma backgrounds

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About the Presenter

Dr. Camille Kolu is a behavioral scientist and BCBA-D in Denver, Colorado. She is the owner of Cusp Emergence, a private practice in which she joins families and agencies to engineer behavioral cusps for individuals and their loved ones; and Cusp Emergence University, which provides continuing education to behavior analysts and related disciplines with whom we partner. After training, supervision and work at the University of North Texas, Dr. Kolu earned a Ph.D. in Biopsychology and Behavioral Neuroscience at Rutgers University, where she developed neurobiological animal models of autism and examined olfactory and social contextual conditioning. Dr. Kolu practices behavior analysis across the lifespan with individuals and families affected by autism, foster care or adoption, mental illness, and/or developmental and intellectual disabilities. She has partnered with health and human service agencies, mental hospitals, schools, community centered boards, and the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Kolu has published in peer-reviewed journals and serves on the advisory board of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies. She is active in local behavior analytic groups. Dr. Kolu explores research interests in verbal communities of reinforcement and stimulus schedules in the everyday interactions of families affected by disruption or trauma, while using her private practice to provide training, education, and behavior analytic mentorship and supervision. 

Contact Information

CDE Autism Team


After watching this recorded webinar a certificate for 1.5 hours is available. Complete a brief survey and short knowledge check. A certificate will be generated if a passing score of 75% is achieved. 

Evaluation Survey & Knowledge Check

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