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November 2021

Happy Harvast!

As we embark on the last months of 2021, we reflect on the challenges of the past year. BDS is thankful for you and your continued support as we grow and change. Take note of some of these exciting changes in this months news as we embark on another holiday season.

Taking your exam in 2022?

Announcement for all CBA Learning Module Series Subscription holders:

Because the BACB will no longer test on Task List 4 (TL4) after 12/31/2021, the CBA Learning Module Series TL4 will not be sold after 12/1/2021.

It is recommended that subscribers taking the BCBA exam after 12/31/2021 upgrade to the CBA Learning Module Series TL5 at no charge for the remainder of their subscription.

How to Upgrade:
To upgrade, please visit and login with your username and password. Search “crossgrade” in the store search field and proceed.

Due to differences in the two courses, it is impossible for TL4 data to be transferred to TL5, so you will start TL5 from scratch. However, you will still have access to your TL4 data, should you choose to review it.

Thank you!

Exciting News From BDS

Have you often wished that you could take the modules on your phone? Well, your wish is about to come true. In the middle of November we will be launching our new Fluency Platform Mobile Friendly Interface!

Watch for a message when you login with a video walkthrough of the new interface.

The following is a paid ad and is not associated with BDS.

Search, Inc. is seeking a Level 1 Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) or a Level 2- Behavior Therapist to join and support our clinical services team. Some of the responsibilities for the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides consultation and information to staff on behavior management techniques, interventions, and functions
  • Provides training to staff on implementation of behavior plan techniques methodologies
  • Provides training to staff on data collection and tabulation of target behaviors
  • Conducts behavior assessments to be used in development of behavior plans and recommendations
  • Monitors psychotropic medications in collaboration with IDT members
  • Provides information on behavior observations to psychiatrist to aid in monitoring of medications
  • Presents behavior plans to BHC and HR committees annually or as needed
  • Develops behavior plans to meet criteria of DHS, BHC, and HR requirements
  • Ensures behavior plans are reviewed in a timely manner
  • Attends ISPs and clinical team meetings as needed
  • Attends psychiatric appointments as needed or directed
  • Maintains, reviews, and ensures regular documentation of behavior programs, consents, assessments, data collection, and progress notes
  • Maintains documentation for all services provided, including sessions, consultations, trainings, reviews, observations, and assessments in a timely manner
  • Conducts periodic reviews of caseload to ensure appropriateness and effectiveness of behavior approaches
  • Collaborates with IDT members to ensure monitoring and responsiveness to behavior needs
  • Submit monthly billing in a timely manner
  • Rotating on call weekends

This position is full time and comes with a generous benefits package:

  • Health and dental insurance
  • Paid vacation
  • Sick time
  • Two retirement plans
  • Life insurance
  • EAP
  • Employee Recognition Program

Qualified Applicants must have a minimum:

  • Master’s degree in related field,
  • Licensed as a Board Certified Behavioral Analyst, a level II BCBA as approved by DHS, or license eligible preferred, AND
  • At least one year experience working with people with developmental disabilities,
  • Basic computer proficiencies,
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and reliable transportation
  • Flexible work hours and travel within the northwest suburbs and Chicago are required.

Salary is negotiable.

Welcome to the Climate Corner! Please note that you can check out all previous 17 issues in our Climate News Archives here.

Climate Corner: From the Center for Behavior and Climate

Opting Into Climate Action Instead of COP-Ping Out
by Emma De Roy, CBC Collaborator

One of the most anticipated climate conferences will take place during the first two weeks of November. The 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) will bring together policymakers, practitioners, and citizens to accelerate action on climate change. This year’s conference is particularly important. COP26 attempts to solidify the commitments needed to achieve urgent and immediate action, as described in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) most recent report.

How did we get here?
Much of COP26’s agenda follows commitments made during a previous conference (COP21 in 2015), from which the Paris Agreement emerged. The Paris Agreement was lauded as a landmark victory by climate advocates. 196 countries made public commitments to collectively limit warming to 1.5°C by the end of the century. This goal would be accomplished by signatory nations drastically reducing their emissions and creating solutions to adapt to the burgeoning effects of climate change. The voluntary commitments comprise each country’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), subject to updates on a five-year cycle.

Although the Paris Agreement was designed to promote change, two recent UN reports note that we are off-track to meet its primary goal, as countries' current NDCs are inadequate to meet the Paris Agreement's target. While countries have begun to submit updated NDCs in advance of COP26, many countries have not yet complied, and some have even submitted NDCs that are less ambitious than their original plans. We’re currently moving in the wrong direction. To move forward, we must collectively change our behavior to achieve systemic societal change.


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