Behavior! Behavior! Behavior!

January 20, 2018 @ 8:30AM — March 31, 2018 @ 4:30PM

Down Syndrome Alabama is hosting this seminar series on Behavior for parents, family members, educators, healthcare professionals, employers, service providers and advocacy organizations. This is a "Hot Topic" for everyone. National and local experts will present informative and helpful sessions throughout the day. Seminar topics will address behavior at home, school, work, activities and within the community regarding individuals with Down syndrome and other exceptionalities. ASCENSION CHURCH 1912 Canyon Road, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216 Exhibitors will be present from 8 am to 5 pm. Contact for exhibitors: Denise Gillespie 205-612-4458 ( Exhibitors may register on this site. Direct all seminar questions, request for registration forms or to pay by check/cash to Sue Tolle 205-988-0810 or Certificates of Attendance with Speaker credentials and topic verification will be available at the end of the day for those seeking Continuing Education Credits/Units. - FREE

Changing behavior can seem overwhelming but it is important to know you are not alone. Come to this seminar series to learn about behavior solutions for the individuals you know with Down syndrome, Autism and any intellectual disability.

There are currently no tickets available for this event, but you can still make a donation.


January 20th - SEMINAR SCHEDULE - times may vary a little - Ascension Church 1912 Canyon Road, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216

  • 8:30 AM - Registration / Check-In & Refreshments
  • 9:00 to 9:45 AM - Welcome - Introduction of Guests & Keynote by Stacy Taylor MA, BCBA.
  • 10 AM to 12 PM - Educator Session Stacy Taylor MA, B.C.B.A. Parent Sessions - Preschool & Elem ages Chelsia Massey MS BCBA- Middle & High School Billy Richardson Ed. S. BCBA
  • 12:15 to 1:15 PM - Lunch n Learn - Behavior & Healthcare divided by age - Developmental Pediatrician Dr. Snehal Khatri & General Practitioner for Teens & Adults Dr. Vicki Moore
  • 1:30 to 3:30 PM - Parent Session Stacy Taylor MA, BCBA Educator Sessions - Preschool & Elem ages Chelsia Massey MS BCBA - Middle & High School Billy Richardson Ed. S. BCBA
  • 3:30 PM - Refreshment Break
  • 3:45 to 4:30 PM - Panel Discussion - All Speakers

This seminar series will feature five very experienced, dynamic presenters.


Stacy Taylor, MA, BCBA, who operates both a therapy clinic and a fully inclusive elementary school in Florida. She is also the parent of a child with Down syndrome. She will present separately to parents/caregivers and educators/professionals. She will discuss the function of behaviors and how to increase desirable behaviors and decrease undesirable ones. She will give both parents and educators strategies for success in school and at home.

Chelsia Massey , MS, BCBA graduated from Spalding University, Louisville, KY in 2013, relocated to Birmingham and opened Thrive Behavioral Services, LLC. Chelsia works with children touched by all sorts of Special needs; Autism Spectrum Disorders, Neurological Disorders, Behavior Disorders, Down Syndrome, and Learning Disorders to name a few. Chelsia says. "I can't think of a more awesome line of work than what I get to do everyday. I get to interact with some of the brightest children on the planet. I get to see the light bulbs go off in their little minds and the look that says " I finally get it"

William Richardson (Billy) Ed.S., BCBA has expertise and experience in both the public school system working as a School Psychologist and private practice providing behavior analytic services to both school districts and families. His skill sets and experiences enable him to provide a unique level of support and services to students with disabilities, their families, and the public school districts. He received his Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and his Masters and Education Specialist degrees in School Psychology from the University of Montana in Missoula, Montana.

LUNCH n LEARN PRESENTERS - Behavior & Health

Snehal Khatri M.D. UAB Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics - former director of the Pediatric Down Syndrome Clinic and current Developmental Medicine Clinic team member at Children's.

Vicki Moore M.D. Family Medicine at Birmingham Internal Medicine Associates, PC and former clinician at the Adult Down Syndrome Clinic at UAB.

Event Location

Ascension Church
1912 Canyon Road
Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
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