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Activity Schedules: More Than Just Leisure Skills


Activity Schedules can be a whole lot more than just a few timed leisure activities! We can use activity schedules comprised of a variety of leisure, academic, self-care, daily living, and vocational tasks at home, at school, and at work for our learners with autism of all ages and abilities. Programming through activity schedules can be a great way to facilitate independence, productivity, and for some of our learners, to even decrease and manage interfering behaviors.

Join us to learn more about how to set up, teach, and maintain an activity schedules and independent tasks for your child or your client as well as for some strategies to think creatively, promote independence and generalization, and to get started making the most of activity schedules with your learners!

This workshop is designed for BCBAs, BCaBAs, teachers, parents and all who are involved in remote curriculum development for various learners, including those on the Autism Spectrum.


Learning Objectives

The workshop will facilitate attendees to:

  1. Identify how to choose and create a daily or program-specific activity schedule using the right medium and material for specific learners.
  2. Identify how to teach learners the skill of following an activity schedule, how to fade prompts/instructor presence in order to promote independence.
  3. Identify opportunities for incidental teaching during activity schedules which facilitate language production and problem solving.
  4. Identify how to set up and record data in order to monitor learner progress while teaching activity schedules.

Date: 1/16/2023, Monday

Time: 9:30am - 11:30am

Location: Online

Contact: Stephanie Deshommes

New York Therapy Placement Services, Inc. active providers and parents receiving services through NYTPS Inc. are eligible to attend at a discounted rate. For this discount code, please email Stephanie Deshommes.

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Join our Team


Speaker: Marissa Ferguson, MS, BCBA, Adjunct Professor

Marissa Ferguson is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with a Master’s of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Advocacy and Policy from Montclair State University. Marissa discovered her passion for working in behavioral science after finding the need for structured and individualized learning environments while working with adults with special needs in a day program setting. While completing her master’s degree, Marissa completed her clinical supervision at Alpine Learning Group in New Jersey. During her time at Alpine, she discovered her love for discrete trial instruction, using complex behavior chains to teach various life skills, and communicating the advantages of behavioral science in terminology accessible for individuals of different professional backgrounds. Currently, Marissa is the Firefly ABA founder and works as a home program coordinator providing supervision, staff training, family consultation, and working as a school and classroom consultant for ABAskills, LLC and other select agencies. Marissa specializes in creating visual systems for her learners to facilitate independence across home, school, work, and social settings. Her teaching philosophy is to prepare her learners for successfully navigating through their world while simultaneously looking to advocate for her learners by encouraging people to welcome and accept our learners for who they are.






Disclosure Information

Financial: The speaker for this event receives a speaker fee for this engagement. Non-Financial: There are no non-financial disclosures. Target audience: BCBAs, BCaBAs, Teachers, Providers and Parents. Content level: Introductory. Course Completion for ASHA CEU's: This course is offered for .2 ASHA CEU’s Introductory level, Professional area. Participants will receive a certificate of completion. Successful completion for full ASHA CEU credit requires attendance for the entire course, meeting the contact hours, and completing the course evaluation. Special Accommodations/Accessibility: New York Therapy Placement Services welcomes participants with disabilities. Please contact Stephanie Deshommes at 718-264-1640 or to discuss disability accommodations needed to participate fully in this event. Refund/Cancellation Policy: Tuition will be refunded less a $5.00 processing fee, if written notification is received by New York Therapy Placement Services up to two weeks prior to the workshop. Two weeks to 48 hours prior to the workshop date 50%; 48 hours prior to workshop, no refund would be available. Complaint Policy: We respect your input, for concerns or complaints during the registration process, during the event, or after the course please contact us at or call the office at 718-264-1640.



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