13 episodes

At Safe Space, we believe in the power of compassion and its ability to transform lives. We are a team of passionate professionals dedicated to our mission of increasing the quality of life for individuals with autism and related disorders. We understand the challenges faced by those with autism and their families, and we are here to provide support, guidance, and resources to help navigate those challenges. Our approach is grounded in research-backed techniques, and we are committed to sharing our knowledge and insights with the wider community. We believe in creating a safe and inclusive space for all individuals to learn, grow, and thrive. Join us on this mission to explore the infinite possibilities of creating a brighter and more compassionate future for all individuals in the world of ABA.

Safe Space - The ABA Podcast To the Moon PLLC

    • Science
    • 4.9 • 9 Ratings

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At Safe Space, we believe in the power of compassion and its ability to transform lives. We are a team of passionate professionals dedicated to our mission of increasing the quality of life for individuals with autism and related disorders. We understand the challenges faced by those with autism and their families, and we are here to provide support, guidance, and resources to help navigate those challenges. Our approach is grounded in research-backed techniques, and we are committed to sharing our knowledge and insights with the wider community. We believe in creating a safe and inclusive space for all individuals to learn, grow, and thrive. Join us on this mission to explore the infinite possibilities of creating a brighter and more compassionate future for all individuals in the world of ABA.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires macOS 11.4 or higher

    From BCBA to Business Owner: Marketing Strategies for ABA Practitioners

    From BCBA to Business Owner: Marketing Strategies for ABA Practitioners

    Join Christina Torres, BCBA, and host Michelle Zeman on Safe Space: The ABA Podcast as they explore how the ABA field can benefit from digital marketing. Christina shares valuable insights about entrepreneurship and digital marketing from her training program, Baseline Mentorship, which equips you with all the resources needed to become an Independent BCBA.
    Through her platform, ABA Made Ez, Christina aims to simplify ABA for everyone—professionals, students, and parents alike—making it relatable and understandable. She discusses how becoming an independent BCBA has allowed her greater flexibility in her work schedule. Learn about the advantages of growing social media platforms and integrating marketing into your practice.
    Listen as Christina explores the evolving relationship between digital marketing and the ABA field. She is passionate about empowering others to navigate digital marketing as a positive change within the ABA community.
    Tune in to Safe Space: The ABA Podcast for valuable insights and catch the two code words for a free 1.0 CEU for behavior analysts! Gain practical strategies to support children and adults on the spectrum.

    • 52 min
    Unlocking Potential: Creating Vocational Opportunities with ABA Strategies

    Unlocking Potential: Creating Vocational Opportunities with ABA Strategies

    Join Carolyn Smith, BCBA, and host Michelle Zeman on Safe Space: The ABA Podcast as they explore vocational services for neurodivergent adolescents and adults. In this enlightening episode, guest speaker Carolyn Smith, a prominent figure in ABA and vocational training with extensive experience working with adults, shares valuable insights from her training program, Competitive Employment. This program focuses on preparing individuals with diverse abilities for the competitive workforce.
    Carolyn's program emphasizes equipping teenagers and adults with the skills necessary for employment and independent living. Discover practical strategies for supporting neurodivergent individuals as they transition into adulthood. Learn how her program integrates personal preferences, strengths, and goals to facilitate competitive employment. The program also provides guidance on identifying strengths and offering support in areas needing improvement to ensure job retention.
    Explore the challenges young adolescents and adults face with independent living and how Carolyn's training program helps address these issues. Understand how personalized strategies are designed to meet individual needs, promoting inclusivity within the diverse autism community. Listen in for success stories and learn how ongoing support can continue to benefit individuals even after early intervention or ABA services.
    Tune in to Safe Space: The ABA Podcast for valuable insights, and be sure to catch the two code words for 1.0 free CEU for behavior analysts! Gain practical strategies to support children and adults on the spectrum.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Building Bridges through Care Coordination: Tips for Successful School Consultations

    Building Bridges through Care Coordination: Tips for Successful School Consultations

    In this episode of Safe Space, hosted by Michelle Zeman, BCBA Stephanie Rivero joins as a guest host to explore the nuanced realm of school consultations. Emphasizing the significance of building rapport and offering personalized support to educators, Stephanie draws from her rich experiences to share practical strategies aimed at empowering clinicians in navigating the intricacies of school environments. Through engaging anecdotes and real-world examples, listeners gain valuable insights to enhance their professional practice. This episode not only provides actionable guidance but also qualifies for 1 ACE-approved credit and 1.0 FREE GENERAL CEU for behavior analysts, making it an invaluable resource for clinicians aiming to refine their consultancy skills.

    • 59 min
    Cultivating Connections: Nurturing Social & Communication Skills in Early Autism Education

    Cultivating Connections: Nurturing Social & Communication Skills in Early Autism Education

    Join Carrie Woodward, B.S. BCBA, and host Michelle Zeman on Safe Space: The ABA Podcast as they delve into the world of early autism intervention. Carrie shares insights from her program, Autism Jumpstart, emphasizing the critical importance of early action when seeking support.
    Discover the motivation behind Carrie's course, 'Jumpstart the Journey,' designed to empower parents with actionable steps for enhancing social awareness and communication skills in children with developmental delays or autism spectrum disorder. Explore the concept of peak brain plasticity in young children and its significance in early intervention, especially within the context of autism.
    Gain practical strategies and exercises from Carrie's course that seamlessly integrate into daily routines to support children's social and communication development. Learn how these techniques differ from traditional methods and the advantages they offer in fostering abilities in children with developmental delays.
    Explore common misconceptions about early intervention and how Carrie's course debunks them. Uncover the challenges parents face in supporting their child's development and how the course aids in overcoming them. Understand how exercises and strategies are tailored to meet individual needs, ensuring inclusivity within the diverse autism community.
    For hesitant parents or caregivers, Carrie reassures the effectiveness and accessibility of the strategies offered, sharing success stories and testimonials from those who have witnessed significant improvements in their child's social awareness and communication skills. Tune in to Safe Space: The ABA Podcast for valuable insights, and don't forget to listen out for the two code words for 1.0 free CEU for behavior analysts! Gain practical strategies to support children and adults on the spectrum.

    • 55 min
    Cultural Considerations in Behavioral Intervention: Fostering Compassionate Care

    Cultural Considerations in Behavioral Intervention: Fostering Compassionate Care

    Join host Michelle and guest speaker and BCBA Quintara Tucker for an enlightening episode of the ABA Podcast as they explore the vital connection between cultural considerations and compassionate care within behavior analysis. Together, they uncover practical strategies for seamlessly integrating principles of cultural competence into the development and execution of Behavioral Intervention Plans (BIPs) across diverse cultural landscapes. Expert insights, real-world examples, and actionable recommendations abound, offering invaluable guidance on navigating cultural nuances, building trust, and ensuring that BIPs are not only culturally sensitive but also highly impactful in addressing behavioral challenges within multicultural settings. Tune in for a dynamic discussion that promises to enhance understanding, collaboration, and effectiveness in behavior intervention.

    • 58 min
    Analytical Insights: The Transformative Power of Reading for Behavior Analysts

    Analytical Insights: The Transformative Power of Reading for Behavior Analysts

    In this episode, Michelle Zeman and Priscilla Rodriguez Haro delve into the profound impact of reading on behavior analysts. They uncover how specific books can elevate the analytical skills essential to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). The discussion navigates through recommended readings curated for BCBA professionals, spotlighting titles that provide invaluable perspectives on behavior analysis methodologies, research, and practical applications.

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Upupjupiter ,

Safe place for progressive topics

I appreciate the team at Safe Space ABA. They are doing some challenging but much needed work in discussing some progressive topics in our field. They are covering topics from fitness, individualized treatment and cultural competency. It’s always a comfortable listen and I truly appreciate the transcription provided. I highly recommend to explore a variety of topics and to get CEUs.

jbanderson17 ,

Love it!

I love listening to these girls talk! Every episode they bring a new guest talking about very relevant and relatable topics in the field! It’s amazing hearing all of their stories and perspectives from working in different parts of the field. Definitely recommend whether you need CEUs or not! Keep it up ladies :)

XOXONOVAGIRL ,

Intuitive and provides FREE CEUS to behavior analysts!

The first episode of the Safe Space ABA podcast provides valuable insights into trauma-informed ABA practices and Michelle Zemen's personal experience as an autistic individual. The hosts, Michelle Zemen and Makenzie Welch, offer thoughtful commentary and practical advice on how to approach ABA therapy with a trauma-informed lens. This podcast is a promising resource for those interested in learning more about ABA therapy and its applications in promoting positive outcomes for individuals on the autism spectrum.

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