Understanding Autism

Criteria for Successful Completion of Activity 

  • Review of course material
  • Post-test with a minimum passing score of 80%


Target Audience




Habilitation Technicians


Learning Objectives

Topics addressed in the education:

  • What is Autism?
  • Understanding behavior
  • What can we do to help?
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.25 Participation
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Kathleen Penland, M. Ed., BCBA, LBA


Kathleen is the Clinical Educator for BAYADA’s Behavioral Health Division in Hawai’i. She holds a Master’s in Special Education and completed post-graduate education in applied behavior analysis (ABA) at Penn State. Kathleen is a Licensed and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) specializing in treatment of autism and developmental disabilities. She has a passion for parent and community training in ABA as well as supervision of trainees pursuing Certification. Kathleen is currently the President of the Hawai’i Association for Behavior Analysts (HABA) and has served on HABA board and committees since 2015.


Available Credit

  • 0.25 Participation


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