If you currently work or study in the field of applied behavior analysis, chances are that you actively use the terms “noncompliance” and “off task. If you haven’t used them, you have at least been exposed to them. “Noncompliance” and “off task” are not behaviors and those terms should be permanently stricken from the vocabulary of all ABA professionals and students.
Join me on a trip down memory lane to a simpler time, free of the stress that comes from submitting behavior plans to insurance companies for approval. Let us journey now, back to a time before you knew how to break a line in the behavioral graph and did not have to be vigilant in your tireless efforts to avoid dual relationships. Try to recall your formative years as a student of ABA. Try to visualize yourself back in the days when you were a budding baby analyst not…
It seems so unreasonable when you put it that way: My wife left me because sometimes I leave dishes by the sink.
It makes her seem ridiculous; and makes me seem like a victim of unfair expectations.
We like to point fingers at other things to explain why something went wrong, like when Biff Tannen crashed George McFly’s car and spilled beer on his clothes, but it was all George’s fault for not telling him the car had a blind spot.
This bad thing happened because of this, that, and the other thing. Not because of anything I did!
Sometimes I leave used drinking glasses by the kitchen sink, just inches away from the dishwasher.
It isn’t a big deal to me now. It wasn’t a big deal to me when I was married. But it WAS a big deal to her.
To the friends of the Institute for Behavior Change:
I have been in touch with Federal and national advocacy officials about the co-pay scheme announced by DPW on Saturday, August 11th, and they agree that there are significant “questions” that need to be answered before this should be implemented. Since no parent can be denied Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS, mistakenly called “wraparound services” in Pennsylvania) if they are unable or unwilling to pay a co-pay, the scheme requires Medicaid-contracted insurance companies to simply deduct the amount of the co-pay from the payments made to the providers, resulting in the reduction in costs that the state wants, but the first people who will lose out will be the BHRS providers, who will effectively be forced to work for less than the pay rate set in 1992. Then, more and more children and their families will lose the effective treatment…
The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is a federal law that regulates how consumer reporting agencies use your information. Enacted in 1970 and substantially amended in the late 1990s and again in 2003, the FCRA, among other things, restricts who has access to your sensitive credit information and how that information can be used.
Summary of Rights
The FCRA is a complex piece of legislation and contains numerous provisions not discussed on this page. Below are several important features of how the FCRA is designed to help consumers (for the complete text, visit the Federal Trade Commission). The FCRA protects you by requiring consumer reporting agencies:
Disclose your credit file to you upon request. Consumer reporting agencies must provide you the information in your file if you request it and provide the agency with proper identification. See “How do I get a free report? ” for more information.
Limit access to your information. A consumer reporting agency may not provide your credit report to any party that lacks a permissible purpose, such as the evaluation of an application for a loan, credit, service, or employment. Permissible purposes also include several business and legal uses. See “Who can access my Equifax credit file?” for more information.
Get your consent before providing your information to an employer. A consumer reporting agency may not provide your credit information to an employer or potential employer unless you first give that employer written permission to request your credit report.
Investigate disputed information. If you tell a consumer reporting agency that your file contains inaccurate information, the agency must promptly investigate the matter with the source that provided the information. If the investigation fails to resolve the dispute, you may add a statement to your credit file explaining the matter. For more information, see Correcting Errors in Your Report.
Correct or delete inaccurate information. A consumer reporting agency must correct or, as the case may be, delete from your credit file the information that is found to be inaccurate or can no longer be verified. The consumer reporting agency is not required to remove accurate data from your file unless it is outdated.
Delete outdated information. In general, negative information that is more than 7 years old (10 years for bankruptcies) must be removed from your file.
Remove your name from marketing lists upon request.Consumer reporting agencies can provide lists of consumer names and addresses whose credit information matches the requirements of creditors and insurers for making firm offers of credit or insurance to the consumers on the list. However, you can request that the three nationwide consumer reporting agencies not share your information with creditors and insurers for these purposes by calling 1-888-5-OPT OUT.
Disclose your credit score to you upon request. You have the right to request a credit score about you. For Equifax, the cost of your credit score disclosure is $7.95. In some mortgage transactions, you will get credit score information without charge by contacting the person making or arranging your loan for further information. To request your credit score from Equifax, please contact:
Equifax Information Services LLC
PO Box 105252
Atlanta, GA 30348
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Remedying the Effects of Identity Theft. If you are, or believe that you are, the victim of identity theft, you have specific rights under the FCRA. These rights will help you deal with the effects of identity theft. Click here to view a brief summary of the rightsdesigned to help you recover from identity theft.
In addition to serving as the chair of the police commission and president of the local NAACP chapter—which the Spokesman Review credits her with revitalizing—Dolezal works as an adjunct faculty member at Eastern Washington University. Here she is delivering a lecture on the cultural significance of black women’s hair.
However! Dolezal’s birth certificate lists her biological parents as Ruthanne and Lawrence Dolezal of Montana. On Thursday, Ruthanne and Lawrence confirmed to the Coeur d’Alene Pressthat Rachel is their biological daughter—and that they are both white.
Confession: probably my biggest pet peeve on the planet is when people start a question with “Am I the only one who…?” No. You’re not. You’re not the only one who writes that way, reads that way, likes that food, likes that band, thinks Benedict Cumberbatch sounds like a Game of Thrones character or looks like someone squeezed Spongebob and stuck googly eyes on him…you’re just not. But. There’s a different kind of “Is it just me?” feeling, and that’s the stress of when you’re drowning in something and nobody’s talking about it and you feel like everyone’s got it together but you, and so you don’t wanna say a thing, and it all snowballs until you basically wanna curl up and die. I know that feeling. It’s why I wrote this post after splitting with my first agent. So in case you are wondering any of these things, I…