Crisis Management - Cultivate Behavioral Health & Education - ABA Therapy

As a parent with a child on the autism spectrum, the thought of Crisis Management may seem like a task too big to handle. Cultivate is here to help. A team of Registered Behavior Technicians in our Apprenticeship program put together this informative presentation in our Parent Training series. Allyson De Leon, Madeleine Mengler and Susana Ramirez share their insights on Crisis Management for ABA therapy.

A crisis occurs when immediately available resources are not enough to de-escalate an unsafe behavioral situation. When a situation like this begins, changes to the environment and additional external support may be necessary. What is considered to be a crisis?

  1. Do the demands exceed the capabilities of the family?
  2. How are you managing/coping with these demands?
  3. Is there a lack of support?

Parent Training: Crisis Management Goals

This presentation will cover the following topics:

  1. Define a crisis situation
  2. Provide strategies for environmental changes to help prevent crisis situations from occurring in the future
  3. Provide strategies to de-escalate and recover from a crisis situation
  4. Present tips to build a crisis plan
  5. Provide potential resources.

Click the link below to access the full presentation.


Autism Speaks Crisis Tool

Texas Autism Society Crisis Intervention