Family Conference 2020 Schedule

Live Online via Zoom

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

7:00 PM

Developing Resiliency

LIFE’s Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Robert Smith, will present an online workshop and discussion about acquiring the skills that lead to resiliency. Robert will share his work at LIFE during the pandemic, and discuss a clinical approach to supporting the development of skills in the people we serve that lead to resiliency.

This is a FREE event for LIFE families and guardians of LIFE participants.

To register, email Cheryl Evans at [email protected].


Robert S. Smith, M.A., M.Ed., LABA, BCBA is a licensed applied behavior analyst, a board-certified behavior analyst, a licensed special educator, and consultant to organizations serving individuals with disabilities and mental health conditions across the lifespan. 

He has over 15 years of experience implementing positive behavior supports within organizations and providing educational and clinical support to individuals with developmental disabilities and mental health diagnoses. Robert is a certified trainer in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention and has provided certification training to hundreds of individuals. 

He has served as a senior level therapist for Massachusetts’ Department of Developmental Services’ Autism Waiver Program and provides post graduate practicum supervision to those seeking board certification as a behavior analyst throughout the United States. Robert specializes in assessing and treating individuals with explosive and unsafe behavior, conducting functional analyses, teaching social skills, designing individualized skill acquisition plans, developing coping skills, training staff and providing programmatic development consultation to organizations.

LIFE, now more than ever!

For more than 25 years, the Living Independently Forever (“LIFE”) organization has enabled individuals to achieve independent lifestyle goals through intensive supports in the areas of home living and economics, vocational training, recreational, health and fitness programs, and importantly, active social engagement.

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the LIFE team implemented practices to keep our community safe and healthy, quickly adapting to offer new ways to provide continuity of services.

Our entire community has demonstrated remarkable resilience through this crisis, which is a skill essential to a happy, independent life and LIFE’s mission.

“Every day there are activities that Brad look forward to. You’re life savers!” ~ Nancy

Many program participants have worked through this pandemic at supermarkets, assisted living, restaurants, and other businesses to support the greater community.

During Family Conference 2020, we celebrate all of LIFE’s resilient heroes — staff, families and participants — who have worked through their fear by continuing to show up every day!


Call to schedule a tour: 508.790.3600

Main office: LIFE, Inc., 550 Lincoln Road Extension, Hyannis, MA 02601

[email protected]

Living Independently Forever, Inc. is a non-profit with multiple locations throughout Southeast Massachusetts supporting adults with autism, learning disabilities, and intellectual disabilities in their pursuit of a happy, independent life.

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