Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.

47th Annual Convention

Pre-convention workshops:
Thu, May 27–Fri, May 28

Convention: Fri, May 28–Mon, May 31

 

Please note that the 2021 annual convention has been moved to a fully online event. Read the full announcement of changes and what to expect here.

 

 

  

*Note: Workshop required separate registration.

  

Program Book

Due to the virtual format of the convention, program books will be printed in a very limited quantity. You may pre-order through the link below, which does require payment for the cost of shipping. To ensure delivery prior to the convention, only US shipping is available at this time. Program books must be ordered by May 3rd, 2021. We have several electronic program options available, including the online program, ABAI Events app, and the virtual event platform.
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Schedule Change

We are changing the schedule of sessions for the 47th Annual Convention only. In particular, the Opening Event and SABA Awards, Presidential Scholar Address, and ABAI Expo will take place on Friday, May 28, in the evening. NOTE: All times listed are Eastern (EST).

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CONTINUING EDUCATION AVAILABLE

Current Exhibitors and Sponsors

 

ACE ABA Software System
Premier Exhibit Sponsor
The Autism Curriculum Encyclopedia® is the premier, ABA educational software system for learners with autism. The ACE® includes a challenging behavior module, multiple assessments, data entry, and automated graphing features as well as more than 1,900 customizable programs. This all in one solution for autism education also includes a direct data entry app for your iOS devices. Designed by the world-renowned New England Center for Children® the ACE utilizes the principles of applied behavior analysis to help you ensure maximum progress.
Ball State University
Premier Exhibit Sponsor
Ball State University is a leading pioneer in ABA education. Plus, our expertise in autism spectrum disorder sets us apart. We offer the nation's largest graduate program in ABA, plus undergraduate programs for the beginning ABA professional. All of our programs are offered entirely online.
Beacon ABA Services
Premier Exhibit Sponsor
Beacon was founded by Dr. Robert F. Littleton, Jr. in 1994 in response to the growing number of families of children with developmental challenges seeking access to evidence-based treatments and optimized developmental outcomes. Beacon’s home and center based services are based on the science of Applied Behavior Analysis, and are provided by highly trained behavior therapists under the direct supervision of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs). Programming is developed collaboratively and is individualized to meet the unique needs of each child and family. Through the systematic application of the principles of learning embedded within enjoyable and meaningful teaching opportunities, children acquire the essential skills to be successful in their homes, schools, and communities. Beacon has an excellent reputation as one of the largest and most experienced providers of ABA services in Massachusetts.
Evergreen Center
Premier Exhibit Sponsor
The Evergreen Center provides day and residential treatment services for children and adolescents with developmental disabilities. The Evergreen Center emphasizes building communication, academic, self-care, and social interaction skills. Evergreen uses applied behavior analysis as the cornerstone of its instruction and relies on the best evidence-based practices available.
Florida Tech
Premier Exhibit Sponsor
Do you want to assist in helping people learn new behaviors? Become a part of the solution in improving people's lives by becoming a behavior analyst. The Department of Continuing Education at Florida Tech can provide you with the necessary training conveniently and economically. We provide high quality online coursework for certification, as well as the continuing education courses needed to maintain that certification.
National University
Premier Exhibit Sponsor
National University is a San Diego-based nonprofit founded in 1971 by retired U.S. Navy Captain David Chigos. As the largest private nonprofit university in San Diego, our mission is to provide accessible, achievable higher education to adult learners. Today, we educate students across the United States and from 65 countries, offering over 100 on-campus and online programs through our unique four-week class format.
Plutus Health Inc.
Premier Exhibit Sponsor
Plutus Health Inc. (Formerly HealthPay Inc.) is a leading Healthcare Revenue Cycle Management organization with a global footprint based out of Dallas, TX. Plutus Health provides Coding, Billing and Insurance AR collections, while addressing some of the major challenges for ABA organizations with a combination of services by industry experts and the use of advanced technologies such as Machine Learning and Robotic Process Automation.
Proud Moments ABA
Premier Exhibit Sponsor
Proud Moments is a growing behavioral health agency offering ABA services for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). We currently service NYC, Long Island, New Jersey, Syracuse, and the DC/Maryland area. We offer expert treatment, innovative techniques, and compassionate client-centered care. Looking for BCBAs and RBTs to design individualized treatment programs to improve social functional communication and adaptive learning skills.
UCSB Extension/PaCE
Premier Exhibit Sponsor
UCSB's flexible and innovative 100% online ABA program prepares students to meet the coursework requirements to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® examination. Our VCS program is perfect for working professionals who are looking to pursue a career in the field of applied behavior analysis. Our highly qualified instructors are committed and dedicated to helping each student grasp and understand the key concepts for each course while preparing for exam success. Are you ready to join our exciting program to launch your new career? For more information visit us at ucsb.pro/ucsbaba
Anderson Center’s educational/residential program is based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), our treatment approach focuses on techniques and interventions that use positive reinforcement to teach our individuals the skills they need to strive for independence and reach their full potential. Our professional team administers ABA programs that comprehensively address each individual's educational, emotional and social needs in a proactive, positive manner.
Behavior Development Solutions provides training products, services, and tools for behavior analysts and technicians. Our data-driven CBA Learning Module Series is the premier BCBA/BCaBA exam prep resource and curriculum supplement. Our RBT Exam Prep course contributes to a deeper understanding of ABA while preparing for exam success. We also offer engaging online CE courses and a bookstore with over 150 titles tailored for professionals.
A no-cost partnership with Capella University can help bolster your benefits plan to help attract and retain qualified personnel. With flexible, professionally aligned, accredited degree programs, Capella offers online learning in the field ranging from a bachelor’s degree to a PhD. We can extend educational benefits to employees that provide generous partner discounts and scholarships to significantly reduce tuition.
The New England Center for Children (NECC®), is a leading autism center and research institute committed to our mission: to create a global network of educators, researchers and programs so that those living with autism may live fuller lives. We help children with autism acquire the skills they need to maximize their independence. The organization provides a comprehensive structure to help at every stage: home-based, day, residential programs, partner classrooms in public school systems, consulting services, ACE® ABA Software, and ongoing research on educational best practices.
Quality Behavior Solutions, Inc. (QBS)—a leading national behavioral training company—offers Safety-Care™ Behavioral Safety Training. Much more than the typical “crisis prevention course,” Safety-Care is founded upon the principles and procedures of applied behavior analysis and positive behavioral interventions and supports. QBS trains staff in evidence-based practices toward the prevention, minimization, and management of behavioral challenges. QBS offers a variety of other behaviorally based training and consulting.
Located along the banks of the Mississippi River in central Minnesota, St. Cloud State is on a mission to unleash all that's within you as you grow your career in the practice and strive to own or manage your own clinic! Ask us about our newly launched PsyD and top-ranked MS programs, available on campus and online!
The Center for Behavior Analysis at the University of West Florida offers online verified course sequences and degree options for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing, RBT, BCaBA, and BCBA certification. Tuition is affordable and courses start every semester. We also offer online CEUs on-demand in collaboration with the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies. Visit us online at www.uwf.edu/aba.

 

 

Career Fair Participants

ABS is dedicated to empowering children with autism spectrum disorders and their families to reach their full potential through individualized ABA therapy. Our commitment to quality shows in our BHCOE accreditation and recognition for top 10% in overall services nationally! ABS is growing and we're hiring BCBAs throughout California, North Carolina, and Utah. Check out abskids.com for more information!
Ball State University
Premier Exhibit Sponsor
Ball State University is a leading pioneer in ABA education. Plus, our expertise in autism spectrum disorder sets us apart. We offer the nation's largest graduate program in ABA, plus undergraduate programs for the beginning ABA professional. All of our programs are offered entirely online.
Carolina Center for ABA and Autism Treatment (CCABA) is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. Our services include 1:1 direct instruction, group instruction, case supervision, behavior plan programming and implementation, family/care giver training, social group training sessions, direct consultation, group consultation and community seminars. We are committed to providing the highest quality of care to deliver remarkable outcomes and exceed client expectations.
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, a leading national nonprofit provider of behavioral healthcare, combines evidence-based interventions with compassionate family engagement to change lives. We serve many of the most vulnerable members of society in areas of autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialty mental health, and child welfare. We offer opportunities for BCBA and other professionals to work with individuals of all ages in residential and community-based settings.
Hopebridge is a fast-growing pediatric specialist company that places the child and family at the center of the circle of care by offering a wide range of outpatient therapy services. These outpatient series include applied behavioral analysis, physical, occupational, feeling, swallowing, and speech therapies. Hopebridge is committed to providing, personalized therapy for children and their families touched by behavioral, physical, social, communication and sensory challenges; helping them live their best possible lives.
ABA provider providing exclusively in clinic services to children with autism. Our mission is to bring this therapy to areas where it's not readily available. We provide 3 separate programs; Day, After School, Teen.
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