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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.


Eighth Annual Autism Conference: Louisville, KY

Invited Workshops

Cathleen Piazza, Ph.D., (University of Nebraska Medical Center): A Summary of the Effectiveness of Treatments for Pediatric Feeding Disorders


Phillip S. Strain, Ph.D., (University of Colorado Denver): The Power of Peers to Influence Young Children’s Social Competence


Invited Presentations

Wayne W. Fisher, Ph.D., (University of Nebraska Medical Center and the Munroe-Meyer Institute): An Empirical Model for Individualized Assessment and Treatment of Two Types of Elopement: Goal-Directed Bolting and Aimless Wandering


Christopher J. McDougle, MD, (Lurie Center for Autism at Massachusetts General Hospital and MassGeneral Hospital for Children): Practical Psychopharmacology of Autism Spectrum Disorder


David M. Richman, Ph.D., (Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research at Texas Tech University): Emergence, Early Intervention, and Prevention of Self-Injury Exhibited by Very Young Children With Moderate to Profound Developmental Delays


Laura Schreibman, Ph.D., (University of California at San Diego): Can’t We All Just Get Along? Combining Behavioral and Developmental Naturalistic Interventions for Young Children With Autism


Phillip S. Strain, Ph.D., (University of Colorado Denver): Long-Term Outcomes for Young Children With Autism Served in LEAP Preschool


Catherine Lord, Ph.D., (Center for Autism and the Developing Brain): Where Did the DSM-5 Criteria for ASD Come From and Where Are They Going to Take Us?


Tiffany Kodak, Ph.D., (University of Oregon): Instructive Feedback: A Strategy for Increasing the Efficiency of Instruction for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders


Mark L. Sundberg, Ph.D., ( B. F. Skinner Foundation): Incorporating Verbal Behavior Instruction Into Everyday Activities for Children With Autism


Robert Pennington, Ph.D., (University of Louisville): Moving the Mountain: Building Capacity for Behavioral Intervention in Public Schools 


Invited Panel

Challenges to Families and Providers in Obtaining Payment for Services

Chair: Wayne W. Fisher, Ph.D. (University of Nebraska Medical Center and the Munroe-Meyer Institute)


Cathleen Piazza, Ph.D., (University of Nebraska Medical Center)
Christy Williams (Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at the Munroe-Meyer Institute)
Stephen Foreman (Guardian Healthcare)



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