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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.

13th Annual Autism Conference

Invited Presenters


The following speakers will be presenting in San Francisco. Please check back regularly for additional details!



Julie Kornack (Center for Autism and Related Disorders)
Funding ABA: The Intersection of Law & Applied Behavior Analysis in Evidence-Based Autism Treatment – The Workshop!


Nirbhay Singh (Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University)
Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Persons With Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Developmental Disabilities


Invited Presentations

Matthew Brodhead (Michigan State University)
A Call for Discussion About Scope of Competence in Behavior Analysis


Traci M. Cihon (University of North Texas)
The Impact of Changing Social Systems on Behavioral Practice: Overcoming Barriers to Providing Socially Valid Behavioral Interventions


Thomas Critchfield (Illinois State University)


Terry Falcomata (The University of Texas at Austin)
Variables that Influence the Effectiveness of Functional Communication Training


Evelyn Gould (McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School; FirstSteps for Kids, Inc.)


Einar Ingvarsson (Virginia Institute of Autism)
Stimulus Control of Verbal Behavior: Practical Lessons From Applied and Basic Research


Lynn Kern Koegel (Stanford University School of Medicine)
Treatment for Improving Socialization and Academics in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Recent Research on Pivotal Response Treatment


Shannon Penrod (Autism Live)
The Parents’ Perspective: How to Get Parents to Buy In


Nicole Rodriguez (University of Nebraska Medical Center's Munroe-Meyer Institute)
When Practice Informs Research: The Road to Teaching Complex Verbal Discriminations


Patricia Wright (NEXT for AUTISM)
Talking Back to the Ivory Tower: Diversity, Cultural Humility, and Real-Life Practice Priorities


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