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.


46th Annual Convention; Washington DC; 2020

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Panel #341A
PDS: Business Leaders in ABA
Sunday, May 24, 2020
4:00 PM–4:50 PM
Marriott Marquis, Level M4, Liberty M
Area: OBM/TBA; Domain: Translational
CE Instructor: Megan Miller, Ph.D.
Chair: Tangchen Li (The Ohio State University; DolFun Academy)
MEGAN MILLER (#dobetter Pod)
MARY SAWYER (Fit Learning Atlanta)
DAVID BICARD (Great Leaps Learning Center)

The rapidly growing field of ABA offers a wide range of occupational opportunities for behavior analysts. One potential opportunity is operating a business that provides ABA services. In this panel discussion, three successful business owners who provide behavioral services will share their experiences and advice for starting and running a business that delivers ABA-based services. The three panelists are Dr. Mary Sawyer, Co-owner and Director of Fit Learning Atlanta and Founding Director of TEAM Coaching, LLC; Dr. Megan Miller, Co-Founder of Navigation Behavioral Consulting, former CEO of PEAK ABA Solutions, and Founder of the Do Better Professional Development Movement; and Dr. David Bicard, CEO of Great Leaps Learning Center. The three panelists will be address topics such as starting and maintaining a business, training and coaching staff, overcoming obstacles, and dealing with potential ethical issues. This is a 50 minutes Q&A panel discussion, in which you'll have the opportunity to ask any questions about the three different types of business in our ABA world.

Instruction Level: Basic
Target Audience:

The target audience will be behavior analysts, undergraduates, and parents who want to know more about how to start and operating business that provides ABA services.

Learning Objectives: N/A
Keyword(s): ABA Business, Ethical Compliance, OBM, Staff Coaching



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