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43rd Annual Convention; Denver, CO; 2017

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Expo Poster Session #143
Saturday, May 27, 2017
8:00 PM–10:00 PM
Convention Center, Exhibit Hall D
74. ABAI Delegation to India
RAZIA ALI (Assocation for Behavior Analysis of India), Tasneem Hegde (ABA India), Vidushi Sharma (ABA India), Sridhar Aravamudhan (Behavior Momentum India), Smita Awasthi (ABA India)
Abstract: Dissemination of behavior analysis in new regions took a step forward in 2016 with the ABA International Delegation visit to India, one of the largest democracies in the world. In September, 2016 a delegation led by ABAI CEO Dr. Maria Malott along with Dr. Martha Hubner, Dr. Linda Hayes and Dr. Ingunn Sandaker visited India to support the chapter activities and initiatives for the development of behavior analysis in the region. The Indian government which is yet to recognize the study and practice of the science of behavior received the delegation for presentations. The awareness on the scope of behavior analysis in developing a resource pool in young India (Currently 65% of India's population is below 35 years of age) and the career opportunities were discussed. The Chapter hopes to take this opportunity forward in the year ahead.
 
75. Alabama Association for Behavior Analysis
PAIGE M. MCKERCHAR (Jacksonville State University), Sacha T. Pence (Auburn University), April L. Rapp (The Learning Tree), Makenzie Williams Bayles (Jacksonville State University)
Abstract: The Alabama Association for Behavior Analysis (ALABA) serves as a scientific and professional reference group that embraces the principles and practices of behavior analysis. ALABA's primary goals are to promote the profession of behavior analysis in the community, to disseminate information responsibly to our communities about best practices in the field of behavior analysis, and to provide the best continuing education opportunities to members. We will present on our annual accomplishments and events. In addition, we will announce our keynote speakers for our upcoming annual convention to be held in Birmingham, AL. Our membership draws from neighboring states, and we encourage anyone living in or moving to Alabama or a surrounding state to visit our poster to learn more about ALABA and how to become involved.
 
76. Arkansas ABA
Sheila Barnes (NASP), TIFFANY KRISTIN MRLA (Learning & Behavior Solutions, Inc.)
Abstract: Arkansas parents and professionals have worked together to advocate for children with autism and other needs. We want to share our struggles and successes as well as our hopes for the future.
 
77. Association for Behaviour Analysis Australia
ALAYNA T. HABERLIN (Momentum Learning Services)
Abstract: The Association for Behaviour Analysis Australia is a professional association that seeks to assist in the development and advancement of the field of behaviour analysis in Australia through research, education, and dissemination of information. Mission Statement: to promote the science and practical application of behaviour analysis within Australia and to serve as a platform for dissemination of current behaviour analytic research.
 
78. Behavior Analysis Association of Michigan
JAMES T. TODD (Eastern Michigan University), Ambreen Shahabuddin (Eastern Michigan University ), Caitlyn Sorensen (Eastern Michigan University), Morgan Wright (Eastern Michigan University), Holly Haslam (Eastern Michigan University)
Abstract: The Behavior Analysis Association of Michigan (BAAM) has been organized to support and promote scientific research on the basic principles of behavior and the extension of those principles to create demonstrably effective and humane outcome-based therapies with the primary goal of establishing and enhancing functional independent living skills.BAAM conducts an annual convention supporting all aspects of behavior analysis in Michigan and the surrounding region. BAAM's growing website offers a variety of resources for behavior analysts and all those interested in behavior analysis.
 
79. Behavior Analysis Association of Mississippi (BAAMS)
DANNELL ROBERTS (Will's Way, LLC), Neelima Duncan (Behavior Analysis Association of Mississippi)
Abstract: The Behavior Analysis Association of Mississippi for in February 2014 in an effort to promote the science of behavior analysis and its associated technologies with the state of Mississippi. The organization serves as a scientific and professional reference group for those who embrace the principles and practices of behavior analysis, while also engaging in efforts to advise the political, legislative, and policy-making bodies with respect to all matters pertaining to behavior analysis in the state of Mississippi.
 
80. British Columbia Association of Behaviour Analysis
Emily J. Keats (British Columbia Association of Behavior Analysis), SARAH J. PASTRANA (University of British Columbia)
Abstract: This poster will highlight the work the British Columbia Association of Behavior Analysis (BC-ABA) has been doing in the past year as a very active affiliate chapter of ABAI. Data will be presented on current and past membership levels, BC-ABA sponsored and co-sponsored events, annual conference attendance and presentation numbers, as well as new developments in behavior analysis in British Columbia.
 
81. California Association for Behavior Analysis (CalABA)
JENNIFER L. HARRIS (FirstSteps for Kids, Inc.)
Abstract: CalABA continues to evolve and grow as does the practice of behavior analysis in California. Membership topped 2,000 for the first time in the organizations history. The 34th annual conference took place in Santa Clara and attendance was 2,106 which was a 15% increase from 2015. In order to provide improved communication and service to our membership, a new website and career center were launched. CalABA and APBA also hosted a series of joint Town Hall meetings which provided direct access to our members for Board members and staff of both organizations. CalABA continues to be active in the public policy arena and sponsored AB 1715 to license behavior analysts in 2016. The bill ultimately did not pass, but valuable lessons were learned which will be used moving forward. CalABA held the 3rd annual Science Retreat where professors at grounded California universities were invited to collaborate with Board members and staff on issues related to higher education. Topics included research opportunities and competitions, the development of Ph.D. program in California as well as the development of resources for practice-based research. All of these activities support the organizations mission to Advance, Promote, and Protect the science and practice of behavior analysis.
 
82. Colorado Association for Behavior Analysis
TRAVIS BLEVINS (Behavior Services of the Rockies), James E. Carr (Behavior Analyst Certification Board)
Abstract: The Colorado Association for Behavior Analysis (COABA) is a nonprofit professional membership association devoted to serving the needs of behavior analysts in the state and disseminating information about behavior analysis to the public.
 
83. Connecticut Association for Behavior Analysis (CTABA)
KAITLIN CORMIER (BEACON Services of CT)
Abstract: The Connecticut Association for Behavior Analysis (CTABA) is a non-profit trade association representing the interests of applied behavior analysts throughout the Connecticut. CTABA has over 400 active professional members and is an approved chapter of the Association of Behavior Analysis International (ABAI).
 
84. Delaware Association for Behavior Analysis
KAORI G. NEPO (Autism Life Support)
Abstract: Delaware ABA chapter was founded in 2010 for clinicians, researchers, Board Certified Behavior Analysts, and stakeholders in the practice of behavior analysis in Delaware. The purpose of the organization is to promote the science, understanding, and practice of behavior analysis by: encouraging cooperation among local behavior analytic organizations; Advising political, legislative, and policy-making bodies with respect to all matters pertaining to behavior analysis in the state of Delaware; Arranging an annual meeting to discuss aspects of behavior analysis; maintaining a website containing information about the chapter and behavior analysis in Delaware and elsewhere (still in development); functioning as a contact for and affiliate of ABAI.
 
85. Four Corners Association for Behavior Analysis
MICHELE BISHOP (Devereux Arizona)
Abstract: The Four Corners Association for Behavior Analysis (4-Corners ABA) is an independent, non-profit, professional organization affiliated with the Association for Behavior Analysis, an international organization dedicated to promoting the experimental, theoretical, and applied analyses of behavior. Our members reside, teach, conduct research and practice primarily in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. The purpose of 4-Corners ABA is to promote the science of behavior and evidence-based technologies derived from the basic science. The organization objectives are: A. Serve as a scientific and professional reference group for all in the states of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah who identify themselves as scientists or practitioners in disciplines and activities that utilizes the principles and practices of behavior analysis; B. Promote basic and applied research that will advance understanding of human and other animal behavior; C. Identify and promote the use of effective treatment procedures in the educational, therapeutic and habilitation needs of persons in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah within the ethical guidelines set forth by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board®, Inc.; D. Organize and sponsor an annual conference that will serve as a forum for presentation of scientific research, technological achievements and demonstrations of successful transfer of technologies. Presentations bridging animal and human research are particularly welcome. E. Promote the development and expansion of education, training, and employment in the field of behavior analysis; F. Support efforts of allied organizations in providing evidence-based behavior analytic services.
 
86. Georgia Association for Behavior Analysis
MINDY CHRISTINE SCHEITHAUER (Marcus Autism Center)
Abstract: The Georgia Association for Behavior Analysis (GABA) is dedicated to supporting behavior analysts in the state of Georgia. We have several goals dedicated to advancing behavior analysis in Georgia. First, we provide a professional network resource for behavior analysts in Georgia. Through this network, we promote collaboration, dissemination of recent research, sharing ideas, and discussing needs. Second, we promote the ethical and effective use of behavior analysis and encourage ethical practice through offering live continuing education in this domain during our annual conference as well as postings related to current information in the field. Third, we serve as a resource for caregivers and other individuals seeking ABA services in Georgia. Lastly, we host an annual regional ABA conference where we provide continuing education through presentations from leading researchers in the field of behavior analysis, as well as events to promote local networking. Professional and student behavior analysts in Georgia are encouraged to join GABA and gain access to valuable information and opportunities to promote professional development.
 
87. Hawai'i Association for Behavior Analysis
KRISTEN E. KOBA-BURDT (Hawaii Association for Behavior Analysis), Johanna Taylor (Hawai'i Association for Behavior Analysis), Kathleen Penland (Hawaii Association for Behavior Analysis)
Abstract: Aloha! The Hawai'i Association for Behavior Analysis (HABA) is a professional organization dedicated to the practice, research, and dissemination of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). HABA’s mission is to expand behavioral knowledge, support service providers implementing behavioral interventions, and promote board certification in behavior analysis. HABA also sponsors an annual convention, workshops, and various trainings for professional development in behavior analysis. Come talk with the board of directors about career opportunities, public policy initiatives, sustainability research awards, and enjoy some local Hawai'i treats!
 
88. Heartland Association for Behavior Analysis
Amber R. Paden (Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Med), William J. Higgins (Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center), Kevin C. Luczynski (University of Nebraska Medical Center's Munroe-Meyer Institute), Jessica Niemeier (UNMC Munroe- Meyer Institute), Victoria Smith (University of Nebraska Medical Center's Munroe-Meyer Institute), AMANDA ZANGRILLO (University of Nebraska Medical Center, Munroe-Meye), Steven L. Taylor (Glenwood Resource Center)
Abstract: The purpose of Heartland ABA (HLABA) is to promote the analytical science of behavior and its associated technologies within the Heartland area (Nebraska, Iowa, and the surrounding area). HLABA's objectives are to serve as a professional reference group for all in the Heartland whose work involves the principles and practices of behavior analysis; promote research that will advance the understanding of human behavior; identify and promote the use of effective treatment procedures in meeting the educational, therapeutic, and habilitative needs of persons in the Heartland within the ethical guidelines set forth by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board; organize and sponsor training events that serve as forums for presentation of technological achievements in behavior analysis; promote the development and expansion of education, training, and employment in the field of behavior analysis; and support efforts of allied organizations in providing behavior analytic services.
 
89. ICEABA: Icelandic Association for Behavior Analysis 2004–2017
ASA INGIMARSDOTTIR (Klettaskóli), Hanna Steinunn Steingrimsdottir (Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sc), Zuilma Gabriela Gabriela Sigurdardottir (University of Iceland), Berglind Sveinbjornsdottir (Reykjavik University), Holmfridur Osk Arnalds (Student), Kristín Arnaldsdóttir (ICEABA)
Abstract: The Icelandic Association for Behavior Analysis (ICEABA) is now in its twelfth year. ICEABA is a young association with a diverse membership. Since the establishment of our organization we have grown in numbers and ambition. Our first conference was held in 2009 and we plan to hold a conference every other year with smaller events, such as workshops, in between. The Association places emphasis on informal meetings every month where members share information on research and work in the field. These meetings continue throughout the year. Our email list and facebook page have also been a great venue for lively discussions for members and these continue with verve. The members of ICEABA are excited for the future. We aim to continue working on promoting the science of behavior in Iceland and being a professional reference group for scientists and practitioners in the field of behavior analysis.
 
90. Iowa ABA
Maria G. Valdovinos (Drake University), Brenda J. Bassingthwaite (The University of Iowa Children's Hospital), JESSE LOGUE (Opportunity Village Children's Autism Center)
Abstract: Iowa ABA is organized as a chapter of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) for professional, scientific, and education purposes. Specifically, the organization shall: Serve as a scientific and professional reference group for all in the State of Iowa who identify themselves as scientists or practitioners in disciplines that embrace the principles and practices of behavior analysis; Support the development of professional credentialing for the practice of behavior analysis within the State of Iowa; Support the development of standards of practice for behavior analysis within the state of Iowa; Identify and promote the use of effective and humane behavioral procedures in meeting the educational and habilitative needs of people with and without disabilities within the State of Iowa; Advise political, legislative, and policy-making bodies with respect to all matters pertaining to behavior analysis in the State of Iowa; Publish and distribute an official Bulletin devoted to dissemination of scientific and technological achievements within the scope of behavior analysis and to matters of interest to the membership; Promote and support the conduct of behavior analytic research within the State of Iowa; Serve as a resource for parents and service providers interested in research based practices in behavior analysis.
 
91. Japanese Association for Behavior Analysis (Japanese ABA)
KENJI OKUDA (Academy of Behavioral Coaching), Kazuchika Manabe (Nihon University), Naoki Yamagishi (Ryutsu Keizai University), Satoru Shimamune (Hosei University)
Abstract: This poster describes the history and current status of the Japanese Association for Behavior Analysis. The Japanese ABA was established in 1983 as the primary membership organization to promote the science of behavior and its application. The membership reached 1007 as of September 2016. The Japanese ABA holds annual convention, publishes the Japanese Journal of Behavior Analysis twice a year and J-ABA Newsletters four times a year, provides a grant for students who attend ABAI/SQAB conventions, supports seminars and workshops on behavior analysis, and more.
 
92. Kansas Association for Behavior Analysis
EDWARD K. MORRIS (University of Kansas), Linda S. Heitzman-Powell (University of Kansas Medical Center), Jill M. Koertner (University of Kansas Medical Center), Jessica Foster Juanico (University of Kansas), Sarah C. Mead (University of Florida), Nanette L. Perrin (University of Kansas), Kelley L. Harrison (University of Kansas), Tyler Re (Partners in Behavioral Milestones)
Abstract: This poster describes KansABA's continuing and new initiatives. Its mission is to disseminate the science and practice of behavior analysis; maintain disciplinary, professional, and ethical standards; and recruit and enhance interest in behavior analysis in Kansas and the Kansas City metropolitan area. KansABA welcomes new members (see www.KansABA.org). KansABA is governed by an Executive Committee (EC) consisting of a president and full member, affiliate, and student representatives, assisted by a secretary and a treasurer. KansABA has committees for BACB Certification, Legislative Affairs (e.g., KansABA meets with the Kansas Behavioral Science Regulatory Board on behalf of licensing), Membership, Professional Development, and its web site. KansABA's main activity is its April conferences, always on the theme of research-to-practice. This year's topic was "Behavior Problems in Children and Youth." The keynote speaker was Ray Milterberger (University of South Florida) who addressed child safety. The other invited speakers and their topics were Brian Greer (University of Nebraska Medical Center) on toilet training, Kevin Luzinski (University of Nebraska Medical Center) on sleep hygiene, Matt Normand (University of the Pacific) on exercise and health, and Mike Wasmer (Autism Speaks) on legislative updates on licensing. The conference also hosted a student poster session and a Career Fair.
 
93. Kentucky Association for Behavior Analysis
ERICK M. DUBUQUE (Behavior Analysis Accreditation Board), Brandon M Franklin (Clinical Behavior Analysis), Stephen Foreman (Lee Specialty Clinic)
Abstract: KYABA has continued to grow in membership, organizational structure, and conference attendance. Over the last year, KYABA has put on a series of successful workshops and a conference drawing eager crowds from all over the nation to our events. These events have offered CEU's and professional networking opportunities to both Board Certified Behavior Analysts, as well as teachers, consultants, and parents who are interested in learning about ABA and service delivery. KYABA has been diligently working with state legislators, advocacy groups, state agencies and other organizations to increase the availability of behavior analysis services statewide. KYABA continues to grow and serve as the HUB of behavior analysis in the Bluegrass State and strive to make 2017 our best year to date. Please stop by our booth or find us online at http://www.kentuckyaba.org.
 
94. Lone Star Association for Behavior Analysis
Christie Enzinna (Therapy and Beyond, LLC), Gerald E. Harris (Texas Young Autism Project), JEFFREY E. DILLEN (Texana Center)
Abstract: Lone Star Association for Behavior Analysis (LSABA) is a local ABAI affiliate, serving the Houston area in Texas. LSABA is proud to be a rapidly-growing membership of professionals and educators who are dedicated to promoting Applied Behavior Analysis, the importance of professional Board Certification, and to serving needs within the Houston area. LSABA has recently formed a Peer Support Committee in order to better support providers in the greater Houston area. In addition, LSABA provides professional discussion and development, opportunities for continuing education, professional networking, and collaboration with other local organizations to provide training and other services for professionals and consumers alike. LSABA welcomes new members across disciplines who utilize Applied Behavior Analysis in a variety of applications.
 
95. Louisiana Behavior Analysis Association
DEREK JACOB SHANMAN (Nicholls State University)
Abstract: The Louisiana Behavior Analysis Association is the Louisiana affiliated chapter of the Association for Behavior Analysis International. The Louisiana Behavior Analysis Association is a nonprofit membership organization which shares the Association for Behavior Analysis International's 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. The Louisiana Behavior Analysis Association also strives to promote access to responsible behavior analytic services by professionals sufficiently trained in the discipline of behavior analysis and and to promote compliance with relevant ethics standards.
 
96. Manitoba Association for Behaviour Analysis
MORENA MILJKOVIC (University of Manitoba ), Karli Pedreira (University of Manitoba)
Abstract: MABA's purpose and mission is to develop and disseminate knowledge about behaviour analysis as a science. MABA's interest lie in basic science focusing on principles governing human and nonhuman behavior (i.e., the experimental analysis of behaviour) as well as applied science focusing on application of those principles for improvement of socially important problems (i.e., the applied behaviour analysis), and disseminating this information to stimulate interest in, and correct misunderstandings of behaviour analysis. To achieve this, MABA is committed to ensuring opportunities to meet certification requirement within our province, providing information to our members and to the public about behaviour analysis, and hosting professional development opportunities including our annual conference and student poster competition. In 2016 MABA published a newsletter, hosted a journal seminar, and hosted our 11th annual conference with Dr. Patrick Friman as the keynote speaker. MABA continues to focus its efforts on licensing and certification for Behaviour Analysts in the province of Manitoba, increasing membership and participation of members, and disseminating information about behaviour analysis through various events, our website and Facebook page, and the distribution of brochures, postcards, and bi-annual newsletters.
 
97. Massachusetts Association for Applied Behavior Analysis (MassABA)
STEVEN WOOLF (Beacon ABA Services), Joseph M. Vedora (Evergreen Center)
Abstract: The Massachusetts Association for Applied Behavior Analysis (MassABA) is a non-profit trade association representing the interests of applied behavior analysts throughout the Commonwealth. MassABA has over 800 active professional members and is an approved chapter of the Association of Behavior Analysis International (ABAI).
 
98. Mexican Society for Behavior Analysis and Mexican Journal of Behavior Analysis
ROGELIO ESCOBAR (National Autonomous University of Mexico), Rodrigo Benavides (National Autonomous University of Mexico), Katya Quiñones (National Autonomous University of Mexico)
Abstract: This poster describes the mission of the Mexican Society for Behavior Analysis (SMAC) and the Mexican Journal of Behavior Analysis (MJBA). The mission is to advance, communicate, and disseminate behavior analysis in Mexico and internationally. With this mission, MJBA and SMAC were created in 1975. Ever since, a national conference is organized, initially every other year, and more recently every year. The last conferences in 2015 and 2016 were organized at Xalapa and Puerto Vallarta. Brief information about the 2017 conference will be provided. MJBA is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes papers in English and Spanish. It includes theoretical, experimental, and applied contributions relevant to behavior analysis. Three issues are published each year. Two regular issues in June and December, and a Special Issue in September. The Special Issue is devoted to a topic of contemporary interest for behavior analysts around the world. The last three special issues were dedicated to Behavior Analysis and Technology, Resurgence and response recurrence, and Psychological Laboratories and Instruments around the world. The Table of contents of the current issue will be shown. Contact information for SMAC and MJBA will be provided.
 
99. Mid-American Association for Behavior Analysis (MABA)
JULIE A. ACKERLUND BRANDT (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology ), Carla H. Lagorio (University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire), Jeffrey H. Tiger (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), Andrew E. Brandt (Ohio Wesleyan University), Stephen F. Walker (Aurora University), SungWoo Kahng (University of Missouri), Alyssa N. Wilson (Saint Louis University), Alec Bernstein (University of Kansas)
Abstract: A Midwest Association for Behavior Analysis was founded in 1974 and held its inaugural meeting in 1975 in Chicago. That organization quickly outgrew its regional roots and evolved into the Association for Behavior Analysis, now an international organization. Like the original MABA, we are a membership organization designed to promote scholarly exchange in behavior analysis, primarily through our annual convention. The new MABA took shape officially in 2001 and became an affiliate of the Association for Behavior Analysis during the same year. Since that time, our annual conference has been held in the Fall and membership is open to anyone with a scholarly interest in behavior analysis. The conference runs approximately 1.5 days on a single-speaker track, featuring talks that span a wide range of behavior analytic topics. This poster will present information about MABA membership, the annual conference, current officers, and the recent goals and objectives of the organization.
 
100. Minnesota Northland Association for Behavior Analysis
TRISTA LINN (Minnesota Northland Association for Behavior Analysis)
Abstract: Minnesota Northland Association for Behavior Analysis (MNABA) is an affiliated chapter providing a professional network for Behavior Analysts in Minnesota and the Northland. MNABA hosts a regional conference annually, providing opportunities for members to earn CEUs and network with others in the Northland. This conference covers a wide variety of topics, ranging from autism to traumatic brain injury to adult skills training. MNABA also provides opportunities for students of Behavior Analysis by hosting a Data Blitz each year. The Data Blitz provides students with an opportunity to present their research in preparation for conferences and thesis defense. MNABA actively seeks participation and input across disciplines, geography, and levels of experience. The needs in the Northland are as diverse as the opportunities for our members to contribute locally and regionally.
 
101. Nevada Association for Behavior Analysis
JARED A. CHASE (Chrysalis, Inc.), Christy Fuller (Advanced Child Behavior Solutions, LLC), Shari Daisy (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles), Alison Szarko (University of Nevada, Reno)
Abstract: The Nevada Association for Behavior Analysis is an affiliate chapter of ABAI. Our mission is to promote intellectual exchange and professional development in the field of behavior analysis in all its facets to include: philosophical, theoretical, experimental, applied, and practice. Through participation in the Expo, the Nevada Association for Behavior Analysis will promote awareness of this affiliate chapter and the resources currently available to members through our interactive website. NABA will also provide information about its annual, single-track conference held in the Fall. The poster will present information on NABA including history, current activities and future goals. All are welcomed to attend and hear about behavior analysis growth and progress in Nevada.
 
102. New Hampshire ABA (NHABA)
KIM M. KELLY (The Institute of Professional Practice, Inc.), Le'Ann Milinder (The Institute of Professional Practice, Inc.), Jocelyn Hampoian (Windham Public Schools (NH))
Abstract: New Hampshire ABA (NHABA) was founded as a chapter of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) in 2013 to promote Applied Behavior Analysis within the state of New Hampshire. Our mission is to promote the ethical practice of Applied Behavior Analysis by supporting the development of state standards for practice, promoting research and public education, supporting professional development of behavior analysts and behavior technicians, and raising awareness of the association and it services. NHABA organized two regional conferences in 2016, which were both well attended and received. Our next is planned for the fall of 2017. During the past year, NHABA continued to carry out other aspects of its mission through a variety of activities, including ethics training, dissemination of news and information relevant to the practice of ABA, and the establishment of the chapter as a 501c(3) non-profit organization.
 
103. New York State Association for Behavior Analysis (NYSABA)
FRANK R. CICERO (Seton Hall University), Dana R. Reinecke (Long Island University Post)
Abstract: As a State affiliate chapter of ABAI, NYSABA is the representative body of the profession of behavior analysis within the State of New York. Representatives of NYSABA will be present at the expo to provide information on NYSABA including history, current activities and future goals. All are welcomed to attend and hear about behavior analysis happening in New York State.
 
104. North Carolina Association for Behavior Analysis
WHITNEY LUFFMAN (Autism Society of NC), Melanie H. Bachmeyer (University of North Carolina Wilmington), Alleta Johnson (ABC of NC Child Development Center), Leigh Ann Strain (Carolina Center for ABA and Autism Treatment), Nancy Poteet (Private Practice Behavior Analyst), Erica Brown (Carolina Center for ABA), Chelsi Brosh (University of North Carolina Charlotte), R.M. Schell (J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center)
Abstract: The North Carolina Association for Behavior Analysis, NCABA, celebrated its 28th conference February 22-24, 2017, in Wrightsville Beach, NC. Melanie Bachmeyer, our NCABA President, coordinated an outstanding array of speakers including Travis Thompson, Kenneth Silverman, Pat Friman, Claire St. Peter, Carole Van Camp, Mark Galizio, Denny Reid and others. The NCABA conference featured over 20 presentations, a poster session and five workshops offered for both behavior analyst and psychologist continuing education credits. Attendees received over 1000 behavior analyst CEs for BCBAs and BCaBAs in NC and surrounding states. Visit our great NCABA website (www.nc-aba.com) for news about next year's 29th anniversary conference in February, 2018, and to view our NCABA newsletters and history of awards. Don't forget to "Catch someone doing good!"
 
105. Norwegian ABA
MONICA VANDBAKK (Norwegian Association for Behavior Analysis/Oslo and Akershus University College), Jon Arne Løkke (Ostfold University College), Erik Arntzen (Oslo and Akershus University College)
Abstract: Norwegian ABA is a registered non-profit organization. Membership is open to anyone interested in behavior analysis and its application. At present it has 900 members, and its steadily growing. The organization is run by a Board of nine members with full executive powers, chaired by a president. There are several regional affiliated chapters. The Board is elected at the annual General Assembly. The Norwegian Association is an affiliated chapter of ABA international.
 
106. Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis
LOUIS PAUL ALEXANDER BUSCH (Centre for Addictions and Mental Health)
Abstract: ONTABA, the Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis, is an Affiliate Chapter of the Association for Behaviour Analysis International. ONTABA currently has members from professions such as education, nursing, health care and psychology. Our Vision: Fostering a culture of excellence, integrity, and expertise for the advancement and promotion of the science of behaviour analysis. Our Mission: To demonstrate leadership, knowledge, and innovation in education, training, and research for the ethical and effective application of behaviour analysis.
 
107. Oregon Association for Behavior Analysis (ORABA)
EMILY KEARNEY (ORABA), Alice A. Keyl Austin (AKA Consulting, LLC), Maria Lynn Kessler (Oregon Institute of Technology), Jennifer L. Bass (Oregon Association of Behavior Analysis), Sarah Cooper (ORABA; Victory Academy), Melissa J. Gard (Building Bridges; Oregon Association of Behavior Analysis), Jenny Fisher (Cascade Behavioral Intervention; Oregon Association for Behavior Analysis)
Abstract: The Oregon Association for Behavior Analysis (ORABA) is an affiliated chapter of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI), an affiliate of the Association for Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA), and an approved CEU provider by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). ORABA encourages the understanding of all aspects of behavior analysis and serve as a professional resource group for those who embrace and practice behavior analytic interventions. We support the design and implementation of evidence based practice to improve the lives of Oregonians.
 
108. Philadelphia Metropolitan Association for Behavior Analysis
Amanda Guld Fisher (Temple University), Beth J. Rosenwasser (Philadelphia FIGHT JCHAI), Donald A. Hantula (Temple University), ARTHUR DOWDY (Temple University)
Abstract: The Philadelphia Metropolitan Association for Behavior Analysis Chapter was created with the mission to to bring together new and established behavior analysts from the region. The Philadelphia Metropolitan region includes areas regionally surrounding Philadelphia in the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. Specifically this includes but is not limited to areas such as: New Castle County, Delaware; Cecil County, Maryland; Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, and Salem Counties in New Jersey, and Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties in Pennsylvania. Our objective is to provide continuing education for behavior analysts in an informal setting that has the atmosphere of a social gathering. Another primary goal of the Philadelphia Metropolitan Association for Behavior Analysis is to increase cohesiveness among local behavior analysts who might otherwise be isolated as a result of working in diverse settings with service providers and researchers who are not behavior analytic, as many of our members are the only behavior analysts at their places of employment. Specifically, the organization shall: (a) Serve as a scientific and professional reference and networking group for its members. (b) Disseminate information to promote its mission to a wider audience. (c) Organize at least one annual business meeting to provide a forum for discussion of the affairs of the chapter. (d) Organize at least two CEU events per calendar year (e) Maintain a list serve or web page for postings, announcements, and events for members.
 
109. Quebec Association for Behaviour Analysis
MALENA ARGUMEDES (Université de Montréal), Marie-Michèle Dufour (Université de Montréal)
Abstract: The Quebec Association for Behaviour Analysis (QcABA) is a non-profit organization founded in 2010 to promote the science of behaviour analysis in our province and its ethical and effective application to socially important behaviour. Currently, our main goals are to (a) disseminate accurate and updated information on the practice and science of behaviour analysis in both French and English, and (b) advocate for the recognition of appropriate credentials for the practice of behaviour analysis in Quebec. To this end, QcABA maintains a website, publishes a newsletter, organizes an annual conference, participates in events to promote the effective treatment of autism, and offers continuing education opportunities for practitioners in the field. The poster will provide information about our association such as its structure, board of directors, committees, membership, strategic plan, and ongoing activities. Members of the board of directors will be present to respond to questions about the association as well as to develop partnerships and collaborations with other organizations that share our vision.
 
110. Southeastern Association for Behavior Analysis
SHERRY L. SERDIKOFF (Savannah State University), Christy A. Alligood (Disney's Animal Kingdom and Florida Institute of Technology), Karen G. Anderson (West Virginia University), Kim Kimberly Epting (Elon University)
Abstract: The Southeastern Association for Behavior Analysis (SEABA) is a regional affiliate of the Association for Behavior Analysis (ABAI). Like its parent organization, SEABA seeks to promote scholarly discourse within and about Behavior Analysis. SEABA membership and convention registration are open to anyone with a scholarly interest in Behavior Analysis. Current members include both academic and professional people; psychologists and persons in related disciplines such as education, psychopharmacology, and social work.
 
111. Swedish Association for Behavior Analysis
DAG STROMBERG (Autism Center for Young Children, Stockholm)
Abstract: The Swedish Association for Behavior Analysis (SWABA) is devoted to supporting behavior analysts in Sweden, as well as promoting the internationalization of behavior analysis. SWABA was founded in September 1996, and currently has about 200 members in Sweden and approximately 100 virtual members (members who support the association, and do not live or work in Sweden). SWABA is an affiliate chapter within the Association for Behavior Analysis International since 2001. Please visit our poster and become a virtual member, for free, or renew your membership from last year. As usual, bids are accepted on a unique SWABA T-shirt, the proceeds of which are donated to the SABA unrestricted fund.
 
112. The Atlantic Provinces Association for Behaviour Analysis: Building Upward, Reaching Outward: A Unique Study in Collaboration and Dissemination
SHELLEY MCLEAN (Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority), Marlene Breitenbach (Private Consultant), Isabelle Cowan (New Brunswick Department of Education & Early Childhood Development), Sheri Gallant (New Brunswick Department of Education & Early Childhood Development), Juliana Mc Lean (Autism Intervention Services Inc.), Emily Forestell (New Brunswick Department of Education & Early Childhood Development), Tracy Miller (Prince Edward Island Department of Education, Early Learning & Culture)
Abstract: The Atlantic Provinces Association for Behaviour Analysis (APABA) was established as an affiliated chapter of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) in 2014 through the determined efforts of a small group of behaviour analytic practitioners spread across the four eastern-most, and smallest, provinces of Canada. In spite of the challenges posed by geographical separation, diverse learning histories and experiences with Applied Behaviour Analysis, and few practitioners who would have called themselves behaviour analysts, APABA has survived and thrived in the three years since its inception. Membership in APABA doubled in 2015, and doubled again in 2016. The Atlantic Provinces Association for Behaviour Analysis presents a unique study within the ABAI community, as the chapter has been built upon three critical features: a partnership across four unique and diverse provinces; a mission to share the power of behavioural principles with every citizen of Atlantic Canada, regardless of profession, field, or learning history; and a strong and sincere sense of gratitude for a group of leaders in the field of ABA who have so graciously volunteered and donated their time and support to launch APABA on the road to making socially significant changes throughout Atlantic Canada. In this poster presentation, we intend to share the components that have contributed to the chapter’s growth and success, and the unique strategies we have employed to disseminate the power of ABA, not just to behavioural practitioners, but also to partner professionals and the general public across the Atlantic Region.
 
113. Utah Association for Behavior Analysis
JUSTIN NAYLOR (Utah Association for Behavior Analysis; Affinity), Shawnee D. Collins (Utah Association for Behavior Analysis; Chrysalis)
Abstract: The Utah Association for Behavior Analysis (UtABA) is the affiliate chapter for ABAI in Utah. The Utah Association for Behavior Analysis is a member association, representing researchers, practitioners, and others interested in behavior analysis in Utah. The purposes of the association include supporting, facilitating, and advocating for the practice of behavior analysis; encouraging scientific activity related to behavior analysis in Utah; providing professional development and training related to behavior analysis; serving as a scientific and professional reference and networking group for members; and disseminating information to promote the mission of the association to a wider audience. As an affiliate of Association for Behavior Analysis International, the Utah Association for Behavior Analysis seeks to represent ABAI effectively, and to promote the activities of ABAI to people within Utah. The Utah Association for Behavior Analysis advocates for the effective and ethical practice of behavior analysis in Utah, represents practitioners on issues of public policy and service development, provides professional training through an annual conference and webinars, and promotes research and the bridging of research to practice in Utah through multiple initiatives.
 
114. Virginia Association for Behavior Analysis
AUTUMN KAUFMAN (Commonwealth Autism), Christine Evanko (Virginia Association for Behavior Analysis)
Abstract: This poster presents information regarding the Virginia Association for Behavior Analysis affiliated chapter of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, including recent conference information as well as data representing Behavior Analysis in Virginia. The poster will display the organization's mission and goals and give information on how to join.
 
115. WisABA Wisconsin Association for Behavior Analysis
MATTHEW E. ANDRZEJEWSKI (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater)
Abstract: The Wisconsin Association for Behavior Analysis (WisABA) is an affiliate chapter of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) serving professionals, teachers, clients and families throughout Wisconsin. WisABA was instrumental in advocating and developing licensure for profession Behavior Analysts in Wisconsin. In fact, we were the very first state in the US to offer licenses, based on the Behavior Analysis Certification Board's standards. We conduct a variety of events around the great state of Wisconsin, facilitating learning and networking opportunities for behavior analysts. Our annual conference is typically held over 3 days in August in Madison, on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. We offer continuing education units (CEs) for BCBAs (Board Certified Behavior Analysts) and others. The conference provides a unique opportunity for those living and working in our region, and is within easy driving distance of Chicago and Minneapolis. We look forward to meeting you and selling you on the benefits of living, working, and visiting our wonderful state.
 
116. United Arab Emirates Association for Behavior Analysis (UAE-ABA)
RASHA BARUNI (New England Center for Children - Abu Dhabi), Michelle P. Kelly (Emirates College for Advanced Education (ECAE)), Sharifa Yateem (New England Center for Children-Abu Dhabi), Linda S Bailey (New England Center for Children - Abu Dhabi), Nipa Bhuptani (Applied and Behavioral Training Institute)
Abstract: United Arab Emirates Association for Behavior Analysis (UAE-ABA) became an affiliated chapter of the Association for Behavior Analysis International in 2013 and was recognized by the UAE Ministry of Social Affairs as a committee under the Emirates Autism Society in April 2015. UAE-ABA was created with the mission to disseminate behavior analysis across the seven emirates of the UAE; Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah, Ajman and Umm al Quwain. The current poster outlines the background of each of the committee members and describes the numerous achievements of UAE-ABA since its creation. These accomplishments include the provision of English and Arabic workshops and guest lectures on the only BACB Approved Course Sequence in the UAE. Objectives for the upcoming year are also outlined, which includes the creation of a taskforce to translate pivotal behavior analytic literature into Standard Arabic.
 

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