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.


44th Annual Convention; San Diego, CA; 2018

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Expo Poster Session #178
Other Organizations
Saturday, May 26, 2018
8:00 PM–10:00 PM
Marriott Marquis, Pacific Ballroom
142. Division 25 (Behavior Analysis) of the American Psychological Association
TARA A. FAHMIE (California State University, Northridge), Edward Wasserman (University of Iowa), Richard M. Foxx (Penn State)
Abstract: The mission of Division 25 is to promote behavior analysis within American Psychological Association (APA) and beyond. Exemplary activities of the Division include sponsoring a program within APA’s annual convention, maintaining an awards program to recognize excellence in the field, and participating in APA’s fellows program to recognize those division members who have made enduring and outstanding contributions to behavior analysis. We encourage researchers and clinicians to address behavior as a subject matter in its own right. We support the experimental analysis of behavior, applied behavior analysis, and other fields/divisions with similar interests. In addition, division members frequently serve on standing and ad hoc committees within APA, lending a behavior analytic perspective to the proceedings. Early Career and Student members are encouraged to interact with Division leaders and members as a resource for networking and career development. This poster will highlight the benefits of APA membership and will allow conference-goers to meet members of the executive committee.

CAPPDR-CCABA Membership Services


Central China Association of Behavior Analysis (CCABA) is a sub-organization under China Association of Persons with Psychiatric Disability and their Relatives (CAPPDR), which currently represents 8.2 million citizens with psychiatric disability, among them over 2 million are children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) under 14 years old. CCABA currently has 328 registered members including scholars, students, parents, educators, medical and psychological practitioners in 27 provinces. CCABA offers the following membership services jointly with CAPPDR in applied behavior analysis (ABA) areas: the promotion of ABA in China, multiple levels of ABA professional training and certification, the help setup of local intervention centers, inclusive education for children with ASD in public school systems, the sponsorship of national or local conferences or workshops, setting up volunteer groups to help individuals with ASD and their families, among others. One particular project that is currently undertaken is to build an online training and service platform for CCABA members and other ABA professionals. Another plan is to help open the first ABA program in a college in China. More and more parents, teachers and other professionals in ASD services recognize CCABA's leadership role and most importantly, support the fact-based intervention under ABA principles.


Recognition of Behaviour Analysis Under Australia's National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

ALEXANDRA BROWN (Bright Eyes Early Intervention), Alayna T. Haberlin (Momentum Learning Services), Michelle A. Furminger (Leaps Ahead Early Intervention)

Behaviour Analysis is a small, yet growing, field in Australia. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a relatively new, government funded initiative for all Australians with a disability. The Association for Behaviour Analysis (ABAA) has been working towards recognition of behaviour analysis within this scheme. Despite having a sound research base and explicit recommendations from researchers within the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) many NDIS participants are not getting approval for intensive early intervention programs based on the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). We would like to share our journey thus far with our international colleagues.


European ABA

HANNA STEINUNN STEINGRIMSDOTTIR (Oslo and Akershus University College), Torunn Lian (Oslo and Akershus University College), Christoph F. Boerdlein (University of Applied Sciences Wuerzburg), Christos Nikopoulos (Autism Consultancy Services, London), Zuilma Gabriela Sigurdardottir (University of Iceland), Erik Arntzen (Oslo and Akershus University College)

European ABA is an umbrella organization for national organizations of behavior analysis in Europe. Our mission is 1. To provide an international forum within Europe for the study and discussion of matters relevant to behavior analysis. 2. To encourage high quality education and professional certification throughout Europe. 3. To organize congresses/conferences in experimental and applied behavior analysis. 4. To establish and maintain relations between behavior analysis organizations inside and outside Europe. 5. To maintain web pages/bulletin boards to facilitate communication. For more information about EABA contact us by email to


Institute for Child Development as the Only Dissemination Site of Princeton Child Development Institute in Poland

IWONA RUTA-SOMINKA (Institute for Child Development, Poland), Anna Budzinska (Institute for Child Development in Gdansk)

The Foundation - Institute for Child Development in Poland (Instytut Wspomagania Rozwoju Dziecka) is a non-profit organization offering science-based therapy to children with autism and comprehensive assistance to their families. The Institute is modeled on and closely cooperates with the Princeton Child Development Institute (PCDI). IWRD also conduct scientific studies of autism and offers training for a core group of professionals specializing in the field. The main Institute?s mission is to bring to Poland a comprehensive intervention program that will give autistic children the chance for normal lives in their future. IWRD professionals are developing deficit skills in our students through the scientifically proved techniques. Throughout the day we use incidental teaching, discrete trial training, the script and script fading methods, as well as video modeling. IWRD students can follow activity schedules. IWRD runs the following educational institutions: The Special Kindergarten for Children with Autism, The Integrative Kindergarten; The IWRD Diagnostic and Consultation Clinic and The IWRD Teacher Training Center IWRD developes scientific cooperation with main universities in Gdansk: The University of Gdansk, The Gdansk University of Technology and The Medical University of Gdansk. IWRD cooperates also with the Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HiOA) from Norway.

148. Association for Science in Autism Treatment
DAVID A. CELIBERTI (Association for Science in Autism Treatment)
Abstract: The vast array of "proposed treatments" for autism can be both overwhelming and confusing for consumers. Sadly, there is not a shared commitment to empirical validation, research, and data-based decision making amongst providers. The Association for Science and Autism Treatment (ASAT) strives to be an important resource for individuals with autism, family members, professionals, and paraprofessionals, in fact, for anyone interested in reliable, science-based and accurate information about autism and its treatments. Founded in 1998, the mission of the ASAT is to promote safe, effective, science-based treatments for individuals with autism by disseminating accurate, timely, and scientifically-sound information; advocating for the use of scientific methods to guide treatment; and, combating unsubstantiated, inaccurate and false information about autism and its treatment. For more information please visit ASAT's website at To receive Science in Autism Treatment, ASAT's free quarterly newsletter, subscribe at
150. University of North Texas - Behavior Analysis Online
SCOTT SOLOMON (University Of North Texas), Brook B. Wheetley (University of North Texas)
Abstract: Behavior Analysis Online (BAO) delivers high quality behavior analysis education, using advanced instructional technologies to help people and organizations across the globe. All our courses are online, self-paced and accessible 24/7. The Fast-Track program allows our students to advance through the material at an accelerated pace. BAO?s continuing education lectures and workshops have been curated by renowned behavior analysts, who have designed the activities with their students in mind, providing an interactive and original learning experience.

Behavior Analysis Training System

Richard Malott (Western Michigan University), CORINNE KELLEY (Western Michigan University), Sarah Bradtke (Western Michigan University)

The students in the Behavior Analysis Training System (BATS) program are trained as practitioners and complete the coursework and experience training (intensive practicum) to become competent Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) in two years. Throughout the program, our students acquire a solid foundation in the principles and concepts of behavior analysis through completion of two practical MA projects rather than an MA thesis. Our students also attain early, intensive, behavioral intervention skills, supervision experience, and time-management skills.


Applied Behavior Analysis at May Institute


May Institute is a leader in behavior analytic services for people with autism, traumatic brain injury, and other disabilities. Founded more than 60 years ago, we support individuals across the lifespan through home and community-based services, through our private schools, and through our community-based residential programs. May Institute is one of the largest and most well-respected providers of services and special education schools for children and adults with autism and other special needs in Massachusetts and in the United States. We also provide training and consultation internationally. May staff are actively engaged in the practice of applied behavior analysis and in the conduct of research in best practices to support individuals with autism and related disabilities. Staff receive extensive training in the principles and practices of behavior analysis and this training is (a) matched to the skills and expertise of each staff person and (b) ongoing throughout each staff person’s career at May Institute. We encourage staff to continue their training in the fields of special education and behavior analysis, providing tuition assistance for those in training programs, free supervision for accruing hours towards licensure and accreditation, and on-going free CEU opportunities in behavior analysis.




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