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.


45th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2019

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Panel #425
CE Offered: BACB
Ethics of Effective Advocacy: Operating on an Island
Monday, May 27, 2019
9:00 AM–9:50 AM
Fairmont, Lobby Level, Cuvee
Area: CSS/EDC; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Amanda N. Kelly, Ph.D.
Chair: Amanda N. Kelly (BEHAVIORBABE (Hawai'i))
VICTORIA M SIMS (Positive Behavior Supports, Corp.)
JENNIFER ROSE LONARDO (Positive Behavior Supports, Corp.)
GOLDEAN LOWE (Positive Behavior Support, Corp.)
Abstract: "At this very moment enormous numbers of intelligent men and women of goodwill are trying to build a better world. But problems are born faster than they can be solved" (B.F. Skinner). In order to achieve the change our world needs to survive, we must continue to work together for a common goal —which becomes increasingly difficult the more isolated you are. On this panel, three behavior analysts who live on three separate islands (literally) will present about their experiences advocating for access to ABA services in the most isolated population center on Earth. Each member of the panel will discuss some common (and not so common) barriers they have faced, as well as some creative solutions identified. Whether you feel like you operate on an island, or you actually do, this discussion on the ethics of effective advocacy is for you.
Instruction Level: Basic
Target Audience: Behavior analysts; beginner, intermediate and advanced
Learning Objectives: - Attendees will name at least one common barrier faced by each panelist. - Attendees will name at least one create solution proposed by each panelist. - Attendees will ask questions related to overcoming challenges in their state/country.
Keyword(s): Advocacy, Consultation, Ethics, Telehealth



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