|Saturday, May 23, 2020|
|8:00 PM–10:00 PM |
|Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Level 2, Hall D|
|89. Association for Behaviour Analysis Australia|
|ALEXANDRA BROWN (Bright Eyes Early Intervention)|
|Abstract: The Association for Behaviour Analyis is 6 years old and rapidly growing. We are a nationwide association, proud to be an affliated chapter of ABAI. Each year our association has grown both in membership and community involvement. Our organisation continually develops new methods to disseminate behaviour analysis and lay the groundwork to make more systemic changes within funding agencies. As our community of behaviour analysts increases, we are seeing the demand for high quality behaviour analytic services continue to grow. However, meeting this demand is a challenge so we must continue to increase the number of behaviour analysts and quality training institutions. We are pleased to report that we now have two course sequences within Australian tertiary institutions. Exciting times. We are looking forward to the 46th annual conference in D.C.!|
Annual Review of British Columbia Affiliate Chapter
|SARAH JUSTINE PASTRANA (British Columbia Association of Behavior Analysis)|
The ABAI Affiliate chapter of British Columbia (BC-ABA) has continued to thrive this year. The following poster will describe our current projects, membership size, annual conference size and content, and frequency of CEUs provided to it's members as they compare to previous years. We have been primarily focused this year on finding creative ways to engage with our membership, draw interest in becoming a board member, and widening our dissemination of applied behavior analysis across the province and to more families. Furthermore, we have been focused on increasing our support to families in the form of parent education and outreach to rural communities where it is harder for families to access information and services. We have been partnering with multiple family information and advocacy groups to provide support and training within existing parent networks. Strategies such as live streaming professional development talks and creating informational videos have allowed our chapter to disseminate applied behavior analytic content in a more convenient and available why to a more diverse population within our community.
|91. The Manitoba Association for Behaviour Analysis|
|RYAN HECKERT (University of Manitoba), Karli Pedreira (University of Manitoba)|
|Abstract: The Manitoba Association for Behaviour Analysis (MABA) is a non-profit organization founded in September of 2005 and officially approved for Affiliate status from the larger Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) in May of 2006. MABA became an Affiliate of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA) in August of 2015. MABA is composed of a large body of committed members; and the organization's direction and goals are determined by an elected executive committee and a number of other internal committees. MABA membership is entirely voluntary. Our mission is to develop and disseminate knowledge about behaviour analysis as a science. MABA's interests lie in basic science focusing on principles governing human and nonhuman behaviour (i.e., the experimental analysis of behavior) as well as applied science focusing on application of those principles for improvement of socially important problems (i.e., applied behaviour analysis), and disseminating this information to stimulate interest in and correct misunderstandings of behaviour analysis.|
Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis
|KENDRA THOMSON (Brock University )|
ONTABA is a not-for-profit professional organization representing behaviour analysis in Ontario. Our mission is to demonstrate leadership, knowledge, and innovation in education, training, and research for the ethical and effective application of behaviour analysis. Our vision is to foster a culture of excellence, integrity, and expertise for the advancement and promotion of the science of behaviour analysis. ONTABA aims to advocate for the ethical and effective provision of behaviour analytic services, promote and support those with an interest in behaviour analysis in Ontario, and educate and inform the public about the practice of behaviour analysis. In addition, ONTABA continues to monitor and participate in professional issues related to behaviour analysis, work towards standardized practices in the field of behaviour analysis in Ontario, and support efforts to regulate the profession of behaviour analysis in Ontario.
|93. The Québec Association for Behaviour Analysis (QcABA)|
|Myra-Jade Lui (Quebec Association for Behaviour Analysis), SYLVIE DONAIS (Clinique d'approche béhaviorale en autisme (Montreal))|
|Abstract: The Québec Association for Behaviour Analysis (QcABA) is a non-profit organisation 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 Québec. To this end, QcABA maintains a website, publishes a newsletter, organises 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 organisations that share our vision.|
The Icelandic Association for Behavior Analysis
|BERGLIND SVEINBJORNSDOTTIR (Reykjavik University), Steinunn Hafsteinsdottir (Arnarskoli), Katrin Sveina Björnsdóttir (State Diagnostic and Counselling Center), Asa Ingimarsdottir (Klettaskóli), Holmfridur Osk Arnalds (State Diagnostic and Counselling Center)|
The Icelandic Association for Behavior Analysis (ICEABA) is a young association with a diverse membership. Since ICEABA´s establishment in 2004, we have grown in numbers and in ambition. ICEABA activities are numerous throughout the year. One of the main event is a conference that is held every other year and in November of 2020 we will have our sixth conference. The conference is a two day event where we offer presentations in Icelandic and English. Presentations are delivered by researchers in Iceland as well as by renowned invited speakers from abroad. Attendance at the conference has grown considerably, from approximately 30 attendees at the first conference to over 100 attendees in 2018. In addition to hosting a conference we offer workshops and events for students where we introduce behavior analysis graduate and doctoral programs available to them. 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.
Israel Applied Behavior Analysis: A Year to Remember
|MICHAL HIRSCHMANN (Kibbutzim College), Einav Cohen (Israel ABA), Judy Lazar-Rosenzweig (Israel ABA)|
In 2019 IABA expanded its work to further promote the Applied Behavior Analysis field in Israel. In addition to its annual conference IABA held numerous workshops to cater to different needs of behavior analyst's professional development. One of the workshops topics focused on the latest amendment to the Israeli special education law that effects the work of behavior analysts who work with the Ministry of Education in Israel. Other workshops emphasized corporation with other non for profit and private organizations whose work is based on Applied Behavior Analysis and related to Autism. A new committee was established to promote the behavior analysis field in remote areas in Israel. This year the committee focused on the northern district of Israel, trying to break misconceptions of behavior analysis being a rigid, aversive field. Actions to achieve this goal included exposure of the field in different venues and emphasis on corporation with multidisciplinary teams in the north of Israel. IABA communication and public relations committee continued to publish articles in various media in Israel to further disseminate the field in Israel. IABA will keep its emphasis on growth in the number of its members and the services provided to them.
Japanese Association for Behavior Analysis
|KENJI OKUDA (Educational Foundation of Nishi Karuizawa Gakuen), Yumiko Sasada (Academy of Behavioral Coaching)|
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 1042 as of October 2019. 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.
|97. The Korean Association of Child and Adolescent Behavior Chapter|
|YUNHEE SHIN (Daegu Cyber University), Jung Yeon Cho (Daegu Cyber University)|
|Abstract: The Korean Association of Child and Adolescent Behavior Chapter’s mission is to share the ABA information and collaborate to Behavior Therapist in a field, Parents and relevant bodies beyond the barrier. Since 2009, The Korean Association of Child and Adolescent Behavior Chapter(KACBT) have done various activities, hold many meetings, seminars and conferences as well as the case conference through collaborating Daegu Cyber University. Daegu Cyber University installed the program VCS in department of behavior therapy. We shared the list of Korean organizations for Practice program and would make a training program for supervision.
1. Case conference: KACBT has case conference for spreading Behavior Therapy based on ABA every year.
A. 2019 Case conference
- Date: November, 23th 2018.
- Venue: Daejeon WECAN Center, South KOREA
- Theme: Positive Behavior Support, Behavior Intervention for Disabilities
- Language: KOREAN
B. 2020 Case Conference – This conference has not yet.
A. In order to join our chapter, membership applications must meet at least one of the following requirements.
B. Application must be :
i. Studying applied behavior analysis and intervention in a graduate/undergraduate program
ii. Working as a current behavior therapist and involved in behavior analysis and behavior therapist.
iii. Interested in Applied behavior analysis and Positive behavior support
C. Members term length is 1year after join us.
D. Member fee
i. Affiliate member is 20,000 (KRW) (only student discount 50%)
ii. Full member is 30,000(KRW)
3. MEMBER BENEFIT
A. reduced event and continuing education fees;
B. options to post job ads or information about services on the chapter website;
C. option to send mass emails for conference and workshop
D. access to members-only web content and email updates;
E. committee opportunities;|
|98. Mexican Society for Behavior Analysis: Sociedad Mexicana de Análisis de la Conducta|
|MARIO SERRANO (UNIVERSIDAD VERACRUZANA), Carlos Javier Flores Aguirre (Universidad de Guadalajara - CEIC), Kenneth David Madrigal Alcaraz (Universidad de Guadalajara - CEIC), Abraham Manuel Ortiz Barradas Barradas (Universidad Veracruzana)|
|Abstract: This poster describes the mission of the Mexican Society for Behavior Analysis (Sociedad Mexicana de Análisis de la Conducta, SMAC). The mission is to advance, communicate, and disseminate behavior analysis in Mexico and internationally. With this mission, SMAC and the Mexican Journal of Behavior Analysis (MJBA) were created in 1975. Ever since, a national conference is organized, initially every other year, and more recently every year. The last conference in 2019 was organized at Mexico City. Brief information about the upcoming 2020 conference and MJBA will be provided. MJBA, edited by SMAC, is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes papers in English and Spanish. It includes theoretical, experimental, and applied contributions relevant to behavior analysis. Two issues are published each year in June and December. Contact information for SMAC and MJBA will be provided.|
|99. Norwegian ABA|
|MONICA VANDBAKK (Norwegian Association for Behavior Analysis/Oslo and Akershus University College), Erik Arntzen (Oslo Metropolitan University)|
|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.|
Swedish Association for Behavior Analysis
|DAG STRÖMBERG (Swedish Association for Behavior Analysis), Ulrika Langh (Stockholm Autism Center and Karolinska Institutet)|
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 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 in Chicago. As usual, bids are accepted on a unique SWABA T-shirt, the proceeds of which are donated to the SABA unrestricted fund.
|101. Alabama Association for Behavior Analysis|
|PAIGE M. MCKERCHAR (Jacksonville State University), Jennifer Lynne Bruzek (University of Alabama in Huntsville), John T. Rapp (Auburn University), Sarah M. Richling (Auburn University), Mary Katherine Carey (Glenwood, Inc)|
|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 October 7-9, 2020. 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.|
|102. Alaska Association for Behavior Analysis|
|VERONICA J. HOWARD (University of Alaska Anchorage), Kimberley Burnett (AKABA Board Member)|
|Abstract: Presentation of the mission, vision, values and goals of ABAI affiliated chapter Alaska Association for Behavior Analysis.|
|103. California Association for Behavior Analysis|
|JOCELYN THOMPSON (CA Association of Behavior Analysis )|
|Abstract: The mission of the California Association for Behavior Analysis is to promote the science and theory of behavior analysis through the support of research, education and practice.
We sponsor the top regional conference on behavior analysis in the United States and regularly feature well known researchers and clinicians from throughout the United States.
We are the primary clearinghouse for research and training in behavior analysis in the Western Region of the United States.
The California Association for Behavior Analysis was formed in 1998 when two organizations joined together: The Northern California Association for Behavior Analysis (NCABA) and the Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy/Southern California (ABAT/SC).
In order to fulfill this mission, CalABA commits to the following activities:
1.Support a certification process for behavior analysts and assistant behavior analysts;
2. Advocate for behavior analysis services and the profession;
3. Promote quality assurance in behavior analysis;
4. Provide resources and information related to behavior analysis;
5. Advance behavior analysis via professional development activities|
|105. Four Corners Association for Behavior Analysis|
|ALISON M. BETZ (Behavior Services of the Rockies), Nicole L. Bank (The PartnerShip, LLC), Patrick Romani (University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus)|
|Abstract: The Four Corners Association for Behavior Analysis is an independent, non-profit, professional organization affiliated with the Association for Behavior Analysis International, an organization dedicated to promoting the experimental, theoretical, and applied analyses of behavior. Our members reside, teach, conduct research and practice primarily in the Four Corners region of the United States.|
|106. Connecticut Association for Behavior Analysis Chapter|
|MELISSA L. OLIVE (Applied Behavioral Strategies LLC; CT Association for Behavior Analysis), Michael Weinberg (Amego Inc.; CT Association for Behavior Analysis)|
|Abstract: The Connecticut Association for Behavior Analysis (CTABA) is a professional organization that seeks to promote and advance the science, research and practice of applied behavior analysis in the state of Connecticut. As a professional organization, CTABA is dedicated to supporting the theoretical, experimental, and applied analysis of behavior across a wide array of applications and audiences by providing practitioner support, education opportunities, and by working to promote public understanding of the science. CTABA hosts a variety of events throughout the year including an annual conference, workshops, socials and networking events. This poster will highlight some of our events from the past year, passage of our licensure bill, as well as provide data on current and past membership.|
Delaware Association for Behavior Analysis
|KAORI G. NEPO (NeurAbilities)|
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
|108. Georgia Association for Behavior Analysis|
|SHERRY L. SERDIKOFF (Savannah State University)|
|Abstract: The mission of the Georgia Association for Behavior Analysis is to promote the science and practice of behavior analysis, provide continuing education opportunities both behavior analysts and others, and provide networking opportunities behavior analysts and those interested in behavior analysis in the state of Georgia. Membership is open to all persons in the state of Georgia who are interested in behavior analysis. This poster will present highlights from our annual conference to be held in Athens, GA on November 15-16, 2019, which includes two pre-conference workshops (one ethics and one supervision), six invited addresses, and our annual business meeting. We also will present data to document the results of our efforts to increase our social media efforts.|
|109. Iowa Association for Behavior Analysis|
|SAMANTHA CERMAK (Iowa Association for Behavior Analysis; ChildServe), Lisa Daniel-Way (Iowa Association for Behavior Analysis; Balance Autism), Sarah S. Bergthold (Iowa Association for Behavior Analysis; Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency of Iowa)|
|Abstract: Founded in 2008, the Iowa Association for Behavior Analysis (Iowa ABA) is a statewide organization whose purpose is to develop and advance the field of behavior analysis through research, education, and dissemination of information. Iowa ABA is organized as an affiliated state 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.|
|110. Kentucky Association for Behavior Analysis|
|Luna Weiss-Salinas (Excel ABA), Becky L. Nastally (Bloom Behavior Therapy)|
|Abstract: The mission of the Kentucky Association for Behavior Analysis is to advance awareness, development, and access to the science and practice of behavior analysis in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.|
|111. Louisiana Behavior Analysis Association|
|JANICE L. HUBER (Louisiana Behavior Analysis Association)|
|Abstract: The Louisiana Behavior Analysis Association 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, and to promote access to responsible behavior analytic services by professionals sufficiently trained in the discipline of behavior analysis and compliance with relevant ethics standards.|
|112. The Massachusetts Association for Applied Behavior Analysis|
|JOSEPH M. VEDORA (Evergreen Center)|
|Abstract: The Massachusetts Association for Applied Behavior Analysis (MassABA) was established in 2010 to support the science and practice of behavior analysis in Massachusetts. As the home of over 2000 BCBA’s and 17 Verified Course Sequences (VCS) ®, Massachusetts boasts the highest per capita concentration of behavior analysts in the world. MassABA has focused its efforts to support the growth of our field by supporting behavior analysts seeking licensure, advocating for timely reimburse of ABA services by state funding sources, and hosting an annual conference that brings diverse behavior analytic voices and applications to our membership.|
|113. Behavior Analysis Association of Michigan|
|JAMES T. TODD (Eastern Michigan University), Eleah Sunde (Eastern Michigan University), Elise Pearl (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.|
|114. Mid-American Association for Behavior Analysis|
|JULIE A. ACKERLUND BRANDT (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology ), Amanda Karsten (Western Michigan University), Tiffany Kodak (Marquette University), Stephen F. Walker (Aurora University), Seth W. Whiting (Central Michigan University), Sara Camille Diaz de Villegas (University of Kansas)|
|Abstract: The Mid-American Association for Behavior Analysis (MABA) is a regional affiliate of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) and has been active for 20 years. MABA is a non-profit membership-based organization devoted to promoting scholarly interchange of behavior analysis through its annual Fall convention. The annual convention also allows for dissemination of experimental and applied science of behavior analysis to the public and to professional behavior analysts residing in the Midwestern United States. The Board of Directors and conference operation managers are faculty and clinical professional behavior analysts who volunteer their time to promote and share the science and ideas of our field to our region. Similar to ABAI, our annual convention changes location every year in order to highlight the diverse areas within the mid-west. Our 2019 conference was held in Omaha, NE and our 2020 conference will be held in Detroit, MI. We are excited to begin preparations for the upcoming conference and to provide more details about our association to members of ABAI!|
|115. Montana Association for Behavior Analysis|
|LORRI COULTER (Montana Association of Behavior Analysis, President), Jackie Mohler (Family Outreach)|
|Abstract: The Montana Association for Behavior Analysis is entering it's seventh year as an affiliate ABAI chapter. We are expanding our profession and responding to the challenges of our expansive, sparsely populated state. Our chapter remains focused on supporting and assisting new and incoming behavior analysts so they can begin successful careers in our state. Our members have passed the first year of available licensure in the state and we are exploring our new relationship with the Montana Board of Psychology.
Montana State University Billings was granted ABAI accreditation in 2019 for their Applied Behavior Analysis program. This is a wonderful accomplishment and reflects years of effort by MSU Billings staff. Our chapter members continue to serve as vital resources during bi-annual legislative sessions as well as monitoring policy changes for schools and family support agencies.
We are proud of our accomplishments and our pioneering spirit. Stop by and let us share our enthusiasm.|
Nebraska Association for Applied Behavior Analysis
|ANDREA CLEMENTS (Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center)|
The Nebraska Association for Applied Behavior Analysis (NEABA) recently merged organizations with the Heartland Association for Applied Behavior Analysis. NEABA was preserved as the association's name and the board was expanded to encompass the goals and ideals of both groups. NEABA functions to (1) advise relevant political, legislative, and policy-making bodies with respect to all matters pertaining to the effective and ethical application of the principles of ABA (2) Inform stakeholders about the fundamental principles of ABA and its application in areas such as intellectual disabilities, education, rehabilitation, business, and government (3) Promote the Behavior Analysis Certification Board® as the appropriate body for credentialing practitioners of ABA in Nebraska. (4) Involve parents, service providers, and professionals interested in expanding the application of ABA technology in Nebraska by identifying goals and promoting effective action. (5) Provide educational resources as identified by the membership.
|117. Nevada Association for Behavior Analysis|
|ALICIA N. MACALEESE (Advanced Child Behavior Solutions, LLC), Teal McAllister (Advanced Child Behavior Solutions, LLC), Freya Jordan (Arizona State University), Jamiika Thomas (University of Nevada, Reno)|
|Abstract: The Nevada Association for Behavior Analysis is committed to its mission to promote professional development in the field of behavior analysis in all its facets to include: philosophical, theoretical, experimental, applied and practice.|
New York State Association for Behavior Analysis
|NICOLE M. DEROSA (SUNY Upstate Medical University)|
As a chapter affiliate of ABAI, NYSABA is dedicated to promoting and protecting the integrity of the science of behavior analysis in New York State. This poster will present the history of NYSABA, current activities, and future goals of the association. All are welcome to attend and learn more about ABA in New York.
|119. North Carolina Association for Behavior Analysis: Celebrating 31 Years (1989-2020)|
|CALANDRA E. PLATTNER (Mosaic Pediatric Therapy), Kristi Toward (North Carolina Association for Behavior Analysis), Selene Johnson (ABC of NC), Monique M. Baker (Effective Interventions), Leigh Ann Strain (Carolina Center for ABA and Autism Treatment), Nancy Poteet (email@example.com), Aleck Myers (Autism Society of North Carolina), Leica Anzaldo (Easter Seals UCP)|
|Abstract: The North Carolina Association for Behavior Analysis (NCABA) is celebrating 31 years. The history of NCABA shows the growth and current strength of the organization. The 31st Annual Conference, chaired by Kristi Toward, President, was held in Raleigh, NC. The conference line-up included keynotes from Patrick Friman, Patrick McGreevy, Adel Najdowski, Melanie Bachmeyer, Ray Pitts, and others. Patrick Friman and Patrick McGreevy also conducted workshops. The presenters joined past speakers including Scott Geller, Greg Hanley, Carol Pilgrim, Linda LeBlanc, Fred Keller, Murray Sidman, and Brian Iwata. The organization receives the strong support from founding members such as Jim Phillips and Rod Realon. Ongoing support for the association has also come from the J. Iverson Riddle and Murdoch Developmental Centers as well as universities including UNC-Wilmington and UNC-Charlotte. NCABA provides continuing education at their conferences, is promoting legislation for licensure of behavior analysts, and publishes a Newsletter edited by Jamie Clary. The 2021 conference will be held in February in Winston-Salem, NC.|
|121. Southeastern Association for Behavior Analysis|
|Katherine Stewart (Savannah State University), Kent Bodily (Georgia Southern University), Kelly M. Banna (Millersville University of Pennsylvania), Christy A. Alligood (Disney's Animal Kingdom and University of Florida), KAREN G. ANDERSON (West Virginia 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.|
Texas Association for Behavior Analysis
|ZACHARY H. MORFORD (Texas Association for Behavior Analysis), Katherine Miriam Johnson-Patagoc (Texana Center, Texas Association for Behavior Analysis), Sarah A. Lechago (University of Houston-Clear Lake, Texas Association for Behavior Analysis)|
TxABA was founded in 1986 by a small group of behavior analysts scattered around the state. The group included university faculty, applied practitioners, and researchers. Since the first small, one-day conference in 1986, TxABA has held an annual conference, including multiple tracks of applied and basic presentations that lasts multiple days. The mission of the Texas Association for Behavior Analysis (TxABA) is to advance the science and application of behavior analysis to improve the world in which we live by disseminating knowledge from the science and providing resources to the behavior analytic community and the public in Texas in an ethical and high-quality manner.
|123. The Utah Association for Behavior Analysis|
|JANE I. CARLSON (Utah Valley University)|
|Abstract: The Utah Association for Behavior Analysis (UtABA) has been established to provide a forum for behavior analysts in the state of Utah. We help behavior analysts stay up to date on issues as they apply to our field and advocate for behavior analysis practitioners and educators throughout the state. We encourage professional development by offering continuing education opportunities through our annual conference, quarterly webinars, and information about local events that apply to behavior analysis. Our Public Policy Committee advocates for our members and the professions by staying up to date on legislation and issues that affect behavior analysis and our constituents. The School Collaboration Committee works to build relationships between BCBA’s and Utah schools by promoting the use of evidence-based and ethical behavior analytic practices.|
|124. Vermont Association for Behavior Analysis|
|AUDREY N. HOFFMANN (Northern Vermont University; Vermont Association for Behavior Analysis)|
|Abstract: The Vermont Association for Behavior Analysis (VtABA) is an affiliate chapter of the Association for Behavior Analysis International. VtABA aims to support professionals, families, and communities by promoting ethical, effective, individualized, and research-based application of behavior analytic principles. VtABA hosts an Annual Meeting for its members to keep them up to date on the chapter's activities over the year. Member benefits include a free yearly ethics or supervision training in conjunction with the Annual Meeting, discounted registration to the Annual Conference, affordable CEU opportunities, and access to networking events. Established in 2004, VtABA has continued fulfilling its mission to support the growth of behavior analysis in the state of Vermont and beyond. We welcome new members who are interested in joining our efforts.|
|125. The Virginia Association for Behavior Analysis|
|CHRISTINE EVANKO (Full)|
|Abstract: The mission of the Virginia Association for Behavior Analysis is to promote and support the practice, research and dissemination of behavior analysis throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.
In order to meet our mission VABA has set forth the following goals:
Goal 1: Improve Viability and Sustainability of the Organization
Goal 2: Provide Quality Service to Our Members
Goal 3: Advocate for the Science of Behavior Analysis in the Commonwealth|
|126. District of Columbia Association for Behavior Analysis|
|MARY CARUSO-ANDERSON (Ally Behavioral Services), Lera Joyce Johnson (DC ABA; St. Coletta of Greater Washington; George Mason University), Keven M. Schock (Aveanna ), Joseph Michael Clem (Matthew's Center), Elena Zaklis (Rutgers University), Cynthia Escobar (J & C Behavioral Therapy, LLC), Robin Moyher (George Mason University), Colleen Williams (Community Services for Autistic Adults and Children, Community School of Maryland
|Abstract: District of Columbia Association for Behavior Analysis celebrates its second year as an Affiliate Chapter of ABAI. Our second annual meeting March 9, 2019, hosted by The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in DC, featured “What’s Up With the New Codes?” Michele Silcox, Jodi Bouer, and Kim Rosenberg presented an overall insurance and ethical billing primer. It was well received and attended, given that we are a new organization. DC ABA felt welcomed to our first Affiliate Chapter meeting at the 45th Annual Convention in Chicago. This year we achieved our goal to become a non-profit organization. We continue to pursue our goal to promote the practice, ethics, research and dissemination of behavior analysis and its associated technologies in the Washington Metropolitan area (AKA DMV). This year we hope to grow our membership and move forward with our goals.
Our aspirations include a collaboration with the VABA chapter, a conference in January 2020, and to conduct an updated survey our members to assess regional needs.|