Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.


46th Annual Convention; Washington DC; 2020

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Expo Poster Session #184
Other Organizations
Saturday, May 23, 2020
8:00 PM–10:00 PM
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Level 2, Hall D

Association for Science in Autism Treatment

DAVID A. CELIBERTI (Association for Science in Autism Treatment)

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 online publication, subscribe at

153. Division 25 (Behavior Analysis) of the American Psychological Association
STEPHANIE A. HOOD (California State University, Northridge)
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 clinicians/researchers 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.

The Foundation for the Advancement of a Strategic Science of Teaching (FASST)

JANICE L. HUBER (FASST), Jennifer Weber (Teachers College, Columbia University), Michael Malinowski (Louisiana State University Law Center)

FASST’s mission is to contribute to the well-being of society by promoting teaching, professional education, collaboration, research, and competency driven applications of the science of behavior analysis to solve problems in the home, school, community, and workplace through application in settings that include public, charter and private schools; clinics; learning centers; and in the context of tutoring. FASST strives to create, promote, and otherwise enhance domestic and global dissemination of scientifically sound and otherwise reliable information on behavioral services and science, and to promote collaboration that advances this goal. Core objectives of FASST are to promote collaboration among those engaged in behavior analysis, to support development and expansion of a learner- driven science of teaching for all children, to improve ongoing and future applications of behavior analysis directly and through the education of those providing and receiving behavior analytic services, and to raise awareness of and otherwise link the public and behavior analyst with evidence-based and otherwise scientifically sound behavior analytic resources.




According to National Bureau of Statistics of China (2018), in the year of 2017, there were over 68 million children under the age of 5. Even if 1 in 1000 children with ASD is estimated (Sun, Allison, Auyeung, Baron-Cohen, & Brayne, 2013), the number of young children with ASD would still be over 68,000. The need of ASD treatment and support in China is extreme and urgent. Established in 2017 and centered on a perspective of “rooting on the present, outlooking the future”, ALSOLIFE provides family centered services through empowerment and continued supports. With the development of new technology and big data analysis of nearly 100,000 children with ASD in all ages, ALSOLIFE has created an online platform to help parents and teachers individualize assessment and treatment plans. It also provides a series of formal and informal online training courses, taught by ASD professionals around the world, aiming to enhance the knowledge of behavior science and promote general autism awareness.

157. Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies
MARY SAWYER (Fit Learning Atlanta), Michael P. Kranak (Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine), Amanda P. Laprime (University of Rochester Medical Center ), Abigail Blackman (University of Kansas), Tyler Erath (University of Kansas), Rob D. Holdsambeck (Holdsambeck Behavioral Health), Henry S. Pennypacker (University of Florida)
Abstract: The Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies (CCBS) is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization that harnesses the expertise of hundreds of behavioral scientists to solve problems in the home, school, community, and the workplace. The CCBS mission is to advance the scientific study of behavior and its humane application to the solution of practical problems, including the prevention and relief of human suffering. Founded by Dr. Robert Epstein in 1981, the CCBS has three goals: to create and deliver trustworthy information on high quality behavioral services and science around the world; to promote global collaboration among behavioral organizations; and to improve the future of behavioral science by educating and developing the next wave of behavioral scientists and practitioners. Most CCBS work is through the voluntary efforts of its directors, trustees, and advisors. These individuals represent the best experts in behavioral science and practice. They develop the highest quality video instruction and presentations, evaluate and accredit world-class programs of workplace safety and applied behavior analysis services, write books and articles, and produce video and audio broadcasts that are distributed through the CCBS online store and over the Internet.



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