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.


48th Annual Convention; Boston, MA; 2022

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Expo Poster Session #172
Other Organizations
Saturday, May 28, 2022
8:00 PM–10:00 PM
Exhibit Level; Exhibit Hall A
117. Applied Behavior Analysis at Glenwood, Inc.
CORY EVAN JOHNSON (Glenwood, Inc.)
Abstract: Glenwood seeks to become the premier provider of autism and behavioral health services in Alabama – through professional collaboration, superior programming and evidence-based services for children and adults. Delivering care to meet each individual’s needs, we will be the treatment program of choice through access, integration, outcomes and research. Glenwood’s mission is to enable individuals to live life to their fullest potential. We provide an array of comprehensive services devoted to the protection of individual rights, anchored in the support and person-centered treatment of children and adults impacted by autism and other behavioral health needs. Outcome-focused services are provided through positive interactions, centered in dignity and respect of the individual’s rights. Glenwood has developed a Research Review Committee to approve ethical applied behavior analytic research studies to advance the field and disseminate best practice to underserved communities with a BCBA-D on staff to oversee the process. Visit to begin your journey in ABA at Glenwood!
119. Melmark, Inc.
MERCY MUTINDWA (Melmark New England ), Jill Harper (Melmark New England), Mary Jane Weiss (Endicott College), Frank L. Bird (Melmark New England), Rita M. Gardner (Melmark New England), James K. Luiselli (The North East Educational and Developmental Support Center), Helena L. Maguire (Melmark New England), Shawn P. Quigley (Melmark)
Abstract: Melmark is offering an exciting opportunity to grow in the field of Human Services. We are seeking talented, enthusiastic professionals to join us. Melmark is a multi-state human service provider with premier private special education schools, professional development, training and research centers. We are committed to enhancing the lives of the individuals with autism intellectual and developmental disabilities, and their families by providing exceptional evidence-based and applied behavior analytic services to Every Individual, Every Day. Melmark specializes in training and mentoring teachers and therapists at all stages of their careers. Our specialized training coupled with on-site graduate training is a very strong foundation for a special education teaching career in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA). We also offer tuition reimbursement for those seeking to advance their educational degrees (Associate, Bachelor, Master, PhD, and Certificate). Onsite BCBA supervision to those currently pursuing their BCBA. Opportunities to conduct research in the areas of assessment and treatment of challenging behavior, teaching strategies, organizational behavior management, and more. Supported attendance to regional, national, and international conferences to share research and organizational systems. We offer our employees competitive benefits including Medical, Dental, Retirement plan, Time-off benefits, Loan Repayment Plan and Free BACB CE events. AA/EOE Employer
121. Hammond Associates: Communicate Well, Hear Well, Live Well.
NICHOLAS HAMMOND (Hammond Associates Inc), Brianna Crocker (babat), Daniel Frost (Hammond Associates Inc), Johanna Kopp (Hammond Associates Inc)
Abstract: Located in Portland, Hammond Associates, a family run agency since 1989, provides services derived from the principles and practices of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) throughout the beautiful state of Maine. Work with children and adults in home, school, community and clinic settings. Wrap around services include Speech-language Pathology, Audiology, and ABA in three locations throughout Southern Maine. Hammond Associates has immediate openings for individuals looking to utilize their skills on a large array of presenting problems in a variety of settings. Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and those seeking their Supervised Independent Fieldwork experience are encouraged talk to our staff about opportunities at Hammond Associates. Outdoor enthusiasts will love skiing in the mountains in the winter and beaches in the summer. While foodies will love Portland’s vibrant nightlife and restaurants. Come live and work in Maine, at a fun, fast growing, and hardworking company. Communicate well, hear well, live well.
123. ProgressCharter: Evaluate, Analyze, Change
GUY S. BRUCE (Appealing Solutions, LLC)
Abstract: ProgressCharter is a software application that changes how providers work together so that every student or client will make efficient progress towards mastery of the behaviors necessary for success. ProgressCharter will make it easy to design and implement the EARS process of Organizational Performance Engineering, which is the application of behavior analysis to improve the performance of organizations such as schools and therapy centers for individuals with learning difficulties. EARS is an acronym for the following steps in the Organizational Performance Engineering process: 1) Evaluate student or client progress using frequent, accurate, sensitive measures of behavior change, 2) Analyze provider performance problems using data to identify “Can-Do” problems due to inadequate resources, “Know-How” problems due to inadequate training, and “Want To” problems due to inadequate management. 3) Recommend changes in provider resources, training, and management, and 4) Solve provider performance problems by designing and implementing recommended solutions. ProgressCharter allows administrators to monitor the implementation of recommended changes and their effects on subsequent student and client progress. Thus, allowing the organization to use a pragmatic change process to ensure that every student or client makes efficient progress.

Brett DiNovi & Associates: Expanding the World's Collective Wisdom of Behavioral Science to Change the Landscape of Government, Education, Industry, and Society at Large

HEATHER FRANCISCO (Brett DiNovi ), Katelynn Wiamer (Brett DiNovi and Associates, LLC), Brianna Snyder (Brett DiNovi and Associates, LLC), Alyssa Kinkade (Brett DiNovi and Associates, LLC)

Brett DiNovi & Associates (BDA) is the largest award-winning behavioral consultation group on the East Coast of the U.S. and deploys more than 600 consultants that provide Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services & Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) in over 300 school districts/agencies in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware, California & Maine. We are currently looking to expand our operations to Florida, Texas, and several other states. We have a worldwide presence through the use of remote consultation technology. We have multiple You Tube channels where we disseminate the science of behavior analysis around the world. We offer school-based, home-based, and clinic-based services where master’s and bachelor’s level staff can take advantage of our unique executive coaching system, leadership meetings, or other mentoring opportunities routinely offered by BDA. We are currently hiring for multiple locations in multiple states at the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) levels.

126. Applied Behavior Analysis at the Virginia Institute of Autism
EINAR T. INGVARSSON (Virginia Institute of Autism), Ethan S. Long (Virginia Institute of Autism), Jessica L. Doucette (Virginia Institute of Autism), Lauren Haskins (Virginia Institute of Autism), Ashley Stonemetz-Walding (Virginia Institute of Autism), Kathleen Kariel (Virginia Institute of Autism), Rachel Metras (Virginia Institute of Autism)
Abstract: Virginia Institute of Autism (VIA) is a nonprofit organization providing evidence-based services that help people overcome the challenges of autism. VIA offers a wealth of opportunities for service provision with diverse clients. At the James C. Hormel School, VIA partners with school districts to provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art education and clinical programs. VIA’s Outpatient Behavioral Services support school readiness, social skills and language development, and management of difficult or aggressive behavior. VIA’s Adult Services programs focus on independent living skills, vocational capabilities, and community engagement for individuals ages 18 and above. VIA’s services are built around the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and offer opportunities for multidisciplinary collaboration with experts in the fields of behavior analysis, special education, speech-language therapy, clinical psychology, and occupational therapy. VIA has an active research team that collaborates with neighboring University of Virginia (UVA) and other organizations. Research areas include: 1) Practical functional assessment and skill-based treatment of challenging behavior, (2) Skill acquisition and independent engagement, and (3) Use of technology in service provision. VIA also offers a variety of professional development opportunities for staff, and partners with UVA and James Madison University in providing internship and training opportunities for prospective behavior analysts.

B. F. Skinner Foundation

JULIE S. VARGAS (B. F. Skinner Foundation)

B. F. Skinner Foundation is a non-profit organization with a specific mission: to disseminate behavioral science by providing information, education, and digital platforms. The Foundation is lead by our board of directors and officers. In 2020 and 2021, we launched extended edition of Verbal Behavior, a study guide for Verbal Behavior, and the Behavior of Organism. In addition, we hosted our very first Skinner Session (a CEU event). We continued to publish a quarterly magazine, the Operants, and fund for research awards. We have many more exciting projects and announcements for 2022.

128. Division 25 (Behavior Analysis) of the American Psychological Association
STEPHANIE A. HOOD (Marquette University )
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.

Mexican Organization of Practitioners of Applied Behavior Analysis

MARIANA DE LOS SANTOS (Bloom Childrens Center), Varsovia Hernandez Eslava Eslava (Universidad Veracruzana), Tania Catalina Catalina Pasillas Salazar (Bloom Children's Center), Janet Sanchez Enriquez (The University of North Carolina at Charlotte)

The Mexican Organization of Practitioners of Applied Behavior Analysis was established in 2021. OMPAC is a non-profit newly-formed organization focused on pushing recognition of Applied Behavior Analysis as an effective scientific discipline to support Mexican society. Our mission is to guide professionals interested in practicing Applied Behavior Analysis by setting standards and specialized training to treat socially significant behaviors. Among our goals are 1) to disseminate the practice of ABA in Mexico with the highest standards, 2) to provide reliable resources for people looking to deepen their understanding in ABA , 3) to facilitate communication among professionals in ABA in México and 4) set practice standards and specialized trainings. We plan to conduct regular events (workshops, trainings, webinars, etc.) with the purpose to disseminate and provide training in specific subspecialities of ABA. Our long term goal would be to set the standards to establish a Mexican Certification of Behavior Analyst.

130. The Foundation for a Strategic Science of Teaching
GRANT GAUTREAUX (Foundation for the Advancement of a Strategic Science of Teaching)
Abstract: The Foundation for a Strategic Science of Teaching (FASST) is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation that operates exclusively for educational and charitable purposes to support, enhance, develop, and expand the strategic science of teaching and other behavior analytic initiatives committed to a science of teaching for all learners through research, application, dissemination, and replication, of the science of behavior analysis. Our 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. FASST is committed to the dissemination of a strategic science of teaching through professional education, teacher training, and collaborative initiatives with interested parties.
131. The May Institute
JENNIFER R. ZARCONE (The May Institute), Alice Shillingsburg (May Institute), Cynthia M. Anderson (May Institute), Ivy M Chong (May Institute), Sarah Weddle (May Institute )
Abstract: The May Institute is a national nonprofit company that provides services for individuals with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders across the life span using the values and principles of behavior analysis. We have three divisions including: Home, School, and Center-based Services; Educational Services; and Adult Services. Our corporate offices and several programs are in the Randolph, MA area, but we provide services in CA, NC, GA, VA, FL and across the state of MA. We are actively recruiting for clinical positions for BCBAs and RBTs and are an APA accredited internship and postdoctoral fellowship site.



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