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.


49th Annual Convention; Denver, CO; 2023

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Panel #146
CE Offered: BACB
Diversity submission Exploring Commitments to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts: From Values to Actions
Sunday, May 28, 2023
9:00 AM–9:50 AM
Hyatt Regency, Mineral Hall D-G
Area: CSS; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Gabrielle Indah Torres, M.S.
Chair: Gabrielle Indah Torres (Autism Aid Foundation / Find Your Balance LLC / Capella University )
KATIE WOLFE (University of South Carolina)

Organizations may commit to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, but getting from a simple commitment to real actions takes work. This panel consisting of behavior analysis state chapter leaders will explore what it takes to truly commit to actions rooted in increasing diversity, expanding inclusion, and fostering equity beyond a simple addition to their mission statement. Based on your questions, our chair, who serves as the Diversity Equity & Inclusion Coordinator for District ABA, will lead us through a conversation with chapter leaders from Arizona, South Carolina and Virginia, that will explore steps taken, successes achieved, road bumps encountered, strategies considered, future plans, and what behavior analytic principles helped guide their way. If you have considered diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, do not miss this opportunity to learn from others who have already started creating organizations rooted in values and committed actions to create diverse and inclusive communities that create paths of equity in our field.

Instruction Level: Intermediate
Target Audience:

Behavior analysts with at least 1-2 year of experience and who are in, or moving into, leadership positions within their organizations.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to: 1) Understand the importance of including diversity, equity, and inclusion in their organization’s framework 2) Identify the importance of establishing organizational values that can drive committed actions towards increased diversity, inclusion, equity, and cultural responsiveness 3) Create a systematic plan for the introduction of diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts into their organization
Keyword(s): committed actions, equity, inclusion, values



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