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 #389
Powerful Autistics Coming Together: Autistic Women Working and Making a Difference in Applied Behavior Analysis
Monday, May 29, 2023
4:00 PM–4:50 PM
Convention Center Mile High Ballroom 4A/B
Area: AUT; Domain: Service Delivery
Chair: Anika Hoybjerg (Student)
KAELYNN PARTLOW (Project Hope; Love On The Spectrum)
BRIELLE WILLIAMS (Autism & Behavioral Intervention)
AUDREY VOGEL (The Hangout Spot LLC)
Abstract: The field of Applied Behavior Analysis has come under close scrutiny by those in the autistic community. These presenters will share their unique experience of working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis while also being autistic. They hold the roles as Registered Behavior Technicians and Board Certified Behavior Analysts. The panelists will also share ways that the field can implement strategies and accommodations to move toward compassionate care, inclusivity, and employment. This panel discussion will engage in an honest, vulnerable, and insightful discussion of the strengths and limitations of what we are doing in Applied Behavior Analysis to serve members of the autistic community and learn to be better at listening to autistic voices. They will share experiences on how to better include autistic opinions and feedback in our practices. These discussions can offer a future of greater inclusivity, increased employment in the field, flexibility, and increased compassionate care practices.
Instruction Level: Basic
Keyword(s): neurodiversity, compassion,



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