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.


50th Annual Convention; Philadelphia, PA; 2024

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Panel #416
Diversity submission Promoting Inclusivity and Diversity in Higher Education Within the Field of Applied Behavior Analysis
Monday, May 27, 2024
9:00 AM–9:50 AM
Marriott Downtown, Level 5, Grand Ballroom Salon CD
Area: TBA/EDC; Domain: Service Delivery
Chair: Casey Kane (Saint Joseph's University)
SAMANTHA RIGGLEMAN (Saint Joseph's University)
RICHARD GREGORY ALLEN (Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine)
AMANDA GULD FISHER (Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine)

The field of Applied Behavior Analysis has been growing rapidly, with an increasing demand for practitioners and educators. As we strive to meet this demand, it is fundamental to address issues related to inclusivity and diversity within higher education programs. This panel presentation will focus on the challenges and opportunities that exist in this domain, specific to Philadelphia while providing practical insights to create a more inclusive and diverse academic landscape. This panel presentation will provide valuable insights, guidance, and recommendations for educators, administrators, and practitioners committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse applied behavior analytic community. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the current state of inclusivity and diversity in higher education within the field of applied behavior analysis. Participants will also receive actionable strategies and insights to promote inclusivity and diversity within their own educational programs. Further discussion regarding this topic will be encouraged to promote participation and collaboration.

Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): Program Delivery



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