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.

Substance Use and Addiction Conference



Grand Hyatt Washington

ABAI is committed to providing a welcoming, accessible environment for all attendees. If you require an accommodation for a disability, please contact us at by Monday, October 1, 2018. Our team will write back to confirm, and the same email address may be used for additional questions or follow-up. We will make every effort to accommodate all requests, within the logistical limits of our venues.


Getting Around

ABAI makes full use of the hotel facilities, and events are spread out. There are a number of spots to sit and rest in the hallways, in large corridors outside the ballrooms, near the session rooms, and in the lobby. If you use mobility aids, we recommend bringing them or arranging for a rental ahead of time.


Scooter, Wheelchair, and Other Mobility Aid Rental 


Accessible Transportation 

Public Transportation 


Taxi Service—DC Taxi


Shuttle Rentals—SuperShuttle


Van Rentals—Wheelchair Getaways 


Durable Medical Equipment Supplies


Event Seating 

Each room has taped-off wheelchair/scooter seating available on a first-come, first-served basis. There is limited, marked accessible seating at the front of each session room for those with hearing and/or visual impairments. For help, please alert an ABAI staff member (wearing a red shirt). 


Elevator Access 

If you need to use elevators regularly instead of escalators or stairs, please stop by the registration desk or check back here for a comprehensive map.


Waiting in Lines 

Anyone with limited mobility or who is using a mobility device such as a scooter, walker, crutches, or wheelchair may wait near the front of the line to take advantage of accessible seating. 



Restrooms without push-button access on the doors will be propped open.


Service Animals

Service animals are welcome at the Grand Hyatt Washington.


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