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.


ABAI supports scientist-practitioners through the work of the Practice Board, which focuses on matters of interest to agencies and providers of behavior analysis services.


Practice Board

Objective: To develop, improve, and disseminate best practices in the application of behavior analysis.



Board Coordinator

Claudia Drossel (2023–2026)


Board Members
  • Alec Bernstein (2024–2027)
  • Laura Chezan (2020–2026)
  • Rebecca Hotchkiss (2024–2027)
  • Meral Koldas (2022–2027)
  • Mychal Machado (2020–2026)
  • Jennifer McComas (2019–2025)
  • Tom Waltz (2020–2026)


Student Board Member


Council Liaison

Alice Shillingsburg (2024–2027)


Additional Liaisons

ABA Billing Codes Commission Liaison: Julie Kornack (2020–2026)




Member Apps and Technologies

ABAI is collecting information about apps and other technologies created by members. If you are interested in sharing your work, please contact us for details.


Hands Off Face (hOFF)

Good preventive behaviors can help reduce the spread of infection. Using positive reinforcement and a fun approach, Hands Off Face (hOFF), available in the Google Play Store for Android devices, personalizes the learning process to help users acquire and remember, over time, good preventive behaviors. Use it to track one behavior or a combination, such as keeping hands off one’s face + wearing a mask + social distancing. The app can be used by individuals of all ages who are capable of using an app and by those helping someone else (parents or caregivers).



Modifed by Eddie Soh