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.

47th Annual Convention

Pre-convention workshops:
Thu, May 27–Fri, May 28

Convention: Fri, May 28–Mon, May 31

 

Please note that the 2021 annual convention has been moved to a fully online event. Read the full announcement of changes and what to expect here.

 

     

  

*Note: Workshops require separate registration.

  

CONTINUING EDUCATION AVAILABLE

 

Program Book

Due to the virtual format of the convention, program books will be printed in a very limited quantity. You may pre-order through the link below, which does require payment for the cost of shipping. To ensure delivery prior to the convention, only US shipping is available at this time and program books must be ordered by May 3rd, 2021. We have several electronic program options available, including the online program, ABAI Events app, and the virtual event platform.
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Annual Convention 2021

Current Exhibitors and Sponsors

 

ACE ABA Software System
Premier Exhibit Sponsor
Booth #1
The ACE® ABA Software System is the premier, educational software system available to ABA organizations throughout the United States. The ACE covers all aspects of service by providing easy to use assessments directly linked to our customizable lesson plan database as well as the data entry and graphing your team needs to monitor and report on progress. Our goal is to ensure your team has the latest research-based teaching procedures and a set of software tools that maximizes their efficiency. The ACE lesson plans and assessments were researched and developed at the world renowned New England Center for Children®, a non-profit school with a team of more than 150 BCBAs, serving more than 400 students daily. Every one of our team members uses the ACE to provide a level of service that is unparalleled in the autism service community. We look forward to working with you.
AnswersNow
Premier Exhibit Sponsor
Booth #23
We founded AnswersNow to make ABA therapy for autism more accessible to families who wouldn't otherwise be able to receive quality care. Our telehealth portal lets you access customized face-to-face therapy from the comfort of your home.
Booth #2
The Association for Advanced Training in Behavior Sciences (AATBS) seeks to enhance the skills of mental and behavioral health professionals through highly effective education on content and conceptual knowledge relevant to their professions. We specialize in preparation for mental health licensure examinations and continuing education. We help psychologists, social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists and behavior analysists.
Ball State University
Premier Exhibit Sponsor
Booth #3
Ball State University is a leading pioneer in ABA education. Plus, our expertise in autism spectrum disorder sets us apart. We offer the nation's largest graduate program in ABA, plus undergraduate programs for the beginning ABA professional. All of our programs are offered entirely online.
Beacon ABA Services
Premier Exhibit Sponsor
Booth #5
Beacon was founded by Dr. Robert F. Littleton, Jr. in 1994 in response to the growing number of families of children with developmental challenges seeking access to evidence-based treatments and optimized developmental outcomes. Beacon’s home and center based services are based on the science of Applied Behavior Analysis, and are provided by highly trained behavior therapists under the direct supervision of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs). Programming is developed collaboratively and is individualized to meet the unique needs of each child and family. Through the systematic application of the principles of learning embedded within enjoyable and meaningful teaching opportunities, children acquire the essential skills to be successful in their homes, schools, and communities. Beacon has an excellent reputation as one of the largest and most experienced providers of ABA services in Massachusetts.
Behavior Development Solutions
Premier Exhibit Sponsor
Booth #6.5
Behavior Development Solutions provides training products, services, and tools for behavior analysts and technicians. Our data-driven CBA Learning Module Series is the premier BCBA/BCaBA exam prep resource and curriculum supplement. Our RBT Exam Prep course contributes to a deeper understanding of ABA while preparing for exam success. We also offer engaging online CE Courses tailored for professionals.
Bierman ABA Autism Center
Premier Exhibit Sponsor
Booth #8
Our goal is to fuse science and learning to accelerate progress and transform lives. We were established in 2006 with a simple focus on providing excellent therapy for children with autism and building a unique and fun environment for team members and children to thrive.
Booth #4
Bridgelight provides business intelligence services tailored to ABA. We are experts in Central Reach Data and create customized reporting that is fit for your needs. Need help, but not sure what you need? Through our experience in the industry, we have developed a set of tools including, dashboards, budgeting tools and financial models, that make business easy so you can focus on what really matters.
Caravel Autism Health
Premier Exhibit Sponsor
Booth #6
Caravel Autism Health specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of children on the autism spectrum. Caravel offers research-based programs using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, helping children living with autism reshape their development and embrace new ways of interacting with the world. Caravel operates over 40 locations across Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Washington and Idaho, providing individualized treatment programs designed to help children develop skills, create connections and build confidence.
Booth #18
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) is a not-for-profit, accredited institution with more than 5,700 students at campuses across the country (Chicago, New Orleans, Dallas, Southern California, and Washington, D.C.) and online. TCSPP has been an innovator in the field of psychology and related behavioral science since 1979. TCSPP offers more than 30 degree programs and a wealth of opportunities for international experiences.
eLearning Store, Inc.
Premier Exhibit Sponsor
Booth #28
Building upon an innovative, evidence-based learning method (SAFMEDS), perfected through decades of real-world use in diverse educational settings, Fluency FlashCards is a web2.0 application. It allows users to practice learning information to fluency, beyond accuracy -- guaranteeing retention, endurance and application of their performance.
Evergreen Center
Premier Exhibit Sponsor
Booth #7
The Evergreen Center provides day and residential treatment services for children and adolescents with developmental disabilities. The Evergreen Center emphasizes building communication, academic, self-care, and social interaction skills. Evergreen uses applied behavior analysis as the cornerstone of its instruction and relies on the best evidence-based practices available.
Florida Tech
Premier Exhibit Sponsor
Booth #9
Welcome to Florida Tech! Your home for all things behavior analysis education! Florida Tech is offering attendees a $99 special rate for our Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) training. Use the code: ABAI-RBT-99 at checkout online at https://www.fit.edu/aba-online/development-programs/registered-behavior-technician-training/. (Original price is $149. Code expires 6/8/21) RBT training is 100% online, self-paced, and on-demand! Behavior analysis is one of Florida Tech's signature strengths. We are proud of our graduates and continuing students, whose successes have helped Florida Tech earn worldwide acclaim as a premier provider of behavior analysis education and training. Behavior analysis makes a difference. It is the science behind why people do what they do. When you earn a degree or continue your training in the field of behavior analysis at Florida Tech, you enhance your ability to help children, families, organizations and your community navigate the world with comfort, confidence and success.
Hi Rasmus
Premier Exhibit Sponsor
Booth #10
Launch event! Join us today to see how, in collaboration with world-class BCBAs, this intuitive platform reduces barriers to the provision of quality, evidence-based therapies to those who need access worldwide. This tool enables providers to effectively manage treatment plans across therapists and caregivers by easing communication, data collection, and remote supervision. We remove obstacles while maintaining the human touch and professional traits of treatment.
Kyo
Premier Exhibit Sponsor
Booth #30
Kyo Autism Therapy (formerly Gateway Learning Group) is a leader in behavior therapy for individuals with autism. With its staff of highly-educated, expertly trained professionals, Kyo works to advance the lives of individuals and families with autism and other special needs through compassionate, evidence-based treatment. Since being founded in 2005, Kyo has expanded from its San Francisco base to serve families across California and the U.S.
National University
Premier Exhibit Sponsor
Booth #11
National University is a San Diego-based nonprofit founded in 1971 by retired U.S. Navy Captain David Chigos. As the largest private nonprofit university in San Diego, our mission is to provide accessible, achievable higher education to adult learners. Today, we educate students across the United States and from 65 countries, offering over 100 on-campus and online programs through our unique four-week class format. Our most popular degree is the Master of Science in Applied Behavioral Analysis that can be completed in 18 months.
Noteable
Premier Exhibit Sponsor
Booth #32
Noteable builds advanced software tools for behavioral service providers, including a sophisticated yet intuitive ABA data collection and analysis suite. Noteable offers individualizable treatment planning, prescriptive data collection that ensures high treatment fidelity, intelligent graphing and analysis, and seamless integration within Noteable's complete EHR solutions. Noteable backs its software with unmatched partnership and support.
Plutus Health Inc.
Premier Exhibit Sponsor
Booth #13
Plutus Health Inc. is a leading Healthcare Revenue Cycle Management organization with a global footprint based out of Dallas, TX. Plutus Health provides Coding, Billing and Insurance AR collections, while addressing some of the major challenges for ABA organizations with a combination of services by industry experts and the use of advanced technologies such as Machine Learning and Robotic Process Automation.
Portia ABA Clinic Software
Premier Exhibit Sponsor
Booth #35
Love using your ABA Software Your all-in-one Solution for ABA Data Collection, ABA Practice Management and ABA Insurance Billing. Portia is therapy-first ABA software for your ABA clinic that combines practice management, electronic medical records, insurance billing, curriculum, data collection and staff training. Portia keeps student therapy at the heart.
Proud Moments ABA
Premier Exhibit Sponsor
Booth #15
Proud Moments is a growing behavioral health agency offering ABA services for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). We currently serve 40+ locations across the United States. We offer expert treatment, innovative techniques, and compassionate client-centered care. Looking for BCBAs and RBTs to design individualized treatment programs to improve social functional communication and adaptive learning skills.
Springtide
Premier Exhibit Sponsor
Booth #14
Springtide is an interdisciplinary clinic for children with autism providing ABA, Speech and Occupational therapy in centers across Connecticut and Massachusetts. We pride ourselves on our family centered care and innovative use of technology to support outcomes. We are actively recruiting talented staff to join our vision in current and future regions. Message us to learn more and schedule an interview during the conference!
STAR Autism Support
Premier Exhibit Sponsor
Booth #16
STAR Autism Support provides curriculum materials, workshops, and training to school and agency staff who work with students with autism. Our mission is to help others successfully implement research-based applied behavior analysis techniques. We want every child with autism to receive effective instruction!
UCSB Extension/PaCE
Premier Exhibit Sponsor
Booth #17
UCSB's flexible and innovative 100% online ABA program prepares students to meet the coursework requirements to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® examination. The Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) has verified the course sequence for the University of California Santa Barbara Extension/PaCE as meeting the 5th Edition requirements for both the BCBA and BCaBA program. UCSB’s ABA program is perfect for practitioners who seek to make positive changes in individuals’ lives through the implementation and dissemination of applied behavior analytic practice. Our highly qualified instructors are committed and dedicated to helping each student grasp and understand the key concepts for each course while preparing for exam success. Are you ready to join our exciting program to launch your new career? For more information visit us at ucsb.pro/ucsbaba
University of South Florida
Premier Exhibit Sponsor
Booth #15.5
The applied behavior analysis (ABA) program at the University of South Florida (USF) is designed to meet growing needs in Florida and nationally for practitioners who can work effectively in the fields of developmental disabilities, autism, education, child protective services, child behavior disorders, rehabilitation, mental health, business, and technology. The USF ABA program offers a Ph.D. in ABA, MS in ABA, Online MA in ABA, and undergraduate minor as well as online learning opportunities including RBT training, 8-hour supervisor training, and continuing education learning modules.
Booth #19
Anderson Center’s educational/residential program is based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), our treatment approach focuses on techniques and interventions that use positive reinforcement to teach our individuals the skills they need to strive for independence and reach their full potential. Our professional team administers ABA programs that comprehensively address each individual's educational, emotional and social needs in a proactive, positive manner.
Booth #26
VISION STATEMENT We seek to provide ABA services that are always innovative, ethical and excellent. MISSION STATEMENT We are dedicated to providing quality ABA services. Behavior is a form of communication and it is important to understand it rather than control it. We challenge traditional models of ABA by teaching self advocacy rather than compliance as a primary skill to promote independence and increase better quality of life. We use child specific data to create behavioral, communication, and social skills interventions that honor the whole child and family by working together collaboratively with the child, family, and other professionals.
Booth #20
BSTperform is a Clinical Performance Management Software designed by Behavior Analysts specifically for the ABA industry. Improve your team's performance by using objective metrics gathered through observations and assessments, measuring Clinical & Professional Skills, and the Environments in which they are performed. The results are superior clinical outcomes for your clients and higher profitability for your organization.
Booth #21
A no-cost partnership with Capella University can help bolster your benefits plan to help attract and retain qualified personnel. With flexible, professionally aligned, accredited degree programs, Capella offers online learning in the field ranging from a bachelor’s degree to a PhD. We can extend educational benefits to employees that provide generous partner discounts and scholarships to significantly reduce tuition.
Booth #24
Huntington Insurance, Inc. has partnered with ABAI to offer member pricing on professional liability insurance. This protection is needed by all professionals to guard individuals and companies from attorneys’ errors, omissions, and lawsuits, and is separate from a standard general liability policy. An insurance policy is just the beginning; Huntington Insurance, Inc. agents take it a step further, passing along our knowledge of employee benefits and risk management to help you identify ways to lower risk. ABAI members receive a special discount. Stop by our booth for more information.
Booth #25
The Michigan School of Psychology provides an educational climate which inspires students to live up to their potential. The Master in Clinical Psychology with a Concentration in ABA is two years. The Doctor of Clinical Psychology degree is a full-time, minimum four-year, post-masters program. We also offer a post-masters ABA Certificate. Our curriculum emphasizes personal growth, authenticity, and creativity as integral parts of your degree.
Booth #31
The New England Center for Children (NECC®), is a leading autism center and research institute committed to our mission: to create a global network of educators, researchers and programs so that those living with autism may live fuller lives. We help children with autism acquire the skills they need to maximize their independence. The organization provides a comprehensive structure to help at every stage: home-based, day, residential programs, partner classrooms in public school systems, consulting services, ACE® ABA Software, and ongoing research on educational best practices.
Booth #27
QBS provides quality behavioral solutions to complex behavioral problems.  Using evidence-based procedures supported by decades of scientific research in the field of applied behavior analysis, QBS offers crisis prevention and behavioral training for residential and day treatment programs, psychiatric hospitals, schools, nursing facilities, families, and agencies that provide services to adults, children or adolescents.  Safety-Care Behavioral Safety Training®, trained in hundreds of provider settings, is the only crisis prevention course providing staff with a combination of behavioral competencies and crisis prevention and management skills.  With applied behavior analytic content throughout, staff acquires the best prevention skills.  We Know Behavior.
Booth #29
Located along the banks of the Mississippi River in central Minnesota, St. Cloud State is on a mission to unleash all that's within you as you grow your career in the practice and strive to own or manage your own clinic! Ask us about our newly launched PsyD and top-ranked MS programs, available on campus and online!
Booth #34
Total ABA, celebrating 10 years serving the behavioral health community, is the only ABA software provider hosted on the Salesforce.com platform and is dedicated to delivering the highest quality practice management, clinical, parent portal, and billing services to clinics and practices worldwide. Total ABA’s fully integrated platform enables thousands of caregivers and clinics to improve the quality of their service delivery, while saving time and money every day. Total ABA’s mission is to improve productivity and the quality of lives for the Behavioral Health Industry, visit us at www.totalaba.com
Booth #33
The Center for Behavior Analysis at the University of West Florida offers online verified course sequences and degree options for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing, RBT, BCaBA, and BCBA certification. Tuition is affordable and courses start every semester. We also offer online CEUs on-demand in collaboration with the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies. Visit us online at www.uwf.edu/aba.

 

 

Career Fair Participants

Booth #112
ABS Kids is dedicated to empowering children with autism spectrum disorders and their families to reach their full potential - helping them learn, grow and reach incredible milestones. We take pride in our stellar support for providers, so they can do what they do best – deliver the highest quality ABA Therapy to our patients. Visit www.abskids.com to learn more about us!
Booth #43
Carolina Center for ABA and Autism Treatment (CCABA) is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. Our services include 1:1 direct instruction, group instruction, case supervision, behavior plan programming and implementation, family/care giver training, social group training sessions, direct consultation, group consultation and community seminars. We are committed to providing the highest quality of care to deliver remarkable outcomes and exceed client expectations.
Booth #45
The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) is among the world's largest and most experienced organizations effectively treating children with autism and related disorders. With U.S. and international reach, CARD touches the lives of hundreds of children and their families. Through a network of trained therapists, supervisors, and researchers we develop and implement quality, comprehensive, and personalized treatment programs that lead to success.
Booth #44
Connecting the Pieces serves as one of Pennsylvania’s most respected, educationally based behavior service provider. CTP works with top professionals and has built an impressive record of quality and support. Connecting the Pieces delivers interventions that improves the lives of learners with special education needs and their families while working collaboratively with the school team. We offer comprehensive services to students who present with challenging behaviors and educational need. CTP provides individual attention to each student we serve while bringing all those working with the student together to ensure a collaborative effort in helping the student reach their fullest potential. Feel free to share your resume at jobs@meetctp.com.
Booth #55
We are currently looking for ABA Professionals to join our expanding program, in the Phoenix metro area, providing adult services. Copa Health provides the best possible services and supports that assist each individual in achieving their own personal vision of recovery, wellness, and life in the community. We currently have 150+ locations, within Arizona; including day programs, group homes, respite and habilitation care, psychiatric care, outpatient services, counseling services, and overall integrated care. We serve approximately 19,000+ members annually.
Booth #46
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, a leading national nonprofit provider of behavioral healthcare, combines evidence-based interventions with compassionate family engagement to change lives. We serve many of the most vulnerable members of society in areas of autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialty mental health, and child welfare. We offer opportunities for BCBA and other professionals to work with individuals of all ages in residential and community-based settings.
Booth #60
First Children Learning Services is comprised of a dedicated, collaborative team of professionals committed to providing the very best services day in and day out. To help each client thrive we integrate a variety of proven, effective techniques along with family involvement to achieve optimum results. Our BCBAs are supported by innovative technology which allows immediate access to each client's data in order to provide optimal case management. Through our services, clients and their families with the most extraordinary challenges are met with compassion, dedication and determination. We are a passionate and dynamic group; unique for our collaborative spirit and strict adherence to high-quality, evidence-based practice.
Booth #56
Glenwood's mission is to enable individuals to live life to their fullest potential. We provide an array of comprehensive services devoted to the protection of individual rights, anchored in the support and person-centered treatment of children and adults impacted by autism and other behavioral health needs. Outcome-focused services are provided through positive interactions, centered in dignity and respect of the individual's rights.
Booth #49
Hopebridge is a fast-growing pediatric specialist company that places the child and family at the center of the circle of care by offering a wide range of outpatient therapy services. These outpatient series include applied behavioral analysis, physical, occupational, feeling, swallowing, and speech therapies. Hopebridge is committed to providing, personalized therapy for children and their families touched by behavioral, physical, social, communication and sensory challenges; helping them live their best possible lives.
Booth #53
Island Therapy Solutions is located in the sunny US Virgin Islands. We are a multi-faceted mental health practice and the largest provider of ABA services in the USVI. We are looking for a BCBA for our program on St. Thomas working with both children and adults. Join our fun, dynamic team and live your Caribbean dream.
Booth #54
JHU is looking for an energetic, flexible, and motivated Teacher to work with an autistic adult. Ours is a multi-disciplinary team with specialists in autism, special education, speech-language pathology, fitness, art, and behavior analysis working in unison to address communication, academic, daily living, vocational, and leisure skills in home, educational, and community settings in and around New York City, Connecticut, and via Zoom. The goal of this position is to help the team further advance this individual's skills and overall quality of life.
Booth #50
Maine Behavioral Healthcare’s Center of Excellence in Autism and Developmental Disorders is a full-service integrated treatment, research, and training center in South Portland, Maine. We are opening a new state-of-the-art facility this August and are looking for behavioral psychologists and BCBAs to join our growing team!
Booth #53
We are not looking for those who are running away from a job, we are looking for those who are RUNNING to EXCELLENCE. Let us tell you why we are different! Located in Cape Girardeau and Greater St. Louis, MO, Morning Star is dedicated to excellence in clinical practice everyday. We practice the science and art of behavior analysis by putting our patients and science first. We believe that behavior analysis doesn’t end at Autism or at age 18. We serve patients at all points of the lifespan, meeting them where they are and helping them achieve THEIR DREAMS. At Morning Star, expect 360* degree support of you as a clinician – from mentorship, to corporate stability, excellent pay and benefits, administrative support and opportunities for growth. No matter how large we grow, our core beliefs of arrogant humility will never go away. Our goal is to give you room to do what you were created to do…to change lives through behavior analysis.
Booth #31
The New England Center for Children (NECC®), is a leading autism center and research institute committed to our mission: to create a global network of educators, researchers and programs so that those living with autism may live fuller lives. We help children with autism acquire the skills they need to maximize their independence. The organization provides a comprehensive structure to help at every stage: home-based, day, residential programs, partner classrooms in public school systems, consulting services, ACE® ABA Software, and ongoing research on educational best practices.
Booth #52
TYGES is an executive and professional search firm working with ABA organizations to help select and hire the right individuals to join their teams. Recruiters at TYGES are passionate about connecting ABA professionals with opportunities that match their qualifications and desired location. TYGES will make you a priority as we walk through the job search process with you. When you entrust your search to us, you are forming a partnership that we take seriously. We are confident that working with TYGES will be an exceptional experience.
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