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.

40th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2014

Program by Business Meetings: Saturday, May 24, 2014


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Business Meeting #101
Autism Special Interest Group
Saturday, May 24, 2014
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
W183b (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Chair: Robert K. Ross (Beacon ABA Services)
Presenting Authors:

A business meeting will be held to address various administrative matters relevant to the Autism SIG. The Autism SIG brings together those who specialize in or have an interest in the application of behavior analysis to the education and treatment of individuals with autism throughout the lifespan. The SIG was created to promote behavior analytic research and the exchange of scientific information in the area of autism treatment, to advocate for and promote high standards in the application of behavior analytic treatment, and to support consumers of ABA services. The Autism SIG maintains a website and publishes a quarterly newsletter to provide clinicians, educators, and parents with information regarding scientifically supported interventions for individuals with autism. Other ongoing initiatives include participating in the ABAI annual convention and autism conference exhibitions, presenting an annual student research award, and maintaining consumer guidelines for identifying, selecting, and evaluating behavior analysts working with individuals with autism. All are welcome to attend.

 
 
Business Meeting #102
University of West Florida Office of Applied Behavior Analysis
Saturday, May 24, 2014
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
W175a (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Chair: Leasha Barry (University of West Florida)
Presenting Authors:

Faculty appreciation meeting. Instructors of the office of ABA at UWF are welcome to meet and greet with office of ABA staff and fellow instructors. Come meet with us! We work together in an online community. This is an opportunity to connect with your peers and support staff.

Keyword(s): faculty, instructor, uwf
 
 
Business Meeting #102a
Behavior Analysis and Technology SIG
Saturday, May 24, 2014
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
W179b (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Chair: Zachary H. Morford (University of Nevada, Reno)
Presenting Authors:
The Behavior Analysis and Technology SIG (BAT SIG) was created in 2014 with the mission to advance the science of behavior through the development, dissemination, and application of technology in basic and applied settings. Technology can refer to developments in behavioral science, as well as developments in computer science, information technology, and related fields. The organization will also serve as an outlet for open-source hardware and software technologies relevant to behavioral research and application. The organization strives to: 1. Serve as a scientific and professional reference and networking group for its members. 2. Disseminate information to inform its membership and promote its mission to a wider audience. 3. Organize an annual meeting to provide a forum for discussion of the affairs of the SIG. Join us at our inaugural business meeting, where we'll further organize the SIG, elect officers, and set initial and longer term goals and activities.
 
 
Business Meeting #103
Pediatric Feeding Disorders Special Interest Group
Saturday, May 24, 2014
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
W175c (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Chair: Cathleen C. Piazza (Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center)
Presenting Authors:

The purpose of the Pediatric Feeding Disorders Special Interest Group meeting is to generate interest, foster collaborative research, share clinical information, and impact training, practice, and reimbursement for pediatric feeding disorders.

Keyword(s): feeding, feeding disorders, food refusal, pediatric
 
 
Business Meeting #104
Neuroscience SIG Business Meeting
Saturday, May 24, 2014
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
W176a (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Chair: John C. Neill (Long Island University)
Presenting Authors:

To discuss the revitalization of the Neuroscience SIG and establish a leadership structure.

 
 
Business Meeting #105
Direct Instruction Special Interest Group
Saturday, May 24, 2014
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
W181b (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Chair: Ann Filer (Beacon ABA Services)
Presenting Authors:

Evidence-based instructional practices benefit all students and are essential for effective outcomes. Direct instruction is effective, efficient, and evidence-based. Please plan to attend the Direct Instruction SIG business meeting and join us in promoting research-validated instructional practices.

 
 
Business Meeting #106
Applied Behavior Analysis India
Saturday, May 24, 2014
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
W182 (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Chair: Smita Awasthi (Association for Behavior Analysis of India)
Presenting Authors:

The purpose of this business meeting is to provide information on India through a short, 10-minute video presentation. This will show what India looks like, how special needs centers in India work with children, and how ABA is practiced. For those interested in studying ABA in India, information on travel and work opportunities will be provided. We invite all students and professionals to attend this meeting.

 
 
Business Meeting #107
New York State Association for Behavior Analysis
Saturday, May 24, 2014
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
W184bc (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Chair: Deborah A. Napolitano (University of Rochester)
Presenting Authors:

The New York State Association for Behavior Analysis (NYSABA) is the official representative for behavior analysis across New York. NYSABA is the state affiliate of the Association for Behavior Analysis International and the Association for Professional Behavior Analysts. NYSABA represents families, practitioners, and scholars committed to research and practice of behavior analysis. We sponsor local events and run an annual conference. NYSABA currently has more than 400 members and keeps them in touch with events that affect those of us here in New York State. NYSABA supports quality education for human services in New York state through the applications of ethical, humane, and effective principles of behavior analysis. NYSABA is committed to continuing its leadership in New York on behalf of our constituents--researchers, practitioners, and the consumers of behavior analytic services.

 
 
Business Meeting #108
Wisconsin Association for Behavior Analysis
Saturday, May 24, 2014
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
W184d (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Chair: Ellie C. Hartman (University of Wisconsin-Stout)
Presenting Authors:

WisABA's quarterly membership meeting, with a special welcome to new and interested members.

 
 
Business Meeting #109
Kentucky Association for Behavior Analysis
Saturday, May 24, 2014
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
W183a (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Chair: Jason N. Simmons (Clinical Behavior Analysis (CBA))
Presenting Authors:

Kentucky Association for Behavior Analysis (KYABA) meets each year at the ABAI annual convention to review and update members and potential members on the recent accomplishments and the upcoming year's initiative. This year, the discussion will focus on increased membership, discussion of fall events, and planning for future endeavors. In addition, updates to our interactive website (kentuckyaba.org) as well as ongoing state issues will be addressed.

 
 
Business Meeting #112
Spanish Special Interest Group (Special Interest Group Espanol)
Saturday, May 24, 2014
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
W181c (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Chair: Mapy Chavez Cueto (Alcanzando)
Presenting Authors:

To serve as a meeting point for ABAI members from countries where Spanish is the first language. The purpose is to establish communication and idea exchanges among this group.

Keyword(s): spanish, español
 
 
Business Meeting #113
Hawaii Association for Behavior Analysis
Saturday, May 24, 2014
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
W184a (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Chair: Kimberly Henkle (Hawai'i Association for Behavior Analysis)
Presenting Authors:

This is an open meeting for anyone who wants to know more about HABA's efforts to disseminate behavior analysis to the island of Hawaii. The purpose of this meeting is to review the year 2013 and to outline future directions. All behavior analysts, consumers, or students residing or practicing in Hawaii are invited to attend.

Keyword(s): annual meeting, Hawai'i, Oahu
 
 
Business Meeting #114
Ethics and Behavior Analysis Special Interest Group
Saturday, May 24, 2014
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
W181a (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Chair: Matthew T. Brodhead (Utah State University)
Presenting Authors:

The annual business meeting of the Ethics and Behavior Analysis SIG of ABAI will consist of reviewing the annual goals from the previous year (May 2013 through April 2014) as well as to develop annual goals for the coming year (May 2014 through April 2015). All current and potential members are welcome to attend and participate in the business meeting.

Keyword(s): Ethics, SIG
 

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