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.


31st Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2005

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Expo Poster Session #279
#279 Expo - Affiliated Chapters
Sunday, May 29, 2005
10:00 PM–12:00 AM
Southwest Exhibit Hall (Lower Level)
40. Behavior Analysis Association of Michigan
JAMES T. TODD (Eastern Michigan University), Joseph K. Golson (Eastern Michigan University), Heather M. Anson (Eastern Michigan University), Erin Lynch (Eastern Michigan University)
Abstract: This poster will announce the 20th annual convention of the Behavior Analysis Association of Michigan and updates on other BAAM events and activities in 2005 and 2006. The Behavior Analysis Association of Michigan has been organized to support and promote scientific research on the basic principles of behavior and the extension of those principles to create demonstrably effective and humane outcome-based therapies with the primary goal of establishing and enhancing functional independent living skills.
41. California Association for Behavior Analysis
LEEANN CHRISTIAN (Regional Center of Orange County)
Abstract: CalABA's presentation at the ABA Expo will report the year's activities and achievements and facilitate recruitment. It will also include an announcement of the 24th Western Regional Conference to be held in February 2006.
42. HABA: Hawai'ian Association for Behavior Analysis
KIMBERLY A. SMALLEY (Hawai'ian Association for Behavior Analysis), Catherine H. Wilson (BCRC)
Abstract: The Hawai'ian Association for Behavior Analysis, a small but growing group of Behavior analysts is dedicated to best practice, information dessimination, and establishing state-wide standards of practice in our field. We look forward to discussion learning from and networking with other chapters.
43. IABA: The New Israeli ABA Chapter
MICHAEL BEN-ZVI (Zinman College)
Abstract: The Israel Association for Behavior Analysis was established in 2003 and celebrated its first annual conference in January 2004. The conference was hosted by Zineman College at Wingate, where behavior analysis has been taught since 1989. Posters, short workshops, and presentations representing all sorts of ABA research and practice were attractive for over 300 enthusiastic attendees. Figure 1 shows Dr. Amos Rolider and Dr. Eitan Eldar enjoying themselves at the first IABA conference.ABA has emerged gradually in Israel over the past 20 years, with pioneering activities in both academic and field practice. The few Israeli ABA specialists worked in highly psychodynamic environments, and have been looked upon as radicals, old fashioned, and even as conducting wrong practice.The very few PhD ABA teachers gained more influence as generations of students went into field practice, mainly in educational settings. Most of the graduates, from Universities and colleges, went into regular and special education schools, and are proving the efficacy, relevance, and adequacy of ABA for individuals and society. Some went on for higher education (both in Israel and the USA) and we hope they will be our next generation of ABA teachers. Since 1994, the successful implementation of ABA programs for autistic children in Israel has also provided an opportunity to spread the general ABA science. The first Israeli students studying in the BACB-approved university program are now graduating from the Tel Aviv University School of Education as leading therapists and supervisors of intensive interventions for autistic children.The 20 and more IABA members are cooperating to advance ABA in Israel in every field of practice.
44. Japanese Association for Behavior Analysis
NAOKO SUGIYAMA (Yamawaki Gakuen College)
Abstract: We will show the current activities and the fuutre plans of Japanese ABA.
45. Mid-American Association for Behavior Analysis (MABA)
KEVIN P. KLATT (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology)
Abstract: The Mid-american Association for Behavior Analysis (MABA) is an affiliated chapter for persons interested in basic and applied behavior analysis. The MABA organization holds an annual conference each Fall. Behavior analysts can learn more about the organization and establish membership at the ABA expo.
47. The Swedish Association for Behavior Analysis
NED CARTER (Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions), Kenneth Nilsson (Behavior Analysis Group, Sweden)
Abstract: The poster will describe the history and current activities of the organization.
48. The Texas Association for Behavior Analysis
WILLIAM H. EDWARDS (Behavioral Innovations, Inc.)
Abstract: TxABA (pronounced "Texahba") was founded in 1986. Its mission is to advance the science and application of behavior analysis to improve the world we live in. To that end, TxABA strives to disseminate knowledge from the science of behavior analysis to the public and to professional behavior analysts working in Texas and its neighboring states (Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico).
49. Virginia Association for Behavior Analysis
SHERRY L. SERDIKOFF (James Madison University)
Abstract: This poster will provide information about the Chapter's members and review the activities of the Chapter over the past year.



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