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.


42nd Annual Convention; Downtown Chicago, IL; 2016

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Expo Poster Session #147
Other Organizations
Sunday, May 29, 2016
7:00 PM–9:00 PM
Riverside Exhibit Hall, Hyatt Regency, Purple East
158. Association for Science in Autism Treatment
DAVID A. CELIBERTI (Association for Science in Autism Treatment)
Abstract: The vast array of "proposed treatments" for autism can be both overwhelming and confusing for consumers. Sadly, there is not a shared commitment to empirical validation, research, and data-based decision making amongst providers. The Association for Science and Autism Treatment (ASAT) strives to be an important resource for individuals with autism, family members, professionals, and paraprofessionals, in fact, for anyone interested in reliable, science-based and accurate information about autism and its treatments. Founded in 1998, the mission of the ASAT is to promote safe, effective, science-based treatments for individuals with autism by disseminating accurate, timely, and scientifically-sound information; advocating for the use of scientific methods to guide treatment; and, combating unsubstantiated, inaccurate and false information about autism and its treatment. For more information please visit ASAT's website at To receive Science in Autism Treatment, ASAT's free quarterly newsletter, subscribe at
159. Autism Home Support Services
JANA M. SARNO (Autism Home Support Services), Lisa K. Dworkin (Autism Home Support Services), Laura McKee (Autism Home Support), Steve Kaufman (Autism Home Support Services)
Abstract: Founded in 2009, Autism Home Support Services provides effective, high-quality ABA services to children diagnosed with autism and related disorders. The AHSS culture delivers results for our clients through Our Core Values: Teamwork, Positivity & Energy, Empathy, and Getting Stuff Done. Along with in-home and center-based ABA services, AHSS has additional services including school consulting and collaborative support with community resources, which provides a more tailored approach to meeting the specific needs of our clients. AHSS is proud to serve families in Michigan and Illinois. Being a BCBA at AHSS, means that you are vital member of a dynamic, highly-trained, and growing BCBA community. Our team fosters a collaborative relationship among peers and clinical support. With organizational supports that manage technology, scheduling, and billing, the BCBA is able to provide unparalleled clinical services to children and families. Regularly scheduled professional development opportunities are available, which allows the organization to bring cutting edge clinical knowledge to our team. Come learn about AHSS and grow with us!
160. Behavior Analysis Online at the University of North Texas
BROOK B. WHEETLEY (University of North Texas)
Abstract: The Department of Behavior Analysis at the University of North Texas offers a distance program in behavior analysis. This internet program is a sequence of six self-paced courses, designed by full-time faculty, to meet the needs of individuals who cannot obtain coursework in behavior analysis locally. The courses are multimedia, high interactive, and cover the academic content required by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB) for BCBAs and BCaBAs. Students may also earn a 18-SCH academic Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis for completing the 6-course sequence.

Behavior and Philosophy

ERIK ARNTZEN (Oslo and Akershus University College), Hanna Steinunn Steingrimsdottir (Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences)

Founded in 1973 under the name Behaviorism, Behavior and Philosophy is a journal devoted to the philosophical, metaphysical, and methodological foundations of the study of behavior, brain, and mind. In addition to original articles, critical or historical reviews and responses to articles are also welcome. While we hope that everything we publish will be scientifically and philosophically sound, we insist above all on clarity and directness, respecting Francis Bacons dictum that truth will sooner come from error than confusion. Every article should be accessible to an educated but unspecialized audience. Behavior and Philosophy is published online at www. It is important to note that papers published online in peer-reviewed journals have the same status as papers published in the printed version.

162. Division 25 American Psychological Association
TARA A. FAHMIE (California State University, Northridge), Leonard Green (Washington University), Mark P. Reilly (Central Michigan University), Eric A. Jacobs (Southern Illinois University Carbondale)
Abstract: The voice of psychology in the public policy arena is the American Psychological Association (APA) and the voice of Behavior Analysis within the APA is Division 25. The stronger our numbers, the louder our voice. If behavior analysts are not strongly represented in APA, then APA is unlikely to advocate for Behavior Analysis when speaking with government officials, funding agencies, and to the general public. Division 25 was founded in 1964 to (a) Promote basic research in the experimental analysis of behavior, (b) Encourage applications of such research to human affairs, and (c) Cooperate with other divisions whose interests overlap with the Division.
163. Foxylearning: Awesome Online Learning for Behavioral Science!
ERIC J. FOX (Foxylearning LLC)
Abstract: Foxylearning provides fully online, interactive, multimedia, mobile-friendly tutorials focused on behavior analysis. Our tutorials are designed for easy integration into courses and can be completed for Type 2 continuing education units for maintaining certification as a BCBA or BCaBA. Tutorials on verbal behavior, relational frame theory, visual analysis of single-subject data, and teaching listener responding to children with autism are currently offered. This poster offers further details about the tutorials, guidelines for integrating them into a course or training program, and information for content experts interested in working with Foxylearning to develop new tutorials.
164. The Great Lakes Center for Autism Treatment and Research
JEANA L. KOERBER (Great Lakes Center for Autism Treatment and Research)
Abstract: The Great Lakes Center for Autism Treatment and Research is located in southwest Michigan and uses applied behavior analysis to help children and families achieve their goals. The Great Lakes Center has an Intensive Residential program that is a licensed child caring institution serving children with autism from ages 6-17 who have severe aggression and/or self-injurious behavior. The program aims to decrease challenging behavior through function based treatment and increase adaptive skills. Outpatient services at the Great Lakes Center are offered at two locations and serve children from ages 18 months - 18 years, with a focus on early intervention, skill acquisition, challenging behavior reduction, and group social skill development. Caregiver coaching are integral components to both the intensive and outpatient programs. Stop by to learn more and to hear about employment opportunities for BCBAs, BCaBAs, and behavior technicians. Supervision opportunities for those working toward a BCBA or BCaBA are also available.

United Arab Emirates- ABA

SHARIFA YATEEM (New England Center for Children), Rasha Baruni (New England Center for Children - Abu Dhabi), Nipa Bhuptani (UAE-ABA Chapter), Linda S Bailey (New England Center for Children; UAE), Michelle P. Kelly (Emirates College for Advanced Education (ECAE))

United Arab Emirates ABA (UAE-ABA) became an affiliated chapter of the ABAI in 2013 and was recognized by the Ministry of Social Affairs as a committee under the Emirates Autism Society in April 2015. UAE-ABA was created with the mission to disseminate behavior analysis across the seven emirates of the UAE; Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah, Ajman and Umm al Quwain. The current poster outlines the background of each of the committee members and describes the numerous achievements of UAE-ABA since its creation. These accomplishments include the provision of workshops (in both English and Arabic) and guest lectures, and the development of a website. The poster also outlines the objectives for the upcoming year




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