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.

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46th Annual Convention; Online; 2020

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Expo Poster Session #137
Affiliate Chapters
Saturday, May 23, 2020
8:00 PM–10:00 PM
Virtual
70. Louisiana Behavior Analysis Association
JANICE L. HUBER (Louisiana Behavior Analysis Association)
Abstract: The Louisiana Behavior Analysis Association 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, and to promote access to responsible behavior analytic services by professionals sufficiently trained in the discipline of behavior analysis and compliance with relevant ethics standards.
 
72. Kentucky Association for Behavior Analysis
Luna Weiss-Salinas (Excel ABA), Becky L. Nastally (Bloom Behavior Therapy)
Abstract: The mission of the Kentucky Association for Behavior Analysis is to advance awareness, development, and access to the science and practice of behavior analysis in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
 
73. District of Columbia Association for Behavior Analysis
MARY CARUSO-ANDERSON (Ally Behavioral Services), Lera Joyce Johnson (DC ABA; St. Coletta of Greater Washington; George Mason University), Keven M. Schock (Aveanna ), Joseph Michael Clem (Matthew's Center), Elena Zaklis (Rutgers University), Cynthia Escobar (J & C Behavioral Therapy, LLC), Robin Moyher (George Mason University), Colleen Williams (Community Services for Autistic Adults and Children, Community School of Maryland )
Abstract: District of Columbia Association for Behavior Analysis celebrates its second year as an Affiliate Chapter of ABAI. Our second annual meeting March 9, 2019, hosted by The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in DC, featured “What’s Up With the New Codes?” Michele Silcox, Jodi Bouer, and Kim Rosenberg presented an overall insurance and ethical billing primer. It was well received and attended, given that we are a new organization. DC ABA felt welcomed to our first Affiliate Chapter meeting at the 45th Annual Convention in Chicago. This year we achieved our goal to become a non-profit organization. We continue to pursue our goal to promote the practice, ethics, research and dissemination of behavior analysis and its associated technologies in the Washington Metropolitan area (AKA DMV). This year we hope to grow our membership and move forward with our goals. Our aspirations include a collaboration with the VABA chapter, a conference in January 2020, and to conduct an updated survey our members to assess regional needs.
 
74.

Delaware Association for Behavior Analysis

KAORI G. NEPO (NeurAbilities)
Abstract:

Delaware ABA chapter was founded in 2010 for clinicians, researchers, Board Certified Behavior Analysts, and stakeholders in the practice of behavior analysis in Delaware. The purpose of the organization is to promote the science, understanding, and practice of behavior analysis by encouraging cooperation among local behavior analytic organizations; Advising political, legislative, and policy-making bodies with respect to all matters pertaining to behavior analysis in the state of Delaware; Arranging an annual meeting to discuss aspects of behavior analysis; maintaining a website containing information about the chapter and behavior analysis in Delaware and elsewhere (still in development); functioning as a contact for and affiliate of ABAI

 
75. The Manitoba Association for Behaviour Analysis
RYAN HECKERT (University of Manitoba), Karli Pedreira (University of Manitoba)
Abstract: The Manitoba Association for Behaviour Analysis (MABA) is a non-profit organization founded in September of 2005 and officially approved for Affiliate status from the larger Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) in May of 2006. MABA became an Affiliate of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA) in August of 2015. MABA is composed of a large body of committed members; and the organization's direction and goals are determined by an elected executive committee and a number of other internal committees. MABA membership is entirely voluntary. Our mission is to develop and disseminate knowledge about behaviour analysis as a science. MABA's interests lie in basic science focusing on principles governing human and nonhuman behaviour (i.e., the experimental analysis of behavior) as well as applied science focusing on application of those principles for improvement of socially important problems (i.e., applied behaviour analysis), and disseminating this information to stimulate interest in and correct misunderstandings of behaviour analysis.
 
77. Alaska Association for Behavior Analysis
VERONICA J. HOWARD (University of Alaska Anchorage), Kimberley Burnett (AKABA Board Member)
Abstract: Presentation of the mission, vision, values and goals of ABAI affiliated chapter Alaska Association for Behavior Analysis.
 
78.

Four Corners Association for Behavior Analysis

Alison Betz (Behavior Services of the Rockies), Nicole L. Bank (The PartnerShip, LLC), PATRICK ROMANI (University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus)
Abstract:

The Four Corners Association for Behavior Analysis is an independent, non-profit, professional organization affiliated with the Association for Behavior Analysis International, an organization dedicated to promoting the experimental, theoretical, and applied analyses of behavior. Our members reside, teach, conduct research and practice primarily in the Four Corners region of the United States.

 
79. Association for Behaviour Analysis Australia
ALEXANDRA BROWN (Bright Eyes Early Intervention)
Abstract: The Association for Behaviour Analyis is 6 years old and rapidly growing. We are a nationwide association, proud to be an affliated chapter of ABAI. Each year our association has grown both in membership and community involvement. Our organisation continually develops new methods to disseminate behaviour analysis and lay the groundwork to make more systemic changes within funding agencies. As our community of behaviour analysts increases, we are seeing the demand for high quality behaviour analytic services continue to grow. However, meeting this demand is a challenge so we must continue to increase the number of behaviour analysts and quality training institutions. We are pleased to report that we now have two course sequences within Australian tertiary institutions. Exciting times. We are looking forward to the 46th annual conference in D.C.!
 
80.

Swedish Association for Behavior Analysis

DAG STRÖMBERG (Swedish Association for Behavior Analysis), Ulrika Langh (Stockholm Autism Center and Karolinska Institutet)
Abstract:

The Swedish Association for Behavior Analysis (SWABA) is devoted to supporting behavior analysts in Sweden, as well as promoting the internationalization of behavior analysis. SWABA was founded in 1996, and currently has about 200 members in Sweden and approximately 100 virtual members (members who support the association, and do not live or work in Sweden). SWABA is an affiliate chapter within the Association for Behavior Analysis International since 2001. Please visit our poster and become a virtual member, for free, or renew your membership from last year in Chicago. As usual, bids are accepted on a unique SWABA T-shirt, the proceeds of which are donated to the SABA unrestricted fund.

 
82.

Japanese Association for Behavior Analysis

KENJI OKUDA (Educational Foundation of Nishi Karuizawa Gakuen), Yumiko Sasada (Academy of Behavioral Coaching)
Abstract:

This poster describes the history and current status of the Japanese Association for Behavior Analysis. The Japanese ABA was established in 1983 as the primary membership organization to promote the science of behavior and its application. The membership reached 1042 as of October 2019. The Japanese ABA holds annual convention, publishes the Japanese Journal of Behavior Analysis twice a year and J-ABA Newsletters four times a year, provides a grant for students who attend ABAI/SQAB conventions, supports seminars and workshops on behavior analysis, and more.

 
84. Connecticut Association for Behavior Analysis Chapter
MELISSA L. OLIVE (Applied Behavioral Strategies LLC; CT Association for Behavior Analysis), Michael Weinberg (Amego Inc.; CT Association for Behavior Analysis)
Abstract: The Connecticut Association for Behavior Analysis (CTABA) is a professional organization that seeks to promote and advance the science, research and practice of applied behavior analysis in the state of Connecticut. As a professional organization, CTABA is dedicated to supporting the theoretical, experimental, and applied analysis of behavior across a wide array of applications and audiences by providing practitioner support, education opportunities, and by working to promote public understanding of the science. CTABA hosts a variety of events throughout the year including an annual conference, workshops, socials and networking events. This poster will highlight some of our events from the past year, passage of our licensure bill, as well as provide data on current and past membership.
 
86. Montana Association for Behavior Analysis
LORRI COULTER (Montana Association of Behavior Analysis, President), Jackie Mohler (Family Outreach)
Abstract: The Montana Association for Behavior Analysis is entering it's seventh year as an affiliate ABAI chapter. We are expanding our profession and responding to the challenges of our expansive, sparsely populated state. Our chapter remains focused on supporting and assisting new and incoming behavior analysts so they can begin successful careers in our state. Our members have passed the first year of available licensure in the state and we are exploring our new relationship with the Montana Board of Psychology. Montana State University Billings was granted ABAI accreditation in 2019 for their Applied Behavior Analysis program. This is a wonderful accomplishment and reflects years of effort by MSU Billings staff. Our chapter members continue to serve as vital resources during bi-annual legislative sessions as well as monitoring policy changes for schools and family support agencies. We are proud of our accomplishments and our pioneering spirit. Stop by and let us share our enthusiasm.
 
87. Southeastern Association for Behavior Analysis
Katherine Stewart (Savannah State University), Kent Bodily (Georgia Southern University), Kelly M. Banna (Millersville University of Pennsylvania), Christy A. Alligood (Disney's Animal Kingdom and University of Florida), KAREN G. ANDERSON (West Virginia University)
Abstract: The Southeastern Association for Behavior Analysis (SEABA) is a regional affiliate of the Association for Behavior Analysis (ABAI). Like its parent organization, SEABA seeks to promote scholarly discourse within and about Behavior Analysis. SEABA membership and convention registration are open to anyone with a scholarly interest in Behavior Analysis. Current members include both academic and professional people; psychologists and persons in related disciplines such as education, psychopharmacology, and social work.
 
88. Georgia Association for Behavior Analysis
SHERRY L. SERDIKOFF (Savannah State University)
Abstract: The mission of the Georgia Association for Behavior Analysis is to promote the science and practice of behavior analysis, provide continuing education opportunities both behavior analysts and others, and provide networking opportunities behavior analysts and those interested in behavior analysis in the state of Georgia. Membership is open to all persons in the state of Georgia who are interested in behavior analysis. This poster will present highlights from our annual conference to be held in Athens, GA on November 15-16, 2019, which includes two pre-conference workshops (one ethics and one supervision), six invited addresses, and our annual business meeting. We also will present data to document the results of our efforts to increase our social media efforts.
 
90.

Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis

KENDRA THOMSON (Brock University )
Abstract:

ONTABA is a not-for-profit professional organization representing behaviour analysis in Ontario. Our mission is to demonstrate leadership, knowledge, and innovation in education, training, and research for the ethical and effective application of behaviour analysis. Our vision is to foster a culture of excellence, integrity, and expertise for the advancement and promotion of the science of behaviour analysis. ONTABA aims to advocate for the ethical and effective provision of behaviour analytic services, promote and support those with an interest in behaviour analysis in Ontario, and educate and inform the public about the practice of behaviour analysis. In addition, ONTABA continues to monitor and participate in professional issues related to behaviour analysis, work towards standardized practices in the field of behaviour analysis in Ontario, and support efforts to regulate the profession of behaviour analysis in Ontario.

 
91. Iowa Association for Behavior Analysis
SAMANTHA CERMAK (Iowa Association for Behavior Analysis; ChildServe), Lisa Daniel-Way (Iowa Association for Behavior Analysis; Balance Autism), Sarah S. Bergthold (Iowa Association for Behavior Analysis; Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency of Iowa)
Abstract: Founded in 2008, the Iowa Association for Behavior Analysis (Iowa ABA) is a statewide organization whose purpose is to develop and advance the field of behavior analysis through research, education, and dissemination of information. Iowa ABA is organized as an affiliated state chapter of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) for professional, scientific, and education purposes. Specifically, the organization shall serve as a scientific and professional reference group for all in the State of Iowa who identify themselves as scientists or practitioners in disciplines that embrace the principles and practices of behavior analysis; Support the development of professional credentialing for the practice of behavior analysis within the State of Iowa; Support the development of standards of practice for behavior analysis within the state of Iowa; Identify and promote the use of effective and humane behavioral procedures in meeting the educational and habilitative needs of people with and without disabilities within the State of Iowa; Advise political, legislative, and policy-making bodies with respect to all matters pertaining to behavior analysis in the State of Iowa; Publish and distribute an official Bulletin devoted to dissemination of scientific and technological achievements within the scope of behavior analysis and to matters of interest to the membership; Promote and support the conduct of behavior analytic research within the State of Iowa; Serve as a resource for parents and service providers interested in research based practices in behavior analysis.
 
92. Nevada Association for Behavior Analysis
ALICIA N. MACALEESE (Advanced Child Behavior Solutions, LLC), Teal McAllister (Advanced Child Behavior Solutions, LLC), Freya Jordan (Arizona State University), Jamiika Thomas (University of Nevada, Reno)
Abstract: The Nevada Association for Behavior Analysis is committed to its mission to promote professional development in the field of behavior analysis in all its facets to include: philosophical, theoretical, experimental, applied and practice.
 
93.

Israel Applied Behavior Analysis: A Year to Remember

MICHAL HIRSCHMANN (Kibbutzim College), Einav Cohen (Israel ABA), Judy Lazar-Rosenzweig (Israel ABA)
Abstract:

In 2019 IABA expanded its work to further promote the Applied Behavior Analysis field in Israel. In addition to its annual conference IABA held numerous workshops to cater to different needs of behavior analyst's professional development. One of the workshops topics focused on the latest amendment to the Israeli special education law that effects the work of behavior analysts who work with the Ministry of Education in Israel. Other workshops emphasized corporation with other non for profit and private organizations whose work is based on Applied Behavior Analysis and related to Autism. A new committee was established to promote the behavior analysis field in remote areas in Israel. This year the committee focused on the northern district of Israel, trying to break misconceptions of behavior analysis being a rigid, aversive field. Actions to achieve this goal included exposure of the field in different venues and emphasis on corporation with multidisciplinary teams in the north of Israel. IABA communication and public relations committee continued to publish articles in various media in Israel to further disseminate the field in Israel. IABA will keep its emphasis on growth in the number of its members and the services provided to them.

 
94. The Utah Association for Behavior Analysis
JANE I. CARLSON (Utah Valley University)
Abstract: The Utah Association for Behavior Analysis (UtABA) has been established to provide a forum for behavior analysts in the state of Utah. We help behavior analysts stay up to date on issues as they apply to our field and advocate for behavior analysis practitioners and educators throughout the state. We encourage professional development by offering continuing education opportunities through our annual conference, quarterly webinars, and information about local events that apply to behavior analysis. Our Public Policy Committee advocates for our members and the professions by staying up to date on legislation and issues that affect behavior analysis and our constituents. The School Collaboration Committee works to build relationships between BCBA’s and Utah schools by promoting the use of evidence-based and ethical behavior analytic practices.
 

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