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.


46th Annual Convention; Online; 2020

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Expo Poster Session #139
Other Organizations
Saturday, May 23, 2020
8:00 PM–10:00 PM



According to National Bureau of Statistics of China (2018), in the year of 2017, there were over 68 million children under the age of 5. Even if 1 in 1000 children with ASD is estimated (Sun, Allison, Auyeung, Baron-Cohen, & Brayne, 2013), the number of young children with ASD would still be over 68,000. The need of ASD treatment and support in China is extreme and urgent. Established in 2017 and centered on a perspective of “rooting on the present, outlooking the future”, ALSOLIFE provides family centered services through empowerment and continued supports. With the development of new technology and big data analysis of nearly 100,000 children with ASD in all ages, ALSOLIFE has created an online platform to help parents and teachers individualize assessment and treatment plans. It also provides a series of formal and informal online training courses, taught by ASD professionals around the world, aiming to enhance the knowledge of behavior science and promote general autism awareness.


The Foundation for the Advancement of a Strategic Science of Teaching (FASST)

JANICE L. HUBER (FASST), Jennifer Weber (Teachers College, Columbia University), Michael Malinowski (Louisiana State University Law Center)

FASST’s mission is to contribute to the well-being of society by promoting teaching, professional education, collaboration, research, and competency driven applications of the science of behavior analysis to solve problems in the home, school, community, and workplace through application in settings that include public, charter and private schools; clinics; learning centers; and in the context of tutoring. FASST strives to create, promote, and otherwise enhance domestic and global dissemination of scientifically sound and otherwise reliable information on behavioral services and science, and to promote collaboration that advances this goal. Core objectives of FASST are to promote collaboration among those engaged in behavior analysis, to support development and expansion of a learner- driven science of teaching for all children, to improve ongoing and future applications of behavior analysis directly and through the education of those providing and receiving behavior analytic services, and to raise awareness of and otherwise link the public and behavior analyst with evidence-based and otherwise scientifically sound behavior analytic resources.

115. New ABAI VCS in Culturo-Behavior Science Offered at Six Institutions Worldwide
JENNA MRLJAK (Association for Behavior Analysis International), Marcelo Frota Lobato Benvenuti (University of São Paulo), Aecio De Borba Vasconcelos Neto (Universidade Federal do Para), Traci M. Cihon (University of North Texas), Ramona Houmanfar (University of Nevada, Reno), Ingunn Sandaker (Oslo Metropolitan University/ OsloMet), Laércia Abreu Vasconcelos (Universidade de Brasília (UnB))
Abstract: Behavior science has the potential to make substantial contributions to addressing complex cultural issues affecting people and society. This poster will introduce the newly launched ABAI Verified Course Sequence (VCS) in Culturo-Behavior Science (CBS) studies and the seven inaugural programs offering the coursework at six universities across the world. Students who complete the CBS VCS coursework and experiential learning are eligible to apply for a certificate of coursework completion from ABAI highlighting this area of study and application of our science.



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