2023 Events

We are hitting the ground running in 2023!  From conferences and posters to professional clubs and practice issues, we are passionate about promoting quality and innovation in ABA. Here are some of the events we already have lined up.

APBA Annual Conference – Seattle, WA – Panel Presentation

March 9-11, 2023

Title: Company-wide Implementation of a Parent Training Curriculum 

ABA programs have historically emphasized parent training (Educating Children with Autism, 2001) and research continues to provide solid support for such endeavors (Deb et al., 2020; Postorino et al., 2017).  However, research also indicates a need to define parent training, identify essential components, and verify social validity.  This presentation will follow one organization’s efforts to do just that.  Participants will learn how to implement a standardized curriculum across an organization so that all parents have foundational knowledge in ABA.  The presentation will briefly review parent training research, identify available parent training curriculums, discuss the pros and cons for using a standardized curriculum, review the OBM strategies needed during the implementation process, highlight considerations based on healthcare coverage, and assess social validity from both parents and BCBA’s who were involved.  Ultimately, our goal is to provide ready-to-use, practical information and resources that help in implementing a company-wide parent training curriculum for those who wish to do the same.

Ohio Association for Behavior Analysis 12th Annual Conference 

Virtual Conference February 11-12 2022

Paper Presentation: Company-wide Implementation of a Parent Training Curriculum

Association for Behavior Analysis International 16th Annual Autism Conference

Seattle, WA March 5-7, 2022

Poster Presentation: Reducing Echolalia in an Autistic /Child Diagnosed With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Poster Presentation: Teaching Life-Saving Swim Skills to Autistic Children/Children Diagnosed With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Hoosier ABA Happy Hour

Virtual Meeting March 11, 2022

Presentation: Never Settle! A Process for Ongoing Skill Mastery and Creative Programming Revision

Black Applied Behavior Analysts Conference

Detroit, MI June 18-20, 2022

Panel Discussion: Reframing DEI: Exploring Avoidance Contingencies

Journal Club Topics 

A few of the upcoming articles we are excited to discuss as a group.

Beaulieu, L., Addington, J., & Almeida, D. (2019). Behavior analysts’ training and practices regarding cultural diversity: The case for culturally competent care. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12(3), 557-575. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40617-018-00313-6 

Kazemi, E., Carter, C., & Davies, M. S. (2022). Workplace conflict in applied behavior analysis: Prevalence, impact, and training. Behavior Analysis in Practice. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40617-021-00649-6 

Rajaraman, A., Austin, J. L., Gover, H. C., Cammilleri, A. P., Donnelly, D. R., & Hanley, G. P. (2022). Toward trauma‐informed applications of behavior analysis. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 55(1), 40-61. https://doi.org/10.1002/jaba.881 

Rohrer, J. L., Marshall, K. B., Suzio, C., & Weiss, M. J. (2021). Soft Skills: The Case for Compassionate Approaches or How Behavior Analysis Keeps Finding Its Heart. Behavior Analysis in Practice14(4), 1135-1143. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40617-021-00563-x 

Tarbox, C. M., Silverman, E. A., Chastain, A. N., Little, A., Bermudez, T. L., & Tarbox, J. (2021). Taking ACTion: 18 simple strategies for supporting children with autism during the COVID-19 pandemic. Behavior Analysis in Practice14(4), 1099-1127. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40617-020-00448-5 

Wright, P. I. (2019). Cultural humility in the practice of applied behavior analysis. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12(4), 805-809. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40617-019-00343-8