Poster Submissions

The Applied Behavior Center for Autism leads the way in Indiana, with more poster submissions every year to the Hoosier Association for Behavior Analysis Annual Conference than any other organization!  ABC’s Research Department works with graduate students, undergraduate students, Registered Behavior Technicians, and Board Certified Behavior Analysts to develop high-quality research with practical applications.

Award Winning Content and Nationwide Dissemination

Staff from the Applied Behavior Center for Autism have presented posters at ABA Conferences throughout the nation to include:

ABAI Annual Convention

ABAI-Autism Conference

Women in Behavior Analysis (WIBA) Conference

Hoosier Association for Behavior Analysis (HABA) Conference

Ohio Association for Behavior Analysis (OHABA) Conference

Florida Association for Behavior Analysis (FABA) Conference

**Congratulations to Tiffany Phillips who won at HABA 2021 for best poster!

**Congratulations to our entire ABC staff who helped support our swim research efforts.  Our poster won first place at FABA 2019!

Community-based Participatory Research and The Applied Behavior Center for Autism

“Community-based participatory research (CBPR) is an action research methodology; its hallmark is its emphasis on community engagement through the empowerment of community members as partners in the research endeavor” (Pritchett, 2021).  The Applied Behavior Center for Autism is dedicated to promoting such research to include:

  1. Any individual interested in conducting research must first read and answer questions on:  Pritchett, M., Ala’i-Rosales, S., Cruz, A. R., & Cihon, T. M. (2021). Social justice is the spirit and aim of an applied science of human behavior: Moving from colonial to participatory research practices. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 1-19.
  2. All individuals must fill out and follow ABC’s internal Community-based Participatory Research Checklist.
  3. ABC’s Research Department reviews our entire process and the data from the checklist yearly to determine what additional changes may be necessary.

Please contact our Research Department at if you would like more information on the resources we use to support CBPR.

2021 Poster Presentations

Tiffany: Evaluating Effectiveness of Mand Training And Discrete Trial Training Protocol For Increasing Spontaneous Mands Using Picture Exchange Communication System

Kyle: Performance Diagnostic Checklist – Human Services Evaluation on Behavior Technician Trial Counts

Jhaunequa: Replication of Language Matrix Training of Receptive Language Skills

Anna: Reducing Escape-Maintained Behaviors in a Child with Autism

Adagio: Positive Reinforcement to Promote Punctuality and Decrease Employee Tardiness in the Workplace

Abby: Does Kinesthetic and Vestibular Stimulation Reduce Self-Hitting Behavior

2020 Poster Presentations

Chalah: Using Video-Modeling to Teach Daily Functional Skills to an Individual with Autism

Amanda: Increasing Independence and Leisure Skills in an Adolescent Individual with 

Autism Spectrum Disorder by Utilizing a Visual Schedule

Alan: The Effects of Response Interruption and Redirection (RIRD) and Stimulus Control on Vocal Stereotypy

Heather: Decreasing Mouthing in a Child with Autism

Jessica: Decreasing Stereotypy Using Self-Monitoring

Rylee: Increasing Vocalization in a Child with Autism

Jennifer: Reducing Immediate Echolalia in a Child with Autism

2019 Poster Presentations

Sarah , Emily , Kari , and Vince: Teaching Life Saving Swim Skills to Children with Autism

Elizabeth: Effectiveness of Differential Reinforcement of Other Behaviors Across Multiple Behaviors

Isaac: Effects of a Differential Reinforcement Program on Responding of a Youth with Autism

Andrea: The Effect of Response Interruption and Redirection With and Without a Time-In Ribbon Component on Vocal and Motor Stereotypy

Melissa: Comparison of Delivery Systems of Information to Train Therapists

McKinsey: Purposeful Communication Decreases High Intensity Behaviors in Children with Autism

Christine : Teaching a Scanning Response to a Child with Autism