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.

17th Annual Autism Conference

Cultivating an Evidence-Based Practice

Preconference Workshops: Sunday, February 19, 2023

(6 total possible CE credits; separate registration required)


Conference: Monday, February 20–Tuesday, February 21, 2023

(11 total possible CE credits)


Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel; San Diego, California

Next stop—sunny San Diego! We are pleased to announce ABAI’s return to San Diego, California for the 17th Annual Autism Conference! The event will be held at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, overlooking the San Diego Bay, and surrounded by alluring ocean views and downtown skylines.


Within steps of the hotel, conference attendees will find exciting attractions, dining, shopping, and nightlife. The San Diego Zoo, Birch Aquarium, and Legoland are popular destinations for attendees of all ages.


The Hilton San Diego Bayfront provides a complimentary beach bus every weekend to the iconic Coronado Island Beach and has a heated swimming pool onsite.


The very walkable Historic Gaslamp Quarter has shopping, dining, and nightlife in a quaint and picturesque setting. The Seaport Village is also a nearby cultural hub which showcases eclectic retailers, art galleries, and cafes, all right near the harbor. Petco Park is home to San Diego’s MLB team, the Padres, and the USS Midway Museum is nearby at the Navy Pier and boasts a collection of historical naval aircraft carriers. No matter your interest, San Diego is sure to have something fun for all conference attendees.


San Diego International Airport is the second-busiest single-runway airport in the world. The airport's landing approach is well known for its close proximity to the skyscrapers of downtown San Diego. The San Diego Airport (SAN) is approximately 4 miles, a 15-minute taxi ride, away from the Hilton San Diego Bayfront where the conference will be taking place.





Current Exhibitors


Hi-5 ABA, Inc.
Premier Package Exhibitor
Booth #25
Hi-5 ABA, Inc. helps BCBAs start their own practice by providing the necessary administrative services, allowing the BCBA to focus on the clinical side. Our services include incorporation, billing, credentialing, payroll, cash-flow assistance, tech recruiting, financial reports, and more.
Little Leaves Behavioral Services
Premier Package Exhibitor
Booth #51
Little Leaves is an organization dedicated to helping people with social, communication, and behavioral challenges grow and succeed so that they can participate as fully as possible in their families and communities. Using evidenced-based practices based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), our professionals partner with each family to develop and implement an individualized therapeutic plan.
Booth #22
QABA was established in 2012 to meet professional credentialing in ABA. QABA offers the internationally accredited QBA, QASP-S, and ABAT certifications. Exams are online with remote proctoring. QABA establishes the highest standard of care and empowers all professionals providing behavioral intervention services to those with ASD and related disabilities. Through access, transparency, and dedication to best practice, we provide everyone opportunity for consistent high-level care.
ACE ABA Software System
Premium Exhibitor
Booth #2
The Autism Curriculum Encyclopedia® is the premier, ABA educational software system for learners with autism. The ACE® includes a challenging behavior module, multiple assessments, data entry, and automated graphing features as well as more than 1,900 customizable programs. This all in one solution for autism education also includes a direct data entry app for your iOS devices. Designed by the world-renowned New England Center for Children® the ACE utilizes the principles of applied behavior analysis to help you ensure maximum progress.
Booth #20
The Autism Commission on Quality (AGO) is a mission-driven non-profit accreditation body for organizations offering applied behavior analysis services to individuals and families impacted by autism. ACQ's mission is to continuously improve the impact of applied behavior analysis services for the autism community through education and accreditation of provider organizations. Learn more and download a free copy of our Standards and Guide at
Booth #24
Easterseals offers indispensable resources to individuals and families living with a disability. Our best in class, inclusive services are provided through a network of 73 local Easterseals in communities nationwide, along with four international partners in Australia, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Canada. Easterseals offers hundreds of home and community based services and supports—categorized into five distinct support areas: Live, Learn, Work, Play and Act. Easterseals Southern California is the largest non-profit provider of ABA based Autism Services in California, providing ABA based services to over 5000 families in the region. Join our growing team!
Endicott College
Premium Exhibitor
Booth #44
The programs at Endicott College's Department of ABA include the Master of Science in ABA, with concentrations in Autism, Child Clinical, Mental Health, and Organizational Behavior Management, the Certificate in ABA for post-masters students, freestanding certificates in the concentration areas, and the Ph.D. in ABA. The doctoral program is a scientist-practitioner model that focuses on developing skills in applied research and higher education instruction. The Institute for Applied Behavioral Science also sponsors an annual DEI conference, an annual parent autism conference, and an annual ABA Ethics Conference (with the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies.)
Booth #34
Given the growing need to provide specialized, high-quality intervention for individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the Progressive Behavior Analyst Autism Council™ provides credentialing programs that preserve and promote a progressive approach to applied behavior analysis (ABA) as a treatment method for ASD. These programs use a rigorous and defensible combination of assessment formats to recognize individuals who meet a high standard of practice.
Raven Health
Premium Exhibitor
Booth #35
Raven Health provides best-in-class, intuitive data collection tools for ABA therapy providers, empowering them to seamlessly and rapidly collect data at the point of care.
ABA Technologies
Standard Exhibitor
Booth #45
One Stop Solution for Learning and Training. Drive business results and improve your leadership capacity with a scientific, behavior-based approach.
Booth #41
The Council of Autism Service Providers (CASP) is a non-profit trade association of organizations committed to providing evidence- based care to individuals with autism. CASP represents the autism provider community to the nation at large, including government, payers, and the general public. We provide information and education and promote standards that enhance quality of care.
Booth #54
Founded in 1970, Family Health Centers of San Diego is dedicated to providing caring, affordable, high-quality health care and supportive services to everyone, with a special commitment to uninsured, low-income and medically underserved persons.
Huntington Insurance
Standard Exhibitor
Huntington Insurance, Inc. has partnered with ABAI to offer member pricing on professional liability insurance. This protection is needed by all professionals to guard individuals and companies from attorneys’ errors, omissions, and lawsuits, and is separate from a standard general liability policy. An insurance policy is just the beginning; Huntington Insurance, Inc. agents take it a step further, passing along our knowledge of employee benefits and risk management to help you identify ways to lower risk. ABAI members receive a special discount. Stop by our booth for more information.
Maxim Healthcare
Standard Exhibitor
Booth #23
Maxim Behavioral Health provides high quality behavior analytic in-home programs for children and adults as well as intensive behavior support and classroom consultation for school districts. We provide services throughout the greater Seattle area, Southern California, Sacramento, Colorado Springs, and other locations. Maxim Healthcare gives team members the clinical freedom to create truly individualized programs for a wide variety of clients.
Booth #55
Sunny Days is a nationwide provider of early intervention services and home-based behavior therapy for children ages 2–18. Our services, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and behavior therapy are provided in children's homes and community locations. Our ABA teams work with parents and children with the goal of teaching and supporting the family. We are seeking ABA therapists interested in a team approach!
University of West Florida
Standard Exhibitor
Booth #40
The Center for Behavior Analysis at the University of West Florida offers online verified course sequences and degree options for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing, RBT, BCaBA, BCBA, ABAT, QASP-S, and QBA certification. Tuition is affordable and courses start every semester. We also offer online CEUs on-demand in collaboration with the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies.



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