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.


34th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2008

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Panel #523
CE Offered: BACB
Establishing and Expanding ABA Affiliate Chapters
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
9:00 AM–10:20 AM
Area: PRA; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Richard B. Graff, M.S.
Chair: Richard B. Graff (New England Center for Children)
MICHELE D. WALLACE (California State University, Los Angeles)
DAVID E. KUHN (Kennedy Krieger Institute)
JAMES M. SPERRY (The May Institute)
JOHN D. MOLTENI (The Center for Children with Special Needs)

Affiliated chapters are organizations associated with the Association of Behavior Analysis International, whose mission involves the dissemination and growth of behavior analysis. Recently, there has been an increase in the number of chapters that have been established in the United Statesover a third of all U.S. ABA Affiliate Chapters were established within the past 4 years. The purpose of this panel discussion is to review the history of several successful ABA affiliate chapters, and review how each organization is structured, what the goals are, and what the chapters have done to increase membership in their organizations. In addition, panelists will review how they have organized and improved the quality of their respective conferences. Individuals from several affiliate chapters will participate, including the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy (BABAT), the Maryland Association for Behavior Analysis (MABA), the California Association for Behavior Analysis (CalABA), and the Connecticut Association for Behavior Analysis (CTABA).




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