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.


40th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2014

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Panel #388
PDS EVENT: Advice to Behavior Analysts Serving Rural and Remote Communities
Monday, May 26, 2014
2:00 PM–2:50 PM
W183c (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Area: AUT; Domain: Applied Research
Chair: Brianna Dellezay (The Sage Colleges)
MARK L. SUNDBERG (Sundberg and Associates)
CHERYL A. YOUNG-PELTON (Montana State University in Billings)
ERIC V. LARSSON (Lovaas Institute Midwest)

As a student representative for the Association of Behavior Analysts International I have constructed a professional development series on Advice to Behavior Analysts Serving in Remote and Rural Communities. The PDS is comprised of a world class panel who have a diverse and wide range of experience and knowledge. The speakers that are presenting on my panel are Dr. Mark Sundberg, Dr. Cheryl Young-Pelton, and Dr. Eric Larsson. As there is an increase in children who are diagnosed with autism, it is important to be mindful that some of these children live in remote and rural communities with autism. These families do not have the accessibility to all services than those individuals who live in urban centers. Environmental constraints, geographically spread out communities, and lack of professionals are few of many factors that make it difficult for children to receive necessary and adequate amount of services. Therefore, the panel will present the ongoing issues and methods that they have used in their professional experience to ensure that all families are receiving services that they need.




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