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.


43rd Annual Convention; Denver, CO; 2017

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Panel #25
CE Offered: BACB — 
The Science of Startups: Tips for Starting and Running an Ethical Business in ABA
Saturday, May 27, 2017
10:00 AM–10:50 AM
Convention Center Mile High Ballroom 2A
Area: PRA/OBM; Domain: Translational
CE Instructor: Adam E. Ventura, M.S.
Chair: Manuel Rodriguez (ABA Technologies, Inc.)
ADAM E. VENTURA (World Evolve, Inc.)
BRETT J. DINOVI (Brett DiNovi & Associates, LLC)
ANDREA MACKEN (Comprehensive Autism Services)

Starting a business in any field can be a scary proposition and often times evokes overwhelming questions like: Am I ready for this? Can I afford this? What if I fail? These questions can be amplified in emerging industries like Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) where the field itself is already on shaky and unstable ground. Moreover, starting a business in a booming field like ABA can be very tempting, especially since demand for services exceeds supply. It is easy to see why so many people want to start an ABA business. However, being prepared for successfully building an enduring and ethical enterprise is a critical set of skills for those brave ABA souls who endeavor to realize their most passionate ambitions. This panel will answer some of the most important questions about starting a business in ABA from ethics to finance to marketing and even OBM as it relates to starting and running a business in ABA.

Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): ABA Practice, Ethical Practice, Startup Ethics



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