Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis InternationalĀ® (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 #52
Beyond Autism - Applied Behavior Analysis for All
Saturday, May 27, 2017
11:00 AM–11:50 AM
Convention Center Mile High Ballroom 2A
Area: PRA/EDC; Domain: Service Delivery
Chair: Sharon Older (Adapt Behavioral Services)
COREY L. ROBERTSON (ABA Tech / Florida Tech)
ANDREW JOHN HOUVOURAS (Applying Behavior Concepts)
TARA A. ZELLER (The AppleTree Connection)

The field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is once again gaining recognition as a preferred treatment for behavioral improvement. In January 2017, Florida Medicaid expands coverage for ABA services to all children under the age of 21. This highlights the reach and impact of our science beyond autism. Much of the education our practitioners are receiving is focused on autism and related disabilities. Many internships, practicums, and experience hours are spent working with individuals with a diagnosis on the autism spectrum. We need more tracks at our Universities and Colleges that expand the scope of reach of our science. ABA does not equal autism therapy. ABA is a science with a limitless reach. We hope to shed light on the recognition of our science in practice beyond one population. We look toward the future as our science becomes a standard in the solution to diverse issues that we face as a society. This panel will discuss how behavior practitioners, program administrators, and academia should prepare to expand the science and practice of ABA to any and all problems of human action, and interaction, with the environment.

Instruction Level: Basic
Keyword(s): Implementation, Practitioner, Program Administration



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