As the Events Chair, Erin Richard White, Ph.D., BCBA-D compiled this information. Please feel free to reach out with your ideas, questions, and more.

Within this section, you can expect to find:

Annual Conference

The 16th Annual NJABA Conference will be held virtually on Friday, April 16, 2021.


Registration Pricing:

NJABA Members – $80

Non-Members – $175

Student Members – $25

BT Members – $25

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2021 Conference Program
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Keynote Speaker

William L. Heward, Ed.D., BCBA-D, is Professor Emeritus in the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University. A Past President and Fellow of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Bill has been a Fulbright Scholar in Portugal, a Visiting Professor of Psychology at Keio University in Tokyo and at the University of São Paulo in Brazil, and given lectures and workshops in 23 other countries. His publications include co-authoring the books Applied Behavior Analysis (with John Cooper and Tim Heron), Exceptional Children: An Introduction to Special Education (with Sheila Alber-Morgan and Moira Konrad), and Sign Here: A Behavioral Contracting Book for Families (with Jill Dardig), each of which has been translated into several foreign languages. Awards recognizing Bill’s contributions to behavior analysis include the Fred S. Keller Behavioral Education Award from the American Psychological Association’s Division 25, the Ellen P. Reese Award for Communication of Behavioral Concepts from the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, and the Distinguished Psychology Department Alumnus Award from Western Michigan University. Bill’s research interests include “low-tech” methods for increasing the effectiveness of group instruction in inclusive classrooms.

Title: Next Year is Now

Abstract: Teaching children with autism and developmental disabilities is a team game. The goals: improved learning and independence now leading to optimal quality of life in the future. The clock is running and everyone involved—teachers, behavior analysts, family members, and especially the child—has limited resources to contribute. The most pragmatic and ethical way forward requires targeting only those learning outcomes most likely to yield optimal benefit to the child. This presentation will explore the meaning of meaningful behavior change and suggest actions behavior analysts, educators, and parents can take to ensure their hard work translates into higher quality of life for the children they serve.

Learning Objectives: 

1. Describe a method with which behavior analysts, educators, and parents can select and prioritize behavior change targets that recognize demands and opportunities in a child’s current and future environments.

2. Name and give an example of three actions behavior analysts and educators can take to promote maximum independence and future quality of life for learners with autism.

3. Name and give an example of three actions parents can take to promote maximum independence and future quality of life for their children with autism.

Other CEU Opportunities

We will be listing events hosted by BACB Authorized Continuing Education Providers.

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2021 Events

Best Practices in Functional Assessment and Treatment Development for Individuals with Special Needs – OnDemand | Virtual

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Assessment and Development of Behavior Analytic Programming for Adults on the Autism Spectrum – OnDemand | Virtual

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