New York State

Association for

Behavior Analysis










26th Annual Conference

Registration and Call for Papers Now Open!!!!

Attendee Registration                                    Call For Papers

October 1 & 2, 2015

The Desmond Hotel


Workshops September 30th

Conference rate of $139 for a single or double room until September 30th, 2015

Reserve your Room Today!


V. Mark Durand and Jim Johnston


Invited Speakers

Gina Green, Melissa Nosik, Judith Ursitti, Jill Pettinger,

Bob LaRue, Richard Serna, Mary McDonald


NYSABA Social – bring your dancing shoes!

DJ, cash bar

October 1st from 9:00 pm to 1:00 am



See below for an exciting opportunity to obtain funding for your research!  NYSABA is extending its deadline for applications for the research award described below.

NYSABA's Behavior Change for a Sustainable World Student Research Award

Purpose: To support student research using behavior analysis concepts and principles to promote sustainable practices/environmentally friendly behavior change. Any applied, basic, or translational study to be conducted as an undergraduate honors thesis, master's thesis, or doctoral dissertation with a primary goal of increasing understanding of human behavior and environmental preservation/enhancement is eligible for consideration.

Amount:  $500

Eligibility: student member of NYSABA; enrolled in a college/university in New York State OR a resident of New York State who attends a college/university outside of New York State

Application: Click here

Attach 3-page maximum description (1-inch margins, 12-point Times New Roman font, double spaced) including the background for study; purpose/importance; research question to be addressed; outline of method; commitment to present results at future NYSABA conference and to submit an article for publication based on the study (should results warrant).

Also attach letter of support from student's faculty advisor confirming applicant is eligible and expected to conduct his/her thesis/dissertation research on this topic during the upcoming year.

Updated Application Deadline:  April 15, 2015

Selection of awardee: NYSABA board will review applications and select recipient.  NYSABA board will send money to recipient contingent upon letter from faculty advisor stating that student's proposal has been accepted.


In response to several recent fatal accidents in New York state related to wandering, The New York State Association for Behavior Analysis is releasing a brief article on wandering in persons with Autism. The article provides an overview of current knowledge, a summary of research findings, and some practice tips. 



 Elopement of children with Autism: 

What we know, successful interventions, and practical tips for parents and caregivers



These guidelines were prepared by Heather Walker, NYSABA marketing chair, and David McAdam, NYSABA, educational chair. Correspondence can be sent to David McAdam at

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