New York State

Association for

Behavior Analysis




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Considering opening your own ABA practice??


Review the following presentation for important information you should know regarding procedures, regulations and cautions when opening a professional practice.

Practice Management: corporate practice, HIPAA regulations, billing, and managerial considerations







Thank you again for your interest in helping to lift the scope restriction on licensed behavior analysts and certified behavior analyst assistants in New York so that individuals who are not diagnosed with autism can access ABA services!

We need your help now. Legislative sessions are held only through June, so we are in a time-sensitive window with respect to contacting individuals in the assembly and senate who may be supportive to our cause.

Itís critical that we have constituents from ALL OVER NEW YORK contacting their representatives.

As soon as possible, we need you to:

1. Write your representatives in the assembly and in the senate. You can use our Template letter. It is important that you personalize it. For information on how to tailor your letter, click on the link below that best describes your interest:

Agencies Alzheimer's BCBA Challenging Behavior Families of ASD Families of DS

Families Physicians Psychologists Self-advocate Students Teachers Universities

2. Call your representatives in the assembly and in the senate

Use the following links to find your representatives:



3. Make an appointment to meet with your representatives.

You can use the script below tailoring it with your own information.


"Good morning Senator/Assemblyman or Assemblywoman ______. My name is ______ and I live in your district. I am calling today because individuals with disorders other than autism cannot get behavior analytic services because of the scope restriction placed on licensed behavior analysts. The current law only allows them to work with individuals diagnosed with autism. (ADD PERSONAL INFORMATION HERE, BUT KEEP THE FOCUS ON THE INACCESSIBILITY OF SERVICES FOR MANY INDIVIDUALS-DISCRIMINATION).

Senator Ritchie (Bill number S 4599) and Assemblywoman Peoples-Stokes (Bill number A7632) are sponsoring our bill to remove the scope restriction and we need your help. Will you support/co-sponsor bill number [S 4599 or A 7632] to lift the scope restriction so that my family member can get the services that they have a right to and very much need?"

***Do remain calm, be polite. Do not bully or demand.

***If the person you speak with agrees to support the bill, thank him/her, and follow up your call with a hand written thank you note.

See Do's and Don'ts for more important guidelines.

***Let us know what response you got




28th Annual Conference

October 26th and 27th

(Preconference workshops will be held on October 25th)


Desmond Hotel and Conference Center

660 Albany Shaker Road

Albany, NY 12211



Thursday Keynote


Acknowledging essentials,

inferences, and all that need not be

known when functionally analyzing

and treating problem behavior



Gregory P. Hanley, Ph.D., BCBA-D


Western New England University

University of Massachusetts Medical School


  Friday Keynote  


Applying Principles of Behavior

Analysis to Improve

Workplace Performance


Richard S. Gold, MBA


M&T Bank



2017 Call for Proposals now open!


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Coming Soon...

  • Additional Invited Speakers and Topics

  • Registration Information


Sponsored in part by


Mary Cariola Children's Center          Achieve Beyond


Attentive Behavior Care


The Arc of Ulster-Greene          Behavior Development Solutions          


A set of frequently asked questions and answers from the department of professions has just been posted. These may be helpful for persons who have questions about scope, eligibility to practice, eligibility to become licensed, and training. We urge everyone to read these carefully and continue to ask questions of the department as they arise.


Please note: NYSABA is not affiliated with the NY Department of Professions or the NY Behavior Analysis Licensing Board

"NYSABA's legislative committee would like to thank everyone who attended the grassroots advocacy workshop, the panel discussion, and the talk on supervision and obtaining experience toward licensure in NY.  We are pleased that our members continue to support or efforts and work hard to stay informed of the rules and regulations in New York.  Following the panel discussion as well as the talk on BACB supervision updates and NYSED's experience requirements, a question was asked regarding the requirement of the prescription for ABA.  On NYSED's website (, it is stated that ABA services are provided pursuant to a diagnosis and a prescription or an order from a person who is licensed or otherwise authorized to provide such diagnosis and order or prescription. Based on this, it appears as though a report, from a NYS licensed psychologist, with a diagnosis of autism and an order for ABA services would be sufficient."


27th Annual Conference

Thank you for another successful Annual Conference!

See some of the presentations from the conference!

Keynote Speakers


         Iser DeLeon                                 Wayne Fuqua


Invited Speakers

Alicia Alvero, Kim Brown, Rachel Cavalari, Dan Mruzak, Jorge Reyes, Hank Roane, Laura Sieverling, Tristram Smith, Deb Thivierge, and Jim Todd


Sponsored in part by:



Pathfinder Health Innovations          Access 7 Services          Mary Cariola Children's Center

Eden II Programs


QBS Inc.          The ARC of Ulster-Greene          Behavior Development Solutions

ACE ABA Software System          The COR Behavioral Group          Safeguard Protective Apparel

Crossroads Center for Children          Inviscid Software         

Marra & Glick Applied Behavior Analysts, PLLC

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health - NY

Grass Roots Workshop Sponsor

The Summit Center


Parents should avoid alternative treatments for autism, expert warns



Monday, March 28, 2016, 6:00 PM


See full article here:



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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