New York State

Association for

Behavior Analysis





2014 Conference




Susan A. Ainsleigh, BCBA-D


Supervision in ABA: Preparing Future Behavior Analysts in Professional Practice



Jim Wright, MS, CAS


Behavioral Consultation in Schools: Helping Teachers to Identify Intervention Pathways to Better Manage Problem Behaviors



Judith Ursitti, CPA

Accessing Coverage for Autism Treatment in New York



Bryan Davey, PhD, BCBA-D


Practice Management Considerations





HIPAA Basics for New York ABA Providers





HIPPA/Compliance ABA Resource Guide



Kim Shamoun

NYSABA Legislative Chair


Corporate Practice Issues








NYSABA has responded to the emergency regulations governing the field of applied behavior analysis in New York (click here).  NYSABA will continue to keep members updated on any revisions to these emergency regulations.


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

Thank You!


The 25th Annual Conference of the New York State Association

for Behavior Analysis was a huge success!


Special Thanks to our Keynote Speakers

Aubrey Daniels, PhD & William Heward, EdD, BCBA-D


Thank you to our Invited Presenters

Margaret "Misty" Bloom, Esq., Stephanie Contrucci-Kuhn, PhD, BCBA-D, Daniel Fienup, PhD, BCBA-D

Joanne Gerenser, PhD, CCC-SLP, David McAdam, PhD, BCBA-D, Henry Roane, PhD, BCBA-D

Ray Romanczyk, PhD, BCBA-D, Judith Ursitti, CPA, Jim Wright, MS, CAS


Thank you to our sponsors:

Platinum Sponsors

Summit Educational Resources          The Elija Foundation          Eden II  

Gold Sponsors      

Springbrook          ABPathfinder          Autism Training Solutions/Relias Learning

All About Kids          ABA Provider Services

Silver Sponsors

Ensure Billing          Hillside Family of Agencies

Bronze Sponsors

Ulster-Greene ARC          CodeMetro, Inc.          Rethink

The Kelberman Center          Important Steps Inc          Crossroads Center for Children




Licensure Law for Behavior Analysts –

Questions and Answers


Additional Questions? E-Mail us at


You can visit

to read a press release by the Governor’s office.

NYSABA is grateful to all of you who worked hard to make sure this bill was signed into law!

The New York State Association for Behavior Analysis (NYSABA) would like to express our deepest sympathy to the family of Avonte Oquendo, a child with autism who died after wandering from his school.

Recently, the Interactive Autism Network reported that children with Autism were 8 times more likely to engage in wandering than their siblings without Autism, documenting the need for the development of additional evidence-based interventions. NYSABA is fully committed to helping both parents and professionals to develop better strategies to address this commonly-displayed, challenging behavior.

Further information on wandering and tips for safety and reducing this behavior can be found on the WebPages of the Association for Science in Autism Treatment ( and the Interactive Autism Network at the Kennedy Krieger Institute (“bolt”-safe-places). Questions related to NYSABA’s efforts to build better capacity within NY State for supporting persons with Autism can be sent to: NYSABA (

Job Posting Information:


Do you have the need to fill an ABA related position in your organization?

Check out NYSABAs Job Posting Service Here


Membership Information:


Click here to go to the on-line membership application.

If you have any questions regarding your membership status, please contact NYSABA's Membership

Coordinator, David Atkinson at






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