We wanted to bring you up to date on the progress of the scope restriction bill, S.4967-A (Skoufis)/A.6389-A (Peoples-Stokes). While the bill did not pass in 2019, there was significant progress made on the bill, resulting in 45 new co-sponsors signing the bill: 14 in...

May 22, 2019

Newly introduced bills A6389 sponsored by Crystal Peoples-Stokes and S4967 sponsored by James Skoufis are gaining traction as more of our representatives become aware of how the current licensure law discriminates against individuals who do not have ASD.  

The Senate an...

January 2, 2019

The 2019 legislative session begins on January 9th and continues through June 19th! We are kicking off this session with a Legislative Rally on January 12th at St. Joseph’s College on Long Island*. We will bring together professionals and families to learn about and di...

September 28, 2018

Please take a few moments to fill out this short survey about the NYS licensure law scope restriction.


June 21, 2018

Yesterday was the end of the legislative session and unfortunately, our bills, even after being amended, did not make it out of committee to be voted on. Throughout the session, the Assembly refused to budge, stating that they will wait to review a 2019 report before m...

May 20, 2018

Lobbying Day was a great success! Thank you to all of you who participated! We had over 45 people come together in Albany to discuss bills A-7632 and S-4599 with our legislators. This was about four times the number of people who lobbied last year!!

We are especially gr...

April 5, 2018

As the discussion on a New York State Budget is now completed, the Legislature will turn its attention to the regular session. From mid-April to the end of June, New York State lawmakers will take up individual bills that will impact their constituents. In addition to...

The NYSABA’s Legislative Committee has a new chair, Sally M. Izquierdo. Sally is a Doctoral Student in the Behavior Analysis Training Area at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Sally was asked to join the committee in 2016 as a legislative intern....

February 20, 2018

Important Action Alert: Autism Advisory Board holds Downstate Forums THIS WEEK! 

Please consider attending to share CRITICAL INFORMATION about the impact of the scope restriction on individuals with ASD!

Click here for talking points

For more information and to reg...

January 20, 2018

Happy New Year! It’s mid-January and some of our resolutions may already be going by the wayside…or maybe not. We are behavior analysts after all!! Do you share my resolution to do everything in your power to ensure that all individuals, regardless of diagnosis, have e...

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