KYABA 2016 Annual Conference

The Kentucky Association for Behavior Analysis is pleased to host our annual 2016 conference on April 14th - 16th at Holiday Inn - Hurstbourne (use code BVH to receive $119 a night). The theme for the conference this year is behavioral assessment and we are very pleased to host Drs. Mark Dixon, Mark Sundberg, and Patrick McGreevy, three experts in the field with direct experience developing behavioral assessment tools. Out-of-town guests are welcome to stay at the Holiday Inn - Hurstbourne for the reduced conference rate of $119 a night Wednesday (4/13) through Saturday (4/16) using the hotel code: BVH. 

Conference Registration

Registration for this event is now open and you may choose amongst the registration options available below. If you are a member of KYABA please remember to sign-in before registering to receive the discounted registration price. If you are not a member of KYABA, please consider signing up for membership to receive the discounted registration rate. Discounts are also available for multi-day registrations. A total of 18 Type II Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) Continuing Education Units (CEU) will be offered during the conference. CEUs are included in the price of registration. Please visit the Exhibitor section of our website for more information about applying for exhibition space.

Conference Sponsors

Applied Behavioral Advancements, LLC

Established in 2007, Applied Behavioral Advancements, LLC provides behavior analytic and therapy services throughout Kentucky to individuals of all ages who have been diagnosed with developmental or intellectual disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, or psychiatric disorders. More information about ABA, LLC can be found on their website: www.aba-llc.com.

Applied Behavior Center for Autism

ABC was started back in 1997 when the CEO and Founder, Sherry Quinn’s son was diagnosed with Autism. Wrestling with her own emotional rollercoaster after the diagnosis, Sherry found research on ABA therapy and its overwhelming effectiveness in the treatment of ASD. Because no one in the state provided ABA services at the time, she began her own company out of her home. In time, this company grew to be the largest ABA provider in the state of Indiana. ABC is currently hiring BCBAs and BCaBAs. More information about ABC can be found on their website: www.appliedbehaviorcenter.org

Conference Schedule

Thursday, April 14th: Pre-Conference Workshop

7:30am - 9:00am   Registration

9:00am - 12:00pm Morning Session: Producing Higher Verbal Abilities in Children with Autism: Implementing the PEAK Relational Training System (Mark Dixon, Ph.D., BCBA-D)

12:00pm - 1:00 pm Lunch

1:00pm - 4:00pm Afternoon Session: Producing Higher Verbal Abilities in Children with Autism: Implementing the PEAK Relational Training System (Mark Dixon, Ph.D., BCBA-D)

Friday, April 15th

7:30am - 9:00am Registration

9:00am - 9:30am Presidential Address

9:30am - 12:30pm Morning Session: A Behavioral Approach to Language Assessment and Intervention for Children with Autism (Mark Sundberg, Ph.D., BCBA-D)

12:30pm - 2:00pm Lunch

2:00pm - 5:00pm Afternoon Session: A Behavioral Approach to Language Assessment and Intervention for Children with Autism (Mark Sundberg, Ph.D., BCBA-D)

5:30pm - 10:00pm Social

Saturday, April 16th

8:00am - 9:00am Registration

9:00am - 12:00pm Morning Session: Functional Skills and Curriculum-based Assessments for Learners with Moderate-to-Severe Disabilities: It’s as much about What we Teach as How we Teach it (Patrick McGreevy, Ph.D., BCBA-D)

12:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch

1:30pm - 4:30pm Afternoon Session: Selecting and Confirming an Alternative Method of Speaking for Non-verbal Children and Adults (Patrick McGreevy, Ph.D., BCBA-D)