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AzABA Special Interest Groups

To provide AzABA members with the opportunity to learn, share and connect with other members in the community with common interests.

To provide resources, an open forum for collaboration, and opportunities to disseminate educational, evidence-based content to association members.

Participation in AzABA’s Special Interest Groups is limited to members of the association. Please refer to the information below to find out more about each SIG. To sign up for a SIG, please log in to your membership profile and select the desired SIG on the "Committee and SIG participation" question.

Time Commitment:
Given the volunteer nature of the SIGs, it is recommended that the time commitment outlined by each SIG be taken into consideration before joining.

SIG events can be found on the AzABA Event Calendar.

ABA in schools

Leaders: Kristen Terrell, BCBA and Levi Hedgepeth

The purpose of this SIG is to give BCBAs, Behavior Interventionists, and RBTs working in schools a community/network to brainstorm and collaborate with in regards to profession roles and responsibilities, adapting the ethics code to the school setting, and ABA implementation within their districts.


Leaders: Hanna Roen, BCBA & Ehren Werntz, BCBA-D

The ACT/RFT SIG is committed to establishing and promoting a community that values the incorporation of contextual behavioral science into current and future behavior analytic practices.

Compassionate Care in ABA

Leaders: Emily Mariner, MS, BCBA, LBA, Mandana Zerbib, BCBA, Michele Bishop, BCBA, PhD

The purpose of this SIG is to take what we know about compassionate care and what recipients of our services(parents, caregivers, and individuals) are needing/wanting and translate this into our clinical practice. We don’t know what we don’t know; learning from one another using our experiences, education and research will increase compassion and understanding for the families and individual we work with. We must keep the conversation going in order to grow from our experience and build a compassionate connection between the services we provide and the needs of our clients and families.

Coordination of Care

Leader: Rodrigo Mendoza, BCBA & Carrie Mereness, BCBA

This collaborative SIG seeks to disseminate ABA across disciplines while finding ways to integrate and increase collaboration across services. Our goal is to come up with a list of best practices for collaborating across disciplines and create a AKAs for across disciplines (i.e. OT, ABA, SLP).

Expanding the scope of practice

Leader(s): Luis Morales, BCBA & Bailey Blake, BCBA

The mission of the AzABA Expanding the Scope SIG is to highlight behavior-analytic centric work and research infields outside of autism to provide behavior analysts an opportunity to collaborate with others who are interested in engaging with ABA in new and different capacities.


Leader(s): Mary Stevenson, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA, and Lia Becktold, Med, BCBA, LBA

The Feeding special interest group seeks to disseminate and collaborate with local clinicians on how to identify and carry out ethical evidence-based feeding in their clinical practice. The Feeding SIG will continue to partner with feeding experts from all over the United States to bring high quality content to the group to support those seeking to gain knowledge and competence in feeding and offer CEU event’s as well as offering CEU’s for many regular monthly meetings.

Today's ABA for Technicians and Trainees

Leader(s): Ryan Mott, RBT

This goal of this group is to provide an opportunity for students, supervisees and RBT’s to come together and build a supportive community where we might be able to grow and learn from our shared experiences working within the field.  

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