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The Program Committee is excited to announce the official launch of our first ever Special Interest Groups (SIGs)! While each SIG will work independently on specific objectives related to their general interest area, each group will work under the mission and objective of the Special Interest Groups, as outlined by AzABA.

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

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

Membership: Participation in AzABA’s Special Interest Groups will be limited to members of the association. Please refer to the information on our website to find out more about each SIG, including a brief description and upcoming meeting dates. To sign up for the SIG you would like to join, please log in to your Wild Apricot account and chose from the menu within your Member Profile.

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.

To sign up for the SIG you would like to join, please log in to your Wild Apricot account and chose from the menu within your Member Profile.

RFT/ACT

Leader: Adam D. Hahs, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA

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

2020 Meeting Dates

Meeting locations will vary | All meeting times are from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

  • Monday, May 18
  • June- TBD
  • Monday, July 13
  • Monday, August 14
  • Monday, September 19
  • Monday, October 9
  • November- TBD
  • Monday, December 14

Beyond Autism/Expanding the Scope of Practice

Leader: Kayla Rosenberger M.Ed., BCBA/LBA

This SIG will present 2 topics a year and members will be challenged to research, discuss, and/or share ideas on how behavior analysis can impact and contribute to that field. Meetings will be structured with either presentation, webinar, literature review, or open forum for members to share ideas.

2020 Meeting Dates

Via Zoom Webinar | All meeting times are at 5:00 pm

  • Tuesday, May 12
  • Tuesday, June 9
  • Tuesday, July 14
  • Tuesday, August 11

Feeding

Leader: Nikki Barton, MA, BCBA, BEH-94

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.

2020 Meeting Dates

Via Zoom Webinar| All meeting times are at 10:00 am

  • Thursday, June 4
  • Thursday, July 2
  • Thursday, August 6
  • Thursday, September 3
  • Thursday, October 1
  • Thursday, November 5
  • Thursday, December 3

Coordination of Care

Leader: Kellie Band, DBH, BCBA, LBA

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).

2020 Meeting Dates

Via Zoom Webinar | All meeting times are at 8:30am

  • Friday, May 15
  • Friday, June 19
  • Friday, July 17
  • Friday August 21
  • Friday, September 18
  • Friday, October 16
  • Friday, November 20
  • Friday, December 18

The Practice of ABA in the School Setting

Leader: Nicole Nafisi, BCBA

This SIG will focus on ABA in the school with emphasis on peer collaboration and solving practical issues to support students and school teams alike by exploring current ABA practices in the schools, various contexts in which FBAs/BIPs might be appropriate and if not, what alternatives can be considered, resources to support ABA practices and the BCBAs role in the school setting, and examining best practices in working with teams to support students.

2020 Meeting Dates

Via Zoom Webinar | All meeting times are at 6:00 – 7:30pm

  • Tuesday, June 2
  • Tuesday, July 7
  • Tuesday, August 4
  • Tuesday, September 1
  • Tuesday, October 6
  • Tuesday, November 3
  • Tuesday, December 1

Growing Greatness

Leaders: Ashley Bennett and Jamie Jones

Growing Greatness is a group of leaders nurturing each other and the community in effective interventions and competency by providing an open diverse, vulnerable and welcoming space. It is a place where the Arizona community can come together to support and shape the quality of behavior analytic services. The purpose is to break down the perception that Behavior Analysts have to have all the answers, and to have a space where that culture can be modeled and answers can be formed by the collective.

2020 Meeting Dates

Via Zoom Webinar | All meeting times are at 6:00 pm

  • Tuesday, May 26
  • Tuesday, June 23
  • Tuesday, July 28
  • Tuesday, August 25
  • Tuesday, September 22
  • Tuesday, October 27
  • Tuesday, November 23
  • Tuesday, December 22
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