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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(s): Hanna Roen, BCBA & Ehren Werntz, BCBA

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.

2021 Meeting Dates

Third Thursday Monthly Via Zoom Webinar | All meeting times are at 1:00 pm

  • Thursday, January 21
  • Thursday, February 18
  • Thursday, March 18
  • Thursday, April 15
  • Thursday, May 20
  • Thursday, June 17
  • Thursday, July 15
  • Thursday, August 19
  • Thursday, September 16
  • Thursday, October 21
  • Thursday, November 18
  • Thursday, December 16

Beyond Autism/Expanding the Scope of Practice

Leader(s): Kayla Rosenberger M.Ed., BCBA/LBA & Emily Nuno, BCBA

The mission of the AzABA Expanding the Scope SIG is to highlight behavior-analytic centric work and research in fields 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.

2021 Meeting Dates

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

  • Thursday, January 14
  • Thursday, February 11
  • Thursday, March 11
  • Thursday, April 8
  • Thursday, May 13
  • Thursday, June 10
  • Thursday, July 8
  • Thursday, August 12
  • Thursday, September 9
  • Thursday, October 14
  • Thursday, November 11
  • Thursday, December 9

Feeding

Leader: Rachel Anderson, BCBA

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.

2021 Meeting Dates

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

  • Thursday, January 7
  • Thursday, February 4
  • Thursday, March 4
  • Thursday, April 1
  • Thursday, May 6
  • Thursday, June 3
  • Thursday, July 1
  • Thursday, August 5
  • Thursday, September 2
  • Thursday, October 7
  • Thursday, November 4
  • Thursday, December 2

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).

2021 Meeting Dates

First Friday Quarterly Via Zoom Webinar | All meeting times are at 9:00 am

  • Friday, February 5
  • Friday, May 7
  • Friday, August 6
  • Friday, November 5

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.

2021 Meeting Dates

First Tuesday Monthly Via Zoom Webinar | All meeting times are at 5:30 – 7:00 pm

  • Tuesday, January 5
  • Tuesday, February 2
  • Tuesday, March 2
  • Tuesday, April 6
  • Tuesday, May 4
  • Tuesday, June 1
  • July – no meeting due to holiday
  • Tuesday, August 3
  • Tuesday, September 7
  • Tuesday, October 5
  • Tuesday, November 2
  • Tuesday, December 7

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.

2021 Meeting Dates

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

  • Tuesday, January 26
  • Tuesday, February 23
  • Tuesday, March 23
  • Tuesday, April 27
  • Tuesday, May 25
  • Tuesday, June 22
  • Tuesday, July 27
  • Tuesday, August 24
  • Tuesday, September 28
  • Tuesday, October 26
  • Tuesday, November 23
  • Tuesday, December 28

Apprehension into Action

This will be a put it into practice discussion around the monthly Growing Greatness SIG topic.

Second Saturday Monthly Via Zoom Webinar | All meeting times are 10:00 am

  • Saturday, January 9
  • Saturday, February 13
  • Saturday, March 13
  • Saturday, April 10
  • Saturday, May 8
  • Saturday, June 12
  • Saturday, July 10
  • Saturday, August 14
  • Saturday, September 11
  • Saturday, October 9
  • Saturday, November 13
  • Saturday, December 11
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