Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)

A current buzz word in the world of autism is “evidence-based practice” (EBP). What is EBP? What does EBP have to do with autism?

Mary Jane Weiss, Ph.D., BCBA-D is a Professor at Endicott College, where she directs the Master’s Program in ABA and Autism and is a mentoring faculty member in the Doctoral program. She also is the Executive Director of Research at Melmark. Dr. Weiss has worked in the field of ABA and Autism for over 30 years. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers University in 1990 and she became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2000.

Evidence-Based Practice Slides


Applied Behavior Analysis

Dr. Justin Leaf – Applied Behavior Analysis is more than a set of procedures and rigid practices. ABA is a progressive science that is individualized for recipients.

Dr. Justin Leaf is the Director of Research for the Autism Partnership Foundation. Justin received his master’s degree in Applied Behavioral Science and his doctorate degree in Behavioral Psychology in the Department of Applied Behavioral Science at the University of Kansas. Justin worked directly under the mentorship of Dr. James Sherman and Dr. Jan Sheldon. Justin has over ten years of clinical and research experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities.

Applied Behavior Analysis Slides


Behavior Analysts, Minimum Standards

Dr. Ross is the Senior Vice President of Treatment Efficacy and Graduate Education at Beacon ABA Services of Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Dr. Ross is a primary instructor in the BCBA certification program at Cambridge College in Cambridge Massachusetts. Dr. Ross is the President of the Autism Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) and also serves on the Practice Board of ABAI where he is Chair of the Empirically Supported Treatments Committee and is a founding member and current President of the Massachusetts Association for Applied Behavior Analysis.

Behavior Analysts, Minimum Standards


What to Expect from a Behavior Analytic Company

Dr. Rich Mancil – Treatment plans. Data. Supervision. Oh my! What can parents expect from a behavior analytic company? How can behavior analytic companies improve service?


Key Characteristics of Quality Behavioral Health Organizations

Sara Gershfeld MA, BCBA

Have you ever wondered what makes a good behavior analytic company? Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE) strives to identify and recognize good behavior analytic companies. Come learn what BHCOE considers quality indicators, models of quality assurance practices that exist, and how the principles of behavior analysis can be used to promote quality services.


Philosophical Premises Underlying the BACB: Professional and Ethical Compliance Code

David Cox


Behavior Analyst Licensure

Dr. Jim Carr


The Basics and Beyond: Measuring, Assessment and Treating Feeding Issues in Children

Sean D. Casey, Ph.D., BCBA


NMABA 2017 Legislative Session Update

Julianna D. Koob & Karen Whitlock


ABA All Day: Taking ABA Beyond the Treatment Room

Alison M. Betz, Ph.D., BCBA