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CoFABA 2019
From Theory to Practice Across the Lifespan

Only 230 Seats Available!


The 2019 CoFABA Conference, From Theory to Practice Across the Lifespan, will be held Friday, March 28, 2019 with SIX CEUs available.

Welcome social the night before on Thursday, March 27th at the Doubletree. 

Networking social will be held immediately after the last speaker at BurgerU adjacent to the conference location.


CoFABA 2019 Presenters & Presentation Titles:

1. Dr. Eb Blakely:  “Behavior Analysis:  Pathways To and From Here
2.  Dr. Dave Wilder:  “Compliance as a Behavioral Cusp for Young Children
3.  Tiki Fiol:  “Stop, Collaborate and Listen: ABA Ethics- School Age Edition
4.  Dr. Sorah Stein:  “A Behavior Analytic Approach to Puberty and Beyond
5.  Sarah Fernandez:  “Adult Services: Life on the Other Side
6.  Dr. Miranda Trahan:  “BCBAs in Dementia: The Growth of A Care Model

Optional Round-table Lunch Discussions - total of 8 options, or

???? - discussion led by Dr. Eb Blakely
Young Children - discussion led by Dr. Dave Wilder
School Age Children - discussion led by Tiki Fiol
Puberty Age Children - discussion led by Dr. Sorah Stein
Adults - discussion led by Sarah Fernandez
Geriatric - discussion led by Dr. Miranda Trahan
Medicaid  - discussion led by
Supervision - discussion led by

Breakfast starts at 8:00 am.   First presentation will begin at 8:30
Thursday, April 5, 2017 - 7:00 - 8:30 PM - Packet Pickup in the lobby/bar of the Doubletree Orlando East.
Thursday, April 5, 2017 - 7:30 - 10:30 PM - Welcome Hospitality Social for all attendees
Friday, April 4, 2017 -7:00 AM till 5:00 PM - Parking at Garage H is valid during these hours
Friday, April 6, 2017 - 8:00 AM - Packet Pickup & Breakfast begin  
Friday, April 6, 2017 - 8:30 AM - First presentation will begin
Friday, April 6, 2017 - 11:30 PM - Lunch will be catered by Pearsons Catering, Round-table discussions
Friday, April 6, 2017 - 3:30 PM - Networking Social at Burger

* New this year - We will be doing a raffle for the new Cooper Book, signed by the presenters.  These will be given away at each of the social events (Thursday night welcoming social and the Friday networking social).  We will give away 3 signed books at each social for a total of 6 books.   All attendees will get 1 raffle ticket as part of their registration.  Additional tickets may be purchased for $5 each or 5 for $20


$149 - Professional (BCBAs, BCaBAs, RBTs)
$89  - Student/Parent (no CEUs)
Ticket price includes breakfast & lunch on Friday, CEUs for Professionals, Parking and 2 Networking Socials



On Friday, parking is available in garage H, adjacent to the UCF Fairwinds Alumni Center.   Parking is included with your registration, you MUST display the parking pass on your driver's side dashboard.  Parking is valid from 7:00 AM till 5:00 PM, however, this event starts at 8:00 AM.   We will not be allowing people to enter prior to 8:00, please plan accordingly.

Hotel Information:

DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando East - UCF Area
12125 Hightech Ave
Orlando FL 32817
Group Rate: $122/night

You may make reservations for this hotel by clicking the following link:


Once again we will be using the CEUhelper app to collect and process CEUs.   If you have not been to an event where CEUhelper was used, you will need to sign up for a CEUhelper account to use the app.  Please follow the instructions at this link:   If you have used CEUhelper in the past, no additional steps are needed to use it again at this year's CoFABA event.

If you would like to pick up your name tag and registration materials in advance, please visit the Doubletree on Thursday night between 7:30-8:00 PM.   A packet pickup area will be in the hotel lobby/bar area.   Also, on Thursday Night there is a Welcome Hospitality Social for all attendees.  All guests will get one free drink ticket and we will also be serving some light snacks.

The conference will end with a networking social at Burger U starting right after the final presentation ends.  This will give the attendees an opportunity to speak with all of you and enjoy some time to interact in a casual atmosphere.  You can walk from the Alumni Fairwinds Center to Burger U across the street if you would like to participate in this event.



Event photos from the 38th Annual meeting of the
Florida Association for Behavior Analysis

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point
Bonita Springs, Florida


Function Space Request

FABA holds extra function space during the Convention to support affiliate events. To request space at the 2019 FABA Conference at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort, complete and submit the online form. The deadline to request space is July 1, 2019.

Please contact us ([email protected]) if you have any questions about function space at the Conference.


Please read these important guidelines before completing the online request form:

  • Activities scheduled during education sessions and the daily lunch break will be limited to groups of 25 people or fewer. We encourage you to consult the Schedule at a Glance and plan your events before and after Conference programming.   Good times to consider are all day Wednesday,  Thursday & Friday before 8:00 a.m. and after 6:00 p.m.
  • Please complete one function space request form per date/time. Do not submit multiple events or activities on a single form.
  • Open Houses will be held Wednesday, September 11, 8:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m. Select the Open House option only if you wish to hold a reception in conjunction with Open House night. Open Houses are published events open to attendees.
  • There is no fee for the use of the space only; however, all companies or organizations will be responsible for the cost of any food and beverage, audiovisual equipment, room set changes, or additional specifications requested and will be billed directly by the facility or vendor.
  • Space will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis as it is available. We are usually able to schedule all space requests and types of events; however, the number of requests we receive has been increasing each year. If we are unable to accommodate a request, we will help to facilitate alternate arrangements with one of our partner properties.

Notifications of location and space assignments are typically e-mailed by August 30. Any requests received after the July 1 deadline will be considered on a case-by-case basis, as space allows.

Questions about function space or Open Houses may be e-mailed to [email protected]


The Florida Association for Behavior Analysis wants to make it easier for parents, caretakers, educators, and others to tell their public officials about the challenges they are facing. We encourage you to use the following advocacy tool to directly email your individual state lawmakers, the governor, and the head of the state Agency for Health Care Administration. You can also follow up with a call or scheduled in-person visit afterward.

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2018 Workshops

Wednesday Morning, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Workshop #W01 Teaching Intraverbal Behavior - VINCENT CARBONE

Workshop #W02 Understanding and Managing Feeding Problems in Children with Autism and Related Disorders - VIVIAN IBAÑEZ, KERRI PETERS, FARIS KRONFLI & TIMOTHY VOLLMER

Workshop #W03 Innovative Ethical Approaches to the Assessment of Complex & Severe Problem Behavior - ANDREW HOUVOURAS

Workshop #W04 Dealing with Difficult Situations as a BCBA Supervisor: Tools for Tackling Common Workplace Problems Ethically

Workshop #W05 Life After High School: Bridging the Gap - KIM LUCKER-GREENE & SARAH FERNANDEZ 

Workshop #W06 Practicing Behavioral Pediatrics: Solving the Most Common Childhood Problem Behaviors - CHRIS MCGINNIS 

Workshop #W07 A Case Study: Utilizing the "Parenting Tools for Positive Behavior Change" in Adults with ASD - COLLEEN DEMELLO, DOREEN REIS  & CYNDI GIORDANO-DONATO


Wednesday Afternoon 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Workshop #W08 Train the Trainer: Skills for Staff Working with Caregivers - JAN MONTGOMERY, CHRISTI REED & EVETTE BERARDI-COX

Workshop #W09 Writing and Reviewing an Ethical Behavior Program - KAREN WAGNER & BETHANY DOWDING KELLER

Workshop #W10 It’s a Two-Way Street: Behavior Analysts Promoting Activity & Assisting Activity Promoters in Applying ABA- JEANNIE GOLDEN & KELLI MINTON

Workshop #W11 Leading ABA Technicians – A Training for Supervisors (Part 2) - VINCENT LAMARCA & TIM COURTNEY 

Workshop #W12 Special Ethical Issues Faced by BCBAs when Providing Services to Persons with ASD - ELISA CRUZ-TORRES, JACK SCOTT & NOELLE BALSAMO

Workshop #W13 Special Education Law and Ethical Issues for Behavior Analysts  - MELISSA OLIVE

Workshop #W14 Once Upon a Time… Harnessing the Power of Story Telling to Ethically Market Your ABA Business  - SARAH TRAUTMAN-ESLINGER & TIM COURTNEY

Workshop #W15 Let's Talk About Sex, Baby: A Behavioral Approach to Navigating Sexuality on the Spectrum - KIM LUCKER-GREENE, JULIA HARVEY & JESSICA O'LEARY


Saturday Morning 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Workshop #W17 Azrin and Foxx's Rapid Toilet Training Protocol  - AMANDA KEATING

Workshop #W18 A Practical Application of Evidence-based Training Strategies - YENDRI DIAZ, ALYSSA KAVNER, KIM ENLOE

Workshop #W19 Ignite Your Audience: How to Really Present Presentations Like a Real Presenter. (Really!) - COREY ROBERTSON

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