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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 Leading ABA Technicians – A Training for Supervisors (Part 1) - TIM COURTNEY & VINCENT LAMARCA

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 #W16 The Apprentice: An Innovative Approach to Meet the BACB's Supervision Standards  - TIM COURTNEY & VINCENT LAMARCA

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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Workshop Descriptions

Workshop #W01 Teaching Intraverbal Behavior
Wednesday Morning 9:00 am

VINCENT CARBONE (Carbone Clinic, [email protected])
Many children with autism acquire mand and tact repertoires but fail to develop intraverbal responding. Failure to acquire intraverbal behavior leads to difficulties in academic, social and over all communication skills. Only in the past few years has the behavior analytic literature begun to report methods to teach the intraverbal. The purpose of this workshop is to present the current research on teaching the intraverbal which extends Skinner’s (1957), analysis of this verbal operant. A sequence for teaching intraverbal responding from simple to complex will be offered with many video illustrations of teaching methods within applied settings.

 

Workshop #W02 Understanding and Managing Feeding Problems in Children with Autism and Related Disorders
Wednesday Morning

VIVIAN IBAÑEZ (University of Florida, [email protected])
KERRI PETERS (University of Florida)
FARIS KRONFLI (University of Florida)
TIMOTHY VOLLMER (University of Florida)
Food selectivity is common among children with ASD, which can result in health and behavior problems. Although ABA intervention has the most empirical support, studies have shown that the etiology of pediatric feeding disorders is often multifactorial, requiring an interdisciplinary approach. Therefore, it is critical that clinicians understand the potential risks associated with feeding intervention and the training necessary to mitigate these risks. In the current workshop, we will review information on the assessment of pediatric feeding disorders, practice strategies to systematically evaluate mealtime behavior, and present research on interventions for food selectivity and considerations when using edible reinforcers.

 

Workshop #W03 Innovative Ethical Approaches to the Assessment of Complex & Severe Problem Behavior
Wednesday Morning 9:00 am

ANDREW HOUVOURAS (Brevard Public Schools, [email protected])
Behavior analysts are adept at handling a myriad number of problem behaviors. With our reliance on research literature and evidence based practices, we work diligently to remain up to date and consistent with our ethical code and basic principles. In spite of our best intentions, nuances and particulars of how to assess and treat severe problem behaviors can be lost in translation which might place our clients in peril. This workshop will teach behavior analysts to consider what is missing and/or what is necessary in assessments and interventions so complex problem behavior can be understood and safety maintained.

 

Workshop #W04 Leading ABA Technicians – A Training for Supervisors (Part 1)
Wednesday Morning 9:00 am

TIM COURTNEY (LittleStar ABA Therapy, [email protected])
VINCENT LAMARCA (Little Star Center)
This workshop trains supervisors in evidence-based methods of supervising staff who provide applied behavior analysis (ABA) services for people with autism. In order to meet the 8 hour requirements of the BACB, this will be presented as two 3-hour workshops and two additional hours available online. The content is based on over four decades of ABA research. The content includes critical supervision knowledge and skills coinciding with the BACB task list for effective supervision. The content is relevant for supervisors of staff providing comprehensive and/or focused ABA services across a variety of settings,including center-based programs, homes, schools, and clinics.

 

Workshop #W05 Life After High School: Bridging the Gap
Wednesday Morning 9:00 am

KIM LUCKER-GREENE (Behavioral Solutions Consulting, [email protected])
SARAH FERNANDEZ (Florida Behavior Consultants)
Transition planning is crucial to increasing successful outcomes for life after high school. This workshop will discuss issues related to transitioning from school to adult life. Activities and discussion to help identify interests and future plans will be included. Strategies for developing appropriate goals as part of the IEP process will be offered. Participants will be informed about resources in the community and our role, as parents and providers, in ensuring a dignified and successful transition into adulthood. Teaching strategies, independence, self-advocacy, job preparedness and community access will be covered as part of this workshop.

 

Workshop #W06 Practicing Behavioral Pediatrics: Solving the Most Common Childhood Problem Behaviors
Wednesday Morning 9:00 am

CHRIS MCGINNIS (McGinnis Behavioral, [email protected])
This workshop greatly expands upon a previous paper presentation at FABA and offers behavior analysts and behaviorally-oriented mental health practitioners insight, prerequisite knowledge, and an opportunity to develop unique clinical protocols for some of the most common problem behaviors faced by families. Ethical, marketing, and financial sustainability considerations for practice will be discussed as well.

 

Workshop #W07 A Case Study: Utilizing the "Parenting Tools for Positive Behavior Change" in Adults with ASD
Wednesday Morning 9:00 am

COLLEEN DEMELLO (Applied Behavioral Strategies, [email protected])
DOREEN REIS (Applied Behavioral Strategies)
CYNDI GIORDANO-DONATO (Applied Behavioral Strategies)
Dr. Glenn Latham's work in parent training is well known to the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. Based on the book, "The Power of Positive Parenting" a parent training curriculum; "Parenting Tools for Positive Behavior Change" has been used with a wide-variety of parents seeking to improve their parenting repertoire. However, this curriculum is not typically utilized with parents diagnosed with ASD or other developmental disorders. The purpose of this workshop is to present an overview of the curriculum "Parenting Tools for Positive Behavior Change" and how it was successfully implemented with a parent diagnosed with ASD.

 

Workshop #W08 Train the Trainer: Skills for Staff Working with Caregivers
Wednesday Afternoon 1:00 pm

JAN MONTGOMERY (ABA Technologies, [email protected])
CHRISTI REED (ABA Technologies)
EVETTE BERARDI-COX (ABA Technologies)
While behavior practitioners specialize in using reinforcement with children as clients, there is a need for staff to apply these principles to change parent behavior as well. This workshop is designed to disseminate specific behavioral parenting skills and strategies for use by behavioral practitioners for parent training. The content also includes common parenting problems, how to avoid them, and supporting literature. Attendees will participate in small groups while learning evidence- based skills. Participants will practice identifying applicable tools to scenarios involving ASD and typically developing children. Workshop will be taught via lecture and Behavior Skills Training.

 

Workshop #W09 Writing and Reviewing an Ethical Behavior Program
Wednesday Afternoon 1:00pm

KAREN WAGNER (TheBehaviorAnalyst.com, Behavior Services of Brevard,  [email protected])
BETHANY DOWDING KELLER (Behavior Services of Brevard, Behavior Education Center)
Are you confident serving recipients with dangerous/intensive behaviors? Are you using, or thinking about using, physical management? Medicaid doesn't fund restraint, and most funders rarely ask for restraint data. What are your obligations to the recipient, the family, and to the agency providing IB services? Are there legal requirements? Does oversight fit in, if so, who should do it? This workshop will address writing and reviewing ethical IBPs for recipients with dangerous/challenging/intensive behaviors. Using a format for "old school" (non-computer generated) IBPs, we will examine recommended components, organization, wordsmithing, effective data collection, and the importance of explicit, detailed, interventions.

 

Workshop #W10 It’s a Two-Way Street: Behavior Analysts Promoting Activity & Assisting Activity Promoters in Applying ABA
Wednesday Afternoon 1:00 pm

JEANNIE GOLDEN (East Carolina University, [email protected])
KELLI MINTON (East Carolina University)
Nearly 35% of Americans are obese, while 30% of typically developing adults are sedentary and as few as 9% of individuals with developmental disabilities meet recommended activity levels. Obese individuals are more likely to develop chronic health issues, lead shorter lives and have a lesser quality of life. Traditional physical activity promotion through educational and persuasion-based interventions is largely ineffective. Workshop presenters will demonstrate how to conduct functional behavioral assessment of activity-abating behaviors and to promote
positive exercise behaviors for individuals who are developmentally delayed and typically developing. Suggested interventions will employ unconditioned and conditioned motivational operations and tolerance training.

 

Workshop #W11 Leading ABA Technicians – A Training for Supervisors (Part 2)
Wednesday Afternoon 1:00 pm

VINCENT LAMARCA (Little Star Center, [email protected])
TIM COURTNEY (LittleStar ABA Therapy)
This workshop trains supervisors in evidence-based methods of supervising staff who provide applied behavior analysis (ABA) services for people with autism. In order to meet the 8 hour requirements of the BACB, this will be presented as two 3-hour workshops and two additional hours available online. The content is based on over four decades of ABA research. The content includes critical supervision knowledge and skills coinciding with the BACB task list for effective supervision. The content is relevant for supervisors of staff providing comprehensive and/or focused ABA services across a variety of settings, including center-based programs, homes, schools, and clinics.

 

Workshop #W12 Special Ethical Issues Faced by BCBAs when Providing Services to Persons with ASD
Wednesday Afternoon 1:00 pm

ELISA CRUZ-TORRES (Florida Atlantic University, [email protected])
JACK SCOTT (Florida Atlantic University)
NOELLE BALSAMO (Florida Atlantic University)
Board Certified Behavior Analysts and other professionals providing behavioral services to persons with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) will face unique challenges. From home-based service delivery to working in school settings, serving the extensive needs of persons with ASD can pose ethical challenges that may be in direct conflict with our Professional and Ethical Compliance Code. This interactive workshop will discuss the vulnerability of professional behavior analysts delivering services across settings, illustrate commonly reported dilemmas, consider the impact of business ownership, and facilitate dialogue encouraging ethical practices that protect the integrity of service to both our clients and our certification board.

 

Workshop #W13 Special Education Law and Ethical Issues for Behavior Analysts
Wednesday Afternoon 1:00 pm

MELISSA OLIVE (Applied Behavioral Strategies, [email protected])
This workshop will focus on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) and the issues that practicing behavior analyst should be apprised of. Participants will learn about federal requirements for conducting functional behavioral assessments, writing behavior intervention plans, understanding the term positive behavior interventions & supports as used in IDEIA, and requirements for independent educational evaluations including FBAs. Information will be provided in lecture format with case studies as examples. Legal and ethical responsibilities of a behavior analyst will be discussed. Time will be allotted for extensive question and answer. Detailed handouts will be provided.

 

Workshop #W14 Once Upon a Time… Harnessing the Power of Story Telling to Ethically Market Your ABA Business
Wednesday Afternoon 1:00 pm

SARAH TRAUTMAN-ESLINGER (California Association for Behavior Analysis, [email protected])
TIM COURTNEY (LittleStar ABA Therapy)
Do you struggle to promote your ABA business? Do you know how to attract new clients and staff without violating the Behavior Analyst Professional and Ethical Compliance Code? If you answered "Yes" to these questions, then this workshop is for you! Attendees of this workshop will learn how to harness the power of story telling to ethically market their ABA business. Attendees will also be given social media and other marketing strategies that they can use to expand the reach of their business while staying in compliance with the BACB Professional and Ethical Compliance Code.

 

Workshop #W15 Let's Talk About Sex, Baby: A Behavioral Approach to Navigating Sexuality on the Spectrum
Wednesday Afternoon 1:00 pm

KIM LUCKER-GREENE (Behavioral Solutions Consulting, [email protected])
JULIA HARVEY (JSA Clinical Group)
JESSICA O'LEARY (JSA Clinical Group)
Typically developing learners experience puberty with a variety of social and emotional skills that guide them through this significant transition. Learners with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities brave this transition with significant social and emotional deficits. This lack of social and emotional awareness can result in problematic behaviors. In this workshop we will be exploring the issues related to inappropriate sexual behaviors (ISB). We will debunk common myths related to sexuality and disability, discuss effective methods to teach appropriate sexual behavior and provide an overview of the legal aspects related to consent and intimate relationships for learners with ID.

 

Workshop #W16 The Apprentice: An Innovative Approach to Meet the BACB's Supervision Standards
Saturday Morning 8:00 am

TIM COURTNEY (LittleStar ABA Therapy, [email protected])
VINCENT LAMARCA (Little Star Center)
Increased standards for supervision are needed for the betterment of the field.  However, it is a challenge for organizations to meet these standards. Throughout the ages, experts in all trades have passed along their wisdom through apprenticeship opportunities. An apprenticeship model to mentor, educate, and train students on the science of human behavior will be discussed, including a summary of the model, typical supervision activities, and meeting schedules.

 

Workshop #W17 Azrin and Foxx's Rapid Toilet Training Protocol
Saturday Morning 8:00 am

AMANDA KEATING (University of South Florida, [email protected])
While many children achieve successful toileting without intervention, others need additional support. During this workshop, Azrin and Foxx’s Rapid Toilet Training method will be discussed and demonstrated in detail. Within the workshop, participants will discuss readiness tests, teaching protocols, and error correction methods. Use of RTT with typically developing children and those with developmental disabilities will be discussed. Research on modifications and abbreviated methods will also be introduced. Finally, participants will be provided with sample data sheets and fidelity protocols.

 

Workshop #W18 A Practical Application of Evidence-based Training Strategies
Saturday Morning 8:00 am

YENDRI DIAZ (SKILLOMETRY INC.,[email protected])
ALYSSA KAVNER (Easterseals Southern California)
KIM ENLOE (Easter Seals of Southern California)
The recent growth in ABA based services for individuals with ASD has led to the rapid hiring and training of RBTs, BCaBAs, and BCBAs resulting in a need to establish competency-based curriculum for both trainers and clinicians. Building effective training is paramount to an ABA practice’s
success. Trainers are responsible for training staff to fluency and ensuring readiness to work in the field. This workshop will demonstrate how evidenced-based training methodologies can achieve this. There will be discussion on the establishment and maintenance of training programs, training staff to become effective trainers, curriculum development, and ongoing ABA staff support. 

 

Workshop #W19 Ignite Your Audience: How to Really Present Presentations Like a Real Presenter. (Really!)
Saturday Morning 8:00 am

COREY ROBERTSON (ABA Technologies and Florida Institute of Technology, [email protected])
Presenting information to a variety of audiences is an integral part of the professional’s role in
dissemination of ABA. Yet, even when professionals brave the "front of the room", they may not
achieve their objectives for a variety of reasons, ranging from the quality and format of their
materials to the actual presentation. In this WORKshop, participants will learn how to tell their story
and use technology to ensure their audiences achieve the learning objectives and walk away inspired!
Participants will develop a 5-minute presentation with support from the instructor and peers, deliver
this presentation, and receive supportive feedback.

Note: A laptop or tablet with Microsoft PowerPoint or Apple Keynote installed is required, and some prior experience with presentation software is preferred. Additionally, participants may have a specific topic or data to present, but this is not required.

Recommended Reading:

  • Skinner, B. F. (1981). How to discover what you have to say—a talk to students. The Behavior Analyst, 4(1), 1–7.
  • Friman, P. C. (2014). Behavior Analysts to the Front! A 15-Step Tutorial on Public Speaking. The Behavior Analyst, 37(2), 109–118.
  • Duarte, N. (2013). Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences- Multimedia version. California: Duarte Press. Retrieved from http://resonate.duarte.com

 

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The 38th Annual Florida Association for Behavior Analysis Conference will be held September 12-15, 2018 at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa.   Once again, we will offer three and one-half days-(see Tentative Schedule) of presentations by experts in the field from Florida and across the nation. For the 4th consecutive year, sessions will be scheduled on Saturday morning until noon!

This event is advance registration only!  Registration will be capped at 1,400 and we will sell out.   Do not wait to register.

For more information on this event, please see out Frequently Asked Questions


Tentative Schedule

Tuesday, September 11
FABA Store and Packet Pickup open 5:00 pm
Wednesday, September 12
FABA Store and Packet Pickup open 8:00 am
Workshops run from 9:00 am to noon and 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Speed Networking 7:00pm
Hospitality Suite 7:30pm
Thursday, September 13
FABA Store and Registration open 7:00 am
Sessions run from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Keynote Address 11:00 am
     Mark Sundberg, PhD - Applications of verbal behavior and relational frame theory to autism treatment: Can we get along?
Inside Behavior Analysis with Mark Sundberg
Presidential Social/Poster Session 5:30 pm
Reunions/Company Dinners 7:00 pm
Friday, September 14
FABA Store and Registration open 7:00 am
Sessions run from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Presidential Address/Business Meeting 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
     Nikki Dickens - Build Your Legacy: Supervision, Feedback, and the Future
Inside Behavior Analysis with Erik Lovaas
Ignites @ Nite! – 8:00 PM
Friday Night Social with DJ Tim Courtney 9:00 pm
Saturday, September 15
Sessions run from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Workshops run from 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Closing Invited Address 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

The full agenda will be released in the weeks leading up to the conference, but details are subject to change up to and during the conference.  All sessions on Thursday, Friday and Saturday are open to all conference ticket holders.  Workshops require an additional ticket to attend

Continuing Education:

Continuing Education Units will be available for BCBAs and BCaBAs, and Florida Certified Behavior Analysts through FABA.   To collect credit for each session or workshop you attend, please download the CEUhelper app: https://ceuhelper.com/

Continuing Education for Florida Licensed Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, and Licensed Mental Health Professionals is offered by Adapt Behavioral Services.

Note: Separate fees are charged for CEUs from each of the agencies.  If you need both BCBA and PSY/MH CEUs, you will need to pay *both* FABA and Adapt.

Conference Registration Fees:

Advance Registration:
$ 180 for a Professional Member Two Day Advance Registration
$ 118 for a Professional Member One Day Advance Registration
$ 112 for Student / Direct Care / Parent  Two Day Advance Registration
$ 74 for Student / Direct Care / Parent  One Day Advance Registration
$ 295 Non-Members Two Day Advance Registration
$ 230 for Non-Members  One Day Advance Registration
$ 83 Advance Workshop Ticket (each) (CEUs included if needed)
$ 85 for the BCBA CEU Flat Rate

Conference Highlights:

Keynote Speaker:

Mark Sundberg, PhD - Applications of verbal behavior and relational frame theory to autism treatment: Can we get along?

Invited Speakers:

Wayne Fuqua, PhD - Evidence-based practice: Detecting and trouble shooting ABA treatment failures
William L. Heward, EdD - Behavior Change for a Sustainable World: Ultimate Challenge and Opportunity for Behavior Analysts
Ansley Hodges - Pediatric Hospitals: The Power of Embedding Behavior Analysis
Coby Lund, PhD & Janet Lund, PhD - Big Data and Behavior Analysis: The Future is Now
Claire St. Peter - How Low Can You Go?: Naturalistic Treatment Integrity and Its Impact on Outcomes
Haydee Toro - The Ethics Of Political Activism

Presidential Address:

Nikki Dickens - Build Your Legacy: Supervision, Feedback, and the Future

Inside Behavior Analysis:

Mark Sundberg interviewed on Thursday Afternoon
Erik Lovaas interviewed on Friday Afternoon

Social Events:

Speed Networking - Wednesday Night
Hospitality Suite - Wednesday Night
Presidential Social and Poster Session - Thursday Night
[email protected] and Social - Friday Night

 

For more information on this event, please see out Frequently Asked Questions

 

Conference FAQ's


Host Hotel

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa (click the hotel name to be linked to their website)
5001 Coconut Rd, Bonita Springs, FL 34134
Phone: (239) 444-1234

Two additional hotel options include:

Hyatt Place Coconut Point (click the hotel name to be linked to their website)

Hyatt Residence Club Bonita Springs, Coconut Plantation

(Email or call Ann Gabriel directly for information & reservations: 239-947-7308 [email protected])

Dates

September 12-15, 2018

Conference Registration Fees

Advance Registration Only:
$ 180 for a Professional Member Two Day Advance Registration
$ 118 for a Professional Member One Day Advance Registration
$ 112 for Student / Direct Care / Parent  Two Day Advance Registration
$ 74 for Student / Direct Care / Parent  One Day Advance Registration
$ 295 Non-Members Two Day Advance Registration
$ 230 for Non-Members  One Day Advance Registration
$ 83 Advance Workshop Ticket (each) (CEUs included if needed)

When to arrive and leave

The conference officially begins on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 8 am, and ends on Saturday, September 15th.    Pre-Conference workshops are held on Wednesday, September 12th and require an additional ticket purchase.   Post-Conference workshops are held on Saturday from 9-12 and require an additional ticket purchase.   Please note that on Saturday, conference sessions as well as workshops will be held.

Most attendees will want to arrive by Wednesday evening in order to attend participate in the annual Speed Networking event and the Hospitality Suite.

If you would like to take advantage of the full conference event, departure travel should be planned for Saturday, July 17th. After 12:00.  That being said, many people choose to leave on Friday Night after the Inside Behavior Analysis event.   If you choose to stay for Saturday, you may attend the popular Ignites @ Nite! event at 8:00, directly followed by Karaoke and Dancing hosted by the ever popular DJ Tim Courtney.

Tentative Schedule

Tuesday, September 11

FABA Store and Packet Pickup open 5:00 pm

Wednesday, September 12

FABA Store and Packet Pickup open 8:00 am
Workshops run from 9:00 am to noon and 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Speed Networking 7:00pm
Hospitality Suite 7:30pm

Thursday, September 13

FABA Store and Registration open 7:00 am
Sessions run from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Keynote Address 11:00 am
Presidential Social/Poster Session 5:00 pm
Reunions/Company Dinners 7:00 pm

Friday, September 14

FABA Store and Registration open 7:00 am
Sessions run from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Presidential Address/Business Meeting 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Ignites @ Nite! – 8:00 PM
Friday Night Social with DJ Tim Courtney 9:00 pm

Saturday, September 15

Sessions run from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Workshops run from 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Closing Invited Address 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

The full agenda will be released in the weeks leading up to the conference, but details are subject to change up to and during the conference.  All sessions on Thursday, Friday and Saturday are open to all conference ticketholders.  Workshops require an additional ticket to attend.

Name badges will be issued to all registered attendees, regardless of registration type, and must be worn at all times to gain entrance to sessions, events, the Exhibit Hall and all other areas of the Convention. One-day registrants will find the day they selected for attendance prominently printed on their badges. Exhibit Hall-only passes indicate limited Convention access. Guests must also wear their badges.

Your badge will not be mailed. You will receive your badge along with additional conference material at the conference packet pickup desk when you arrive.

Registration Cap

This year we will be capping registration at 1,400.   This number is determined by the Fire Marshal as the maximum number of people who can exit the conference area in the event of an emergency.   Please do not plan to show up to the conference just to hang around the exhibit area.   This is the main area of overcrowding.  

On Site Registration

FABA will not be registering attendees on-site.   This event is for preregistered attendees only.

Transportation

Southwest Florida International Airport in Ft. Myers (RSW) is the closest airport, about 13 miles and a 24 minute drive.  The hotel does not offer a shuttle.  The cost of a taxi at RSW is $35 which is a standard charge through MBA, the taxi concessionaire at RSW –http://www.flylcpa.com/taxirates/  Uber is also available at RSW.

Once you get your baggage from baggage claim you can go outside through door #5. There will be a shuttle service/car pickup line that you can get a ride to the hotel. Otherwise you can call one of the below listed companies to pre-arrange a pickup.

A1 Royal Airport Transportation - http://www.a1royallimousine.com/

Majestic Airport Service - http://www.a1royallimousine.com/

Apple Transportation - www.appletransportation.com

Other options for flying:

Miami International Airport (MIA) is approximately a 2 hour drive by car.
Tampa Airport (TPA) is approximately a 2 hour drive by car.
Orlando Airport (MCO) is approximately a 3 hour drive by car.

Parking

Both Valet parking and self-parking are available at the hotel. FABA does not validate, reimburse or offer discounts on parking rates.

Valet Parking: 45 USD daily
Self-Parking: Free

Weather/Conference Attire

In September, the temperature is an average high of around 90 degrees, with an average low around 75 degrees. Meeting room temperatures tend to be cold. Please bring a light sweater or jacket to all meetings. 

Visas

Should you require an invitation letter for a Visa application for travel to the U.S. to attend the conference, please forward proof of your conference registration to the Jennifer Bonney at [email protected], and a letter will be issued to you.

Accessibility for Registrants with Disabilities

FABA is committed to providing an outstanding experience for all participants.  We strive for full access to the activities of these events based on an awareness of participants' needs and appropriate planning.  Accessibility accommodations relating to mobility, hearing, vision or other areas may be provided.

We ask that requests for reasonable accommodations requests be made as early as possible, and well in advance of the event, so we may best accommodate individual needs and requirements. Onsite requests will be accommodated to the best of our ability; however, available resources may be limited.

For questions or concerns about accessibility at this year’s conference, please contact Leigh Stehlik at [email protected]

Session Room Behavior

Extensive planning goes into scheduling sessions in appropriately sized rooms; however, the popularity of sessions is not always predictable, and overcrowding occasionally occurs. If a session room reaches capacity, attendees must follow the instructions provided by FABA staff, Hyatt Regency staff, volunteers, or security staff. Attendees may be instructed not to stand against the walls or block the aisles or doors, or they may be denied entry if the room is too crowded. FABA is obligated to abide by the guidelines established by the Fire Marshal. If a room reaches full capacity and we do not have your cooperation, the Fire Marshal has the authority to delay or even terminate the session until any problem has been satisfactorily corrected. Please be courteous and respectful to staff and student volunteers when you are directed elsewhere.

Attendees are asked to be respectful of their fellow attendees and to be mindful of potential disruptions during sessions, such as eating food, use of phones or other mobile devices, or the presence of infants and children. Phones and other mobile devices should always be silenced. Attendees should not be photographing presentation slides unless explicit permission has been granted by the presenter(s); please respect the Recording Policy.

Specialized Tracks in:

Animal Behavior (AB)
Autism (AUT)
Community Applications (CA)
Developmental Disabilities (DD)
Education (ED)
Ethical* (ETH)
Professional Issues (PRO)
Mental Health (MH)
Organizational Behavior Management/PM (OBM/PM)
Political & Legal (PL)
Supervision (SUP)
Theoretical/Conceptual/Philosophical (TCP)
Verbal Behavior (VB)

Tracks will be highlighted in the Program to assist you in selecting the best presentations for your needs and interests.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn and network with other Behavior Analysts from around the country. Register today! 

 

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