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Nominations for 2024 FABA Board of Directors

On behalf of the FABA Board of Directors (BoD), I’m writing to let you know that we have opened the nomination process for new members to be elected to the FABA Board. This year, three Board positions need to be filled via the election process: 1) President-Elect, and 2) two Members-at-Large positions. Brief descriptions of the offices and the respective duties will appear on the nomination form for your consideration. You will need to log in to your FABAWorld account in order to complete your nominations.

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Join Us for the VABA June Social

The Volusia Association for Behavior Analysis (VABA) is excited to invite you to our June social event!

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Join Us & Network in Palm Beach!

Are you interested in connecting with colleagues, advancing your knowledge, and shaping the future of behavior analysis in Palm Beach?  

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Calling All Behavior Analysts: Emerald Coast Association for Behavior Analysis Now Accepting Members!

Are you a behavior analyst working in the beautiful Emerald Coast region of Florida? Are you looking to connect with colleagues, share knowledge, and advance the field of behavior analysis? Then we have exciting news for you!

The Emerald Coast Association for Behavior Analysis (ECABA) is thrilled to announce that we are now accepting members! ECABA is a recently re-opened local chapter of FABA dedicated to providing a platform for behavior analysts in our area to connect, collaborate, and promote the ethical and effective application of behavior analysis principles.

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FABA 2024 Workshops Now Available

We are excited to officially open registration for the 2024 pre-conference workshops!  Please visit the 2024 Conference Information page and check out the workshop descriptions at the links below.  

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Stay in the Know - May 2024

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CoFABA CEUs and Recordings Now Available

Thank you for joining us at CoFABA 2024! The conference CEUs are now available to download in your account CEU history. Click Actions > View Certificates to review your conference summary.

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Spring 2024 FABA Observer

The FABA Observer is a newsletter designed to disseminate information to FABA members throughout the year. It was created by Dr. Jon Bailey and Dr. Mary Burch in 2005. Since its inception, the Observer has chronicled the activities of FABA throughout the years through informative articles covering various topics such as legislative updates, ethical discussions, local chapter affairs, and more.  Starting in 2024, the Observer is moving to a digital format available online at www.fabaworld.org to all current FABA members.  Click the link below to read the Spring 2024 edition and catch up on past issues.

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Survey: Exploring the Landscape: Behavioral Providers and Behaviors Addressed

Drs. Kerri Peters, Yanerys León, and Nicole Gravina, are conducting a study, funded by the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, Inc. (FDDC) to investigate the landscape of behavioral analytic services and develop relevant resources to support providers in the state of Florida.

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Ethical Issues Surrounding the Role of Independent Contractors in ABA

The misclassification of employees as independent contractors may deny workers minimum wage, overtime pay, and other protections. The US Department of Labor (DOL) published a final rule on January 10, 2024, related to the classification of employee versus independent contractor. The rule takes effect on March 11, 2024. Join us for a FABA member-only event to discuss the new changes including the analysis for determining employee and independent contractor status, what it means for BCBAs and RBTs who are currently acting as independent contractors, and what it means for ABA Providers who are employers of BCBAs and RBTs.

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FABA Public Policy Director Position Open

About the Position:

The Florida Association for Behavior Analysis is currently accepting applications for a Public Policy Director (PPD) position. This position will report to the FABA Board of Directors and serve as a leader for policy-related matters for the association and assists the association with related matters including, but not limited to the following:

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Stay in the Know: February 2024

Upcoming Dates and Important Information

May 10, 2024 - Orlando, Fl

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Professional and Ethical Practice Issues Facing Today's ABA Providers - February 2, 2024

We are excited to announce an upcoming Ethics CE event sponsored by the newly formed chapter, SWFL ABA, representing Collier and Lee Counties in the Naples, Cape Coral, and Ft. Myers areas.

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Announcing CoFABA 2024 - The Intersection Between Science and Practice

Excitement is building as we unveil the stellar lineup of speakers and their captivating topics for the upcoming CoFABA 2024 conferenceCoFABA 2024 boasts a diverse array of speakers, each bringing a unique perspective and expertise to the forefront of behavioral analysis. Renowned experts, thoughtful leaders, and innovators from around the state will converge to share their insights and discoveries, making this conference a must-attend for anyone passionate about the future of behavioral science as we focus on the intersection of science and practice.

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Remembering Dr. Brian Iwata

It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of Dr. Brian Iwata's passing. Dr. Iwata was a pioneering figure in behavior analysis and his contributions to our science will forever be remembered and cherished.
Dr. Iwata's groundbreaking work in functional analysis and his efforts in disseminating behavior analysis have transformed countless lives. His relentless pursuit of knowledge revolutionized our understanding of behavior and set the stage for future advancements.
Beyond his research, Dr. Iwata was an exceptional mentor and educator. His passion for understanding and improving human behavior touched the lives of many. His dedication to evidence-based practices will be an inspiration for generations to come.
Dr. Iwata's impact on FABA, of which he was a past president, was immeasurable. He provided guidance and support to countless behavior analysts, shaping perspectives and inspiring excellence. His influence extended beyond behavior analysis, teaching us compassion, dedication, and the importance of community.
As we mourn Dr. Iwata's loss, let us also celebrate his achievements and the legacy he leaves behind. His dedication to advancing behavior analysis will continue to guide and inspire us.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to Dr. Iwata's family, friends, and colleagues. May his spirit live on through our ongoing pursuit of excellence and compassion in behavior analysis.
Rest in Peace, Dr. Brian Iwata, you will be greatly missed.

Message from the President: FABA Board in Action

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Celebration of Life - Dr. Henry Pennypacker

In Loving Memory of Dr. Henry "Hank" Pennypacker

 

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Home & School Collaboration: A Discussion on Processes, Problems and Possible Solutions for Successful Integration of Behavior Services

Join us on September 22, 2023 at 9:30 AM EST for a presentation by the FABA Education Workgroup of the Public Policy Committee.

Participants will gain an orientation to and receive an overview of House Bill 255 with the allowance of PIPs (private instructional personnel) in the school setting.  We will discuss how to effectively collaborate with outside organizations including clarification of medical necessity.  In addition, we will hear from participants on current barriers and hear from others on successful practices to access the school environment.  We will provide some tips and tricks for effective entry and communication.  We will also share helpful resources.

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Update on AHCA's Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) for Managed Care

Thank you to everyone who has reached out regarding AHCA's Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) for Managed Care. You may find the entire document on the My Florida Marketplace Website (https://vendor.myfloridamarketplace.com/search/bids/detail/4836). The ITN is long (956 pages) plus 4 addendums. On pages 757, 758, and 788 the ITN references Behavior Analysis Services and specifically that the Managed Care Plan's transition of care includes coordination and transition of behavior analysis services from fee-for-service to managed care delivery.

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FCABA Secretary Position Available

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