Welcome to the LaBAA Home Page

LaBAA is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis (BA) through research, education, and practice, and to promote access to responsible BA services by professionals sufficiently trained in the discipline of BA and compliance with relevant ethics standards. 

LaBAA is the state chapter of ABAI and an affiliate of APBA.  Click the logos below to join these professional organizations committed to the dissemination of the science of behavior analysis on local, national, and international levels. 



LaBAA continues its partnership with the Louisiana Coalition for Access to Autism Services (LCAAS) to advocate for consumers and practitioners of ABA in Louisiana.  LCAAS is a statewide non-profit coalition of ABA therapy providers. The coalition’s mission is to dramatically improve access to autism therapy services throughout the state through education, outreach and advocacy.  LCAAS is an active participant at the state Capitol and closely monitors state policies and changes that may affect access to services.  Visit the LCAAS website, www.lcaas.net, and reach out to the Executive Director of LCAAS, Beverly Haydel, bhaydel@sequiturla.com, if you or your organization are interested in joining the coalition.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

Expert and Governmental Recommendations:

World Health Organization   https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Centers for Disease Control https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Travel Guidelines from US Dept of State:   https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/Presidential-Proclamation-Coronavirus.html

Governor John Bel Edwards Proclamation:   https://gov.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/newsroom/detail/2403

Stay Informed:

CDC - How to Protect Yourself

CDC - Interim Guidance for Schools and Childcare Programs 

CDC - Checklist for Teachers and Parents

CDC- Coronavirus and Children

UC Davis Health - Tips for Prevention - short video

Autism Speaks- https://www.autismspeaks.org/science-news/what-should-autism-community-know-about-coronavirus-outbreak


Public Postings- a few samples:

CDC Preventative Measures Poster/ Infograhic:  https://globalhandwashing.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/stop-the-spread-of-germs.pdf

UCLA Health - Prevention

Handwashing Steps  - Handwashing Poster/Infographic

Coronavirus Resources for Providers

TxABA PPG - Telehealth ABA Task Force Report https://e2d9019c-b7d3-4a67-9fe9-973cc6b30f56.filesusr.com/ugd/c93dd0_303988c481d8473e9542991191b830d4.pdf

Telehelath ABA Services: An Introduction.  PPT by Dr. Dorothea Lermahttps://e2d9019c-b7d3-4a67-9fe9-973cc6b30f56.filesusr.com/ugd/c93dd0_1d04817aaee14ae9887439a670ea4e4d.pdf    and Video https://www.dropbox.com/s/sbi2zeviuf62ren/zoom_0.mp4?dl=0

HIPPA Announcement https://casproviders.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/HHS-OCR-Bulletin-on-Approved-HIPAA-and-non-HIPAA-Methods-for-Telehealth-March-17-2020.pdf


CASP https://casproviders.org/coronavirus-resources/

CASP Practice Parameters

Article A Proposed Process for Risk Mitigation During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Some Resources for Parents:



APBA establishes Public Policy Fund to support efforts in advocacy for local and national laws and regulations related to practicing behavior analysis. Click here to support  the critical work of APBA.  

LaBAA Member starts non-profit

Melissa Raymond, BCBA  has started a non-profit to provide and expand learning opportunities for persons with autism and other developmental disabilities in the Lake Charles area.  For more information, call (337) 476-3130

ABAI Autism SIG releases Parent Guidelines

Click here to view the guidelines.

Send us your news! behavioranalystsla@gmail.com

LaBAA Bylaws

LaBAA members recently approved bylaw revisions to Executive Committee positions and the procedure for proxy voting. Click the Bylaws button to view the revised document.  

LaBAA lists employment opportunites as a courtesy to its members.  Click the button below to see posts.

2021 Legislative Advocacy Fund Drive

For the past two years, LaBAA has partnered with the Louisiana Coalition for Access to Autism Services (LCAAS) to engage outside lobbyists to represent our interests at the State Capitol and beyond.  Advanced Strategies, Inc., led by Alton Ashe and Ryan Templet, are among the most experienced and effective lobbyists in the state, and have generously agreed to continue working with our organizations at a discounted rate.

We need your support to continue our legislative advocacy throughout 2021. 


Please consider donating today!

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2020-2022 LaBAA Board

President - Scott Williamson

Past President - Janice Huber

President Elect - Tricia Clement

Secretary - open

Treasurer - Megan Matherne Perkins


Region 1 Rep - Laura Kennard 

Region 2 Rep - Julie Mendes

Region 3 Rep - Chad Favre

Region 4 Rep - Channing Langlinais

Region 5 Rep - Amber Myers

Region 6 Rep - Traynee Rash

Student Rep - Heidi Lester

Parent Rep- Shannon D'Aquila

LaBAA Members develop ABA PSA!

Click on the image for a printable copy 

Licensure, State Certification, and Registration 

Click on the buttons below to view the laws or visit the Louisiana Behavior Analyst Boards' website