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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.
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
CDC - How to Protect Yourself
UC Davis Health - Tips for Prevention - short video
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 Lerman https://e2d9019c-b7d3-4a67-9fe9-973cc6b30f56.filesusr.com/ugd/c93dd0_1d04817aaee14ae9887439a670ea4e4d.pdf and Video https://www.dropbox.com/s/sbi2zeviuf62ren/zoom_0.mp4?dl=0
Some Resources for Parents:
"Talking to Children about Coronavirus" - PDFs are available in multiple languages
UPCOMING WEBINARS-updated 5/16/2020
CASP Telehealth Tuesday 5/19/2020 1:00CST https://casproviders.org/may-19-2020-telehealth-tuesday/
CalABA is sponsoring a FREE Ethics Webinar on Scope of Competency with Dr. Matt Brodhead. 5/20/2020 2:00CST http://bit.ly/CalABALunch
FREE CEUs - "Free Unlimited BACB CEUs for 60 days" from Central Reach. https://institute.centralreach.com/bundles/free-unlimited-bacb-ceus
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources
REGISTRATION OPEN for ABAI's 46th Annual Virtual Convention: May 23-25, Washington, DC. Click HERE
June 25-26: The Conference for ALL: Autism Life Lessons. Call for Papers Now Open. Click here for more information.
Parent Informational Session Coming Soon to Lafayette and Lake Charles
IN THE NEWS....
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.
Help protect and support access to autism services in Louisiana by joining the newly established Louisiana Coalition for Access to Autism Services! For more information, contact LCAAS Executive Director, Ann Christian at firstname.lastname@example.org
Send us your news!
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.
LaBAA Legislative Initiative
LaBAA is seeking donors to secure professional governmental relations experts to advocate in the legislature for consumers and practitioners of ABA. Louisiana now has multiple laws that provide for and protect consumers and practitioners of ABA and we need your support to ensure all of our interests are protected.
Please consider donating now to support our advocacy. Click the Buy Now button and enter in your donated amout.
2018-2020 LaBAA Board
President - Janice Huber
Past President - Derek Shanman
President Elect - Scott Williamson
Secretary - Katie Jenkins
Treasurer - Derek Shanman
Region 1 Rep - Megan Matherne Perkins
Region 2 Rep - open
Region 3 Rep - Chad Favre
Region 4 Rep - Channing Langlinais
Region 5 Rep - open
Region 6 Rep - Traynee Rash
Student Rep - Erica Lozy
Parent Rep- Shannon D'Aquila
To learn more about our sponsors, click on the logos.
PLATINUM - 5,000
CEU Sponsor - 3,000
Tote Bag Sponsor - 2,000
SILVER SPONSORS - 1,000
Wifi Sponsor - 700