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. 


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:


  • Wednesday, September 9, 2020: Webinar- Applying OBM to Human Services.  12:00-1:30pm CST.  Click here to register!




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 christian39@cox.net 

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.

Showcase Your Services by becoming a sponsor for our LaBAA Learning Series.

More Sponsor Information

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Save the Date

8th Annual Gulf Coast ABA Conference

October 17, 2020

UPDATE: The Gulf Coast ABA Conference has been postponed to 2021.  LaBAA will be hosting an online Learning Series this fall.

Click here for more information

Click the icon to view our conference gallery



To learn more about our sponsors, click on the logos.

PLATINUM - 5,000












CEU Sponsor - 3,000

Tote Bag Sponsor - 2,000
























Wifi Sponsor - 700







Employment Opportunities

2018-2020 LaBAA Board

President - Scott Williamson

Past President - Janice Huber

President Elect - Tricia Clement

Secretary - open

Treasurer - Megan Matherne Perkins


Region 1 Rep - Laura Kennard Perkins 

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