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
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
Wednesday, September 9, 2020: Webinar- Applying OBM to Human Services. 12:00-1:30pm CST. Click here to register!
September - December, 2020: LaBAA Learning Series, a series of online CEU events. Click here for more information
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 email@example.com
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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.
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 the icon to view our conference gallery
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