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.
March 20, 2021 WORLD BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS DAY! http://behavioranalysisday.com/
April 8-10, 2021 APBA Convention, Dallas, TX https://www.apbahome.net/#
May 27-31, 2021 ABAI 47th Annual Convention https://www.abainternational.org/events.aspx
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
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
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.
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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.
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!
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
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