Welcome to Behaviorbabe
Ethical Advocate for Accurate Application & Dissemination of Behavior Analysis

Welcome to Behaviorbabe

Ethical Advocate for Accurate Application & Dissemination of Behavior Analysis

The Importance of Advocating for the
Dissemination Of Behavior Analysis 

(June 2017) As behavior analysts we believe behavior change can be achieved, whether that is organizational, individual, or systemic change we are talking about. We believe what happens in the environment, before or after a behavior, is going to influence the frequency, the rate, the intensity, the occurrence or non-occurrence of behaviors that we see for individuals, systems, or organizations, whether that's behavior we want to decrease or increase. 

 

Oral Testimony in Support of Applied Behavior Analysis

Testifying to the Hawai'i Legislature on 
HB2271 & SB2925 (3/21/2018)

 

ABA Advocacy 
Identifying Priorities

Video excerpt - Quick tips about identifying priorities when advocating.

HABA Legislative Chair, Dr. Amanda Kelly hosts a Q & A on the important changes to our Hawai'i Behavior Analyst Licensure Law

Open to all members (parents, practitioners, teachers, and students)

The purpose of the presentation is to: 
  • —Review existing law Chapter 465D
  • —Introduce new language, including legislative intent HB2271
  • —Discuss questions submitted by members
  • —Q & A for those on the call
  • Provide resources for attendees
  • —Generate a list of questions to be answered

As behavior analysts we believe behavior change can be achieved, whether that is organizational, individual, or systemic change we are talking about. Changes in public policy at both a state and federal level in the United States have continued to impact the practice of behavior analysis in recent years. These developments have made it more important than ever for behavior analysts and those impacted by these policies to participate in public policy efforts. This presentation will discuss the basics of public policy from a behavior analytic perspective, review public policies relating to the practice of behavior analysis, and provide useful strategies to increase the effectiveness of grassroots advocacy efforts. 


Participants will name two barriers impacting effective legislative advocacy, list at least three tips for improving local grassroots advocacy efforts, and will review relevant case studies to connect behavioral concepts to the area of grassroots advocacy.
 
 

(May 2017) Changes in public policy at both a state and federal level in the United States have continued to impact the practice of behavior analysis in recent years. These developments have made it more important than ever for behavior analysts and those impacted by these policies to participate in public policy efforts. Our panelists will discuss the basics of public policy from a behavior analytic perspective, review public policy implications of emerging research, and provide useful strategies to increase the effectiveness of grassroots advocacy efforts. The panelists will share their experiences in both supporting and opposing various public policy initiatives including autism insurance reform, defining essential health benefits, licensure and regulation of the practice of behavior analysis, telehealth, and more. Finally, we will conclude the panel with a discussion of how behavior analysts can use this information on public policy and grassroots efforts to increase participation in public policy related to other social issues.

In this webinar-style course, Lorri Unumb, J.D. discusses the process that she and other grass roots level reformers used to successfully change state level legislative policy across the nation and to pave the way for insurance coverage for ABA.

This course provides behavior analysts:
  • Strategies, tips, and lessons learned from working on state level strategy
  • An explanation of the issues surrounding getting insurance reform legislation passed
  • Methods to strengthen arguments for reform when communicating with policy-makers