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

Welcome to Behaviorbabe

Ethical Advocate for Accurate Application & Dissemination of Behavior Analysis

Education

Certifications/Licenses

PhD in Behavior Analysis

Simmons College Graduate Studies, Boston, Massachusetts

Date Defended: 4/2013


Masters of Science in Behavioral Education


Simmons College Graduate Studies, Boston, Massachusetts

Graduation: 5/2007


Certification in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

University of Massachusetts, Boston, Massachusetts

Date Completed: 1/2005


Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

K-6 Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, West Virginia

Graduation: 12/2002

Hawai'i Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA)

(BA #1) 1/1/2016 - Present


Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D)

(#1-08-4140) 4/2013 – Present



Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)

(# 1-08-4140) 3/2008 - 4/2013 


Elementary Education Teaching License, Massachusetts 

(Grades 1-6) 1/2006 – 8/2013


Board Certified associate Behavior Analyst (BCaBA)

(#0-05-1828) 6/2005-6/2008


Elementary Education Teaching License, West Virginia

(Grades K-5) 2002-2005

Employment Positions

2017 - Present, Clinical Training Coordinator, Positive Behavior Supports, Corp., O'ahu

2017 - Present, Autism Speaks Volunteer Advocacy Ambassador, Hawai'i

2018-2015, ABA Media Liaison, Relias Learning, Online

2018-2017, Advocacy Advisor, Anuenue Behavior Analysts, HI

2017-2017, Director, Anuenue Behavior Analysts, HI

2017-2016, Director, University of West Florida, Office of ABA, Hawai'i Cohort

2017-2014, K-8 Counselor, Assets Elementary, HI

2017-2013, Executive Director, Keiki Educational Consultants, Inc., HI

2016-2013, Adjunct Professor, University of West Florida, Office of ABA

2014-2004, Educational Consultant, Private Clients, MA & HI

2013-2013, Adjunct Professor, Granite State College, NH

2013-2009, Coordinator of ABA Services, SEEM Collaborative, MA


2011-2010, Adjunct Professor, Bay Path College, MA

2011-2010, Adjunct Professor, Antioch University, NH

2011-2009, Practicum Supervisor, Mentor, Simmons College, MA

2009-2009, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Simmons College, MA

2009-2008, District Behavior Consultant, Triton Regional Schools, pre K-12, MA

2008-2006, District Behavior Consultant, Cambridge Public Schools, K-12, MA

2006-2005, Lead Classroom Teacher, North Shore Education Consortium, MA

2005-2004, 1:1 Inclusion Facilitator, Melmark/Magic Garden Preschool, MA

2005-2003, Classroom Teacher, Melmark New England, MA

2003-2003, Level 2 Teacher, New England Center for Children, MA

2002-2000, Lead In-Home ABA Instructor, Private, In-home, WV

Memberships and Professional Associations

2018, Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

2018-2013, Hawai'i Association for Behavior Analysis (HABA)

2018-2013, Association for Profession of Behavior Analysis (APBA)

2018-2006, Association for Behavior Analysis: International (ABA:I)

2013-2010, Massachusetts Association for Behavior Analysis (MassABA)

2013-2009, Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy (BABAT)

Awards

2015, Advocacy Group of the Year (Hawai'i Association for Behavior Analysis)Awarded by Autism Speaks, Mobile, AL 

2012, Jerry Shook Practitioner of the Year AwardBerkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA

Publications

Reviewer for Peer-Reviewed Publications

2018, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

2018, 2016 Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science

2018, Journal of Autism and Developmental

2017, 2016, Behavior Analysis in Practice

Board Positions

2018, Legislative Chair, Hawai'i Association for Behavior Analysis

2018, Secretary, Hawai'i Disability Rights Center

2017, 2016, Hawai'i Disability Rights Center 

2017, 2016, 2015, Past President, Dissemination of Behavior Analysis 

2016, Past President, Hawai'i Association for Behavior Analysis 

2015, President, Hawai'i Association for Behavior Analysis 

2014, President, Dissemination of Behavior Analysis SIG

2014, Vice President, Hawai'i Association for Behavior Analysis 

2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, Dissemination of Behavior Analysis SIG, Marketing

2009, 2008, Practitioner Issues in Behavior Analysis SIG, Member-at-large

Committees

2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, Events Committee, Hawai'i Association for Behavior Analysis 

2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, Legislative Committee, Hawai'i Association for Behavior Analysis 

2012, Behavior Change for a Sustainable World (Ohio), Association for Behavior Analysis International

Invited Speaking Engagements

2019, International Conference in Applied Behavior Analysis in Philippines (ICABAP)

2018, Nevada Association for Behavior Analysis (NABA)

2018, Autism Law Summit, San Antonio, TX

2018, West Coast Conference on Autism & Related Disorders, Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, Buellton, CA

2018, Kentucky Association for Behavior Analysis (KYABA)

2018, St. Lawrence College, Building Behavioural Solutions Conference, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

2018, Behavior Analysis Association of Mississippi (BAAMS)

2017, Autism Law Summit, San Diego, CA

2017, University of Missouri: Thompson Center Autism Conference, 12th Annual Convention, St. Louis, MO

2017, Hawaiʻi Association for Behavior Analysis (HABA), 13th Annual Convention, Honolulu, HI

2017, North Dakota Association for Behavior Analysis (NDABA) Annual Conference

2016, New Hampshire ABA (NHABA) Annual Conference, Manchester, NH

2016, Relias Learning: Impact Nation, San Diego, CA

2016, Chicago Autism Behavior Specialists (CABS), Chicago, IL

2016, West Coast Conference on Autism & Related Disorders, Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, Buellton, CA

2015, Hawaiʻi Association for Behavior Analysis (HABA), 11th Annual Convention, Honolulu, HI

2015, PACRIM Educational Conference, Keynote, Honolulu, HI

Kelly, A.N. (2019, May). Ethics of Effective Advocacy: Operating on an Island. Presentation to be delivered at the 45th ABAI Convention, Chicago, IL. -- pending acceptance --


Kelly, A.N. (2019, April). International Conference on Applied Behavior Analysis (ICABA). Keynote presentation to be delivered at the International Conference on Applied Behavior Analysis (ICABA), Manilla, Philippines.


Kelly, A.N. (2019, January). Autism Insurance: Authorizations, Algorithms, and Appeals. Presentation to be delivered at the Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (DADD) Conventions, Maui, HI.


Kelly, A.N. (2018, October). When Professionals Disagree: The Ethics of Effective Collaboration. Presentation delivered at Nevada Association for Behavior Analysis, NV.


Kelly, A.N. (2018, October). Panel Presentation: ABA in the DOE. Presentation delivered at the Autism Law Summit, San Diego, CA. Autism Law Summit, San Antonio, TX.


Kelly, A.N. (2018, May). Behaviorism in the Great Beyond: A Panel on the Dissemination of Behavior Analysis. Presentation delivered at the 44th Annual ABAI Convention, San Diego, CA.


Kelly, A.N. (2018, April). When Professionals Disagree: The Ethics of Effective Collaboration. Presentation delivered at West Coast Conference on Autism & Related Disorders, Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, Buellton, CA.


Kelly, A.N. (2018, April). Ethics of Sustainable Behavior Change: Stop Sucking and Start Saving the World. Presentation delivered Kentucky Association for Behavior Analysis (KYABA), Louisville, TN.


Kelly, A.N. (2018, April). Increasing Active Engagement (ASR, TAGteach, and Video Modeling). Presentation delivered Kentucky Association for Behavior Analysis (KYABA), Louisville, TN.


Kelly, A.N. (2018, April). Ethics of Sustainable Behavior Change: Stop Sucking and Start Saving the World. Presentation delivered at St. Lawrence College, Building Behavioural Solutions Conference, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.


Kelly, A.N. (2018, April). Increasing Active Engagement (ASR, TAGteach, and Video Modeling). Presentation delivered at St. Lawrence College, Building Behavioural Solutions Conference, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.


Kelly, A.N. (2018, March). Effective Grassroots: ABA and Public Policy. Presentation delivered at the Behavior Analysis Association of Mississippi annual conference, Mississippi (online).


Kelly, A.N. (2017, October). Petcha Kucha: ABA Updates in Hawai'i. Presentation delivered at the Autism Law Summit, San Diego, CA.


Kelly, A.N. (2017, September). How Trying to Save the World, Helped Me Be a Better Behavior Analyst. Presentation delivered at The University of Missouri: Thompson Center Autism Conference, St. Louis, MO.


Kelly, A.N. (2017, September). Ethics of Sustainable Behavior Change: Stop Sucking and Start Saving the World with Behavior Analysis. Presentation delivered at the 13th Annual Hawaii Association for Behavior Analysis Convention, Honolulu: HI.


Kelly, A.N. (2017, July). Ethics of Sustainable Behavior Change: Stop Sucking and Start Saving the World with Behavior Analysis. Behavior University (Online).


Kelly, A.N & Koba-Burdt, K. (2017, May). Amanda N. Kelly (Chair). Increasing Behavior Analysts Participation in Public Policy. Presentation delivered at the 43rd Association for Behavior Analysis: Denver, CO.


Kelly, A.N. (2017, April). How Trying to Save the World, Helped Me Be a Better Consultant. Presentation delivered at the North Dakota Association for Behavior Analysis (ND ABA): Grand Forks, ND (online).


Kelly, A.N. (2017, April). ADHD and Anxiety: A Behavioral Approach to Treatment. Presentation delivered at the North Dakota Association for Behavior Analysis (ND ABA): Grand Forks, ND (online).


Kelly, A.N., Koba-Burdt, K. (2016, October). Grassroots Initiatives and Public Policy: A Behavior Analysis of Policy Change. Presentation delivered at Southwest Conference on Disability: Albuquerque, NM.


Kelly, A.N. (2016, October) Blurred Lines: Ethical Considerations for Professionals. Presentation delivered at the 2nd Annual NHABA Conference: Manchester, NH.


Kelly, A.N., McCulloch, E., Sedor, G. (2016, September). Intellectual Developmental Disability (IDD) and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Networking Session. Presentation delivered at Relias Learning: Impact Nation: San Diego, CA. 


Kelly, A.N., Koba-Burdt, K., Mintz, C., Kellum, K. (2016, May). Kelly, Amanda N. (Chair). Lessons Learned: Licensure for Behavior Analysts. Presentation delivered at 42nd Association for Behavior Analysis: Chicago, IL.


Kelly, A.N, Cicoria, M., Ward, T. (2016, May). Social Media: Tips and Techniques for Disseminating Our Science. Presentation delivered at 42nd Association for Behavior Analysis: Chicago, IL.


Kelly, A.N., Benson, M., Miller, N. (2016, May). Walden II: A Modern Day Conceptualization and Application. Presentation delivered at 42nd Association for Behavior Analysis: Chicago, IL.


Kelly, A.N. (2016, April). Blurred Lines: Ethical Considerations for Professionals. Presentation delivered at 9th Annual West Coast Conference on Autism (Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies - CCBS): Buellton, CA.


Kelly, A.N. (2015, September). Kelly, Michelle (Chair). Ethical Issues for the Use of Social Media by Behavior Analysts. Presentation delivered at ABA:I, Kyoto, Japan.


Kelly, A.N. (2015, September). Presidential Address: Coming Together, Keeping Together. Presentation delivered at the 11th Annual Hawaii Association for Behavior Analysis Convention, Honolulu: HI.


Kelly, A.N. (2015, May). Kincaid, Stephanie (Chair). Professional Development Series: Invited Event – Translating Behaviorese: Talking and Collaborating with Non-Behavior Analysts. Presentation delivered at 41st Association for Behavior Analysis: International, San Antonio, TX.


Kelly, A.N. (2015, May). Miller, Neal (Chair). Ethical Issues for the Use of Social Media by Behavior Analysts. Presentation delivered at 41st Association for Behavior Analysis: International, San Antonio, TX.


Kelly, A.N. (2015, May). Alligood, Christina (Chair). Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABA:I), SIG Leadership Training: Choosing the Right Technology for Your SIG. Presentation delivered at 41st Association for Behavior Analysis: International, San Antonio, TX.


Kelly, A.N. (2015, May). Keynote Address: Science and Pseudo-Science: Evaluating Treatment Options. Presentation delivered at the 31st Pacific Rim (PACRIM) International Conference on Disability and Diversity, Honolulu, HI.


Kelly, A.N., Koba-Burdt, K., Disney, K., & Koga, K. (2014, October). Ethical and Cultural Considerations when Consulting. Presentation delivered at 10th Annual Hawaii Association for Behavior Analysis (HABA), Kapolei, HI.


Kelly, A.N. (2014, October). Presidential Address. Presentation delivered at 10th Annual Hawaii Association for Behavior Analysis (HABA), Kapolei, HI.


Kelly, A.N. (2014, May). Kelly, Amanda N. (Chair). Breaking Borders: Bringing Behavior Analysis to the Forefront. Presentation delivered at 40th Annual Association for Behavior Analysis: International, Chicago, IL.


Kelly, A.N. (2014, May). Miller, Neal (Chair). Ethical Issues for the Use of Social Media by Behavior Analysts. Discussant for presentation delivered at 40th Annual Association for Behavior Analysis: International, Chicago, IL.


Kelly, A.N. (2014, January). Abusukkar, Ola (Chair). Effects of Presession Pairing on Challenging Behavior for Children with Autism. Presentation delivered at 12th Annual Hawai’i Education Conference, Honolulu, HI.


Kelly, A. N. (2013, May). Judah Axe (Chair). Effects of Presession Pairing on Challenging Behavior for Children with Autism. Presentation delivered at 39th Annual Association for Behavior Analysis: International, Minneapolis, MN.


Kelly, A. N. (2013, May). Matthew Broadband (Chair). Maintaining Ethical Behavior in Applied Settings. Discussant, Presentation delivered 39th Annual ABA:I, Minneapolis, MN.


Kelly, A. N. (2013, May). Sarah Prochack (Chair). Dissemination of Behavior Analysis. Presentation delivered at 39th Annual Association for Behavior Analysis: International. Professional development series, Minneapolis, MN.


Kelly, A. N. (2013, May). Amanda N. Kelly (Chair). The Dissemination of Behavior Analysis Through Social Media: Tips, Tricks, and Goals. Presentation delivered at 39th Annual Association for Behavior Analysis: International. Professional development series, Minneapolis, MN.


Kelly, A. N. (2013, April). Amanda Karsten (Chair). Effects of Presession Pairing on Challenging Behavior and Correct Responding for Children with Autism. Presentation delivered at 3rd Annual MassABA, Bentley University, Waltham, MA.


Kelly, A. N. (2012, October). Amanda N. Kelly (Chair). Competing Contingencies when Consulting to Public Schools. Presentation delivered at Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy (BABAT). Ethical considerations across various treatment settings, Amherst, MA.


Kelly, A. N. (2012, October). Judah Axe (Chair). Effects of Presession Pairing on Challenging Behaviors for Children with Autism. Presentation delivered at Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy (BABAT). Reducing challenging behaviors for students with autism, Amherst, MA.


Kelly, A. N. (2012, May). Raul Mendoza (Chair). Harmonizing School, Work, and Life. Presentation delivered at 38th Annual Association for Behavior Analysis: International. Professional development series, Seattle, WA.


Kelly, A. N. (2012, March). Amanda N. Kelly (Chair). Parent and Participant Perspectives. Presentation delivered at 2nd Annual MassABA, Bentley University, Waltham, MA.


Kelly, A. N. (2011, May). Amanda N. Kelly (Chair). Applied Behavior Analysis: Participant's Perspective. Presented at 37th Annual Association for Behavior Analysis: International. Denver, CO.

Poster Presentations

Kelly, A.N. (2016, October). Active Student Responding: Increasing Participation in Classroom Settings. Poster presented at Schools of the Future (SOTF): Honolulu, HI.


Nadeau, G. & Kelly, A.N. (2014, October). Teaching with Acoustical Guidance: A Review of TAGteachTM. Poster presented at Hawaii Association for Behavior Analysis (HABA), Kapolei, HI.


Kelly, A.N. (2014, October). Survey Says: BACB Certificant Perspectives about Certification Experiences. Poster presented at Hawaii Association for Behavior Analysis (HABA), Kapolei, HI.


Kelly, A.N. (2014, May). Survey Says: BACB Certificant Perspectives about Certification Experiences. Poster presented at ABA: International, Chicago, IL.


Kelly, A. N., & Pirnia, S. (2012, August). Using Global “Go Green” Initiatives to Guide Future Practices in the US. Poster presented at ABA: I Behavior Change for a Sustainable World, Columbus, OH.


Davis, N., Kelly, A. N., & Markovits, R. (2012, May). Tapping into the Natural Environment to Promote Graphing Skills. Poster presented at Association for Behavior Analysis International, Seattle, WA.


Kelly, A. N., Witts, B., & Miller, M. (2009-2015). Disseminating the Science. Poster presented at Association for Behavior Analysis: International DBA-SIG, Chicago, IL.

Webinars and Continuing Education Events

2018, Ensuring Ethical Treatment Recommendations, HABA
2017, Antecedent Intervention for Individuals with Autism 
2017, Vocational Training and ABA
2017, ABA and the Environment Within - Private Events
2017, ADHD and Anxiety: A Behavioral Approach 
2016, Key Elements for Creating Clear Goals and Objectives
2016, ABA in the School Setting 
2016, What's the Function and Why Knowing Why Matters
2016, Data Collection Simplified
2016, Increasing Active Student Responding 
2016, Increasing Independence for Special Populations
2016, Sanity Saving Strategies for Parents 
2015, Top 10 Tips Teachers Should Try