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The Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) is a nonprofit professional 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 through research, education, and practice. ABAI has over 5,000 members.[1] It is dedicated to promoting the experimental, theoretical, and applied analysis of behavior. It encompasses contemporary scientific and social issues, theoretical advances, and the dissemination of professional and public information.

Since 1974, the Association for Behavior Analysis International has been the primary professional organization for members interested in the philosophy, science, application, and teaching of behavior analysis..[2][3] ABAI provides many services to its membership and the field, including:

  • Events that promote dissemination of the science and provide continuing education opportunities for practitioners;
  • Job placement services that facilitate employment for behavior analysts;
  • Journals that provide a forum to disseminate relevant information and research results;
  • Support of the dissemination of behavior analysis in specific regions and for special interests; and
  • Resources available for purchase on the ABA International on-line store.

ABAI sponsors an annual convention in the US or Canada, and an international convention every two years.[1]

ABAI has affiliated chapters in US states and other nations. It also has more than thirty Special Interest Groups, of which the Autism SIG is the largest.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 About the Association for Behavior Analysis International at the website of Rutgers University
  2. Twyman, J.S. (2007). A new era of science and practice inbehavior analysis. Association for Behavior Analysis International: Newsletter, 30(3), 1-4.
  3. Hassert,D.L, Kelly, A.N., Pritchard, J.K. & Cautilli, J.D. (2008). The Licensing of Behavior Analysts:Protecting the profession and the public . Journal of Early and Intensive Behavior Intervention,5(2), 8-19 BAO

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