Autism Conference AnnouncementJuly, 2018North Carolina Association for Behavior Analysis3rd Annual NCABA Autism Conference AnnouncementThe 3rd Annual NCABA Autism Conference will be held on Friday, July 27th at NCState University’s McKimmon Center in Raleigh, NC. This exciting one-day eventwill consist of two 3-hour workshops, beginning at 9:00 AM with Dr. SungWooKahng presenting: “The Functional Analysis of Problem Behaviors: Practice and Research” and Dr. Tom Cariveau following at 1:00 PM with “Methods to Increase theEfficiency of Early Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.”Please go to our website below to view detailed workshop information, register for theconference, or sign up to be one of our four exhibitors for this ited seating is available for the conference so be sure to register early. Early registration rates are in effect until Friday, July 20th. Seating is limited so on-site registration may not be available if all seats have been filled.We look forward to seeing you in Raleigh, NC! Whitney Luffman, Past-PresidentInterested in Becoming a Vendor at the 3rd Annual Autism Conference? Set up a vendor table in the back of the conference room for the day (space is limited)Provide printed materials to conference attendeesIf interested you can submit your request on our website using the following link: & Professional Relations CommitteeThe NCABA Committee on Public and Professional Relations is fundraising to provide legal fees forNCABA's attorneys who will be tasked with:Volume 27, Issue 1Inside this issue:2018 Conference Review22019 Conference Date3News from Affiliates4Upcoming Conferences42018 Award Winners52018 Officials Elected5Financial Status5Call for Articles5NCABA 2018Elected Officials PresidentSelene Johnson Past PresidentWhitney Luffman President ElectKristi Toward Vice PresidentCallie Plattner SecretaryLeigh Ann Strain TreasurerNancy Poteet Seeking clarity from Department of Insurance, Medicaid, the legislature, NC Psychology Board,and/or other regulatory bodies to understand G.S.§58-3-192 and whether supervision by a psychologist is required to practice behavior analysis in NC. If supervision is required, clarify thestructure and nature of the supervision and the specific limitations of practice. Members-at-LargeMonique Baker,Aleck Myers Identifying any other avenues that could provide clarity around BCBAs rights to practice and theirstatus as professionals. Determining whether licensure is a plausible path towards independent practice by BCBAs inNC. If licensure is a feasible/recommended path, funds may be used for lobbying expenses. Student RepresentativeSydney Batchelder Clarifying the regulations of the practice of behavior analysis to aid companies in recruiting employees; establishing appropriate organizational structure; and budgeting for supervision, if necessary.To learn more and to donate to the fund go sit us

Page 2North Carolina Association for Behavior Analysis2018 Annual Conference SummaryThe NCABA Executive Committee would like tothank the membership for supporting and attending our29th Annual Conference, held in Winston-Salem at theTwin City Quarter February 21-23, 2018. The conference included two pre-conference workshops, two post-conference workshops, nine invited addresses, a student symposium, twelve concurrent sessions and alively poster session. The information shared duringthe conference covered important and timely behavioranalytic topics, disseminated to a record number ofattendees.Invited speakers traveled from across the country tojoin some of our very own North Carolina based researchers to present on topics such as: increasing response allocation in the provision of early interventionservices (Tom Cariveau, PhD, LP, BCBA-D, University of North Carolina Wilmington), using derived relational responding to teach language to children withautism (Mark Dixon, PhD, BCBA-D, Southern IllinoisUniversity), multi-level coaching to schools (CharlesWood, PhD, BCBA-D, University of North CarolinaCharlotte), translational research and stimulus equivalence (Carol Pilgrim, PhD, University of North Carolina Wilmington), treating adults with intellectual disabilities with dignity (Dennis Reid, PhD, BCBA-D,Carolina Behavior Analysis and Support Center), evaluating and establishing preference for choice makingopportunities (Jeffrey Tiger PhD, BCBA-D, Universityof Wisconsin-Milwaukee), improving staff performance in human service settings (David Wilder, PhD,LP, BCBA-D, Florida Institute of Technology), incentivizing health promotion (Wendy Donlin Washington,PhD, University of North Carolina Wilmington), andestablishing clinical standards and ethical best practiceprocedures (Linda LeBlanc, PhD, LP, BCBA-D, LeBlanc Behavioral Consulting).Our twelve concurrent sessions were also outstandingand we are appreciative of our local North Carolinaresearchers for attending our conference and sharingtheir great work with us. Presenters included: AndrewHawkey (Duke University), Jessica Woolson(University of North Carolina Wilmington), CalliePlattner, Tracy Vail, and Crystal Lester (Access FamilyServices, Let’s Talk, & Meredith College), KerinWeingarten and Aakriti Tripathi (Carolina Center forABA and Autism Treatment), Kelli Minton and JeannieGolden (East Carolina University), Bradley Stevenson(Melmark), Audrey Shen and Mark Shen (Easter SealsUCP and UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine), LaurenLouloudis, Caroline Mulhare, Brittany Goss, AnaLePage, and Jeannie Golden (Behavioral Consultation &Psychological Services and East Carolina University),and Callie Plattner and Kelsey Van Boxel (Access Family Services).A total of 376 people pre-registered for the 2018 conference, which is a record high for our organization. Eachof the invited and concurrent talks were well-attendedand our speakers did an outstanding job delivering meaningful and important content to our attendees. This year,NCABA was able to offer both NCPA and BACB continuing education credits for each of the invited and concurrent presentations, as well as the pre-and postconference workshops.At the opening of the conference, Whitney Luffman gavethanks to the members of the NCABA Executive Council and acknowledged their tireless efforts at supportingand growing this vibrant organization and putting together the 2018 conference. Awards were given to severalvery deserving individuals during the opening remarks.Callie Platter (Access Family Services) was awarded theNCABA “Do Things” Award, Melanie Bachmeyer(University of North Carolina Wilmington) was awardedthe Fred Keller Excellence in Behavior Analysis Award,Christy Adams (Effective Interventions, LLC) receivedthe Technical Utilization Award, and Bruce Pate (EastCarolina University) was awarded the inaugural J. Iverson Riddle Student Scholarship.The NCABA Student Representative, Karla Durig fromthe University of North Carolina Charlotte, composed anexcellent student symposium for this year’s conference.Student presenters included Reem Muharib, from theUniversity of North Carolina Charlotte, Sydney Ball,(Continued on page 3)

Page 3North Carolina Association for Behavior Analysis2018 Annual Conference Summary (continued)from the University of North Carolina Wilmington,and Bruce Pate, from East Carolina University. A student gathering was also held on Wednesday, prior tothe poster session, for students to network and connectwith other students and to meet and talk with StudentRepresentative Candidates prior to casting their votes.The poster session included research conducted by undergraduate and graduate students, as well as from professionals. This year, prizes were awarded to presenters across three categories (undergraduate, graduate,and professional). Reem Muharib, Elizabeth Reyes,and Melissa Chappel took home the honors for thisyear’s session.This year’s annual business meeting, held on Thursday, was exceptionally well-attended and centered primarily on the discussion of practice issues for behavioranalysts in our state. At the annual business meeting,NCABA members voted 104-30 (77%) in favor of thefollowing motion:The membership hereby authorizes the Board to retainlegal counsel for the purpose of providing advice,counsel, and representation, including, if necessary,pursuing a declaratory judgment action on behalf ofthe association, to clarify the effect of the 2017 amendment to N.C. Gen. Stat. § 58-3-192, and determine therights and status of Board Certified Behavior Analyststo provide applied behavior analysis services in NorthCarolina in accordance with their BACB certification. The Board is further authorized to establish alegal fund to accept donations to be used to supportthese efforts, to establish a subcommittee to overseethese efforts, and to take other necessary administrative actions within the Board’s authority under the bylaws to effectuate this resolution.Please go to our website and click on the Public Policybutton for more details on this discussion and the nextsteps for NCABA.At the business meeting your newly elected officerswere also announced and are listed on our website,along with a link you can use to contact them by email.The Board welcomes Callie Plattner in the position ofVice President, Aleck Myers into the position of Member at Large, Sydney Batchelder into the position ofStudent Representative, and Leigh Ann Strain into theposition of Secretary. Deserving a special thank you andacknowledgement are Jamie Clary, Ruth Hurst, FredSpooner, and Duke Schell who serve non-voting but essential functions for the NCABA Board. Jamie Claryserves as our NCABA Web Editor, Ruth Hurst will serveas our liaison to ABAI and other related groups, andFred Spooner and Duke Schell will continue to serve asSenior NCABA Board Advisors. I want to sincerelythank board members Melanie Bachmeyer (Past President), Erica Brown (Member at Large) and Karla Durig(Student Representative) for all they have done to support and advance NCABA during their terms.I would also like to extend a huge thank you to Mikefrom High Impact Entertainment for bringing the fun andgetting our attendees on the dance floor during the social.It was one of our best parties to date!And finally, I would like to sincerely thank all of themembers of the Executive Council who have workedtirelessly to support the endeavors of NCABA across thecourse of the past year, in addition to making the 29thAnnual Conference a successful event for everyone whoattended. Without the dedication and support of each andevery one of you, this conference would not have beenpossible. On behalf of the entire NCABA ExecutiveCouncil, we hope to see all of you again next year forour extra special 30th Annual Conference, held again inWinston-Salem! Whitney Luffman, Past-PresidentSave the Date!The NCABA 30th Annual Conferencewill be held in Twin City Quarterin Winston Salem, NCFebruary 20th — 22nd, 2019

Page 4North Carolina Association for Behavior AnalysisNews from our Affiliated AssociationsAssociation of Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA) - Conference Highlights1) North Carolina’s own Dr. Martin Ivancic served as a discussant for the invited symposium “Analyzing the Effects ofMediating Behaviors on the Emergence of Untaught Verbal Repertoires”. We were proud to see him represent ourstate at a national level on such a relevant topic.2) APBA has spent funds and countless hours on a CPT code project, which affects each clinician who has a practicefunded through an insurance source. Following a recent meeting with the American Medical Association on the rational and the evidence to support the field of behavior analysis, 8 CPT codes have been modified and changed fromCategory III to Category I codes effective January 1, 2019. APBA has supported a huge step forward for our clinicalpractice and the recognition of our science world wide through this public policy effort.3) NCABA board members, Callie Plattner and Kristi Toward attended the affiliates meeting at the APBA conventionas representatives of NCABA. During this meeting, Callie joined Gina Green for a round table discussion on statelicensure and Kristi joined a representative from ONTABA to discuss membership engagement.4) APBA has assisted 30 states and 2 Canadian provinces to secure licensure for behavior analyst.5) St. Louis is a beautiful city and we enjoyed a Cardinals baseball game with other behaviors analysts from Alabama,Georgia and Tennessee.6) During the conference there were many opportunities to have fun with other behavior analysts including a BehaviorAnalyst Bingo night at a local restaurant and a round table luncheon. The Behavior Analyst Bingo was an evening offellowship with other clinicians from across the country while enjoying trivia, winning prizes, and, of course, enjoying a well-deserved beer after a full day of learning. The round table luncheons were a chance to sit down with experts across a variety of topics and enjoy challenging and friendly conversation over a meal.7) The BACB's CEO, Dr. James Carr, provided valuable information regarding the Behavior Analyst CertificationBoard. The update highlighted the growth of the BACB and those credentialed and the upcoming changes to the Experience Standards and Documentation. The changes and effective dates can be found by following link: system/8) Come join APBA next year in Atlanta – April 11th-13th, 2019.ConferenceLocationDateNCABA 3rd Annual Autism ConferenceRaleigh, NCJuly 27, 2018Florida ABA Annual Conference (FABA)Bonita Springs, FLSeptember 12—15, 2018Berkshire Association for Behavior AnalysisAmherst, MAOctober 10—12, 2018Southeastern Association for ABA Conference SEABA) Chattanooga, TNOctober 25—27 , 2018South Carolina ABA ConferenceGreenville, SCNovember 5—6, 2018Tennessee ABA Conference (TABA)Nashville, TNNovember 8—9, 2018Georgia Association for ABA (GABA)Athens, GANovember 30, December 1, 2018

Page 5North Carolina Association for Behavior Analysis2018 Award RecipientsFred S. Keller Excellence in Behavior Analysis AwardMelanie Bachmeyer, University of North Carolina WilmingtonTechnical Utilization AwardChristy Adams, Effective Interventions“Do Things” AwardCallie Plattner, Access Family ServicesStudent Scholarship AwardBruce Pate, East Carolina UniversityNCABA Officials Elected in 2018 Callie Plattner, Access Family Services, Vice President Leigh Ann Strain, Effective Interventions, Secretary Aleck Myers, Autism Society of North Carolina, Member atLarge Sydney Batchelder, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Student RepresentativeSubmit an Article for our NewsletterProfessional Poster AwardReem Muharib, University of North Carolina CharlotteEvaluation of the Empirical Support of Functional Communication Training for Children with Autism Spectrum DisordersGraduate Student Poster AwardElizabeth Reyes, University of North Carolina CharlotteActive Student Response Strategies in a Rural Second-GradeClassroomUndergraduate Student Poster AwardMelissa Chappell, University of North Carolina WilmingtonDescriptive Assessment of Physical Activity: A Comparison ofHeart Rate and Observational MeasuresNCABA Membership & Conference AttendanceMembership rence berNCABA Financial ReportCash 01-01-17 49,167.652017 Income 56,179.382017 Expenses 43,757.102017 EOY Total 61,589.93Balance May 31, 2018 72,537.215 Have you had success with a technique? Have you had a well established technique fail? Do you have an idea that you want to share? The NCABA Executive Committee would liketo include articles in the newsletter on varied topics related to behavior analysis and the practice of behavioranalysis in North Carolina. Examples of appropriatetopics are: innovative techniques case studies staff management/training/OBM issues legal and legislative issues (e.g., BCBAs in NC) theoretical topics educational applications getting certified (BCBA, BCaBA) helpful tips for practitioners descriptions or reviews of North Carolina programsutilizing behavior analysis reviews or applications of books or articles relatedto behavior analysis experimental analysisThe NCABA newsletter will typically be published quarterly in March, June, September and December. For your submission to be considered it should bereceived by the 15th of the month prior to the publication month. The NCABA Executive Committee reserves the right to accept, reject, or request revisions toany article submitted for the NCABA newsletter.Articles should be in Word format and should beemailed to [email protected] as an attachment:[email protected]

Jul 01, 2018 · State University’s McKimmon Center in Raleigh, NC. This exciting one-day event . LP, BCBA-D, Florida Institute of Technology), incen-tivizing health promotion (Wendy Donlin Washington, PhD, University of North Carolina Wilmington), and . Sydney Ball