Behavior Development Solutions

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March 2018
News and recent career opportunities as advertised in our monthly announcement e-mail.

The annual Association of Professional Behavior Analysts convention is the premier conference on the science-based practice of applied behavior analysis (ABA). As in previous years, the program for the 2018 convention will comprise presentations by carefully selected invited speakers combined with peer-reviewed research symposia, panel discussions, panel presentations, posters, and student papers. The convention will also provide multiple opportunities for social and professional networking in one convenient, congenial setting.

Bookstore and Author Signing hosted by Behavior Development Solutions

Browse over 150 titles across 15 categories

Categories include: ABA Practitioner Tools, Autism & Development Disabilities, Experimental Analysis of Behavior, OBM, Professional Development & Ethics, Community & Social Issues, Verbal Behavior & Language, and more.

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Online 8-Hour Supervisory Training
Work towards becoming a supervisor online at your own pace with our new 8-hour supervisory training course, developed in partnership with Drs. Jon Bailey & Mary Burch.

The activity involves watching videos, reading the material in 58 online modules that are based on the BACB Supervisor Training Task list, and actively responding to a series of learning module questions. All videos and learning module questions include content and graphics related to the live supervisory training course developed by Dr. Jon Bailey and Dr. Mary Burch, and cover each section of the BACB Supervisor Training Curriculum:
  1. The Purpose of Supervision
  2. Important Features of Supervision
  3. Behavioral Skills Training
  4. Delivering Performance Feedback
  5. Evaluating the Effects of Supervision
  6. Ongoing Professional Development
Throughout the course, you have the opportunity to review the material, with hints and feedback available every step of the way.
This fluency-model course is approved for 9.5 Type II BACB CE credits and meets the BACB's requirement for an 8-hour, competency-based training. This course is not designed for BCaBAs. Only BCBAs and BCBA-Ds can become supervisors. This course does not award supervision CE credits.

Conducting the VB-MAPP Assessment

Self Paced, start any time course. Accessible 24x7, Re-use over and over Even after completion!

Taught by Liz Maher, M.Ed, BCBA

5 Type 2 BACB CEUs - $99.00
5 - 8 hours to complete the course, NO TIME LIMIT, NO EXPIRATION

Interactive and multimedia rich with video examples
Includes free, permanent VB-MAPP App license

Our "Conducting the VB-MAPP Assessment" self paced online course includes the following modules:

  • Introduction to the Course
  • What is ABA and how does it relate to language?
  • What is the VB-MAPP?
  • The VB-MAPP Milestones Assessment
  • The Early Echoic Skills Assessment
  • The Task Analysis and supporting skills list
  • The Barriers Assessment
  • The Transition Assessment
  • Interpreting the results

This online course is audio and video rich and also taught by Liz Maher, MEd, BCBA. Hands on exercises provide the necessary experience participants need to feel confident when conducting the VB-MAPP Assessment. This VB-MAPP web based training is offered for $99.00 per participant and includes no expiration date! Available 24x7!

The audience for this training is BCBAs, BCaBAs, licensed psychologists, and educators working in ABA settings with students with Autism. Because the training reviews Skinner's analysis of verbal behavior as well as the elementary verbal operants, students and parents are also welcome.

Feel free to forward this along to all your colleagues!

Steve Maher - VB-MAPP App - 570-332-2285

Join a growing team who serves individuals with Autism and other Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. We are looking to hire skilled BCBAs who are passionate about serving individuals and families. Whether you are interested in-home service delivery or clinic based, children or adults, we have a full time Monday through Friday career opportunity for you!

Complete an online application at:
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LEARN's Student Support Services Department is seeking an innovative Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). This position collaborates with highly dedicated school teams working with diverse learners with special needs in a variety of settings including magnet schools, specialized outplacement programs, and local school districts.

The qualified BCBA candidate will have extensive knowledge of autism spectrum disorders, developmental milestones, evidence-based practices and interventions, and functional behavior assessments, as well as experience supporting dynamic interdisciplinary teams. Previous experience consulting to public school programs a plus. Master's Degree and current certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) required.

Qualified applicants should apply online at (under Student Support Services). EOE.

Support Solutions seeks talented, gifted, and creative individuals to add to our current dynamic team of Board Certified Behavior Analysts in the Knoxville, TN and Nashville, TN areas. If you are ready to become a contributor to an industry leader in the field of Intellectual Disabilities, we encourage you to apply to become a valued team member. We are looking forward to having someone like you to lead us into the future! Company Benefits listed below:

Job Description


  • Providing on-going behavioral services to referred SSMS supported persons as identified in the ISP and BSP.
  • Training direct support staff or unpaid caregivers to carry out the approved behavior support/maintenance plan developed by the behavior analyst or in conjunction with the behavior analyst;
  • Observing staff and service recipient behavior for correct implementation (reliability) of the behavior support/ maintenance plan and completing retraining as needed;
  • Observing service recipient behavior to determine effectiveness of the behavior support/maintenance plan or crisis prevention plan and consulting with the behavior analyst when behavior support/maintenance or crisis prevention plan changes are needed; and
  • Serving as the behavioral analyst for SSMS and provides on-site assistance and training in a difficult or crisis situation.
  • Coordinating all behavioral restrictions for SSMS supported persons on their caseloads. Provide similar support for non-SSTN supported persons as requested.
  • Maintaining a process for ensuring the follow-up of all behavioral health appointments for SSMS Supported Persons.
  • Ensuring the timeliness and quality of all documentation related to behavioral support services and ensures the accuracy of documentation respective to billing
  • Maintaining effective customer relationships with state officials, ISCs, supported persons and their families/ conservators, SSTN employees and other behavioral support professionals.
  • Completing all tasks as assigned by the Regional Director, Chief Clinical Officer and the Chief Executive Officer.
  • Participating in the Incident Management Committee and assisting with the Risk Assessment Process.
  • Maintaining personal training as required by DIDD
  • Serving as advisor to SSTN Leadership regarding behavioral issues
  • Effective communication with Program Coordinators and other agency personnel involved in the care of supported persons.

The Behavior Analyst must meet the credentialing requirements for the State of Operation (TN, AR, NC, GA, KY, etc.). Chosen candidate, if they do not possess the BCBA, must be willing to pursue and complete the certification in the time period specified in the offer letter. Successful candidates must meet the following qualifications:

  • Currently hold or be eligible to test for the BCBA certificate.
  • Completion of a Master's degree in one of the behavioral sciences or in an alternative discipline, and acceptable field work and experience equivalent to one year of full-time behavioral therapy or behavioral modification for the behavioral sciences and two years for those with a degree in an alternative discipline; and
  • Certification by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) as an Associate Behavior Analyst.

BHCOE Provides Accreditation for ABA Service Providers

As the profession of applied behavior analysis grows, so does the need for ways to identify and regulate quality service providers. While certification and licensure serve these functions for individual professionals, it is also necessary to identify agencies providing high quality services. The Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE) was created to fill this need.

Established in 2015, BHCOE is an international accrediting body created to meet accreditation needs specific to the delivery of behavior analysis services. BHCOE Accreditation is a certification given to an ABA provider once it has demonstrated it has met and continues to meet a variety of clinical and administrative standards as determined by an independent evaluator. As of the end of 2017, BHCOE has evaluated over 100 providers in 34 states and five countries.

BHCOE is committed to elevating the quality of ABA services around the world through accreditation. The evaluation and accreditation processes include feedback, support, and resources for providers. BHCOE is working to build a community of providers dedicated to quality assurance. Also, BHCOE is building relationships with funders and regulators to recognize providers who demonstrate high quality through accreditation and best practices.

ABA providers who are interested in learning more about accreditation may visit for more information about the process. A self-evaluation checklist is available to help identify whether your organization is ready for accreditation and what areas you should focus on to ensure quality services. Keep an eye out for BHCOE staff presentations and exhibits at upcoming conferences, including CalABA and ABAI.

Position Announcement
Western Connecticut State University 
Danbury, Connecticut 06810 <

Western Connecticut State University 
School of Professional Studies Education & 
Educational Psychology Assistant or Associate Professor - 
Special Education/Applied Behavior Analysis 
Tenure Track - Academic Year 2018 - 2019

Western Connecticut State University's School of Professional Studies is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for a tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor position in Department of Education & Educational Psychology. The School of Professional Studies is comprised of four departments: Education & Education Psychology, Health Promotion & Exercise Science, Nursing, and Social Work. Undergraduate degrees are offered in each of these professional fields, as well as Master's degrees in Nursing and Education & Education Psychology, and Doctoral degrees in Education and Nursing. The Department of Education and Educational Psychology is one of the signature departments at WCSU and offers the following degrees in professional fields: a BS in Elementary Education Interdisciplinary Major, BS in Secondary Education, MS in Education Option in Curriculum, MS in School Counseling, MS in Clinical Mental Health, MS in Applied Behavior Analysis, and an Ed.D. in Instructional Leadership. Programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP) and NEASC. For more information, visit

Position Summary: The successful candidate will be responsible for: teaching Special Education/Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) courses; coordinating practicum at the graduate and undergraduate levels; engaging in scholarly activities, including grant writing, program evaluation, and serving on graduate committees. The ABA courses are primarily via distance learning and special education courses are hybrid format.

Minimum Qualifications: Doctorate in special education or related field with a concentration in ABA; Board Certified Behavior Analyst Certificate as stated on the Behavior Analyst Certification Board website (i.e., accrued 1,500 hours of BCBA-supervised field experience and met the BCBA coursework requirement.)

Preferred Qualifications: Teaching certification in Special Education; Board Certified Behavior Analyst Doctoral Level (BCBA-D); scholarly productivity in ABA, including behavioral research; experience teaching courses on behavioral interventions for individuals; active role in ABA-related professional associations; successful college-level teaching and supervision of practicum training activities; experience developing and teaching online courses in ABA; at least one (1) year of experience working in applied settings with individuals on the autism spectrum or other developmental disability.
WCSU is committed to enhancing our diverse university community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion.

Salary & Benefits: The salary range is $59,668 - $98,664 and is contingent upon candidates' experience and training. WCSU offers a comprehensive benefits package. Additional information on benefits can be found at There are grant opportunities to support research and conference attendance.

Application Process: Interested applicants must submit a letter of application, which outlines interest in, and qualifications for, the position; areas of teaching expertise and experience, areas of service and/or leadership, research interests, and a statement of teaching philosophy; a current curriculum vita; and the names and contact information for at least three (3) professional references who can comment on the applicant's teaching, scholarship, and/or service/leadership to In the Email Subject Line Reference Search #700-502. All materials should be submitted as PDF files. Applications must be received by Thursday, March 15, 2018. Late applications will not be accepted.

State and Federal requirements expect that organizations with 100 or more employees invite applicants to selfidentify gender and race. We kindly request all applicants to complete the Affirmative Action Data Questionnaire and to please return the completed form to Ms. Keisha Stokes in the WCSU Office of Diversity and Equity at Completion of this data will not affect your opportunity for employment, or terms or conditions of employment. This form will be used for reporting purposes only and will be kept separate from all search records and only accessed by the Office of Diversity and Equity. The Affirmative Action Data Questionnaire, can be found on the following link:

Western is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Educator/Employer

Upcoming Conferences!
03/08/18 -03/10/18 TxABA - Texas Association for Behavior Analysis*
03/09/18 - 03/11/18 CalABA - California Association for Behavior Analysis*
03/15/18 - 03/16/18 BALC - Behavior Analysis Leadership Council*
03/22/18 - 03/24/18 WIBA - Women in Behavior Analysis
03/23/17 - 03/23/17 NJABA - New Jersey Association for Behavior Analysis
04/02/18 - 04/05/18 PennABA - Pennsylvania Association for Behavior Analysis*
04/06/18 - 04/07/18 VABA - Virginia Association for Behavior Analysis*
04/06/18 - 04/08/18 OHABA - Ohio Association for Behavior Analysis
04/06/18 - 04/07/18 Four Corners ABA - Park City, UT
04/12/18 - 04/13/18 ILABA - Illinois Association for Behavior Analysis
04/19/18 - 04/21/18 APBA - Association of Professional Behavior Analysis*
04/26/18 - 04/27/18
05/01/18 - 05/04/18
05/24/18 - 05/28/18
*BDS plans to attend