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May Institute Behavior Analysts to Present Research at 2019 ABAI Conference

05/20/19


Randolph, Mass.—May Institute, a national nonprofit organization that serves individuals across the lifespan with autism spectrum disorder and other special needs, has announced that a group of its behavior analysts will share research and expertise at this year’s Association for Behavior Analysis International’s 45th Annual Convention, May 23-27, in Chicago. Dozens of May employees will participate in more than 60 presentations including tutorials, symposia, panels, papers, workshops, and posters.

Since 1974, the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) has been the primary membership organization for those interested in the philosophy, science, application, and teaching of behavior analysis. 

“May Institute’s clinical team represents one of the country’s largest – if not the largest – concentrations of behavior analysts with expertise in autism and other developmental disabilities,” said Cynthia Anderson, Ph.D., BCBA-D, May Institute’s Senior Vice President of Applied Behavior Analysis. “The team’s research projects over the past year culminated in close to 90 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and national and international conference presentations.”

Presentations by May Institute staff at the 2019 Convention will include:

Invited Tutorial: Toward a Complete Technology of Reinforcer Identification
Dr. Richard Graff 

Workshop: Improving Positive Classroom Behavior Support Through Applied Behavior Analysis
Instructors: Dr. Robert F. Putnam, Dr. Whitney Kleinert, Dr. Gaige Johnson

Workshop: Integrating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder into Inclusion Settings
Instructor: Dr. Sarah Weddle

Paper Session: LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning) Cultural Competency: History, Disparity 
Author: Sarah Campau

Poster:Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Schools: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial
Dr. Ryan J. Martin, Dr. Cynthia M. Anderson, et al. 
 
Symposium: An Evaluation of Training Procedures and Generalization of Mands for Information
Discussant: Dr. M. Alice Shillingsburg
 
ABAI Expo Poster: The Massachusetts Association for Applied Behavior Analysis
Dr. Robert F. Putnam 
 
Poster:Increasing Food Tolerance in an Adolescent with Autism
Serra Langone, Dr. Cynthia M. Anderson, Dr. Cara L. Phillips
 
Poster: Rapport Building and Instructional Fading: An Extension to Young Adult Students in the School Setting
Margaret Hoey, Dr. Melissa Drifke, Melinda Galbato, Kristen Darling
 
Poster: A Multiple Schedule Arrangement for the Treatment of Social Avoidance in a School Setting
Dr. Cara L. Phillips, Serra R. Langone, Jenny McGee
 
Poster: Rapport Building and Instructional Fading: Replication in a School Setting
Stephanie Coe


To view the full Convention program and search for all May Institute presentations, visit: https://www.abainternational.org/events/program-details.aspx/summary.aspx?intConvID=57&a=r.


About May Institute
May Institute is a nonprofit organization that is a national leader in the field of applied behavior analysis, serving individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities, brain injury and neurobehavioral disorders, and other special needs. Founded more than 60 years ago, we provide a wide range of exceptional educational and rehabilitative services across the lifespan. For more information, call 800.778.7601 or visit www.mayinstitute.org.
 

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