Association for Behavior Analysis International’s 2011 Autism Conference

The Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) will be hosting one of the many autism conferences in 2011. The 2011 ABAI autism conference will be packed with information on both children’s and adults on the autism spectrum. The theme for this year’s conference will be “New Tools for Translating Science to Practice.”

The 2011 ABAI autism conference takes place at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, DC from Friday, January 28th until Sunday, January 30th. A single track with nine event speakers and two poster sessions will be spread out among the three-day conference. Topics covered during this track will focus on current autism research from around the world.

The registration fee for the conference starts at $175 for ABAI student members and goes up to $554 for nonmembers that purchase the premiere pack. These are early registration prices and the fees will go up after January 10, 2011.

The conference features a distinguished array of speakers and presenters. Their expertise spans a variety of issues within the autism field. For example, Iser G. DeLeon, Ph.D., BCBA-D of the Kennedy Krieger Institute will be speaking about “Behavioral Economics and Challenging Behavior in Autism.” Richard P. Hastings, Ph.D. of Bangor University will present “Ethical, Professional, and Broader Contextual Issues Relating to Behavioral Intervention for Autism.” These are just two of the many experts that will be in attendance at the conference.

Other poster presentations include information about improving study habits and academic performance stemming from Japanese research, the factors that impact autism knowledge in the Hispanic population, how teachers perceive students with autism, diagnosis and treatment of ritualistic behaviors in people with autism, and so much more.

Sunday afternoon there will be a workshop on “Understanding and Addressing Sleep Problems in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders” with Dr. Gregory Hanley, an expert in behavior.

The conference provides attendees with an opportunity for learning about many topics in depth, as well as an opportunity for licensed psychologists and Certified Behavior Analysts and Associate Behavior Analysts to receive continuing education credits. There is a $10 fee for the credit, and anyone who chooses to receive continuing education credits must pick up a CE packet at the conference, attend the full conference, and fill out an evaluation form following the event.

Any questions about the 2011 ABAI autism conference should be directed to ABAI office at (269) 492-9310 or via e-mail at For more information on other events planned during the year, review my listing of the Autism Conferences in 2011.


  1. Tracy Cadeau says:

    Could you please send me the 2012 confrences when they are known?
    Thank You

  2. Hi there,
    my name is Bryan of Mutungo Special Needs Youth Initiative based in Uganda East Africa and i kindly request for any information on Autism conferences or workshops or call for paper/abstracts in canada or the scandinavian states like Denmark and sweden and switzerland.
    Am looking out to attending or making a presentation there this year.
    Thanks so much, Read from you soon and God bless you all big.
    e-mail to ;


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