ABA Matrix is Attending the TxABA Conference 2024: What to Expect

Along with professionals in behavior analysis, ABA Matrix is gearing up for the TxABA Conference 2024. The event is scheduled from April 11-14, 2024, at the Royal Sonesta Galleria Houston in Houston, Texas. It promises a comprehensive exploration of the latest developments and trends in behavior analysis and extensive networking opportunities. 

The 39th Annual Conference kicks off with a Welcome Event on Thursday, April 11th. The gathering offers a fantastic opportunity to network with fellow attendees while enjoying appetizers and a cash bar. Throughout the conference, attendees can choose from a diverse range of tracks. These include Professional, NDD (Neurodevelopmental Disorders), General, Research, OBM (Organizational Behavior Management), Social Issues, NDD – Adults, Education, and Niche Areas. 

Earn CEUs

Attendees can earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) by participating in conference presentations and workshops. With over 60 CEUs available, this is an excellent opportunity to expand your professional development while staying abreast of the latest trends in behavior analysis. 

Pre-Conference Workshops 

For those eager to dive deeper into specific topics, pre-conference workshops will be held on the first day of the TxABA Conference 2024. These workshops offer valuable insights and practical knowledge in areas such as BACB supervision, applied research, and educational contexts. 

We recommend:

  • An ABA Innovators Workshop: Navigation Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship for Sustainable Growth and Ethical Excellence

For individuals who currently own a business or are planning to start one in the field of ABA, this dynamic workshop is designed to provide assistance. By offering a comprehensive approach to promoting innovation and sustainable growth, attendees will have the opportunity to explore the various aspects of ABA from the perspective of the “5 Laws of Life and Leadership (DiNovi & Gavoni, 2021).” Furthermore, they will acquire practical insights on how to achieve entrepreneurial success within this industry.

Date and Time: Apr 11, 2024 at 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM EDT


OBM Network Conference

The Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) Network Conference will also be held on April 11th at the TxABA Conference 2024. At this event, scholars, practitioners, and experts from diverse areas of OBM converge to explore the latest trends and innovations in OBM. 

Conference Presentations

Conference presentations are all-day on April 12th, 13th and half-day on the 14th. Some presentations we’re excited to attend: 

  • Affirming Neurodiversity: A Panel Discussion

ABA services are increasing, but the autistic community has concerns about ableist practices and lack of representation. This presentation will evaluate criticisms of ABA, review neurodiverse-affirming practices, and recommend ways to represent ABA accurately and be inclusive of clients’ voices.

Date and Time: Apr 12, 2024 at 4:45 PM – 6:15 PM EDT


  • Eye-contact: To Teach or Not to Teach. That Is Not the Question (In-Person Only)

Looking at people’s faces is crucial for social learning and is considered an important measure of social cognition. It plays an essential role in early intervention programs aimed at modifying a child’s developmental trajectory and establishing social and verbal behavior. Understanding the behavior of looking at people’s eyes and its controlling variables is crucial to establishing eye contact as a reinforcer in young children with autism. This presentation offers a conceptual analysis of the behavior of looking to produce contact with the eyes as a reinforcer, along with video examples.

Date and Time: Apr 13, 2024 at 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM EDT


  • Enhancing Staff Training for ABA-based Interventions in a Diverse Population

This presentation will discuss challenges in staff training for ABA-based interventions, emphasizing the significance of cultural competence in ABA practice. The talk will also highlight potential barriers and disparities that may arise due to a lack of cultural sensitivity. It will explore innovative approaches and strategies for enhancing staff training and emphasize the importance of ongoing assessment and evaluation of training programs.

Date and Time: Apr 13, 2024 at 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM EDT


Connecting with Exhibitors

Attendees will have the chance to connect with exhibitors for networking, technology tools, and access to resources related to behavior analysis. 

Make sure to swing by booth #21 to connect with ABA Matrix and snag some fun swag! 

Don’t Miss Out!

For those who prefer the convenience of virtual attendance, TxABA Conference 2024 has you covered. With live-streaming and asynchronous presentations available via Behavior Live, you can participate in the conference from the comfort of your own home. Alternatively, If you prefer the excitement of attending in person, the conference also accommodates your needs.

This conference offers a comprehensive platform for professionals, researchers, and enthusiasts to explore the latest developments and trends in behavior analysis. This event stands poised to offer all attendees a valuable and enriching experience, with its diverse range of program offerings, flexible presentation formats, and unwavering commitment to safety. See you there! 

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