FABA 2023: Trends on the Radar

It is almost time for the 43rd Annual Florida Association for Behavior Analysis conference, and ABA Matrix is gearing up to attend and learn more about the trends shaping the ABA therapy industry. From September 27 to the 30th, ABA professionals from around the country will gather this year in Orlando, Florida at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress to shine a beacon of purpose by championing the ethical, humane, and effective application of behavior principles across all our society. 
This year, the FABA conference is packed with needle-moving talks and workshops designed to aspire to move the industry forward. FABA’s four-day lineup of talks and workshops will provide groundbreaking insights into the ethical, business, and professional aspects of ABA therapy.

Florida Medicaid ABA 101: A Provider’s Guide to Medicaid Policies and Procedures

Wednesday, September 27 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

As Medicaid processes and procedures change over time, it is crucial for ABA professionals to keep up to date on the latest policy changes to navigate the administrative part of ABA therapy with ease. This workshop will offer insights into exploring the complexities of the current Medicaid policies and requirements in Florida and how those regulations may affect your practice. Additionally, this workshop will dive into current fee schedules, CPT codes, and your rights and responsibilities as providers.

Is ABA Ownership for You? Pulling Back the Curtain

Thursday, September 28 | 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM EDT

Whether you are an RBT or a BCaBA, you have most likely thought about starting your own ABA therapy practice to help more individuals with your services. However, there are a few resources for those who need help figuring out where to start. This presentation will address the business side of Applied Behavioral Analysis therapy clinics and the pros and cons of ownership. From profit margins to expenses and navigating challenging times as agency owners, the speaker will provide an overview of the business contingencies of operating successful ABA agencies.

Using Outcomes of Functional Assessment to Inform Intervention for Disruptive Behavior

Friday, September 29 | 9:30 AM – 10:50 AM

Assessments and reassessments play a crucial role in ABA therapy to determine the patient’s strengths, weaknesses, and unique needs of each client in order to develop individualized interventions. This symposium will explore three studies with different scenarios that shine a light on the impact of interventions based on the outcomes of functional assessments. This talk will also feature a virtual training to show ABA Case Managers effective strategies to implement functional assessment interviews for runaways to empower them to move beyond suppressing behaviors and start addressing the root of it faced by the youth in child welfare.

Ethics and Use of Assessment Instruments by Behavior Analysts

Saturday, September 30 | 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM EDT

Administering and interpreting standardized assessment instruments in behavioral therapy is fundamental to ensure the maximization of benefits and minimize the risk of harm to the client and stakeholders as dictated by the BACB®’s Ethics Code. However, there has been a growing concern regarding the capability of BACB-credentialed professionals to use standardized instruments to execute plans and measure their clients’ progress. This session will share insights into whether behavior analysts should play a role in conducting assessments and a list of standard assessment instruments that facilitate the role of analysts within clinical practices.

Connect with ABA Matrix

Connect with ABA Matrix at FABA 2023 using the form below, or come by booth “H” to pick up some swag and take a break by playing the “Analyst Struggles Giant Jenga” with us– we have some prizes!

    The team looks forward to seeing you there and exchanging ideas on ways to weave the threads of behavioral science into the fabric of our communities to continue making a positive impact on countless lives.