About Us

ORABA at ABAI 2015

ORABA at the 2015 ABAI Convention in San Antonio, Texas (L-R: Maria Lynn Kessler, Meghan Johns, Jenny Fischer, Melissa Gard)


Founded in 2009, ORABA is an official chapter of Association for Behavior Analysis International. Our board consists of teachers and practitioners of Applied Behavior Analysis who care deeply about helping their communities. Our aims are to disseminate information about ABA, provide educational opportunities for parents and providers, and advocate legislative policies that protect consumers of ABA services. Originally, ORABA comprised a small pool of active members and certified practitioners. Following the passage of Senate Bills 365 and 696, which mandated insurance coverage of ABA services for children with autism and created a title act for ABA licensure, we are growing to meet the needs of Oregonians.



At each quarterly meeting, ORABA hosts scientists and practitioners as guest speakers, presenting on such topics as token economy research, behavioral pediatrics, OCD, and autism.

Legislative Advocacy

Oregon Senate

ORABA members speak at legislative sessions regarding insurance coverage and licensing issues to ensure high-quality ABA services for all Oregonians.



ORABA members meet regularly via journal club and our new happy hour to discuss current topics in Applied Behavior Analysis and share ethical and practice advice.


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Thank you


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ORABA extends a big thank you to Oregon Institute of Technology’s ABA program for donating space, equipment, and IT support for our events and to Building Bridges for donating storage, meeting space and a mailing address.