ORABA Mission and Vision Statement
The Oregon Association for Behavior Analysis is an organization for professionals, parents, caregivers, educators, researchers and others who are interested in actively listening, working together, and sharing the field of behavior analysis with the community.
The association plans on fulfilling this purpose by the following:
- Encourage the understanding of all aspects of behavior analysis (e.g., the experimental analysis of behavior, applied behavior analysis, and radical behaviorism) in universities, schools, medical offices, and other community settings by encouraging competent practice, providing a forum for behavior analysts to gather and share information on behavior analysis to the community.
- Support the design and application of evidence-based practices to improve the quality of life of the citizens of Oregon.
- Serve as a professional reference group for those who identify themselves as scientists or practitioners in disciplines that embrace the principles and practices of behavior analysis.
- Advise political, legislative, and policy-making bodies with respect to all matters pertaining to behavior analysis.
- Promote the Behavior Analyst Certification Board as the appropriate body for credentialing practitioners of Applied Behavior Analysis in the state of Oregon.
- Maintain social media platforms (including ORABA’s website, facebook, instagram and twitter accounts) containing information about the organization as well as resources pertaining to behavior analysis.
- Provide free evidence-based trainings and resources, to support and educate the community, about how Applied Behavior Analysis can benefit a variety of individuals.
- Serve as an organization which actively listens and works together with other professionals, stakeholders, clients and families to better itself as a field, be present, and unite with groups and organizations that support the population we serve, as is synonymous with the ‘community of care’.
ORABA at the 2015 ABAI Convention in San Antonio, Texas (L-R: Maria Lynn Kessler, Meghan Johns, Jenny Fischer, Melissa Gard)