ORABA’s 2020 Conference: Lessons Learned and Future Directions

Thank you to everyone who attended our annual 2020 ORABA Conference- our first virtual conference! A special thank you to our sponsors below for making this event possible as well as our ORABA Conference Committee, ORABA Board and Oregon Institute of Technology for hosting the zoom conference..

CEU Information: CEUs have been fully processed and posted to CEU Helper. Please sign into your CEU Helper account to download your 2020 Conference Certificate.

Save the date for next year’s conference:
October 15, 2021- October 16, 2021

Have feedback from the 2020 Conference? Ideas for 2021? We would love to hear from you!

Registration

Please email us at info@oraba.org with any questions or issues.

Registration Form

ORABA’s 2020 Conference: Learned and Future Directions FAQ

How do I access the ORABA presentations?

ORABA is happy to provide a 100% virtual conference this year. All presentations will run through the ZOOM platform. No need to sign up for an account, the link will automatically run zoom via a web browser. In addition, you can access Zoom via smartphone apps. (make sure to download the app before).

*see information below for CEU access on phones.

I am having ZOOM login issues.

Contact Maria Lynn: Marialynn.kessler@oit.edu

I cannot see or hear the presenters.

Please check you have allow video and audio permission in the ZOOM app.

Are Continuing Education Units (CEUs) available for the conference?

Continuing Education credits are included in registration this year.

How do I track my CEUs?

ORABA is using CEU Helper to help attendees track their CEUs. Please download CEU Helper to track your CEUs throughout the conference. Please note a QR code scan is required at the start and end of each presentation, and a keyword will be provided during the presentation.

**Note: If you are viewing from a phone, you will need access to another device to scan your QR code.

Will the conference presentations be recorded?

Some presentations may be offered via playback video after the conference. We cannot guarantee all presentations will be available. We recommend attending live sessions to ensure the best conference experience.

How can I participate in Conference Planning in the future?

We would love to have you! Email us at conferencecommittee@oraba.org

I am interested in becoming an ORABA member.

Check out our website for more information https://oraba.org/membership/

Schedule

Call for Papers – CLOSED

Submissions closed on Friday, September 25th at 5pm.
In order to present you must be registered and pay for the conference.

If you have any questions please contact us at conferencecommittee@oraba.org.

Click here for more information on submissions!

PAPERS are oral presentations given in 25, 50, or 80-minute durations. 25- minute paper presentations and a CHAIR may be assigned by the Program Committee Reviewers to preside over the paper session (this is often one of the presenting authors). The chair will be assigned to introduce speakers, keep time, and act as a main communicator between the program committee and co-authors. There is no discussant for paper sessions or paper presentations. Papers may not be accepted at the same duration in which they were submitted (e.g., a 50-minute paper may be accepted as a 25-minute paper and a 50-minute paper may be requested by peer reviewers to be expanded into an 80-minute presentation). In the event that the description of the submission better meets the definition of another type of presentation (i.e., a panel), a paper session may be accepted in a different format (e.g., a paper may be accepted as a panel or poster). Submitters agree to these terms when submitting paper presentations, and will be notified of such decisions upon completion of peer reviews. Any author intending to speak must be marked as a PRESENTING AUTHOR.

SYMPOSIA consists of several speakers, addressing a very similar topic. A SYMPOSIUM is organized by the Chair of the session who is typically not a presenter of one of the papers. This differs from a paper session in that it features a Discussant—a person who is prominent in the field and is not one of the presenters. Questions from the audience are addressed at the end of the Symposium and commented upon by the Discussant. The lead submitter will submit all of the information for the content topic including the title, discussant name, summary abstract, and information for each individual paper. The submission is not deemed finalized until all missing paper portions and required information are completed. Incomplete symposia will not move forward for peer review and therefore, cannot be considered for acceptance.

Call to Papers Form

If you’ve already registered but still need to pay for your registration, please visit our Conference Payments Page.

Speakers

Keynote Speaker: Mary Jane Weiss

Mary Jane Weiss

Dr. Mary Jane Weiss, Ph.D., BCBA-D is the new Executive Director of Research at Melmark. She is also a Professor at Endicott College, where she directs the Master’s Programin ABA and Autism. Dr. Weiss has worked in the field of ABA and Autism for over 25 years. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers University in 1990 and she became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2000. She previously served as Director of Research and Training and as Clinical Director of the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center at Rutgers University for 16 years. Her clinical and research interests center on defining best practice ABA techniques, on evaluating the impact of ABA in learners with autism, in training staff to be optimally effective at instruction, and in maximizing family members’ expertise and adaptation.

Invited Speaker: Billy Edwards, BCBA

Billy has been directly involved in service delivery to persons with disabilities for over 20 years. He has practiced as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2000 and is an active member of The Association for Behavior Analysis International and The Texas Association for Behavior Analysis (TxABA). Following his tenure as President he assumed the role of Annual Conference Coordinator and Chairman. During his tenure as Executive Director of Behavioral Innovations, the company expanded it’s operations to include seven service locations throughout Texas and it became widely regarded as an industry leader as a result of its services and efforts to work with insurance companies and families throughout the state of Texas. Billy is now the Director of the Clemson University Youth Learning Institute Center for Behavior Analysis where he is creating an online educational program in Behavior Analysis, an International Outreach program in Behavior Analysis, and working with multiple state organizations to improve the quality of services for those with Developmental Disabilities.

Speaker Bios and Information

Keynote Speaker

Mary Jane Weiss

Mary Jane Weiss

Dr. Mary Jane Weiss, Ph.D., BCBA-D is the new Executive Director of Research at Melmark. She is also a Professor at Endicott College, where she directs the Master’s Programin ABA and Autism. Dr. Weiss has worked in the field of ABA and Autism for over 25 years.

She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers University in 1990 and she became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2000. She previously served as Director of Research and Training and as Clinical Director of the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center at Rutgers University for 16 years.

Her clinical and research interests center on defining best practice ABA techniques, on evaluating the impact of ABA in learners with autism, in training staff to be optimally effective at instruction, and in maximizing family members’ expertise and adaptation.

Friday: Topic TBA

A Special Thanks to all our 2020 Conference Sponsors!