By Arthur Prével
The French Association for Behavior Analysis (French ABA) promotes the development of behavior analysis in France and the Maghreb (Tunisia, Morocco, and Algeria). French ABA strongly supports the national and international development of the research program in experimental and applied behavior analysis at the University of Lille, notably in the topics of human development, motor learning, Pavlovian learning, discrimination learning, and interventions for individuals with autism, with current international research collaborations (United States, Brazil, United Kingdom, Belgium, etc.). The chapter also supports the University of Lille’s master’s program in experimental and applied behavior analysis, the only program in France for training new researchers and professionals in applied behavior analysis. In addition, the chapter supports a network of French associations of professionals and parents devoted to the development of applied behavior analysis to help individuals with autism.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated restrictions, French ABA was not able to organize events in 2020 and 2021. However, the chapter, through the University of Lille’s master’s program, was able to continue to support the training of new professionals in applied behavior analysis. We hope to organize an even in France when the health situation will make it possible.