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By Jennifer Collado

Washington ABA (WABA) has set focus on collaboration and enhancing our existing procedures this year. Through educational and public policy efforts we have had collaboration opportunities with speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, psychologists, and self advocates. We are proud to have added a new committee dedicated to representing the needs of those providing ABA in the school setting. This effort was met with rich and enthusiastic participation. We continue toward professional humility and humble behaviorism together.

We hosted many successful webinars including a workshop from Dr. Lina Slim-Topdjian and Melanie Giles on professional collaboration with SLPs, webinars from Dr. Bearss on parent training, and a webinar on telehealth from Dr. Britt Farley and Dr. Yaniz C. Padilla Dalmau with telehealth billing guidance from Ralph Pampino. For the safety of our members, we chose to cancel our 2020 conference, though Dr. Linda LeBlanc graciously rescheduled for 2021. We look forward to another year of learning, advocating, and disseminating our wonderful science together.

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