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By Kristen Miglinas

Vermont ABA, established in 2004, has continued fulfilling its mission to support the growth of behavior analysis in the state of Vermont. The current board consists of 11 board members including one student member.

VtABA organized and hosted two recent events. On January 28, 2022, Dr. Allen Karsina presented on “Culturally Responsive Supervision” and “Ethical Issues in Supervision”. While we hoped to have this event in person, it was held online, and 80 attendees were still able to collect both Ethics and Supervisions CEUs. Visit our website to learn about our upcoming Annual Conference scheduled for April 29, 2022. One of the topics will be vocational planning and skill acquisition for individuals with ASD. It is planned as an in-person event and will take place by the shores of Lake Champlain in Downtown Burlington.

In the past year our subcommittees have been hard at work creating a new logo, streamlining our website and member management platform, and sharing relevant and helpful information via email and social media. Thanks to some generous donations, members are now able to apply for a scholarship. The intent of the scholarship is to help advance the field of ABA here in the Green Mountain State. We are all very excited to be able to offer this opportunity to our current and future colleagues!

In addition to our April event, we will be planning more in-person learning opportunities. The lack of in-person networking has been felt nationwide, and we are ready to and excited to connect with you. We welcome and encourage professionals and students from other chapters to join our events. Sharing ideas, experiences, and interesting research is a wonderful way to grow as professionals.

This year, we are looking forward to the creation of a quarterly newsletter. We hope it will be interesting, informative, and help our members stay connected and current with our field. The first issue is expected to be sent out in March 2022. For more information on our chapter and what we’re working on check out the following: