By Nicole Condit
The Association for Behavior Analysis Deutschland (ABA-D) is devoted to representing and communicating ABA to the German public as a socially, ethically viable and scientifically-based therapeutic intervention in various settings.
Our mission is to bring improved awareness of the internationally developed science of behavior analysis in both its experimental and applied forms to the German language and populace. We aim to protect the integrity of Behavior Analysis in all its forms and applications, while contributing to its development, enhancement, and growth. We strive to earn acceptance of ABA in Germany, as in much of the rest of the world, as its own scientific endeavor useful in addressing important social issues including the education and therapy of individuals in need. In doing so, we plan to ensure that ABA in Germany stays connected and responsible to the larger international behavior analysis community; help develop a standardized set of appropriate German-language translations for behavioral terminology in all its forms and applications; insist that criteria standards created in Germany for those allowed to use ABA meet standards of the international community; and promote educational opportunities in Germany.
This past year, 2021, marked the 10th anniversary of The Association for Behavior Analysis Deutschland (ABA-D) and we have been an Affiliate National Chapter of ABAI since 2013.
Looking forward, our focus is planning an ABA Conference in Germany. By doing so, we will be disseminating information even further, offering continuing education experiences, and providing a space for all interested parties to connect. This conference will be a meeting point for professionals from different fields who are interested in behavior analysis in Germany and our goal is to shed an even brighter light on this field.
The 2021 annual meeting was held online as we all continued to be faced with the worldwide pandemic. Beginning in 2022, we are offering additional online meeting opportunities for all members in order to encourage collaboration and connection.
We remain committed to our mission to spread knowledge of behavior analysis to professionals and parents, promote the science in Germany, and invite more members and professionals join us. For further information or to join the chapter please visit www.aba-d.de.