By Rachel White


The Alaska Association for Behavior Analysis (AKABA) was formed in January 2014 and became affiliated with ABAI in March of 2016. Alaska Association for Behavior Analysis is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a goal to promote the science and theory of behavior analysis through the support of research, education and practice. Alaska Association for Behavior Analysis membership is open to everyone interested in behavior analysis in Alaska. Membership benefits include low cost CEUs, discounted registration for AKABA Mini-Conference events, access to private members-only online forum, and updates on legislation and other events related to the practice and research of behavior analysis in Alaska. Please visit our website ( for current events, news, and membership information.

Continued Advocacy Our main direction for advocacy was to facilitate communication amongst members who are helping each other to work directly with the State of Alaska on correcting Medicaid billing issues that have affected providers in the state. Professional Development/CEUs This year, instead of 1 large in person conference, AKABA hosted a spring and a fall Mini-Conference. Both events were hosted exclusively online and provided CEUs to members and non-members. We hosted speakers from across the country and had over 100 attendees at our Fall Mini-Conference. Going forward, AKABA will be focusing on online or hybrid events to better reach behavior analysts.on the needs of those it serves.

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