Association for Maine Behavior Analysis

By Laura Manuel

Over the past year, Association for Maine Behavior Analysis’s (AMeBA) has concentrated our efforts on creating a strategic plan with the top-level goal of increasing member engagement. AMeBA worked with a business coach who guided us through a process improvement strategy to look at the evolution of our organization. Through this process the executive board of directors identified goals for our charter including running virtual networking events; developing a FAQ section for members, community members, or other stakeholders on our website; forming a partnership with our local university; and improving the transition process when we welcome new board members. AMeBA’s public policy committee has also stood out as a growing and dedicated committee. This committee has educated AMeBA’s members on various legislative initiatives occurring throughout our state impacting those who access behavior analysis. The committee communicated current events in policy and professional issues and advocates for policies and practices that are consistent with the science of behavior analysis.AMeBA returned to an in-person conference this year. We welcomed esteemed speakers Dr. David Celiberti and Dr. Shanna Bahry. It was both comforting and energizing to see our community in-person following a couple years of virtual conferences.

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