By Megan Sellers
The Wisconsin Association for Behavior Analysis (WisABA) is in its 19th year of supporting behavior analysts in the state of Wisconsin through networking and professional development opportunities. WisABA continues to promote awareness of behavior analysis and advocates for behavior analysts in the state of Wisconsin and the clients they serve. WisABA continues to collaborate with the Department of Health Services (DHS) in their stakeholder meetings that are held twice a year. Through this collaboration, information as well as any updates regarding the behavioral treatment benefit through the State of Wisconsin is disseminated to practicing behavior analysts who are members of WisABA. Our annual conference was held in Milwaukee this past August across three days. A variety of speakers were presented, bringing informative talks and facilitating collaborative discussions among our members. The WisABA Award for Contributions to Behavior Analysis in the State of Wisconsin was awarded to the Wisconsin Autism Providers Association (WAPA) for their continued commitment to Autism Service Delivery. The focus of WisABA is to continue to provide opportunities for continuing education to practicing BCBAs, which our conference and quarterly general membership meetings provide. WisABA’s website and marketing committee work hard to maintain our website to best suit our members and their needs. WisABA’s membership grew in 2022 with the hard work of this committee. These efforts will continue in 2023 as we work to serve as a valuable resource for our members. WisABA’s public relations committee is hard at work to grow awareness of WisABA by increasing access to information via social media as well as other outlets. In addition, the public relations committee has identified areas to increase WisABA’s membership through outreach to students of behavior analysis and practicing registered behavior technicians (RBT). In 2023, WisABA will continue to collaborate with DHS to encourage and facilitate communication between this funding source and those providing services in an effort to increase access to behavior analytic services for clients in the state of Wisconsin. WisABA’s conference committee has begun to plan the annual conference for 2023. This year’s conference will take place October 6-7th in Milwaukee. We hope to have many of you join us as we welcome a wide range of speakers and poster presentations. For information on becoming a member and our conference, please visit www.wisaba.org.