Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI)
Represented by Julie Kornack and Maria Malott
The mission of ABAI is to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice. ABAI has been involved in the initial proposal and more recent revisions of ABA billing codes for almost a decade and is dedicated to these continuing efforts with the support of fellow members of the commission.
American Psychological Association (APA) Services, Inc.
Represented by Stephen Gillaspy
APA Services, Inc. is a companion professional organization to the American Psychological Association (APA) serving all members and advocating for psychology. APA is the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, with more than 118,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants, and students as its members. The mission of the organizations is to promote the advancement, communication, and application of psychological science and knowledge to benefit society and improve lives.
Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE)
Represented by Sara Gershfeld Litvak
Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE) is an ANSI Accredited Standards Developer created to meet accreditation needs specific to organizations providing behavior analysis services. BHCOE’s accreditation requirements undergo regular review according to international standards for organizations that grant accreditation. BHCOE Accreditation ® is a certification given to an applied behavior analysis provider once it has demonstrated it has met and continues to meet an assortment of clinical and administrative standards as determined by an independent third-party evaluator.
Behavioral Intervention Certification Council (BICC)
Represented by Teresa Cook-Guercio
The mission of BICC is to enhance public protection by developing and administering a certification program consistent with the needs of behavior analysts to recognize individuals who are qualified to treat the deficits and behaviors associated with autism spectrum disorder using the principles and procedures of applied behavior analysis.
National Coalition for Access to Autism Services (NCAAS)
Represented by Bryce Miler
The National Coalition for Access to Autism Services (NCAAS) is a nonprofit organization that seeks to preserve and expand access to the services and supports necessary to ensure that people with autism have every opportunity to fulfill their potential. NCAAS is the voice of the nation’s premier autism treatment providers, working with Congress, federal and state agencies, payors, and regulators to ensure access to services across all demographics and all geographies. NCAAS members provide services to tens of thousands of families affected by autism spectrum disorder in nearly every state, contracting with commercial insurers, TRICARE, Medicaid, CHIP programs, and school districts.
Qualified Applied Behavior Analysis (QABA) Credentialing Board
Represented by Hollie Benincosa
The Qualified Applied Behavior Analysis (QABA®) Credentialing Board is an international accrediting body that was created in 2012. QABA recognizes individuals who have specific education in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) with a specialization in autism. In addition, these individuals are providing behavior health services under the supervision of a certified professional or licensed professional with ABA or ASD in the scope of their field.