2019 Regional Conference on Behavior Analysis 


March 14 - 17, 2019

The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel
200 Main St
Fort Worth, TX 76102 (map)

(800) 433-5677



Registration for the 2019 Annual Conference is now live! You can register here. Please note that you will not be able to pay for your registration yet as we are still transitioning to a new payment processing merchant. However, by registering now you can lock in your registration and take advantage of our early registration discount. Remember, conference registration INCLUDES membership to TxABA!



Exhibitor and Advertiser Applications



Student Poster Session Competition

The deadline to apply for the 2019 Poster Session January 15, 2019.

Click here for infomation about the Poster Session.


Kopp Memorial Scholarship

The deadline to apply for the 2019 Kopp Memorial Scholarship is February 15, 2019.

Click here for more information about the Kopp Scholarship.



Registration Prices

Nov. 1 to Dec. 15
Dec. 15 to Jan. 15
Jan. 15 to Feb. 22
Member Fee $160 $185 $210 $275
Student Fee $70 $85 $100 $275


2019 Conference Speakers


Autism 1 Track

Name and Affiliation Topic
Einar Ingvarsson - Virigina Institute of Autism 3-hour: Why Wait? Life Skills Instruction to Prevent Problem Behavior
Kerri Peters & Allison Berard 3-hour: TBD
Louis Hagopian - Kennedy Krieger Institute 1-hour: TBD

Carla Smith (chair) - Behavior Analysis Resource Center, University of North Texas

Louis Hagopian - Kennedy Krieger Institute

Richard Smith - University of North Texas

Einar Ingvarsson - Virginia Institute of Autism

2-hour: Panel Discussion on the State of Functional Assessment
Shahla Ala'i-Rosales - University of North Texas

1-hour: Applied Behavior Analysis Science, Compassion, and Progress

Christopher Podlesnik - Florida Institute of Technology 1-hour: Modeling and Mitigating Relapse of Problem Behavior


Autism 2 Track

Name Topic
Mark Dixon - Southern Illinois University

3-hour: PEAK Curriculum

1-hour: TBD

Kathryn Peterson - University of Nebraska Medical Center, Munroe-Meyer Institute

3-hour: Guidelines and Recommendations for Effective Treatment of Pediatric Feeding Disorders

1-hour: Assessment and Treatment of Food Selectivity in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Adel Najdowski - Pepperdine University 1-hour: Flexible and Focused: Behavioral Strategies for Teaching Executive Function Skills to Children with ASD
Corey Stocco - University of the Pacific 1-hour: Lying is Behavior We Can Change
Tamara Kasper - The Center for Autism Treatment 1-hour: TBD


Professional Track

Name Topic

Sarah Lechago (chair) - University of Houston, Clear Lake

Kenya Miles - University of Houston, Clear Lake

Jelisa Scott - ABA Sensei, PLLC

Andrew Gardner - University of Arizona

1-hour: Panel on Diversity, Inclusion, and Cultural Sensitivity in Behavior Analysis
Andrew Gardner - The University of Arizona

3-hour (Ethics): Providing ABA Services: Rural Areas, CLD, and Models of Service Delivery

1-hour: A Bio-behavioral Approach to the Assessment and Treatment of Childhood Postinfectious Autoimmune Encephalopathy (CPAE) Symptomalogy

Pamela Neidert - The University of Kansas

3-hour: Child Compliance with Healthcare Routines: Acquisition, Maintenance, & Generalization

1-hour: TBD

Bridget Taylor - Alpine Learning Group 1-hour: Training and Treating Wholeheartedly: Identifying a Role for Compassion Practices in the Profession of Behavior Analysis
Eileen Roscoe - New England Center for Children 1-hour: Ethical Considerations in the Treatment of Automatically Reinforced Problem Behavior
Rachel Hoffman 3-hour: Supervision for Behavior Analysts


General Track

Name Topic

Traci Cihon - University of North Texas

Aécio Borba - Federal University of Pará

3-hour: Ethics and Self Control
Laura Turner - St. Joseph University 3-hour: Evidence-Based Behavioral Practices for Treating Fear and Anxiety in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Adam Brewer - St. Joseph University 1-hour: Reinforcer Contrast: From Labratory towards Practice in Autism
Jeff Danforth - Eastern Connecticut State University 1-hour: Defiance and Coercive Interactions Between Parents and Their Children with ADHD: Why So Common?
Daniele Ortu - University of North Texas 1-hour: Neuroscience and Behavior Analysis
Lynn Bowman - Kennedy Krieger Institute 1-hour: Using ABA Principles with Staff
Richard Smith - University of North Texas 1-hour: The Current State of the Science of Applied Behavior Analysis and the Broader Culture


Research Track

Name Topic
Elizabeth Kyonka - University of New England, Australia 1-hour: Hypothesis Disco: Learning to Time
Kenneth Leising - Texas Christian University 1-hour: Life is an Occasion [Setter]: A Review of Modulatory Control of What, When, and Where a Response Occurs
Christa McIntyre - The University of Texas at Dallas 1-hour: Vagus Nerve Stimulation and Conditioned Fear Extinction
Caio Miguel - California State University, Sacramento 1-hour: Successive Matching to Sample
Kristen Rost - Troy University 1-hour: Studying the Value of Choice in the Human Operant Laboratory


OBM Track

Name Topic
Aubrey Daniels - The Aubrey Daniels Institute 1.5 hour: Your Luckiest Day
Carl Binder - The Performance Thinking Network, LLC 1-hour: TBD
Terry McSween - Quality Safety Edge 1-hour: The Importance of Visible Leadership

Terry McSween (chair) - Quality Safety Edge

Jennifer Dantzier - Including Kids

Kelle Rich - Central Texas Autism Center

1-hour: OBMing in ABA Clinics
All attendees are welcome! 30-min: OBM Networking Event


Education Track

Name Topic
Christopher Perrin - Georgian Court University 1-hour: ABA Goes to College: Recent Evaluations of Behaviorally-based Strategies to Improve College Students' Performance
Andrew Kieta - Morningside Academy 1-hour: To the Lab and Back Again: Bringing Behavior Analysis to Low-SES Schools Across North America with the Morningside Model of Generative Instruction
Kendra Newsome - fit Learning 1-hour: Changing the World with Little Learners: What Behavior Science Can Offer Early Education
Laurilyn Jones - Mechner Foundation 1-hour: TBD

Lee Mason - University of Texas at San Antonio

Jennifer Hamrick - Texas Tech University

Dorothea Lerman - University of Houston-Clear Lake

1-hour: Education Panel: School/University Partnerships to Further Use of ABA in Public Schools


Social Issues Track

Name Topic
Aécio Borba - Federal University of Pará 1-hour: Culture, Behavior, and Common-pool Resources: An Experimental Analysis of Social Behavior in a Dialogue with Elinor Ostrom
Claudia Drossel - Eastern Michigan University 1-hour: Treating Dementia in Context
Kathleen Ryan Jackson - The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1-hour: Accomplishing Effective and Durable Change to Support Improved Outcomes
Molly Ola Pinney - Global Autism Project 1-hour: Top Ten Lessons Learned from More than a Decade of International Service Delivery
Neil Martin - Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) 1-hour: Training Behavior Analysts Around the World: Cultural and Global Challenges