The Behavior Analyst Certification Board®, Inc. (BACB®) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation established in 1998 to meet professional credentialing needs identified by behavior analysts, governments, and consumers of behavior analysis services. (www.bacb.com).
The California Association for Behavior Analysis (CalABA) is a nonprofit 501(c)(6) corporation established in 1999 and is the state organization that represents the professionals who practice behavior analysis in California. (www.calaba.org).
The Association of Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA®) is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote and advance the science and practice of applied behavior analysis. (www.apbahome.net)
About Severe Behavior and Evidence-Based Treatment
Practical Functional Assessment gives information for parents about the treatment of severe behavior problems based on the science of applied behavior analysis. This website was developed by Greg Hanley, Ph.D., BCBAD to provide information primarily to practitioners interested in learning more about functional assessment and the treatment of problem behaviors. (www.practicalfunctionalassessment.com)
Association for Science in Autism Treatment (ASAT®) is a 501(c)3 that provides parents with accurate information regarding the diagnosis and treatment for autism. (www.asatonline.org)
Simple Steps is an online program that was developed in the European Union to educate parents about behavior analysis and how it is used in the treatment of autism. There is a subscription fee (www.simplestepsautism.com)
About Support and Advocacy
Parents Helping Parents (PHP) is a 501(c)3 parentdirected, community based organization in the Bay Area that provides information and support to families with children with special needs. (www.php.com)
Families for Early Autism Treatment, Inc. (FEAT) is a nonprofit organization that provides a network of support for families to discuss issues surrounding autism and treatment options. (www.feat.org)
Autism Speaks is a 501(c)3 organization that has multiple missions. Autism Speaks provides information about autism, provides resources to parents, and advocates for services. (www.autismspeaks.org)
Services are typically funded by private and public health plans, school districts and SELPAs, regional centers, as well as private pay.