Mission & History
The Maryland Association for Behavior Analysis (MABA) was founded in 1998 to serve as a scientific and professional reference group for those in Maryland who embrace the principles and practices of behavior analysis. The driving forces behind this organization were Wayne Fisher, Michael Cataldo, and Lynn Bowman. Since its inception, one of the primary activities of the organization has been to organize and sponsor an annual meeting to serve as a forum for the presentation of scientific and technological achievements as well as for discussion of the affairs of the organization.
When MABA was originally founded, it consisted primarily of individuals from the State of Maryland. Since its inception, MABA has grown to over 300 members and has brought together behavior analysts from the Mid-Atlantic region, including: researchers, faculty, direct care personnel, students, and psychologists, all of whom are interested in the advancement of behavior analysis in this area.
MABA has provided behavior analysts in this region an opportunity to learn from distinguished speakers. The activities of behavior analysts in this region have included work in the areas of drug addiction, education, developmental disabilities, pediatric feeding, and basic behavioral research. Finally, MABA has taken a role in disseminating information regarding the licensure of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) in the state of Maryland.
MABA Statement on Diversity & Inclusion
In light of recent events, we wanted to reassure our members that the MABA Executive Committee is committed to disseminating behavior analytic research in a manner that ensures all individuals are respected and represented.
At MABA, we expect all members and invited speakers to engage in behavior that upholds the ethical standards of our field and protects others from harm. Behavior that does not uphold these values will not be tolerated at MABA-sponsored events. MABA has historically made a strong commitment to student members and feels that their interactions with leaders in the field should be professional and positive, so they, in turn, learn to behave in a professional manner.
MABA is in the process of updating our by-laws to include a statement on diversity and inclusion, as well as standards for professional behavior. We will also require invited speakers to sign an agreement that they will adhere to these standards during their presentations.
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