Past Events

Improving Family Mealtimes, One Bite at A Time

Presenter: Lauren Binnendyk, PhD, BCBA-D & Chantal Juilfs, M.Ed. BCBA

CEUs: 4 CEUs

CEU Cost: $20

Sleep and Neurodiversity: Learn to Achieve Healthy Sleep

Presenter: Hilary McClinton, M. Ed. & Nicole Shallow, M. Ed., BCBA

CEUs: 4 CEUs

Cost: $ 20

BC-ABA is offering CEUs for ACT’s workshop “Autism and Sexual Health: Access, Education, and Intervention”. CEUs will be available to purchase until 3rd June 2021.

BC-ABA is offering CEUs for ACT’s workshop “Improving Family Mealtimes, One Bite at A Time”. CEUs will be available to purchase until 2nd June 2021.

Inequality makes us unwell. Research that has investigated inequality and social outcomes in “developed” nations demonstrates that the frequency of mental health problems are highest in nations with the greatest inequality. In almost all health professions across Canada and the United States, social injustice is considered to have an impact “out there.” What if social inequality is in fact embedded in the way we learn to care for and support our clients in our own field? The purpose of this training is to begin critically addressing our own blindspots as clinicians and leaders in our profession. As we begin to increase and deepen our awareness, we will see with increasing clarity the myriad of ways social inequality affects an individual and family. These new insights will enable us to better understand our clients and deliver more effective and efficient clinical services.

The training will be divided into four 4-hour sessions, held one time per month, for a total of 16 hours of training.

Each session will be 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on March 12, April 16, May 14, and June 11.

BC-ABA is offering CEUs for ACT’s workshop- Toilet Training for Everyone – Revised and Expanded. CEUs will be available to purchase until February 3, 2021.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a behavioral approach to enhancing quality of life and well-being, by increasing psychological flexibility and resilience in the face of adversity. Research examining the application of ACT within ABA settings is still in its infancy, however this talk will illustrate how this approach holds promise for practitioners working with families of children with autism. Relevant theoretical and empirical literature will be reviewed, including a recent study demonstrating the effects of ACT on values-directed parent behavior (Gould, Tarbox, & Coyne, 2018). The talk will also illustrate key components of an ACT-based approach to parenting and the potential benefits of combining traditional ABA strategies with ACT when working with families.

In this webinar, Dr. Siri Ming draws on decades of experience providing telehealth services to families and clinicians in regions of the world without access to local expertise.

Presentation will cover:
  • Service delivery models for early, intermediate & advanced learners
  • Selecting and embedding social skills targets
  • Planning activities to focus on active student responding
  • Creating interactive presentations to increase engagement
  • Data collection methods

Days 2 and 3 of the 12th Annual Conference features presentations by Patrick C. Friman, Ph.D., ABPP on Clinical Diversity in Behavioral Analysis: Multiple Examples and EIBI, ASD and the Forward March of Behavior Analysis.

Registration is now closed.

Register now for Anxiety and the Autism Spectrum: A Psychological Equivalent of Fever, presented in collaboration with the Autism Support Network of BC for Day 1 of the BC-ABA 12th Annual Conference. Dr. Patrick C. Friman, Ph.D., ABPP will present on the topic, ‘Anxiety and the Autism Spectrum: The Psychological Equivalent of Fever’.

Registration for child care closes on February 16th. Registration will close on Friday, February 28th at 11:59pm.

Online registration is now closed for The Science of Soft Skills with presenter Ivan Wanis Ruiz.

BC-ABA is offering CEUs for participants attending this event. If you are attending via web streaming, use this link to purchase CEUs following the event. 

BC-ABA is offering CEUs for select events at the Challenging Behaviours Conference. Please pre-purchase CEUs on our website, or in person on the day of the event.

The BC-ABA 11th Annual BC-ABA Conference will be held on March 8th and 9th, 2019, with invited speakers Linda LeBlanc, PhD, BCBA-D and Tyra P. Sellers, J.D., Ph.D., BCBA-D. Online registration for this event is now closed.

The BC-ABA is hosting an in-person and online workshop on Business Considerations for Private Practitioners on November 16th, 2018.  Online registration is now closed. Limited on-site registration is available if capacity allows.

BC-ABA’s 10th Annual Conference will be held on March 3rd, 2018 at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC. Our Pre-Conference Workshop will be held on March 2nd, 2018 with Dr. Tiffany Kodak presenting on skill acquisition of children with autism.

Modern technologies such as applications, hardware, and adaptive devices can help persons with autism learn new skills and provide opportunities for practice, application, and problem-solving. These tools can help learners schedule their day, participate in socialization opportunities with peers close by or across the globe, help and even help them find a voice. We now can know in “real time” what’s been learned or still needs to be taught or use sensors and other devices to know when things might need attention.

*BC-ABA is providing CEUs only

This two-day workshop, featuring Richard Stock, PhD, BCBA-D, will focus on using Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) methods to support students with autism from Kindergarten to Grade 12; in particular, those who are moderately to severely impacted by their autism.

While many educators are familiar with early behavioral intervention using discrete trial teaching, the science of ABA has much more to offer teachers who are responsible for the education of students with autism and related disorders. This workshop aims to expand your conceptualization of ABA in ways that are practical in the regular classroom.

Please mark your calendars for the Student Alliance’s next upcoming event. On May 10th, 6pm to 8pm at Capilano University, Katie Allen M.S., BCBA will be presenting on the Functional Analysis of Problem Behaviour.

This event is open for all interested.

BC-ABA is providing CEUs Only. To register for this event go to

POPARD is delighted to present two days of advanced training by renowned Behavior Analyst, Dr. Merrill Winston. Dr. Winston’s straightforward presentation style includes in-depth analysis and real life examples that will have you taking a hard look at your own practice. These two days of training will be relevant to teachers, clinicians, psychologists, behavior analysts, direct care staff and administrators working in school, clinical, family and community settings. Dr. Winston will present on six topics with broad application and relevance to those supporting individuals with ASD and other individuals with special needs.

Registration is now closed. Featuring keynote speaker Dr. Jon Bailey and workshop presenter Dr. James Carr

The 9th Annual BC-ABA conference will not disappoint!  Dr. Jon Bailey will be presenting a keynote address on the ethics of supervision as well as moderating the end-of-the-day ethics panel. Dr. James Carr will be conducting a 3-hour workshop on functional analysis of socially maintained problem behaviour. As well, there will be a variety of informative and exciting presentations to choose from. Please visit our events page to find out more about the conference.

BC-ABA is providing CEUs Only. The conference will also provide educational and informative updates on psychiatric, behavioural, mental health, and complex physical health specific to individuals with DD, and showcase best practices in the field. This conference will engage health care providers and educators from a wide range of professional disciplines in knowledge transfer and interprofessional collaboration. The format will include plenaries, breakout sessions and poster sessions.

Join your fellow students for a night of Behaviour Analysis, Burgers, and Beer!

Strategies for Using Photographic Activity Schedules and Script Training to Promote Independence, Verbal Behavior, and Social Skills in Individuals with Autism

Ultimately, attendees of this workshop will obtain the skills necessary to be able to implement photographic activity schedules and social scripts with individuals with autism, and they will also learn about some of the more interesting, yet not often discussed, research on complex play (e.g., hide and seek) and response variability (e.g., varying requests and conversation statements) in individuals with autism.

BC-ABA is providing CEUs Only. This two-day workshop will focus on using Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) methods to support students with autism from Kindergarten to Grade 12; in particular, those who are moderately to severely impacted by their autism.