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ABA India is a not for profit organization supported by parents of individuals with Autism, practitioners and caregivers in this special field. I'm proud to be associated with the organization as a "Goodwill Ambassador"...

Gautam Gambhir
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Good Will Ambassador for ABA - India

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I' m honored to be associated with ABA India as a "Goodwill Ambassador" for the First Asia Pacific Conference in Bangalore on December 11-12, 2010. I support the work that ABA - India, has set out to do in India...

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HomeMisrepresentation of services as ABA based
Misrepresentation of services as ABA based
Given the growing evidence of the effectiveness of Applied Behavior Analysis a science in bringing about skill acquisition across a wide range of areas for children with autism and learning disabilities parents of such children are increasingly looking for professionals to provide early intervention based on the science of Applied Behavior Analysis.

It has been brought to the attention of ABA India that several service providers claim to be offering "Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy" for children with Autism. Statements like "yes we use ABA methods", " we use a mix of procedures including ABA" are quite commonly made to parents who seek advise and services.

ABA India would like to make its position clear on who can claim to be providing services based on the science of ABA. To claim to be a ABA professional, a person would need to fall in one of the categories below:
1. A Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) is a person that has established a minimum set of both academic and applied skills as attested to by their training, supervision, and passage of the BACBT ( Behavior Analyst Certification Board ) examination (http://www.behavior-consultant.com/whatisbcba.htm) . Whether a person is credentialed thus or not can be found by a search in the certifcant registry at www. BACB. Com.

2. There is also a lower level of BACB certification, Board Certified Associate Behavior Analyst (BCABA). In certain cases BCaBA ( Board Certified Associate Behavior analysts) too can design and oversee interventions in familiar cases but they would need to seek technical direction from a BCBA in unfamiliar cases
(http://www.abainternational.org/special_interests/autism_guidelines.asp )

3. ABA Professional - A person who has done a Graudate or Masters level course in Applied Behavior Analyis from one of the universities recognised by BACB (http://www.bacb.com/index.php?page=100358 )


A person that has completed the approved 3 course sequence for BCaBA examination conducted by BACB or the approved 5 course sequence for BCBA examination.
Any organisation providing services based on ABA should ensure that :
. The therapists / tutors/ trainers or para professioanls who are in the frontline providing services to children are trained by a ABA professional ( requirements as described above)
. ABA professional assumes responsibility for the services provided
ABA India would urge parents seeking services to contact any of the ABA professionals listed in our web-site ( http://aba-india.org/professionals.html ) to ensure that they get quality advice and do get interventions and services based on the science of Applied Behavior Analysis .
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