New Podcast: The BACB’s Role in the Profession of Behavior Analysis

In the latest episode of Inside the BACB, learn how the BACB differs from a professional membership association and the roles of each. BACB CEO Jim Carr and Deputy CEO Melissa Nosik will also shine a light on the existing BACB policies and programs to support and encourage activities focused on diversity. Listen now.

Episode 11: The BACB’s Role in the Profession of Behavior Analysis

In this episode of Inside the BACB, CEO Jim Carr and Deputy CEO Melissa Nosik explore the BACB’s role in the profession of behavior analysis and discuss diversity policies, processes, programs, and other developments.

Resources:
Certification Program Requirements: Request for Change
COVID-19 updates page
Nondiscrimination Policy
Resources page
SME Application

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Episode 8: The COVID-19 Pandemic: A March 2020 Update

In this episode, Drs. Jim Carr and Melissa Nosik discuss BACB resources and guidance available to certificants in the face of the COVID–19 pandemic, and provide an update on important testing activities.
Resources:
COVID–19 Updates from the BACB
OnVUE Online Proctored Examinations

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Episode 7: The ASD Practice Guidelines

In this episode, Lorri Unumb, CEO of the Council of Autism Service Providers (CASP), joins the BACB's Dr. Jim Carr for a discussion about the ASD Practice Guidelines.
Resources:
CASP Website
ASD Practice Guidelines
BACB Resources
Inside the BACB Blog

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ASD Practice Guidelines Find New Home with CASP

ASD Practice Guidelines Find New Home with CASPThere’s no place like home – although sometimes it takes a little while to get there.

On March 25, 2020, the Applied Behavior Analysis Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder: Practice Guidelines for Healthcare Funders and Managers (2nd edition) – commonly referred to as the ASD Practice Guidelines – were transferred to the Council of Autism Service Providers (CASP). The BACB first published the ASD Practice Guidelines in 2012, and the current and second edition in 2014. While such practice guidelines are traditionally published by membership organizations, the BACB’s Board of Directors authorized publication due to an impending need at the time to provide guidance to the many new funders developing ABA benefit plans as a result of legislative activity.

With its mission of cultivating, sharing, and advocating for provider best practices in autism services, CASP is an apt home for the ASD Practice Guidelines. Formed in 2015, the nonprofit organization is the official trade association of autism service providers. Its member agencies – all of which must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to evidence-based practice – care for more than 50,000 children and adults with autism across the U.S. Lorri Unumb, Esq., CASP’s CEO, is renowned for her accomplishments as vice president for state government affairs for Autism Speaks, where she led the autism insurance reform movement that resulted in all 50 states requiring meaningful health insurance benefits for autism. Unumb heads up CASP with Mike Wasmer, DVM, DACVIM, who serves as vice president of government affairs and special projects. Previously, Wasmer served as a director of state government affairs at Autism Speaks, and was instrumental in leading the passage of autism insurance reform laws. He is a frequent speaker on autism advocacy and policy, and has successfully advocated for the addition of ABA benefits in many self-funded health plans.

Following the transfer of the ASD Practice Guidelines, CASP plans to publish the third edition of the guidelines in 2021. For more information about CASP, and to download a copy of the ASD Practice Guidelines (2nd Edition), visit casproviders.org/asd-guidelines. Hear directly from Lorri Unumb and Dr. Jim Carr, CEO of the BACB, about the ASD Practice Guidelines transfer in an episode of the Inside the BACB podcast available for streaming now.

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Episode 3: Refocusing BACB Support of Global Certification

In this episode, Dr. Melissa Nosik hosts a discussion with Drs. Jim Carr and Neil Martin‚ and Board President Dr. Bridget Taylor‚ about the upcoming changes to the BACB’s international focus, which includes answers to frequently asked questions.

Resources:
Global Certification
About the BACB

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Episode 1: Welcome to Inside the BACB

In the inaugural episode of "Inside the BACB," Drs. Jim Carr and Melissa Nosik provide a brief history of the BACB and its evolution in the face of the profession's dramatic growth over the last decade. They also preview what to expect in future episodes.

Resources:
BACB Data
BACB Employment Demand Report
BACB Newsletters
BACB Podcasts

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