Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) in collaboration with the Japanese Association for Behavior Analyst (Japanese ABA) organized its eighth biennial International Conference in Kyoto, Japan for 3 days from September 27 to 29, 2015.
The three-day conference was organized with an aim to pursue the dissemination of behavior analysis and facilitate collaboration among, and networking opportunities for, behavior analysts in Japan and around the world.
It was the first conference organized by ABAI in Japan, which had over 292 authors from 21 countries to participate in the event. Autism Partnership, as one of the key industry players, was delighted to send two representatives, Mr. Raymond Fung, Behavior Consultant of Autism Partnership and Mr. Jason Wu, Senior Behavior Therapist of Autism Partnership, to join the conference. Both of them are Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA).
“It was a great experience to join the ABAI Kyoto conference. The number of industry professionals I met throughout the conference was tremendous and I received a significant stream of knowledge about techniques being developed around the world in our field. For example, one of the latest technologies being developed is to integrate Apps into teaching. Other than technology, new researches are trying to better understand and tackle disruptive behaviors. The conference was also a great opportunity to introduce ABA into countries which are new to it. Witnessing the incredible advancement in the field, I am even more encouraged to work harder and achieve more for my profession. “