UPDATE: ABANYC 2020 has been postponed. Please click here for a detailed statement.

About the Conference

Sign up for ABA NYC 2020 on Friday, March 13, 2020 at Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City. This annual conference brings together behavior analysts, educators, social workers, other professionals, and parents for a day-long conference on advanced material related to applied behavior analysis. Continuing education credits are offered for behavior analysts, social workers, teachers, teacher assistants, and school building leaders. Lunch is on your own, but a light breakfast will be provided as well as coffee and water throughout the day.

ABANYC is co-chaired by Gina Feliciano, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA-NY, SAS and Anya Silver, M.A., BCBA.

Keynote Address

Training Staff in Services for Children and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders: From Research to Practice (1.5 credits)

Peter Sturmey, Ph.D.

Associate Provost and Assistant Vice President of Research and Faculty Affairs

CUNY Queens College

Professor Peter Sturmey Ph.D. is professor of psychology at the Graduate Center and Department of Psychology, Queens College, City University of New York. He has published over 220 journal articles, 70 chapters and 25 authored and edited books. His research focuses on staff and parent training and autism and intellectual disabilities. He has worked with QSAC for 20 years.

Workshop Schedule

Session Title/Topic


Developments in Skill Acquisition Assessment and Procedures in Individuals with ASD

(1 CE credit)

Hunter College Panel Presentation

The Ethics of Compromise: Aligning Best Practices and Parent Expectations

(1 CE credit)

Amy Davies Lackey, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA-NY, SAS/SDA

Director of Education, Manhattan Children's Center

An Ethical Approach to Person Centered Planning: A Behavior Analytic Approach to Working in a Team

(1.5 credits)

Mary McDonald, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA

Associate Executive Director for Long Island Programs

Chairperson of Eden II's Research Review Committee

Jenna Berenson M.S.Ed., BCBA

Clinical Coordinator at QSAC

Information About Continuing Education Credits 
QSAC is an approved provider of BCBA Type II CE credits. QSAC is approved by the New York State Education Department to sponsor Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE). QSAC, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board of Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for license social workers #SW-0523.


ABANYC is made possible with support from The Frederick S. Upton Foundation. 

Quality Services for the Autism Community (QSAC) is a New York City and Long Island based nonprofit that supports children and adults with autism, together with their families, in achieving greater independence, realizing their future potential, and contributing to their communities in a meaningful way by offering person-centered services.

Email: info@qsac.com

Phone: 212-244-5560

253 West 35th Street, 14th Floor

New York, NY 10001

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