Four QSAC Whitestone Day School staff members participated in the annual NYSABA conference held in Albany. The conference featured presentations and workshops on various topics related to applied behavior analysis, such as ethics, supervision, assessment, and intervention.
The staff members who attended the conference were Bridget Shea, Phaedra Confident, Emma Ardizzone, and the program's director, Cynthia Martinez. Staff members shared information about their experience at the conference:
"Attending NYSABA was an eye-opening experience for me. I was able to learn and interact with important professionals in our field and further my understanding of behavior analysis both within and outside of the schools. While at the conference, I found myself jotting down a multitude of ways in which I can better support my students using the information I learned at NYSABA. Attending this conference solidified my decision to pursue a career in behavior analysis."
NYSABA was an amazing experience. At first, I was very apprehensive as I did not know what to expect, but once I attended the first meeting, the rest of the day went smoothly. Each meeting was very informative and added to my knowledge of ABA, such as the application of ABA being used outside the field of education and more in the medical field. I was even surprised to see some of the assignments I had to do during my coursework being used in real practice. I appreciate Cynthia for the invitation to NYSABA, and I am looking forward to attending more in the future.
I had an amazing experience learning from a variety of BCBAs from different settings. It was an eye-opening opportunity to learn about how the field of ABA is growing and how I can be part of it. I am eager to take what I learned at NYSABA and integrate ideas and practices into my classroom.