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Mission

The New Jersey Association for Behavior Analysis (NJABA), an affiliated chapter of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, was founded in 2004 to promote the advancement of the discipline of behavior analysis in New Jersey and beyond. To fulfill this mission, NJABA is specifically committed to:

1. Promote the ethical and effective application of sound behavior analytic principles in meeting the educational and habilitative needs of persons within New Jersey.
2. Promote the activities related to conducting and disseminating basic and applied research in behavior analysis.
3. Support the activities of the International Association for Behavior Analysis.
4. Support and encourage the certification process of behavior analysts by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board™.
5. Provide informational resources in basic and applied behavior analysis to professionals, families, and the community at large.
6. Support and promote the development of higher education certificate and degree programs in basic and applied behavior analysis.
7.  Advocate for the implementation of behavior analysis services.
8. Promote and provide professional development activities for behavior analysts.
9. Sponsor an annual meeting of NJABA to disseminate information about the activities of the chapter as well as to provide a forum for discussion.
10. Sponsor an annual conference to serve as a forum for the presentation of research, application, and issues related to behavior analysis.
11.  Publish and distribute a newsletter devoted to dissemination of research, application, issues and achievements related to behavior analysis, and other matters of interest to the NJABA membership and community.
12.  Develop and maintain a web site to provide information about NJABA, its activities, and resources relevant for behavior analysts and the community.
13.  Advocate for the fair representation of behavior analysis in the media and in professional materials outside of the field of behavior analysis.
14.  Form an alliance between the fields of behavior analysis and education in order to bridge the gap between research and practice.