Sara Litvak and Anna Bullard Presenting at FABA 2023

We look forward to seeing you at the 3rd Meeting of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis, September 27-30, 2023.

Sara Litvak will be presenting “Moving Towards Value in Your Organization: The Future of Reimbursement Structures in ABA” on September 29th. This presentation will provide an overview of ways ABA organizations can use measurement systems to prepare for value-based care. Focusing on client outcomes is one important component, but we must also be prepared to provide indices of cost and demonstrate efficient and effective processes. Measurement is not only important at the individual level, but also aggregated to show performance within and among groups as well as the level of the organization as a whole. The presentation will provide a foundational overview of value-based care and review existing value-based care models working successfully in Applied Behavior Analysis to promote improved quality and patient outcomes.

Anna Bullard will be speaking on a panel about “The Impact of Quality Treatment: Ava’s story” with her daughter, Ava. Ava was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2 and a half years old. The diagnosis was obvious but the shock was the prescribed treatment, ABA, was not covered by insurance or medicaid. Ava was quickly slipping away with no language, inability to feed herself or handle any change in routine or environment. We found an ABA program and we were so excited. After 6 months Ava had made little progress. We quickly learned what low quality ABA meant. This discussion will proceed to unveil our journey in finding a quality ABA provider and what that looked like and how it changed Ava’s life. Ava will be there to share her perspective and talk about our journey to pass Ava’s Law in Georgia to ensure all children could access meaningful quality ABA therapy. We will also share our perspective on how legislation can assist in increasing quality services. The discussion will continue with how ABA changed Ava’s life and Ava will discuss what that has meant for her as an autistic adult navigating college, jobs and relationships.

Conference Details

When: September 27-30, 2023
Where: Orlando, Florida

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