IABA Research & Education Foundation

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Category: Education & Training Centres, Leadership and Management, Neurodiversity, Social and Care Work


IABA Research & Education Foundation is on a mission to improve the lives of individuals, families, organizations, and communities. Our transdisciplinary approach allows us to provide innovative training and consultation to individuals, groups and organizations seeking to provide the highest quality services.

We're committed to advancing the field of behavioral research and education through innovative programs, cutting-edge research, and collaborative partnerships that promote positive practices.

The Foundation’s mission is threefold:

  • Protect and further the legacy of Drs. Gary LaVigna and Tom Willis’ Multi-Element Model and Multi-Element Behavior Support (MEBS™) paradigm.
  • Disseminate MEBS™ worldwide in an effort to help eliminate the use of restrictive practices in the treatment of people, replacing restrictive thought processes and treatments with creative applications for inclusive, life-enhancing, and personal empowerment-oriented supports.
  • Explore innovative applications of the MEBS™ model and person-centred behavior support in order to improve the quality of life for service recipients, families, service providers, and communities.

View a sample video clip of a presentation by Gary W. LaVigna, Ph.D., BCBA-D. This recorded lecture is an example of and part of our training series titled, 'Positive Practices in Behavioral Support Through Nonlinear Applied Behavior Analysis.'

Visit our website at iaba.foundation to learn more about upcoming trainings and our current schedule of programs, including on-demand offerings.

Accredited Activities:

  • IABA International Positive Practices Conference

Who Should Attend:

Our training programs are designed for ABA professionals, psychologists, behavioral consultants, resource specialists and other qualified professionals charged with assessing individuals who exhibit severe and challenging behavior and with designing behavior support plans based on a functional analysis of behavior. Previous participants have attended from Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Malta, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the U.S.

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