About ABA in PA

Our Story

ABA in PA is a 501 ©(4) lobbying non-profit organization.

The ABAinPA Initiative was founded in 2012 by a small group of passionate families and professionals advocating for improved access to, and quality of, ABA therapy in Pennsylvania. The initiative has since grown from a small grassroots network to the largest ABA advocacy organization in the state. Using their collective voice, they brought a bill for Behavior Analyst Licensure through the House of Representatives, which currently rests with the Senate, to benefit all Pennsylvanians and ABA professionals.

Continued progress securing access to quality ABA requires committed action. Knowing this, members continue to demonstrate their commitment by providing amazing resources (i.e., PPE during COVID-19, agency directory), opportunities for collaboration and mentorship, professional development through conferences and webinars, and ongoing legislative advocacy with no signs of slowing down.


ABAinPA Initiative works to ensure access to  ethical, identity-affirming ABA that centers on improving quality of life to anyone who needs it, at any stage.

Our Mission & Vision

To increase access to qualified professionals, behavior analytic services, and ensure that our ABA providers have the highest level of expertise.

Why Join?

Become a member today to build your professional network, access high-quality CEUs, and stay informed of ABA best practices and related legislation in PA. The collective influence of ABAinPA Initiative members allows for meaningful change on the macroscopic level for all citizens of Pennsylvania.

Members volunteer their time & efforts to develop resources to educate families & individuals on ABA, effective treatments, evidence-based treatment for autism & where/how to access services.


Attract highly-qualified individuals to Pennsylvania & encourage those already practicing under state regulations to stay here.


Develop high quality future clinicians through supervision & experience standards that align with the BACB (Behavior Analyst Certification Board).


Member agencies demonstrate a commitment to consistent high quality & ethical ABA practices.

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Based on the empirical evidence, many scientific, government, and professional agencies and organizations have concluded that ABA-based procedures represent best practices for individuals with autism and intellectual disability.

ABA in PA Initiative

The ABAinPA Initiative is an advocacy organization made up of individuals, families, industry professionals, lawmakers and others dedicated to improving the future for those in Pennsylvania by ensuring access to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy.