HSTA (Hawaii State Teachers Association) has requested a bill to allow for funding for Licensed Behavior Analysts (LBAs) and Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) in the Department of Education (DOE). HABA is in SUPPORT of this bill! We stand #forourkeiki and for our teachers too! Mahalo nui to Senator Donovan Dela Cruz for sponsoring this very important piece of legislation.
At the start of the 2018 Legislative Session, the HIDOE originally introduced a bill seeking to limit ABA services to students in our schools (HB2271). Luckily, our legislators revised the bill. The original language submitted by the HIDOE has been removed from the bill, however additional concerning language was added in.
To be discussed during Conference Week
In order to practice behavior analysis in Hawaii, you MUST be licensed. Instructions are listed on the application and include two different options for verification of certification from the BACB / DCCA Website: Behavior Analyst licensing program
As your state ABAI chapter, we are committed to providing our members with information pertinent to our practice here in Hawai’i. If you are not already a member for 2018 and would like to support our work here please consider joining HABA, anyone with an interest can be a member!