Hawai'i Association for Behavior Analysis

To educate, advocate for, and support both providers and consumers 
of Applied Behavior Analysis.

ABSTRACT: Not only is it our responsibility to remain up to date on information about our field, it is also our ethical obligation. In this training, the presenters will review some helpful resources and strategies that analysts can employ to ensure they are up to date in their own practice. Attendees can learn from one another about obstacles faced when practicing as a behavior analyst across the islands. While open to the public, this training is intended for behavior analysts and will be addressing matters that go above and beyond what is covered on the BACB task list.


Anne Lau, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA

Anne Lau, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) who has specialized in working with individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) since 2004. She earned her Master’s in Education (Counseling) from University of Hawaii in 2008. Anne spent six years working up from the chair at an intensive learning center, teaching a wide variety of students in intensive intervention, and seeing first-hand the power of quality ABA to take severely impacted children with limited vocal skills all the way to mainstream classrooms without assistance. Anne was chosen to travel to Tokyo, Japan, on several occasions to assist in providing service and supervising programs. Anne has great experience performing language, academic, and adaptive behavioral assessments and has presented and designed trainings on numerous facets of ABA.


Amanda N Kelly, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA

Dr. Amanda N. Kelly obtained her bachelors degree in Elementary Education, her masters of science in Behavioral Education, and her doctorate in Behavior Analysis. Dr. Kelly has experience working as a paraprofessional, licensed teacher, school counselor, consultant, coordinator, and behavior analyst. Over the past two decades, Dr. Kelly has worked in home settings, public and private schools, residential placements, and community settings for children and adolescents who have social-emotional, cognitive, or behavioral needs. In 2016, Dr. Kelly became the first behavior analyst licensed in the state of Hawaiʻi. Dr. Kelly has served on numerous boards and committees and is currently serving as Legislative Chair for the Hawaiʻi Association for Behavior Analysis (HABA) and as Secretary for the Hawaiʻi Disability Rights Center (HDRC).