Paraprofessionals, parents, and caregivers looking to increase their knowledge of applied behavior analysis (ABA), and how to apply ABA principles when teaching children diagnosed with autism and related disorders can find support with The New England Center for Children’s (NECC) online, self-paced learning platform, ABAplus™.

ABAplus currently offers two course options.                                     

  1. The ABAplus Introduction to ABA Course is a 25-hour training including introductory content appropriate for paraprofessionals and educators new to working with individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other social, behavioral, and cognitive challenges. This course is appropriate for those who are not pursuing the RBT credential but who want to build skills in ABA.
  2. For those pursuing the RBT® credential, the ABAplus RBT Course meets the BACB®’s training requirements, including 40 hours of content based on the RBT Task List. More information about the requirements for RBT Certification through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board can be found here:

Currently, there are over 200 participants enrolled in ABAplus courses, which was released in early 2018. ABAplus learners include paraprofessionals in public schools, private agency staff, parents, and caregivers.

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The RBT training program is based on the Registered Behavior Technician Task List and is designed to meet the 40-hour training requirement for the RBT credential.  The program is offered independent of the BACB.