Dr. Joyce C. Tu, Founder and Director of Center for Behavioral Sciences and our related company, ABA Unlimited, returned this week after presenting applied behavior analysis (“ABA”) workshops and lectures during an eleven-day tour of China, including the cities of Wuhan and Hainan (a tropical island off the coast of China); and also Beijing, at the International Symposium on Rehabilitation and Advocacy for Autism.  Filled to capacity, hundreds attended in person and as many as 40,000 attended the symposium online—primarily ABA professionals, educators and physicians.

This was mostly an encore performance for Dr. Tu, who has presented a series of ABA workshops and lectures in China for four consecutive years, reportedly earning unanimous praise from frontline teachers, industry experts and institutional leaders.  With increasing recognition of ABA as an effective treatment for autism and other disorders, the need for ABA training has spiked dramatically worldwide—and we are decidedly rising to meet that need! 

The presentations were jointly sponsored by the China Disabled Persons’ Federation (“CDPF”) and the Ai You Foundation.  The CDPF champions disability rights and is commissioned by the Chinese government.  The Ai You Foundation is the world’s largest organization devoted to offering medical assistance to orphans and financially disadvantaged children.

Dr. Tu has over twenty years’ experience providing one-on-one ABA services, training, workshops, and supervision, and has previously lectured and presented ABA workshops in the U.S. and overseas in Bahrain, China, India and Romania.  She is the current Vice President of the B.F. Skinner Foundation, and Past President of the California Association for Behavior Analysis (“CalABA”).