On December 8 and 9, 2012, Dr. Joyce Tu, Ed.D, BCBA-D attended the third annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis-India, in Kolkata, along with other eminent professionals from overseas and from India.  The program was attended by over 200 participants, including special educators, mental health experts, psychiatrists, academics, and parents of children with autism and other learning disabilities.  Dr. Tu and CBS presented two original studies regarding joint control; as well as an intensive workshop on behavior analytic strategies to develop age-appropriate social skills.

The Association for Behavior Analysis-India is an affiliate of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) in the United States.  ABA-India’s mission is to advance the science of behavior analysis, encourage its application for changing socially relevant behaviors, to advocate ethical practices, and to provide leadership in the practice of the science in diverse fields like education, developmental disabilities, autism, mental health, organizational behavior management and research.