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MiBAP Newsletter, January 2024
From the President
Happy New Year to all of our members! This quarterly newsletter provides a recap of 2023, as well as updates on current activities for the association. It’s been a busy year! I am honored to be serving as your President for another term.
MiBAP’s priorities for 2024 include offering professional development opportunities and other resources to members, and, through these efforts, continuing to advocate for the best interests of Michiganders with autism and their families.
Congratulations to our incoming 2024 Board of Directors!
Jeff Brown, Centria Healthcare
Kristin Wier, Logan Community Resources
Jonathan Timm, North Arrow ABA
Rachael Swanson, ABA Pathways
You can view the full board here.
Thank you for your continued support and dedication!
Access and Advocacy Committee Updates
The Advocacy Committee is working collaboratively with the Access Committee in developing a talking point strategy for our upcoming Advocacy Day in March. Messaging will address the following: ABA during school hours, the need for a rate increase and the need for payer administrative efficiency. Two position papers have been completed and are available for review. Talking points regarding administrative inefficiency is the lone priority to complete. Examples of administrative inefficiency (MDHHS,PIHP, CMHSP) are requested from all members. As we speak to MDHHS and Legislators, we do not want to leave any examples or solutions unspoken. Please send your examples to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 25, 2024. Looking forward to an exciting 2024.
Education Committee Update
The Education Committee has been busy planning webinars for 2024. The next webinar is scheduled for January 31, “Evolution of a Supervisor”. You can learn more and register below. If you are interested in joining this committee or have webinar topic ideas, please email email@example.com.
Quality Committee Update
The Quality Committee has been busy collaborating with practitioners both within and outside of Michigan as it integrates the Autism Service Delivery Quality framework into its resources. Quality Committee member Jennifer Hartman, MA, BCBA, LBA, and Chief Quality Officer of North Arrow ABA will be chairing a symposium at the 2024 APBA Conference based on this work featuring Drs. Jon Bailey, Bryant Silbaugh, and Tyra Sellers. In addition, two upcoming MiBAP Webinars will be hosted by the Quality Committee, including the material from Drs. Bailey and Silbaugh. Upcoming projects include the Quality Committee developing standards and resources for quality assessments for norm-referenced skill acquisition programming and continued development of quality outcomes measures.
Membership Committee Update
Don’t forget about the members-only section of the website! You can view resources, past webinars, announcements, etc.! The login is in the upper right hand corner of the website. The password is MIBAP2024!
We have a new individual affiliate membership type! Tell a friend and help promote access through advocacy, education, and quality practices! Read more here
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