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MiBAP Webinar: Applied Behavior Analysis Accreditation with the Autism Commission on Quality (ACQ)

Please join MiBAP for our next webinar:

Applied Behavior Analysis Accreditation with the Autism Commission on Quality (ACQ)
Presenter:
Erick Dubuque, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA

Wednesday, January 25, 2023
12:00pm – 1:00pm (EST)


Abstract
Individuals impacted by autism deserve access to the highest level of care to help them reach their full
potential. Interventions based in applied behavior analysis (ABA) are widely recognized by numerous
scientific, professional, and governmental organizations as the most effective form of treatment for autism.
However, there are significant barriers preventing patients from accessing high-quality ABA services. These
challenges range from provider expertise and availability to misplaced financial incentives to standardization
of practices within the industry. The field is at a critical juncture where it needs to embrace quality standards
from a trusted source. The Autism Commission on Quality (ACQ) is the only non-profit accreditation program
for applied behavior analysis (ABA) service providers. ACQ accreditation is a designation of quality available
to any eligible health care organization. During this webinar, attendees will be introduced to the ACQ
standards and the accreditation application process.


Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this webinar, attendees should be able to:
1. Describe the purpose and function of accreditation in promoting quality services
2. Identify barriers preventing access to quality applied behavior analysis services
3. Explain the process used to develop ACQ’s accreditation standards for health care organizations
4. List the steps involved in preparing and applying for ACQ accreditation


Audience
This webinar is designed for behavior analysts, senior executives and compliance team members overseeing
quality controls within health care organizations offering applied behavior analysis services to individuals
with autism.


Presenter

Erick Dubuque, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA

Erick Dubuque is the Director of the Autism Commission on Quality and serves as the Vice
President of Quality for the Council of Autism Service Providers (CASP). In his role as
Director of ACQ, Dr. Dubuque oversees an industry-wide accreditation program designed
to promote quality care for individuals receiving applied behavior analysis services. Dr.
Dubuque is a former assistant professor with over a decade of experience coordinating
graduate training programs in applied behavior analysis domestically and internationally.
His professional, voluntary, and scholarly activities have centered around quality control in the training and
application of behavior analysis. Dr. Dubuque is a former U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer (Kenya), 4-time
recipient of the Faculty Favorite Award at the University of Louisville and is a past recipient of Kentucky
Association for Behavior Analysis’ Innovator in Behavior Analysis Award and the Bazemore, Edwards and
Warner Award for his leadership promoting social justice issues for the LGBTQ community.