The 15th Annual MABA Conference

Thursday, September 24th, 2020

Online Platform: Go2Webinar

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Robert K. Ross, Ed. D, BCBA-D, LABA

Chief Clinical Officer at Beacon ABA Services of Massachusetts and Connecticut


Behavioural Indicators of Effective ABA Programming“

Invited Speakers

Dr. Frank Cicero, Ph.D., BCBA, LBA(ny)

"Sexual Behavior, Autism, and Behavior Analysis: Key Points to Consider"


Dr. Cary Trump, Ph.D., BCBA-D
"Behavior Analytic Equations in the Wild: Or, How I Explain My Matching Law Tattoo to My Friends"

Dr. Madeleine Keevy, Ph.D., BCBA-D 

"Integrating Research into Practice in the Treatment of Severe Challenging Behaviour: Using Multiple and Chained Schedules in the Clinic"


Conference Program

Poster Session

Interested in getting involved in the 2020 MABA Conference? We are now accepting submissions for the 2020 MABA Conference Poster Session. If you wish to participate in this year's conference by submitting a poster to our poster session, the submission form must be completed and returned prior to Thursday, September 17, 2020. If your submission is received before September 17th and accepted the first author or presenter will receive a free registration! 

The 15th Annual MABA Conference Poster Session is now live. Visit maba.ca/posters to view this year's submissions!

KeyNote sPEAKER:





Robert K. Ross, Ed.D., BCBA-D    


Dr. Ross is the Chief Clinical Officer at Beacon ABA Services of Massachusetts and Connecticut where he has worked for over 20 years. He received his Master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis from Northeastern University and his Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University.  Dr. Ross provides oversight to all clinical, research and training activity at Beacon ABA Services, he has been providing direct and consultation services to families, schools and educational programs and clinicians throughout the U.S., Canada, Italy, Saudi Arabia and India for over 30 years. He is a founding member and current President Elect of the Massachusetts Association for Applied Behavior Analysis.  Dr.  Ross is also the ABAI Special Interest Group Chair and Past President of the Autism Special Interest Group (SIG) of ABAI, has served three terms on the ABAI Practice Board and is on the editorial board of Exceptional Parent magazine.  He has written numerous articles on a range of topics in ABA based ASD treatment and a book chapter on Matrix Training in the Handbook of Social Skills and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Dr. Ross is currently focusing his efforts on expanding access to quality ABA treatment internationally. 

Invited Speakers:

Dr. Cary Trump, Ph.D., BCBA-D 

Invited Dr. Cary Trump recently graduated with her Doctorate from the University of Georgia in 2019 and has worked as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2015. Prior to beginning her graduate program, Dr. Trump taught as a special education teacher from 2010 to 2014 in North Carolina. Her dissertation topic evaluated the effect of instructions on behavioral persistence, and she is interested in continuing translational research evaluating limitations and implications of behavioral science outside of tightlycontrolled experimental settings. Specifically, Dr. Trump's research interests include applied behavior analysis, schedules of reinforcement, choice behavior, and translational research in school settings. Dr. Trump now serves as an Assistant Professor at the University of Northern Colorado in the School of Special Education.  

Dr. Frank Cercio, Ph.D., BCBA, LBA(ny)

Dr. Frank Cicero is a New York State licensed psychologist, licensed behavior analyst and board certified behavior analyst with over 25 years of experience working in the fields of applied behavior analysis and autism spectrum disorders. He received his master’s degree in school psychology from St. John’s University and his doctoral degree in educational psychology from the City University of New York Graduate Center. Dr. Cicero is currently an assistant professor and ABA program director for Seton Hall University, New Jersey. Prior to this position, he served as the Director of Psychological Services for the Eden II Programs, an applied behavior analysis agency in the New York City area serving children and adults on the autism spectrum. Dr. Cicero has served on the board of the New York State Association for Behavior Analysis since 2000 in various positions including President of the Board in 2015 and 2016.  Dr. Cicero continues a private practice for child/adolescent psychology and ABA as well as conducts program consultations in best practice treatment for autism, developmental disabilities and problem behavior. Dr. Cicero frequently conducts workshops and trainings nationally on a variety of topics within his fields of expertise including treatment of problem behavior, sexual education for individuals with ASD, toilet training, and ethical practice of behavior analysis. 

Dr. Madeleine Keevy, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Invited Dr. Madeleine Keevy received her M.S. in Applied Behaviour Analysis and Organizational Behaviour Management at Florida Institute of Technology, where she received training in translational research methods and early intervention for children with autism. She went on to complete her doctoral training at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Munroe-Meyer Institute where she gained experience in the assessment and treatment of severe challenging behaviour in children with autism and developmental disabilities, and continued to study relapse phenomena using human operant methods. Dr. Keevy is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Manitoba.



Four Continuing Education credits will be offered, but you must be a MABA member OR provide proof of active membership in an ABAI Affiliated Chapter to be eligible (please email proof of current membership to conference@maba.ca). To purchase tickets at MABA member rates, log-in to your maba.ca account and discounts will be applied automatically at check out. 

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The following hotels are conveniently located near the University of Manitoba. Please note that MABA does not partner with any hotels to offer special rates and we do not endorse the hotels listed below. If you have any questions, please contact the Conference Co-Chairs, at conference@maba.ca.

Hotels Near the Conference Venue:

  • Best Western Plus Pembina Inn & Suites

1714 Pembina Highway
(204) 269-8888

  • Comfort Inn South

3109 Pembina Hwy
(204) 269-7390

  • Econo Lodge

1105 St Mary's Road
(204) 256-4315


  • Four Points by Sheraton Winnipeg South

2935 Pembina Highway
(204) 275-7711

  • Holiday Inn Winnipeg-South

1330 Pembina Hwy
(204) 452-4747

  • Queen Bee Hotel

2615 Pembina Hwy
(204) 269-4666

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