Black Applied Behavior Analysts

Empowering the Black ABA Community


BABA’s mission is to promote, educate, empower, and disseminate Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) within the black community. Our goal is to increase the number of successful black behavior analysts, both domestically and internationally, by adding value to their development, leadership, and endeavors throughout their careers. Thereby adding strength to black organizations, companies, and communities.


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Our Goals

  • Provide a platform for minorities to have access to the field of ABA.
  • Provide awareness to minorities regarding common diagnosis of mental and behavioral health which will aim to desensitize common misconceptions.
  • Provide resources and cultural competence training to health care professionals in the field of behavior analysis as well as other professionals who make an impact on the success of individuals with disabilities.
  • Conduct further research that will increase the practical knowledge and application of ABA.

What our members have to say…

Prior to joining this group, I did not have the opportunity to encounter a black BCBA in my journey as an RBT. After becoming certified, I suffered from impostor syndrome that led to almost crippling anxiety, feelings of self-worthlessness and the overwhelming urge to give up on a discipline that I love. BABA gave me my strength back! It exposed me to a realm of providers that resemble me and my cultural views. I owe my BABA family everything! Without them, I wouldn’t have continued along this path to help change the lives of the families I serve. Thank you BABA!
Jasmine Shepard
BABA Member