Public Policy and Practice   |   Update: May 7, 2011

Come to an AB 1205 Advocacy Training this May!

For the next two weeks, we URGENTLY need your help to make sure AB 1205 passes out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee. Click here to find out how you can help.

If we can successfully pass AB 1205 from the Assembly Appropriations Committee, the full 80-member Assembly will vote on The Behavior Analyst Licensure Bill in June.

This bill will strengthen the ABA profession and make therapy based on ABA more accessible to everyone who needs it. It is a vital step forward for the field, but will only become a reality with the active support of everyone in the ABA community.

That's why CalABA is organizing AB 1205 Advocacy Trainings all across the state throughout the month of May in order to prepare for the June vote. (See below for dates, times, and locations.)

These trainings will give you an opportunity to learn more about the bill and to join the grassroots movement to protect ABA. Each training will last approximately 2 hours and will be open to EVERYONE who wants to come professionals, parents, academics, students, and other allies.

Because of our community's small size, your participation at these events will be especially important.

If you would like CalABA to hold additional meetings in other parts of the state, send an email to our Campaign Coordinator Eric Ritter at and we will work to organize one as soon as possible.

If you plan to attend one of these events please RSVP to Eric Ritter at (events are listed approx. south-to-north).

San Diego Lewis Middle School
5170 Greenbrier Ave
San Diego, CA 92120
May 17
6:30pm - 8pm
Orange County UCP
980 Roosevelt Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92620
May 19
11am - 1pm
West LA Ken Edwards Center
Community Recreation Division, Room 100A/B
1527 4th St
Santa Monica, CA 90401
May 26
6:30pm - 8:30pm
San Fernando Valley CSU Northridge
Lecture Auditorium 181 (campus map)
18111 Nordhoff St
Northridge, CA 91330
May 19
6pm - 8pm
Fresno CSU Fresno
Science II Bldg., Room 109 (campus map)
5241 N Maple Ave
Fresno, CA 93710
May 24
12pm - 2pm
Watsonville Tucci Learning Solutions
6 Hangar Way, Suite A
Watsonville, CA 95076
May 18
2pm - 4pm
Modesto Kendall School
1115 14th St
Modesto, CA 95354
May 19
5pm - 7pm
Tracy Therapeutic Pathways
475 Darlene Ln
Tracy, CA 95377
May 19
4pm - 6pm