An Invitation to Present 

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ABA Today is looking for presenters. We invite you to read the information on this page and consider making a submission to present by Friday, 2 July 2021.

This 6th national conference on Applied Behaviour Analysis is the premier event for the presentation of best-practice, clinical advances, research, and lived experience of ABA-for-autism. ABA Service Providers, clinicians, academics, researchers, parents and carers, medical and allied health professionals, and individuals with lived experience of ABA and autism are invited to submit a presentation or poster abstract.

ABA Today in 2021 will be a virtual event. Conference purpose is growth and dissemination of the practice of ABA for autism in Australia. As a national platform, ABA Today offers an excellent opportunity to share your clinical or research expertise, or your experience, strength and hope for the inclusion and voices of individuals with autism in our care and communities.

Conference Theme

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Under our theme of Voices and Choices, we seek presentation abstracts that demonstrate the contemporary thinking, stance, role, and practice of ABA in person-centred care. The theme of Voices and Choices recognises the rights, voice, and personhood of autistic individuals and their parents or carers, in choosing and shaping supports, care, and clinical pathways. 


Presentation topics must fit into one of the following conference streams: Early Years, School, Life. The slides below offer details about each stream. Use the right arrow to move forward.

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Stream 1: Early Years

ABA commonly underpins a range of Early Intensive Behaviour Interventions. Our Early Years  theme explores the practice and application of ABA/EIBI to aid children's learning and development in the critical and formative early years.

Presentation Times & Format

  • Oral presentations at ABA Today 2021 will be 35 minutes presentation/speaking-time, and 10 minutes Q&A (ie 45 minutes in total).

  • Poster presentations should be A3 size, preferably printed in colour and featuring your organisation name, the presenter/author name, you’re your organisation logo.


The Abstract Timeline

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The Abstract Process

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All presentation abstracts will be de-identified to ensure an objective review process. Abstracts are reviewed by our Conference Abstract Committee and evaluated based on: relevance to ABA Today theme, promotion of best-practice and evidence-based approach; suitability for ABA Today audience (ABA professionals, educators, medical and allied health professionals, parents using or interested in ABA, and individuals with lived experience of autism and ABA); originality, value, and practical relevance of the topic.


Research topics must include your research question, your method, research instruments used, and results and/or implications of findings.

Lodging an Abstract

To present at ABA Today 2021 please complete the Google form provided below. All form fields need to be completed. Click here to preview form questions (a Word document will download). If you have lived experience of autism and would like assistance to submit, please contact

Submission close date is Friday, 2 July 2021.