LEARN Behavioral Partners with Women in Behavior Analysis (WIBA)

LEARN to Sponsor WIBA’s New Hall of Fame to Commemorate Women Leaders in Behavior Analysis.


Baltimore, MD (March 31, 2021) – Building on efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within its organization and across the field of behavior analysis, LEARN Behavioral announces a new commitment to Women in Behavior Analysis (WIBA), an organization founded in 2017 to provide opportunities for women behavior analysts to grow in their discipline through an annual conference and other events. Through this commitment, LEARN will sponsor WIBA’s new Hall of Fame, an initiative to honor the accomplishments of women leaders and pioneers in behavior analysis—and establish an historic record to educate existing and future behavior analysts on the contributions of these pioneers.

This first year, WIBA plans to induct four women to the Hall of Fame, followed by five each year afterward. Inductees must have at least 40 years of experience in the field and serve as a role model for the current or past generation of behavior analysts. In addition, the all-female selection committee will evaluate each applicant’s awards and accolades, scholarly contributions, teaching, mentoring, and leadership positions.

As a sponsor, LEARN will host a plenary session and reception during WIBA’s annual conference to honor the women selected. The conference will take place July 29 to 31, 2021, with an in-person reception and live stream of the announcement of the first women inducted into the Hall of Fame.

“In a field in which roughly 85 percent of behavior analysts are female, I’m thrilled to see WIBA create an official Hall of Fame to honor and push forward the tremendous work of women in ABA,” says Hanna Rue, Chief Clinical Officer for LEARN, and a noted ABA leader, scholar, and practitioner in her own right. “As a sponsor of WIBA’s Hall of Fame, and as an organization committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, we’re excited to be part of this important step to commemorate the many talented and dedicated women at the forefront of our field, devoting their lives to helping children and families with autism.”

LEARN Behavioral specializes in using contemporary applied behavior analysis (ABA) to personalize treatment for children and young adults with autism. With clinical insights refined through decades of service to the autism community, we support more than 5,000 clients across 15 states and the District of Columbia through brands that include AST, BACA, WEAP, BCI, Total Spectrum, Trellis, and SPARKS. Our team consists of more than 30 doctoral-level clinicians, 450 Board Certified Behavior Analysts®, and 4,000 behavior technicians who share a common mission: to find success for every child in our care.