Florida Senate - 2018                             (NP)    SR 768
       By Senator Bean
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    1                          Senate Resolution                        
    2         A resolution commending the Florida Association for
    3         Behavior Analysis on its 38th anniversary and
    4         recognizing the month of October 2018 as “Florida
    5         Behavior Analysis Month.”
    7         WHEREAS, the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis is
    8  the nation’s largest statewide organization committed to the
    9  promotion and support of behavior analysis, and
   10         WHEREAS, for the past 38 years the Florida Association for
   11  Behavior Analysis has promoted the ethical, humane, and
   12  effective application of behavioral principles in all aspects of
   13  society, including education, business, rehabilitation
   14  facilities, and government, and
   15         WHEREAS, behavior analysis is a science-based, cost
   16  effective approach for training teachers, parents, and
   17  caregivers to prevent and solve serious behavior problems, and
   18         WHEREAS, behavior analysis has demonstrated its
   19  effectiveness for many applications, including the treatment of
   20  autistic individuals, teaching basic self-help and language
   21  skills to persons with developmental disabilities, and helping
   22  foster parents lovingly raise foster children who have emotional
   23  difficulties, and
   24         WHEREAS, the behavior analysts who are members of the
   25  Florida Association for Behavior Analysis have diverse career
   26  backgrounds, including employment in consulting firms, state
   27  government programs, private therapy practices, and school
   28  administrations, and
   29         WHEREAS, the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis
   30  holds an annual conference each fall as a forum for exchanging
   31  ideas and data-based research relating to behavior analysis,
   32  behavior therapy, performance management, and behavior
   33  management programming, NOW, THEREFORE,
   35  Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of Florida:
   37         That the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis is
   38  recognized for its 38 years of contributions to the field of
   39  behavior analysis and that the month of October 2018 is
   40  recognized as “Florida Behavior Analysis Month” in this state.
   41         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution, with
   42  the Seal of the Senate affixed, be presented to the Florida
   43  Association for Behavior Analysis as a tangible token of the
   44  sentiments of the Florida Senate.