MOABA is an organization founded to support and promote scientific research on basic principles of behavior and the effective and ethical application of those principles.

Save the date: The 2018 Annual Meeting is scheduled for November 16 & 17 at the Sheraton Westport in St. Louis. Check back for a list of speakers.

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Wednesday May 16th

Missouri Association for Behavior Analysis

Thank you for your phone calls, your letters, for spreading the word, and for walking the halls. Thank you for being part of this team and fighting to get legislation passed which would give coverage for therapy to children with disabilities. Unfortunately, our legislation was stripped from SB718. The feedback we got was that there was concern that the legislation hadn't been well vetted in the Senate. Also, we were told that the insurance lobbyists were working hard yesterday and changed some minds. This news is tough to swallow. All this said, we have made great connections and we should be able to come in so much stronger next year. The language of our legislation is significantly better today than it was in January. We have been told that we made great movement for this being "only" our second year. Here's hoping year three is our year!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Tuesday May 15th

Missouri Association for Behavior Analysis

Legislative action alert!!!!!!FINAL PUSH!!!! We just spoke with Rep. Martha Stevens, who has helped us with this legislation and is going to be on the conference committee. She said to get all the parents and therapists on the phones for one more BIG push. She explained that we need to bombard their offices. This is the last hurrah! They meet at 9am tomorrow. I'm listing the people on the committee. The first few listed are the ones we've had least contact with, so please make sure to start with them. Encourage them to support House Amendment 2 on Senate Bill 718!!
Sen. Onder (573) 751-1282
Sen. Sater (573) 751-1480
Sen. Eigel (573) 751-1141
Rep. Shawn Rhoads 573-751-1455
Rep. Jay Barnes 573-751-2412
Rep. Holly Rehder 573-751-5471
Sen. Nasheed (573) 751-4415
Sen. Holsman (573) 751-6607
Rep. Martha Stevens 573-751-9753
Rep. Cora Faith Walker 573-751-4726
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Tuesday May 15th

Missouri Association for Behavior Analysis

Four days until the 2018 legislative session ends. On Wednesday morning, 10 legislators will look at all the amendments on SB718 and work together to make the bill as agreeable as possible. Many amendments will be stripped. IF the bill makes it past this, then it has to pass in the Senate and House once more. This is a lot and not a lot of time. How can you help? Call your senator and pick two more senators to call. Encourage them to support SB718. Explain the legislation that was put on it. If the amendment does stay on SB718, there won't be time to call Senators. We have to make those calls tomorrow. If everyone makes three calls, think of what a HUGE different it could make. Here's a link to the Senators: www.senate.mo.gov/2018-senator-listing-2/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Friday May 11th

Missouri Association for Behavior Analysis

Hold on to your hats--the next week could be a wild ride! Now, more than ever, WE NEED YOUR HELP! Our legislation is amended to SB718. That bill has been sent to a conference committee, meaning that 5 Senators and 5 Republicans are going to work on making the bill agreeable for everyone. This is HUGE! The bill currently has 15 amendments on it. We know some will be removed. Senator Eigel is the Senate bill sponsor and he likes our amendment. This is a good sign. We need to make sure the other 9 people on this committee understand the importance of this legislation. PLEASE call some legislators tomorrow. Share with their offices how this legislation will affect you! If you have never made a phone call, now is the time to do it. We have listed the Representatives on the committee below. We are still waiting to find out which Senators were assigned. Please take the time to call a couple legislators! Encourage them to keep House Amendment 2 on SB718!
Rep. Shawn Rhoads 573-751-1455 West Plains
Rep. Jay Barnes 573-751-2412 Jefferson City
Rep. Holly Rehder 573-751-5471 Sikeston
Rep. Martha Stevens 573-751-9753 Columbia
Rep. Cora Faith Walker 573-751-4726 Ferguson
... See MoreSee Less

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Monday May 7th

Missouri Association for Behavior Analysis

Senate Bill 718, which contains our insurance legislation, just passed through the House with a vote of 133-17! Now it heads back to the Senate! Only two weeks left until session ends. Contact your state senator today! ... See MoreSee Less

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MOABA is an organization founded to support and promote scientific research on basic principles of behavior and the effective and ethical application of those principles.

Save the date: The 2018 Annual Meeting is scheduled for November 16 & 17 at the Sheraton Westport in St. Louis. Check back for a list of speakers.

News

Wednesday May 16th

Missouri Association for Behavior Analysis

Thank you for your phone calls, your letters, for spreading the word, and for walking the halls. Thank you for being part of this team and fighting to get legislation passed which would give coverage for therapy to children with disabilities. Unfortunately, our legislation was stripped from SB718. The feedback we got was that there was concern that the legislation hadn't been well vetted in the Senate. Also, we were told that the insurance lobbyists were working hard yesterday and changed some minds. This news is tough to swallow. All this said, we have made great connections and we should be able to come in so much stronger next year. The language of our legislation is significantly better today than it was in January. We have been told that we made great movement for this being "only" our second year. Here's hoping year three is our year!! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Tuesday May 15th

Missouri Association for Behavior Analysis

Legislative action alert!!!!!!FINAL PUSH!!!! We just spoke with Rep. Martha Stevens, who has helped us with this legislation and is going to be on the conference committee. She said to get all the parents and therapists on the phones for one more BIG push. She explained that we need to bombard their offices. This is the last hurrah! They meet at 9am tomorrow. I'm listing the people on the committee. The first few listed are the ones we've had least contact with, so please make sure to start with them. Encourage them to support House Amendment 2 on Senate Bill 718!!
Sen. Onder (573) 751-1282
Sen. Sater (573) 751-1480
Sen. Eigel (573) 751-1141
Rep. Shawn Rhoads 573-751-1455
Rep. Jay Barnes 573-751-2412
Rep. Holly Rehder 573-751-5471
Sen. Nasheed (573) 751-4415
Sen. Holsman (573) 751-6607
Rep. Martha Stevens 573-751-9753
Rep. Cora Faith Walker 573-751-4726
... See MoreSee Less

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Tuesday May 15th

Missouri Association for Behavior Analysis

Four days until the 2018 legislative session ends. On Wednesday morning, 10 legislators will look at all the amendments on SB718 and work together to make the bill as agreeable as possible. Many amendments will be stripped. IF the bill makes it past this, then it has to pass in the Senate and House once more. This is a lot and not a lot of time. How can you help? Call your senator and pick two more senators to call. Encourage them to support SB718. Explain the legislation that was put on it. If the amendment does stay on SB718, there won't be time to call Senators. We have to make those calls tomorrow. If everyone makes three calls, think of what a HUGE different it could make. Here's a link to the Senators: www.senate.mo.gov/2018-senator-listing-2/ ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Friday May 11th

Missouri Association for Behavior Analysis

Hold on to your hats--the next week could be a wild ride! Now, more than ever, WE NEED YOUR HELP! Our legislation is amended to SB718. That bill has been sent to a conference committee, meaning that 5 Senators and 5 Republicans are going to work on making the bill agreeable for everyone. This is HUGE! The bill currently has 15 amendments on it. We know some will be removed. Senator Eigel is the Senate bill sponsor and he likes our amendment. This is a good sign. We need to make sure the other 9 people on this committee understand the importance of this legislation. PLEASE call some legislators tomorrow. Share with their offices how this legislation will affect you! If you have never made a phone call, now is the time to do it. We have listed the Representatives on the committee below. We are still waiting to find out which Senators were assigned. Please take the time to call a couple legislators! Encourage them to keep House Amendment 2 on SB718!
Rep. Shawn Rhoads 573-751-1455 West Plains
Rep. Jay Barnes 573-751-2412 Jefferson City
Rep. Holly Rehder 573-751-5471 Sikeston
Rep. Martha Stevens 573-751-9753 Columbia
Rep. Cora Faith Walker 573-751-4726 Ferguson
... See MoreSee Less

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Monday May 7th

Missouri Association for Behavior Analysis

Senate Bill 718, which contains our insurance legislation, just passed through the House with a vote of 133-17! Now it heads back to the Senate! Only two weeks left until session ends. Contact your state senator today! ... See MoreSee Less

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