Behavior Analyst Leadership Council - Legislative Information

Currently, one of the main activities that Behavior Analyst Leadership Council is to to educate the behavior analytic community, recipients of behavior analytic services, and legislative bodies regard licensure of behavior analysis practitioners. Under a pending bill under consideration in the Connecticut Legislature, BALC would pave the way to ensure the establishment of licensure of behavior analysts within the state, that would protect consumers of services based upon an established scope of practice.

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CT to License Behavior Analysts!!!!

Governor Malloy signed CT's budget into law earlier today. There are certainly aspects of the bill that are problematic, the good news is that the bill authorizes licesnsure of Behavior Analysts effective 7/1/18.

Thank you all who wrote, called, and came to hearings in support of this important legislation! We could not have done this without the support of so many people through out the state, but special thanks go to State Representative Cathy Abercrombie and Betty Gallo who have worked tirelessly on this for over four years.

Licensure of Behavior Analysts is a huge step for us as a profession, but even more importatnly it provides much needed consumer protections for those we serve. The language related to the licensure of Behavior Analysts can be found in section 187 of the Budget Implementer, or you can also access this on our website at in the legislative section.

Feel free to contact me if you would like any additional information: (203)376-6038 or

Yours truly,
Suzanne Letso, M.A., BCBA
President, Behavior Analyst Leadership Council

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On March 22, 2017, the Supreme Court unanimously rejected the just above de minimis standard used by many circuits to measure what constitutes a free and appropriate education under the IDEA. The court today held that the IEP must be reasonably calculated to enable a child to make progress appropriate in light of the child's circumstances. Link to decision:

Proposed Language for Legislation

Update on 2016 Scope of Practice Review Request

1. Report to the General Assembly. Scope of Practice Review Committee Report on Behavior Analysts.

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3. 2016 Scope of Practice Review Request for Licensure of Behavior Analysts.

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Legislative Fact Sheet

1. FAQ’s Regarding Licensure of Behavior Analysts

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2. Estimated Income & Expenses for Licensure of Behavior Analysts

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