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Our Mission

The mission of the TxABA Public Policy Group (PPG) is to review and act on legislative activity and other issues impacting behavior analysts and consumers in Texas.

TDLR News for Licensed Behavior Analysts

Please be sure that you are aware of updates to TDLR affecting Licensed Behavior Analysts. These changes are  effective 8/1/2020. Press Release is below and a link to the updates can be found here:


The Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation (Commission) adopts amendments to the Behavior Analysts program rules at 16 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 121, §§121.10, 121.21, 121.22, 121.26, 121.70, 121.75, and 121.95. The adopted rules implement House Bill (HB) 2059 and HB 2847, Article 7, 86th Legislature, Regular Session (2019). Collectively, these bills address immunity for individuals assisting with complaint investigations and require a training course on human trafficking prevention. The proposed amendments also include recommendations from the Behavior Analyst Advisory Board to revise and expand the professional responsibilities and ethics code of license holders.

The adoption justification was published in the July 24, 2020, issue of the Texas Register (45 TexReg 5192). The updated rule chapter will be made available upon its effective date of August 1, 2020


Thank you so much to our  2022 and 2023 Sponsors!

2023 Sponsors:

Blue Sprig Pediatrics

Therapy and Beyond

Unlocking the Spectrum

Amarillo ABA


2022 Sponsors:


Blue Sprig Pediatrics

Therapy & Beyond

Divergent Abilities

These organizations support is vital to this organization achieving its priorities and helping Texans!

Texas ABA Medicaid Benefit is here!

Texas Medicaid ABA Benefit available, effective 2/1/2022.

The long awaited Texas Medicaid ABA benefit is here!

Read the revised state plan/ policy for Autism services here:

Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual — February 2022 (

Please also make sure that you are familiar with each MCO's provider manual and that your agency/ providers are familiar with all Medicaid requirements before providing services.

TMHP Aug. 8, 2022 Townhall    Resources

Link to Presentation slides here

W9 Required Documents Information

Adding Practice Location Information 

Texas Medicaid Provider Complaint Process

Q&A: It's here!

College Night 2020
Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Medicaid Town Hall Meeting for Parents

Monday, December 7, 2020










Medicaid Town Hall Meeting

Monday, August 10th, 2020

Link to slides here

Click here for Information On Medicaid Coverage of ABA in Texas.


Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR)

The Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation adopted the Department’s revised enforcement plan which was established in compliance with the Texas Occupations Code, §51.302(c). The enforcement plan is revised to include the penalty matrix for the Behavior Analysts program.

The penalty matrix for the Behavior Analysts program was published in the March 13, 2020, issue of the Texas Register (45 TexReg 1884). The updated penalty matrix is now made available on the Department’s website.

Telehealth ABA Services: An Introduction

The TxABA PPG has received permission from Dr. Dorothea Lerman to publish both this Powerpoint Presentation and corresponding video

(start at 11:00)

Thank you so much Dr. Lerman!!!

Primer on Telehealth ABA Services

The TxABA PPG and TxABA hosted a webinar, presented by Dr. Gordon Bourland, on March 24, 2020 that provided an introduction to Telehealth ABA services. Here is the Powerpoint Presentation and corresponding comparison of in-person versus telehealth services

Thank you so much Dr. Bourland!!!

Telehealth ABA Services in Texas Webinar

TxABA and TxABA PPG hosted a full length webinar (following the Primer) conducted by the PPG's Telehealth Task Force.    

It was an outstanding event and can be viewed here

Telehealth Task Force Report 2023

The TxABA PPG's Telehealth Task Force completed and recently received approval from TxABA's Executive Council to publish their Telehealth ABA Task Force Report for 2023!  

It has great information and can be downloaded here

COVID-19 & Telehealth

Templates for requesting that self funded plans cover ABA therapy for parents and professionals are available. Click the links below:

Parent Example

Provider Example

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