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Positive Options Summit Will Feature Leading Experts in Behavior Analysis

October 31, 2023 | Press Release.pdf | Summit Page

NASHVILLE, TN — Dr. Adithyan Rajaraman of Vanderbilt University will headline three keynote speakers at the Positive Options Summit on January 23-24, 2024, at the Hermitage Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Rajamaran will present on trauma-informed care and Universal Protocols for crisis behavior. Additional keynote speakers include Dr. Ellie Kazemi, on data-based decision making and preparing for value-based care, and Dr. Yulema Cruz, a leading expert in organizational behavior management and ethics.

The Positive Options Summit is hosted by national nonprofit Community Options. It is a unique opportunity for Board-Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) to explore best practices for supporting individuals with disabilities with complex behavior. Continuing Education Credits will be offered to attending BCBAs through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board.

Event Highlights:

Keynote Speakers: The summit will feature prominent keynote speakers who have made significant contributions to the field of behavior analysis.

  • Dr. Adithyan “Dithu” Rajaraman, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA
    • Director of Behavior Analysis Research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Dr. Ellie Kazemi, Ph.D., BCBA-D, MA
    • Director of Psychology, California State University, Northridge
  • Dr. Yulema Cruz, Ph.D., BCBA-D
    • Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Applied Psychology at Rutgers University

Engaging Breakout Sessions: Attendees will participate in interactive workshops led by industry experts gaining valuable insights to address challenging behaviors in individuals with disabilities.

Networking Opportunities: The summit offers a dynamic environment for BCBA professionals to connect, share experiences, and form lasting professional relationships.

Registration and More Information:

For registration and additional information about the Positive Options Summit, please visit our official website at

Limited sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are still available. Please contact Amber Wiseburn at 609-951-9900 or for more information.


About Community Options, Inc.:

For over 30 years, Community Options has developed housing and employment supports for people with disabilities – serving thousands of people from over 50 offices across 12 states. Community Options provides advocacy assistance to empower people with disabilities because all people – regardless of ability level – should live and work in the community with dignity, choice and self-determination. For more information please visit our website: and follow us on social media on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

The Hermitage Hotel in Nashville, TN
The Hermitage Hotel in Nashville, TN