The Mississippi Autism Board consists of five (5) members appointed by the Governor and Lieutenant Governor. The board consists of one (1) licensed psychologist practicing in the area of applied behavior analysis, three (3) licensed behavior analysts, and one (1) non-licensed public member who is the family member of a recipient of applied behavior analysis services to provide for the licensure and regulation of the practice of applied behavior analysis.
The Board’s duties include, but are not limited to:
- Investigating and evaluating applications for individuals seeking licensure to practice applied behavior analysis
- Investigating allegations or practices potentially violating applicable law concerning the practice of applied behavior analysis
- Adopting and revising, as necessary, rules and regulations related to the licensure and practice of applied behavior analysis.
- The Mississippi Autism Board was established by the 2015 Mississippi Legislature.