Public Policy Committee Chair (2017-2019):

Nickie Lau, M.S., BCBA Autism Behavior Consultants

Contact Information: nickie.lau@autismprograms.com

Members:

  • Helen Mader, M.A., BCBA
  • Marla Saltzman, Ph.D., BCBA
  • Michelle Heid, M.A., BCBA
  • Stephen Johnson, Ph.D., BCBA-D
  • Yue Li, M.S., BCBA

Mission:

The Public Policy Committee (PPC) of CCBA is responsible for coordinating and overseeing all legislative activities related to applied behavior analysis and provision of services through the Department of Developmental Services (DDS). The PPC serves as a liaison to DDS, regional centers, government agencies, state legislature, Association of Regional Center Agencies (ARCA), Boards of Education, and school districts. Duties of the PPC include informing the membership regarding pertinent legislative activities (e.g., bills and events), process, and hearings.

Members of the PPC conduct research regarding pertinent legislative actions and work to build relationships with members of the legislature and DDS. They also attend hearings regarding relevant legislative actions and report findings to the membership.