Creating Intensive ABA Based Verbal Behavior Programs (using the VB-MAPP)


This intensive 3-day training will provide participants the opportunity to learn skills necessary to design and implement evidence-based programs for students with autism and other developmental disorders which are grounded in Applied Behavior Analysis and emphasize the acquisition of verbal behavior (language) repertoires.  Concepts covered will include basic principles of ABA, errorless teaching and error correction procedures, the verbal operants, data collection, and programming based on the VB-MAPP.  Participants will also learn the critical importance of teaching students how to ask (mand) for what they want/need and how to incorporate mand training into their students’ programs. Participants will be required to complete written pre/post-tests, demonstrate teaching procedures, accurately complete data collection procedures, as well as orally define ABA terms.  This training is modeled after training provided as part of Pennsylvania's PaTTAN Autism Initiative.


The cost of the workshop is $300 per person for the three-day training. There are three ways to pay:

1. You can pay by purchase order (please send an electronic copy of your PO to

2. You can mail us a check.  Please make checks payable to Project ACCESS and send your check to

Project ACCESS c/o Missouri State University Provost Office
901 S National Ave
Springfield MO 65897

3. You can pay with a credit card using the link below.

Be sure to choose the workshop title using the correct radio button at the top.  It is labeled: VB-MAPP Training.  If you are paying for multiple school personnel, you can add it to your basket multiple times. We will cross-reference this payment with the registration list and send a receipt that includes all registrations.

Dates and Times 

March 21st, 22nd, and 23rd, 2023, 8:00-4:00 in Jefferson City 


  • Jefferson City, Missouri: Harry Truman Office Building Room 400, 301 W High St, Jefferson City, MO 65101 Google Maps Link


About the presenter: Stacey Martin; MEd, BCBA

Stacey Martin earned her bachelor’s in Elementary and Special Education from William Woods College, a Master of Arts in Teaching with an emphasis in curriculum and instruction from Webster University and she completed her BCBA coursework through Penn State University and Florida Institute of Technology. She also completed 18 hours of graduate coursework in the area of autism and Asperger Syndrome through KU.  Her teaching credentials include regular education grades 1-8 and special education K-12. In May, 2015, she retired from the Lee’s Summit School District after 30 years, the last 24 of which were spent as an autism/behavior specialist.  In 2015, Stacey was honored to be the closing keynote speaker at the National Autism Conference. What Stacey enjoys most about being a BCBA is helping those with unique challenges acquire new skills and transfer those skills to new settings and providing support to those working with students with unique learning needs.  Passionate about staff training and professional development, she has trained hundreds of educators across Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska on how to design and implement effective programs for children with ASD and challenging behavior.