The UK-SBA are proud to announce that we are hosting our first Conference on 4th and 5th July in London.

Full details for the Conference will be released soon but right now we ask you to Save the Dates!

The call for papers is now CLOSED - thank you to all those that have submitted their work.

Deadlines relevant to submissions and presenters are outlined below.


Date Action
2nd April 2024 - CLOSED ·        Submission deadline for papers, panels, symposia, workshops.
23rd April ·        Submission acceptance notifications and rejection notifications sent via email.
3rd June ·        Schedule for event released.
4th and 5th July ·        UK-SBA Conference

Submissions are now Closed but below is the guidance just for information


Please consider all the information below before submitting an abstract.

  • The conference is fully in person, and we will not be accepting any virtual presentations.
  • Abstracts may be submitted for a symposium or for an individual paper (see below).
  • When submitting an abstract you will need to select up to 3 themes to align your abstract to (see table below).
  • We also welcome proposals for panel discussions.
  • Presenters are still required to register and pay for the event- we request you do so within two weeks of your abstract being accepted in order for us to confirm presenters and finalize the programme.
Theme Please select up to three areas
ABA schools
Children and Young People with additional needs.
Digital Technology
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Ethics and values
Forensic populations (prisons etc)
Mainstream education intervention.
PBS adults with Intellectual disabilities
PBS adults with mental health, dementia, acquired brain injury.
Subject instruction
System wide change
Theory and methodologies
Wellbeing, mental health and quality of life
Other please specify:




  • Symposia will be scheduled as1 hour 40-minute sessions to include time for attendees to ask questions and must include at least 3 papers plus a discussant or 4 papers.
  • 300- 500 word abstract of the symposium – it must have a clear focus and all individual papers within the symposium must be related to the theme of the symposium.
  • The title of each individual paper is required and its abstract (see below) as well as the presenter’s full name.

Individual Papers

  • Individual Papers will be grouped into coherent symposia of up to three papers in a 50 minute session. (15 minutes per speaker and 5 minutes for questions). These sessions will have the discussion at the end of the session rather than after each paper. The final presenter for each paper presentation slot will serve as the session chair.
  • 150-300 word abstracts must be submitted

Panel Discussion/ Workshop/ Activity

  • 300- 500 word abstract is required along with information regarding the suggested amount of time the activity will take..
  • All panel members/presenters names are required.

All submissions should comply with the UK-SBA ethics standards:

and must be consistent with the values of the UK-SBA: