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  Behavior Analysis Association of Michigan

Resolution of the Behavior Analysis Association of Michigan on "Facilitated Communication."

(Adopted at the 1998 Annual Convention)

Become a Signatory to this Resolution | International Editions of Facilitated Communication Resolution

Resolutions by other medical, professional, and scientific organizations on ineffectiveness of facilitated communication


Summary: Numerous peer-reviewed scientific analyses have demonstrated that facilitated communication is not a reliable or valid communication method and should not be used.

Facilitated communication is a technique by which a "facilitator" physically supports the hand or arm of a communicatively impaired person while that person uses a keyboard, typewriter, or other pointing-based communication device. The proponents of facilitated communication claim that this technique is distinct from simple manual prompting and enables certain persons with autism and other developmental and physical disabilities to communicate. Numerous empirically based, peer-reviewed studies have demonstrated that facilitated communication is incapable of establishing "unexpected literacy" or producing valid messages above the facilitated individual's previously established communicative level.

Therefore, because it is the position of the Behavior Analysis Association of Michigan (BAAM) that the use of any augmentative communication technique must be based upon clear, objective, and scientifically valid evidence that the augmented communications of any individual are reliably and unambiguously attributable to that individual, BAAM does not support or endorse the use of facilitated communication as a form of therapy, communications system, or a means of making important decisions relevant to individuals whose communication is facilitated. In particular, communication arising from the use of facilitated communication should not be used to confirm or deny accusations of abuse, neglect, or other crimes, and should not be used to make decisions concerning treatment, diagnosis, housing, or custody. BAAM strongly endorses and encourages the development, scientific validation, and use of augmentative and alternative communication techniques and demonstrably effective treatments designed to establish functional independent living skills in all persons with disabilities. 


     Signatories*
(Become a Signatory)
   
         

Sheree Adams
MA student
University of Auckland, Psychology Department
Auckland, New Zealand

Bill Ahearn, Ph.D., BCBA
Director of Research
New England Center for Children (NECC)
Boston, Massachusetts

Leif Albright
Behavior Analyst
Caldwell College
Caldwell, NJ

Larry Alferink
Professor of Psychology
Illinois State University
Norma, Illinois

Aliya Aliyeva
Vienna, Austria

Natalie Allen
Assistant Professor
Weber State University
Ogden, Utah

Stephanie Ammari, MS
Positive Behavior Support Specialist
JVS
Southfield, MI

Michelle Anderson
Doctoral Student
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

Stephen Anderson
Executive Director
Summit Educational Resources
Getzville, NY

David N. Andrews M.Ed. C.P.S E.
Applied Psychologist (Teaching Learning & Development) & Autism Consultant Independent
Kotka, Kymenlaakso, Finland

Marlene Andrews
Instructor
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Paul Andronis
Northern Michigan University
Marquette, Michigan

Matt Andrzejewski
Scientist
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI

Robert Angel
Professor
Marshall University
Huntington, West Virginia

Heather M. Anson, M.S., LLP, BCBA
Behavior Consultant
Eastern Michigan University

Kenneth Antkowiak
Placement Coordinator
Community Support & Treatment Services
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Iris Arnadottir
Parent and Teacher
Reykjavik, Iceland

Maria Arnold, M.Ed., BCBA
Director of Educational Services
Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center
Rutgers University, New Jersey

Erik Arntzen
Professor
Akershus University College
Lillestrøm, Norway

Rebecca Arvans-Feeney
Clinical Psychologist: Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Complete Behavior Health: LLC
Reno, Nevada

Megan Atthowe
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia

Sarah Attwood
Consultant
Sd Associates
Windsor. Vermont

Smita Awasthi M.A., BCBA
Behavior Analyst
ABA
Dubai, United Arab Emirates &
Delhi, India

Amy Baranek
Pre-Doctoral Intern
May Institute (The Univerisity of Southern Mississippi)
Weymouth, MA

Mary Barbera
RN: MSN: BCBA
Barbera Behavior Consulting
Reading, Pennsylvania

Rowland P. Barrett, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Brown Medical School

Lisa Barsness
Clinic Director
Minnesota Early Autism Project
Albertville, Minnesota

Gemma Bastin
Graduate Student
Caldwell College
Caldwell, New Jersey

Lori Bechner
Clinical Director
Educational Partnership for Instructing Children
Paramus, NJ

Ann Beirne
YAI-NYL Lifestart
Global Autism Project
Sunnyside, New York

Max Belcher, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor
Baker College of Flint
Flint, Michigan

Christine Bennett
Autism Consultant
University of Washington Autism Center
Tacoma, WA

Lisa Berkstresser
Teacher in ABA
Somerset Hills Learning Insitute
Bridgewater, New Jersey

Mike Berlin
Graduate Student
Califronia State University: Los Angeles
Simi Valley, California

Louis Bersine
Psychologist
Pathways Community Mental Health
Escanaba, Michigan

Alison Betz
Student
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, Michigan

Willem Betz
Professor Emeritus
Brussels University VUB: Faculty of Medicine
Kalmthout, Belgium

Jeremy Biesbrouck
Psychological Services Intern
Sierra Regional Center
Sparks Nevada
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, Nevada

Sarah Birch MS.ed
Doctoral Student
CUNY/Graduate Center
New York, New York

Travis Blevins
Behavior Analyst
Imagine! Colorado
Lafayette, Colorado

Allmuth Bober
Psychologist
Nassau, Germany

Andy Bondy
President
Pyramid Educational Consultants

Marilyn Bonem
Associate Professor
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti MI

Sebastien Bosch, Ph.D., B.C.B.A.
Clinical Director
California Unified Service Providers, LLC.

Maria Bowden
Teacher
Alpine Learning Group, Inc.

Maria Bowden
Special Education Teacher
Caldwell College
Rockaway, New Jersey

Bob Bowdey
PhD Candidate
George Mason University
Fairfax, Virginia

Thomas Boyle
Clinical Psychologist
Springfield, New Jersey

Janyce Boynton
Former Facilitator

Paul Brandon
Professor of Psychology
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Mankato, Minnesota

Lynn Brandsma
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Chestnut Hill College
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rick Brigham
Associate Professor of Special Education
Graduate School of Education, George Mason University
Fairfax, Virginia

Ute Bristow
ABA Therapist
Graz, Steiermark, Austria

Jessica Broome
University of North Texas
Denton, Texas

Brenna Bry
Professor and Department Chair
Rutgers University
Piscataway, NJ

William Bryan
Behavior Analyst
Gilchrist County School Board
Trenton, Florida

Suzanne Buchanan
Psychologist
COSAC
Ewing, NJ

Jennifer Bullock
Eastern Michigan University

Curt Burgess
Professor
University of California
Riverside, CA

Eric Burkholder, Ph.D.
Behavior Specialist
Dublin Unified School District
Dublin, California

Heidi Calverley
Program Manager
Fabrizio/Moors Consulting
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Anthony Cammilleri, Ph.D.
Director of Education
Child Study Center

Diane Canavan
Graduate Student
Caldwell College
Caldwell, NJ

Cathy Cancilla
Senior Therapist
Kinark Child and Family Services
Markham, Ontario, Canada

Eric Carlson, Ph.D.
Director
Applied Learning Systems

Gary Carone
President
PsychSystems PC
Wayne, MI

James Carr
Associate Professor of Psychology
Western Michigan University

Todd M. Castine M.S. BCBA
Clinical Coordinator
Advocacy & Resource Center

Meghan Caswell
Graduate Student
Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, MI

A Charles Catania
Professor
Dept of Psychology
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
Baltimore, MD

Joseph Cautilli, Ph.D., LPC, BCBA
Clinical Director of Teams-Children Crisis Treatment Center
Adjunct Faculty St. Joseph's University
Children Crisis Treatment Center
St. Joseph's University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

David Celiberti, Ph.D., BCBA
President
ABA's Autism Special Interest Group 1998-2006
Hoboken, New Jersey

Shannon Cernich
AST

Shawn Charlton
Assistant Professor of Psychology
University of Central Arkansas
Conway, Arkansas

Jessica Chen BCABA
Sd Associates
Londonderry, Vermont

Lauren A. Cherryholmes
Univeristy of North Texas
Denton, Texas

Alexander Cheezem
Nova Southeastern University
Davie, Florida

Ivy Chong
Hope Center Beaumont Hospital

Eric Chubb
Behavior Analyst
Greene Valley Developmental Center
Greeneville, TN

Regina Claypool-Frey
Parent of a developmentally disabled child
Eugene, Oregon

Theresa Clevenger
Program Specialist
The New England Center for Children

Ira Cohen
Laboratory Head
NYS Institute for Basic Research

Marlene Cohen
Director, Adult and Transitional Services Division
The Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center

Craig Coles
Behavior Analyst
Richmond, Virginia

Carrie L. Coleman
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, Michigan

Commission for Scientific Medicine and Mental Health (CSMMH)
Amherst, NY USA

Rod Conard
President
Conard Associates Inc.
Nashua, NH

Samantha Conroy
Senior Therapist
Kinark Child and Family Services
Markha, Ontario, Canada

Angela Cornick
Director ABA Program & Psychology Services
St. Amant
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Shauna Courtney
Director
Summit Learning Center
Alpharetta, Georgia

Ali Chrisler, BS, CCLS
PACU Child Life Specialist
University of Michigan CS Mott Children's Hospital
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Thomas Cunningham
Limited License Psychologist
Kalamazoo Behavioral Services
Kalamazoo MI

Randall Currie
Alumni
University of Massachusetts-Boston
Gardner, MA

"I am an adult on the Autism Spectrum and, from what I have read, find the methods of facilitated communication to be suspect at worst, sloppy at best. I agree with the BAAM's legal position on this matter."

Aubrey Daniels
Chairman
Aubrey Daniels International (ADI)
Atlanta, GA

H. Michael Day, Ph.D.
Clinical Director
Ready Set Go
Boise, Idaho

Molly Day
Masters Student
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV

Paul De Belder
Board member
SKEPP - Flemish Belgian Skeptics Association
Leuven, Belgium

Jennifer Delaney, MS, BCBA, LLP
Limited Licensed Psychologist
William Beaumont Hospital
Royal Oak, Michigan

Nancy Defina
Clinical Supervisor
Kinark Child and Family Services
Markham Ontario Canada

Dennis J. Delprato, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, Michigan

Chata A. Dickson, M.S., BCBA
Graduate Student
West Virginia University
Morgantown, West Virginia

Florence DiGennaro
Doctoral Candidate
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY

Karola Dillenburger
Senior Lecturer (i.e., Associate Prof)
Queen's University of Belfast

Lisa Dobbin
Associate / Business Director
All The World's A Stage
Sterling Heights, MI

Craig Domanski
Behavior Analyst
Caldwell College
Port Monmouth, New Jersey

Corrine Donley, Ed.D.
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (retired)
Oshkosh, WI
(Reaffirmed 11-09-2009)

Wendy Donlin
Postdoctoral Fellow
Johns Hopkins University's School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Michael Dorsey
Associate Professor
Simmons College
Boston, MA

Teresa Doughty, PhD
Associate Professor
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN

Joe Dracobly
University of North Texas
Denton, Texas

Amy K. Drayton
Doctoral Student
Eastern Michigan University

Erick Dubuque
Doctoral Student
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV

Megan Duffy
Graduate Student
Caldwell College
Caldwell, NJ

Sarah Dunkel
Student
Grand Valley State University & Southern Illinois University

Zachariah Dugger
Graduate Student
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI

Gwen Dwiggins
Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio

Halina Dziewolska, Ms.Ed., BCBA
Adjunct Faculty / BCBA mentor
St. Joseph's University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Michael Eberlin
Psychologist
Cognitive-Behavioral Psychology Services of Long Island
Oyster Bay, NY

Janet Ellis
Professor
University of North Texas-Department of Behavior Analysis
Denton, Texas

Erica Epstein-Calleia, M.A., BCBA
Behavior Analyst
Brooklyn, NY

Barbara Esch
Speech Pathologist
Esch Behavior Consultants, Inc.
Kalamazoo, Michigan

John Esch
Consultant
Esch Behavior Consultants, Inc
Kalamazoo, MI

Francesca degli Espinosa
PhD Student
University of Southampton
Southampton, United Kingdom

Stephen Eversole
Owner/Behavior Analyst
Behavior Development Solutions
Woodbury, Connecticut

Sjofn Evertsdottir
University of Iceland, Psychology
Reykjavík, Iceland

Michael Fabrizio
Director of Clinical Services
Fabrizio/Moors Consulting
Seattle, Washington

Thorhallur Flosason
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI

Rhiannon Fante
Graduate Assistant
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo. Michigan

Joel Favreau
ABA Senior Tutor
St. Amant
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Daniela Fazzio
Coordinator of Treatment Programs
St Amant
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Maurice Feldman
Professor
Dept. of Child and Youth Studies
Brock University

Daniel Fienup
Behavior Analyst
The May Institute
Boston, Massachusetts

Kate Fitt (Dip Teach: BSW Hons)
Advocate: Research
VALID Inc
Bendigo
Victoria, Australia

William Flood
Clinical Director
May South
Orange Park, FL, USA

Andrew Fox
Graduate Assistant
Central Michigan University
Mt. Pleasant, MI

Mitch Fryling
Doctoral Student
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV

Elena Garcia-Albea
Teacher
Caldwell College
Caldwell, New Jersey

Jeff Garito
Pennsylvania Association for Behavior Analysis
Lebanon, Pennsylvania

Brandon Gaudiano, Ph.D.
Research Fellow
Brown Medical School
Providence, Rhode Island

Gary Gerber
Clinical Director
Acquired Brain Injury Behaviour Service West Park Healthcare Centre
Toronto ON Canada

Joanne Gerenser
Executive Director
Eden II Programs
Staten Island, NY

Peter F. Gerhardt, Ed.D.
Gerhardt Autism/Aspergers Consultation Group, LLC

Celia Wolk Gershenson
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Patrick Ghezzi
Director, Behavior Analysis Program University of Nevada-Reno
Reno, Nevada

Tamela Giddings
Behavior Analyst
University of South Florida
St. Petersburg, FL

Jill Gillett
Doctoral Student
Utah State University
Logan, UT

Laraine Glidden
Professor and Chair, Psychology
St. Mary's College of Maryland
St Mary's City, Maryland

Joseph Golson
Doctoral Student
Eastern Michigan University

Bethany Gorka
Graduate Student
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI

Brian Gorman, M.Sc., J.D.
Assistant Professor
Towson University
Towson, Maryland

Richard Graff
Program Director
The New England Center for Children

Kristin Grandner
Programme Consultant
The TreeHouse Trust

Alicia Grauvogel
PhD Student
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, Nevada

Nicole Gravina
Student
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, Michigan

Gina Green
Private practice, Consultant, Adjunct Professor, Lecturer
University of North Texas & San Diego State University

 

 

Douglas Greer
Professor of Education and Psychology
Columbia University Graduate School and Teachers College

Laura L. Grow, Ph.D., BCBA
Assistant Professor
Behavior Analysis and Community Psychology
St. Cloud State University
St. Cloud, Minnesota

Kristín Guðmundsdóttir, MS, BCBA
Adjunct
University of Akureyri
Akureyri, Iceland

Peggy Halliday
Virginia Institute of Autism
Charlottesville, Virginia

Harold Hanson
Behavior Analyst 3
Northwestern Community Support Services
Moorhead, Minnesota

Scott W. Harrington, Ph.D., BCBA
Youth Transitions Director
Research and Educational Planning Center
College of Education
University of Nevada, Reno

Sandra Harris
Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor
Rutgers, The State University

A. Celeste Harvey
Behavior Analyst Director-Middle Tennessee
Nashville, Tennessee

Rebecca Hatton
Psychologist
Ann Arbor

Joanne Hee
Retired (psychologist)
Ypsilanti, Michigan

Pamela Helgeson
Parent
Duluth, Minnesota

James Herbert
Professor of Psychology, Associate Dean of Arts & Sciences
Drexel University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Alexis Hershkowitz
Special Education Teacher
West Caldwell, New Jersey

Natasha Hiden
Canine Behaviorist
Dog's Best Friend Training and Walking Service: LLC
Verona, New Jersey

Felix Hognason
Social Ed.
Svaedisskrifstofa Reykjanes
Reykjavik, Iceland

Steve Holburn
Research Scientist
Institute for Basic Research
Staten Island, New York

William Holcomb
Program Director
The New England Center for Children

Andrea Holladay, M.A., BCBA
Behavior Analyst
Miami, Florida

Nan Holmes
Private Practice
Ypsilanti, MI

Peter Holmes Ph.D.
AI Consultant to School Districts
Ypsilanti, MI

Per Holth
Researcher
The Behavior Center
Oslo, Norway

Katherine Holverstott
Behavioral Consultant
Van Buren Intermediate School District
Lawrence, MI

Bill Hopkins
Emeritus Professor, Organizational Psychology
Auburn University
Atlanta, GA

William Hopkins
Program Director
Sunland at Marianna
Marianna, Florida

Gary Hotson
Behaviour Analyst
St. Amant Centre

Erin Houghton, BCBA
Behavior Analyst/Special Education Teacher

Alan Hudson
Emeritus Professor
School of Health Sciences: RMIT University
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Christine Hughes
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Wilmington, North Carolina

Joel Hundert
Director
Behaviour Institute, Hamilton, Ontario

Glenna Hunter, MA, BCBA
Behaviour Consultant
Ottawa Children's Treatment Centre
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Christopher Hurley
Attorney at Law
Hurley McKenna & Mertz, P.C.
Chicago, Illinois

Laura Hutt M.S., CCC/SLP, BCBA
Director of Speech and Language
The New England Center for Children

Cloyd Hyten, Ph.D., CPT
Associate Professor
University of North Texas
Denton, Texas

Kristina Iacovino
Student
Caldwell College
Howell, New Jersey

Abdulrazaq Imam
John Carroll University
University Heights, Ohio

Ester Ingvarsdóttir
Parent and psychology student
Reykjavík, Iceland

Einar Ingvarsson
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Youngstown State University
Youngstown, Ohio

Chrys Jansz
Instructor Therapist and ABA Masters Student
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Cammarie Johnson
Program Director
The New England Center for Children

Kent Johnson
Founder & Executive Director
Morningside Academy
Seattle, Washington

Sue Johnson
Ontario Association for Behavior Analysis
Ontario, Canada

James Johnston
Auburn University
Professor and Director, Applied Behavior Analysis Program

Clay Jones
Resident Physician
Vanderbilt Children's Hospital
Nashville, Tennessee

Sigridur Loa Jonsdottir
Clinical Psychologist
State Diagnostic and Counseling Center
Kópavogur, Iceland

Justin Jordan
NOSU

James Kauffman
Professor Emeritus
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia

James H. Kaye, Ph.D., NCSP
Licensed Psychologist and Adjunct Professor
Kalamazoo RESA and Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, Michigan

Valerie Kaye
Assistant Director of UNR Early Autism Childhood Program
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV

Mickey Keenan
Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Distinguished Community Fellow
University of Ulster

Amanda Kelly, BCBA
Triton Regional School District
North Andover, Massachusetts

Fred Kemp, PhD
CEO
Quixte Consulting, Inc.
Olympia, Washington

William Kent
BCBA
Vancouver, BC

Ken Kerr
A/Principal Psychologist
Western Care

Denise Kerth, M.A., BCBA
Behavior Analyst
Bancroft & Caldwell College
Caldwell, New Jersey

Shanti Kilduff
President
Philippine Association for Behavior Analysi

Jonathan Kimball
Senior Behavior Analyst
Woodfords Family Services
Portland, Maine

Charlotte Kimmel, Ph.D
Director of Psychology Services
Mexia, Texas

Anita Kliewer M. Ed
In-Home-Trainer
Sanger, Texas

John Knapp
Psychology Department Head
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI

Ellen Koch
Assistant Professor
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI

Jeana Koerber
Student
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI

Dennis Kolodziejski
Chair-Psychology Department
Western New England College
Springfield, MA

Matthew Korolden
Behavior Support Specialist/Transition Coordinator
Sanilac Intermediate School District
Sandusky, MI

Jerilyn Krug
St. Lawrence University (alumna)
New City, New York

Mary Kubala
Program Manager
Northwest Behavioral Associates
Kirkland, Washington

Gerald Lachter
Professor & Chairperson Department of Psychology
C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University
Brookville, New York

James Laidler
Portland State University
Portland, Oregon

Taira Lanagan
Behavior Analyst
Tarzana, CA

Yvonne C. La Mons, J.D., M.A.
ABA Graduate Student
Caldwell College
Caldwell, New Jersey

Robert LaRue
Assistant Professor
Dougalss Developmental Disabilities Center/Rutgers University
New Brunswick, New Jersey

Angela Lebbon
Graduate Student
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI

Laurie Leeming
Senior Behavioural Therapist
The Summit Centre for Preschool Children with Autism
Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Laura Leister
Behavior Therapist--Masters Level, Limited Licensed Psychologist
Ypsilanti, MI

Carolina Lenis
Graduate Student- M.A in Applied Behavior Analysis
Caldwell College
Caldwell, New Jersey

Marissa Levesque
Applied Behaviour Analysis Senior Tutor
St. Amant
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Sandra M Levine, LLP
Woodlands Behavioral Healthcare Network
Cassopolis, MI

Jennifer L'Heureux
Clinical Behavioral Psychologist
Franklin County Mental Health
Ottawa, Kansas

Myrna Libby
Program Director
New England Center for Children

Scott Lilienfeld
Associate Professor
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia

Fredrika Miranda Linne, Ph.D.
Psychologist
Autism Center for Young Children
Stockholm, Sweden

Brian Liu-Constant, Ed.S., BCBA
Assistant Director of Clinical Services
Melmark New England
Woburn, Massachusetts

John Lloyd
Professor
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia

Dr. Michael Loibl
Practicing Veterinarian
Fairbanks, AK

Christopher E. Lothamer
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, Michigan

Marcus Lozano
Teacher
Bernards Township BOE
Caldwell College
Morristown, NJ

Charles A. Lyons, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Eastern Oregon University
Badgley Hall Science Center
La Grande, OR

Amy Macfarlane
ABA / Verbal Behavior Consultant
Private Practice
Kalamazoo, MI

Atli Magnusson
Behavior Analyst
The State Diagnostic and Counselling center in Iceland
Reykjavik, Iceland

Susan Makdisi
Graduate Student
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, Michigan

Paul Malanga
Behavior Analyst
Arlington Developmental Center
Arlington, Tennessee

Kristina Madeleine
School Social Worker
Fraser Public Schools
Fraser, MI

Richard Malott
Professor of Psychology
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI

Lisa Manthey
Clinical Psychology Doctoral Student, Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti MI

Allie Marcus
Florida Institute of Technology
Melbourne, Florida

Kristine Marino
Associate Behavior Analyst
Connecticut Center for Child Development
Milford, Connecticut

Shona Marston M.Ed. BCBA
Treasurer
Vermont Association for Behavior Analysis

Neil Martin
Senior Behaviour Analyst
The TreeHouse Trust

Dr. Rosa C. Martinez
Behavior Analyst/ Educational Director
The Children's Center for Early Learning
Brooklyn, New York

Selma Martinez, M.S.Ed., BCBA
ABA/VB Consultant
ABA Chicago, Inc.
Wauconda, Illinois

Tiffany Martoccio
Graduate Student
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan

Keith Massel, Ph.D., BCBA
Director
Vista Psychological Center, Los Angeles, California

Stacey Matarazzo-Dinburg
Behaviorist
Caldwell College
Caldwell, New Jersey

Mark Mautone
Student-MA in Applied Behavior Analysis
Caldwell College
Caldwell, New Jersey

Erik Mayville, Ph.D., BCBA
Clinical Director
Institute for Educational Planning

Stephen Mayville, Ph.D., BCBA
Clinical Psychologist
Reno, Nevada

Jodi Mazaleski BCBA
Behavior Analyst
Newtown, Connecticut

Janet McCrea-Mathews, M.S.W.
Clinical Social Worker, Retired
Center For Forensic Psychiatry
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Brandon McCord
Behavior Analyst
Midsouth Behavior Clinic
Bartlett, TN

Mary McDonald
Assistant Professor
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY

Chris McDonough
Director of Education
Hawthorne Country Day School
Hawthorne, NY

Moira McGlynn
Mental Health Clinician, LLP
Community Mental Health
Holland, MI

Scott McKenzie
Director of Behavioral Services / Behavior Analyst
Louisville, KY

Bethany McNamara
Director of Professional Development
New England Center for Children

Carl Melling
Family Medicine Practitioner
CentraCare Clinic
Melrose, MN

Charles Merbitz
Professor and Director, ABA Specialization
Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Chicago, IL

Caio Miguel
Program Specialist
New England Center for Children and Northeastern University
Southborough, Massachusetts

Michael Miklos
Educational Consultant
Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Raymond Miltenberger
Professor of Psychology
North Dakota State University
Fargo, ND

Siri Ming
Behavior Analyst
Redwood Coast Regional Center
Eureka, California

Paolo Moderato, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
University of Parma, Italy

Nicole Moinhos
Graduate Student
Caldwell College
Caldwell
NJ

John D. Molteni, Ph.D., BCBA
Senior Behavior Analyst
The Center for Children with Special Needs

Heather Morrison
Program Specialist
New England Center for Children

Joseph Morrow
President,
Applied Behavior Consultants
Sacramento, California

Alison Moors
Director of Outreach Services
Fabrizio/Moors Consulting
Seattle, Washington

James Mosely
President
Moseve Behaviour Consultation and Practices
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Mark Mostert
Professor
Regent University
Virginia Beach, VA

Dennis Mozingo
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Oliver Mudford
Director of Applied Behaviour Analysis Programme
University of Auckland, New Zealand

James A. Mulick, Ph.D.
Professor in Pediatrics & Psychology
The Ohio State University

H. Allen Murphy
Associate in Psychology
Florida State University at Panama City

David Myers
Professor of Psychology
Hope College
Hope, Michigan

Albert Neal
Professor Emeritus
Psychology Department
Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, Michigan

Nancy Neef
Professor
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio

Maggie Neggers
Graduate Student
Caldwell College
Whippany, New Jersey

G. Gail Neffinger, PhD
Clinical Psychologist
Nyack, NY

John Neill, PhD, BCBA
Associate Professor of Psychology

Elizabeth M. Nelson
Graduate Student
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, Michigan

Bobby Newman
Director
Rroom to Grow
Long beach
Long Island University

Crighton Newsom
Chief Psychologist
Southwest Ohio Developmental Center

Katie Nicholson
Autism Specialist
Fairfield, CT

Megan Nollet
Graduate Student
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV

David Nolley, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist, Diplomate, Am. Board of Professional Psychology
San Francisco, California

Teresa Nooney
Panama City, FL

Matthew Normand
Assistant Professor
Florida Institute of Technology

Susanne Nussbeck
Professor (Psychology)
University of Cologne: Germany
Cologne, Germany

Rob Ober
CEO
Boulder, Colorado

Shari O'Boyle
School Psychologist
Ionia County Intermediate School District
Ionia, MI

Paul A. Offit, M.D.
Professor
Department of Pediatrics
The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jan Oliver
School Psychologist
Muskegon, MI

Nancy O'Mara
Communication Specialist
FEAT-WI
Madison, Wisconsin

Effie O'Neal
Educator
Red Oak ISD
Red Oak, Texas

Matthew Osborne
Graduate Student
Florida Institute of Technology
Melbourne, Florida

Jason Otto
Director of Behavior Analysis
Greene Valley Developmental Center
Greeneville, Tennessee

Sara Pahl
Consultant
Fabrizio/Moors Consulting
Seattle, Washington

Heather Pane
Grad Student
Caldwell College
Caldwell, NJ

Joel Parish
Behavior Analyst
HomeLife, Inc.
Kalamazoo, Michigan

Kim Parker
Senior Therapist
Kinark Child and Family Services
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Camille Parsons
Doctoral Candidate in Behavioral Neuroscience
Department of Psychology: Rutgers University
Piscataway, NJ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joseph Pear
Professor
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Mark Pendergrast
Independent Scholar and Author
Essex Junction, Vermont

Lawrence Perlman
Clinical Asst Professor (Psychiatry)
U of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Lora Perry, MS, BCBA
Executive Director
Providence's Merrymeeting Center for Child Development

James Peters: MS: BCBA: LLP
Behavior Analyst
Indiana Crisis Management Services
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Anna Petursdottir
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, Texas

Anna-Lind Petursdottir
Reykjavik, Iceland

Brady Phelps
Professor of Psychology
South Dakota State University
Brookings, SD

Cynthia Pietras
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, Michigan

Amanda Pikarsky
Grad Student
Caldwell College
Caldwell, New Jersey

Lori Place
Speech Pathologist
MSHA: ASHA
Canton, MI

Jennifer Plante
Speech/Language Pathologist
Shelby, Ohio

Stephanie Pocius
Associate Behavior Analyst
CT Center for Child Development & University of N. Texas

Lewis Polsgrove
Professor Emeritus
Indiana University School of Education
Bloomington, Indiana

Daniel Pope
School Social Worker
Flint Community Schools
Flint, MI

Janet G Pope
Teacher
Flint Community Schools
Flint, MI

Carole Porcari
Ph.D Student, Clinical Psychology and Mother of an Autistic Child
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI

David Powsner M.Ed. BCBA
Chair
Vermont Association for Behavior Analysis

Albert Prince
Vice-President
Marietta Psychological Services
Marietta, Ohio

Prof. Dr. Paul Probst
Fachbereich Psychologie
Universität Hamburg
Von-Melle-Park 5; 20146 Hamburg

Patrick Quinn
Licensed Health Service Provider Psychologist
NorthEast Psychiatric and Psychological Insitute
Concord, North Carolina

Jennifer Quinones
Ph.D. Student
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV

Conny Raaymakers
Graduate Student
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI

Jeremy Rafacz
Graduate Student
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV

Ragnar Ragnarsson
Reykjavík, Iceland

Richard Rakos
Professor of Psychology
Cleveland State University
Cleveland, OH

Jennifer Ramer, MA
Portage, MI

James Randi
Founder
James Randi Educational Foundation

Christine Ratcliff
Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Tallahassee, Florida

Derek Reed
Doctoral Student in School Psychology
Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York

Melisa Reed
Associate Professor
Marshall University
Huntington, WV

Kenneth F. Reeve
Chair, Psychology
Caldwell College
Caldwell, NJ

Sharon Reeve
Coordinator of Graduate Programs in Applied Behavior Analysis
Caldwell College
Caldwell, NJ

David Reitman
Associate Professor
Nova Southeastern University
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Kim Renner
BCBA: LLP
Private Practice
Toledo, OH

Scott Revlin
Clinical Supervisor
STAR: Inc.
Thousand Oaks, CA

Jose Rios
Behavior Analyst
Los Angeles

Sarah Roddy
Graduate Student
National University of Ireland, Galway
Galway, Ireland

Scott Roderick MA, BCBA
Behavior Analyst
The Center for Children with Speical Needs
Glastonbury, CT

Michelle Rone-DePolo
Child Psychologist
Akron Children's Hospital

Ruth Rosin
New York City

Jessica Rothschild
Teacher
Caldwell College
Basking Ridge, New Jersey

Eric Rozenblat
Behavior Analyst
Caldwell College, Institute for Educational Achievement
Caldwell, New Jersey

Kathy Ruhl
Head, Educational and School Psychology and Special Education
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA

Julio Ruiz
Associate Behavior Analyst
Connecticut Center for Child Development

Kenneth Rusiniak
Professor
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilnati, MI

Melanie Russom
Special Education Teacher
Early Intervention Provider
Mechanicville, New York

Susan Rvachew
Associate Professor
McGill University
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Amy Rzepka
Psychologist (LLP)
Ypsilanti, MI

Edward Sabornie
Professor
NC State University
Raleigh, North Carolina

Glen Sallows
Director
Wisconsin Early Autism Project, Inc.
Madison, WI

Dana Salinger BCBA
Program Manager
Northwest Behavioral Associates
Kirkland, Washington

Marla Saltzman
Doctoral Student
The Chicago School-Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Rachael Sautter, MA
Behavior Analysis Doctoral Student
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, Michigan

Henry Schlinger, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
California State University, Los Angeles & Northridge

Lauren Schnell
Behavior Analyst
Caldwell College
Caldwell, NJ

Gabriel Schnerch
Clinical Consultant, ABA Program
St. Amant Centre
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Laura Schreibman
Distinguished Professor of Psychology
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, California

Ilene Schwartz
Professor and Chair
Special Education

University of Washington
Seattle, Washington

Jack Scott
Associate Professor, Department of Exceptional Student Education
Florida Atlantic University

Amy Scrima
Psychology instructor and Doctoral Candidate
Lake Michigan College and Western Michigan University
St. Joseph, MI

Diana Scott
Behavioural Consultant
Mississauga
Ontario, Canada

Richard Seim
Doctoral Student
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, Michigan

Daniel B. Shabani: Ph.D. BCBA-D
Assistant Professor
California State University Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Howard Shane
Director of Communication Disorders
Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts
(Reaffirmed, 09-05-2008)

"In the famous words of Mayor Richard Daley, 'Vote early and vote often'. I only regret that I can't sign twice"

Michael Shermer
Publisher, Skeptic Magazine,
Contributing Editor, Scientific American

Tina Sidener
Assistant Professor
Caldwell College
Caldwell, NJ

Murray Sidman
Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Jeff Sigafoos
Professor of Education
School of Education, The Universty of Tasmania
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Zuilma Sigurdardottir
Associate Professor
University of Iceland
Reykjavík, Iceland

Jon Sigurjonsson
Post-Graduate Research
National University of Ireland, Galway
Galway, Ireland

Jacob Silver
President
Huron Mountain Research Services, LLC

Caroline Simard
Clinical Consultant ABA Program
St. Amant Centre
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Leslie Sinclair, A CCC/SLP BCBA
Director
Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism
Cleveland, Ohio

Isaac Singer
Graduate Student
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI

Timothy Sinnott
Behavior Analyst
Ann Arbor, MI

Andrew Skolnick, M.S.
Executive Director
Commission for Scientific Medicine and Mental Health
Amherst, New York

Jerzy Siuta
Psychology Professor, Head of the Unit of Behavioral Psychology
Jagiellonian University
Krakow, Poland
(Reaffirmed, 11-27-2008)

Susan Smethurst
Special Education specialist
Toronto District School Board
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

M Cecil Smith
Professor of Educational Psychology
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, Illinois

Tristram Smith
Assistant Professor Pediatrics
University of Rochester Medical Center

Jennifer Sobie
Doctoral student
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, Michigan

Mary Spence
School Psychologist
Washtenaw Intermediate Sc hool District
Ann Arbor, MI

Amanda Spitzer
ABA Specialist
Marlborough Public Schools
Marlborough, MA

Gudny Stefansdottir
ABA Autism Early Intervention Consultant
State Diagnostic and Counselling Center
Reykjavík, Iceland

Carl E. Stephens Ph.D., C. Psych
President and CEO
St. Amant Centre

Colleen Stevens
Graduate Student & Behavior Analyst
Caldwell College
Caldwell, New Jersey

Kevin Stone
VALID
Victorian Advocacy League for Individuals with Disability, Inc.
Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

Vincent Strully, Jr.
Executive Director
The New England Center for Children

Jane Sturgell
School Psychologist
Fraser Public Schools
Macomb Twp., MI

Ingibjörg Sveinsdóttir
Clinical Psychologist - BCBA
Heilsugæsla Höfuðborgarsvæðisins
Hafnarfjörður, Iceland

Elizabeth Swatsky
Autism Support Coordinator
Ann Arbor Public Schools
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Natalia Szmacinski
Student
Caldwell College
Caldwell, NJ

Carol Tavris, Ph.D.
Social psychologist, author
Los Angeles, CA

Bridget Taylor, PsyD, BCBA
Co-founder and Director
Alpine Learning Group
Paramus , New Jersey
(Reaffirmed, 02-26-2008)

Kathryn Theroux, MS, RCC
ABLE Developmental Clinic, Inc.
Surrey, BC, Canada

Bill Therrien
Assistant Professor of Special Education
Miami University
Oxford, OH

Salome Thorisdottir
President
Icelandic Association of Social Eductors
Reykjavik, Iceland

Bruce Thyer
Professor of Social Work
Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida

Jeffrey Tiger, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders
Monroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska

Shelin Tkatch, M.D.
Parent
Surrey, British Colombia, Canada

James T. Todd, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Eastern Michigan University

Fabio Tosolin
President
Association for Advancement of Radical Behavior Analysis (AARBA)
Milan, Italy

Gina Truesdell-Todd
Clinical Behavior Analyst
Behavioral Building Blocks, P.C.
Lincoln Park, MI

Roberto Truzoli
Researcher
University of Milan
Milan, Italy

Errion Turner
Teacher
Douglas Public Schools

Jerome Ulman
Professor of Special Education
Ball State University
Muncie, Indiana

Vincent Van Antwerp
Senior Program Coordinator
California Psychcare
Camarillo, CA

Ernest Vargas
Vice-President
BF Skinner Foundation
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Kenneth Varnadoe, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist & BCBA
Varnadoe & Associates, P.A.
St. Petersburg, Florida

Tricia Vause
Assistant Professor
Brock University

Joel Vidovic
Coordinator and Behavioral Specialist
STARS School/Behavior Analysts, Inc.
Walnut Creek, California

Jason  Vladescu
Assistant Professor
Department of Applied Behavior Analysis: Caldwell College
Caldwell, NJ

Silvia von Kluge, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Eastern Michigan Unviersity
Ypsilanti, MI

Stuart Vyse, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Connecticut College

Carole Wade
Dominican University of San Rafael
San Rafael, CA

Lynda Hauber Wall
Speech Pathologist, Associate Behavior Analyst
The Merrymeeting Center for Child Development
Bath, Maine

Michael Walraven
Professor of Psychology
Jackson Community College
Jackson Michigan

Thomas Waltz
Researcher
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV

Lori Warner
Director: Hands-On Parent Education /HOPE Center
Beaumont Hospitals - Center for Human Development
Berkley, MI

Benjamin M. Washburn, MA
Behavior Analyst
Fort Wayne State Developmental Center
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Jennifer Wasson
Graduate Student
Eastern Michigan Uiversity
Ypsilanti, Michigan

Jennifer Watts
Senior Therapist
Kinark Child & Family Services
Pickering, Ontario, Canada

Daniel Wegner
Professor of Psychology
Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Michael Weinberg
Vice President
Professional Education Resources and Conference Services
Milford, Massachusetts

Ronald Weisman
Emeritus Professor of Psychology and Biology
Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Oliver Wendt, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Special Education, and
Assistant Professor of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN

Christina Whalen, PhD, BCBA
Founder, Chief Science Officer
TeachTown
Seattle, Washington USA

Jill White
Behavior Analyst
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS

Stacy White
Instructor Therapist
Lake Ridge Community Support Services
Ajax, Ontario, Canada

Christine Wieladek
Graduate Student
Caldwell College
Caldwell, New Jersey

David Wilder
Associate Professor
Florida Institute of Technology
Melbourne, Florida

Mark Wildmon, Ph.D.
Behavioral Consultant
Spectrum Educational Solutions LLC
Tupelo, Mississippi

Andrew Wiley
Senior Research Associate
Center for Social Development and Education, Univesity of Massachusetts, Boston
Boston, MA

Ginger Wilson
Doctoral Student
University of Nevada Reno
Reno, NV

Kelly Wilson
University of Mississippi
Oxford, MIssissippi

Byron Wine
Florida Institute of Technology
Melbourne, Florida

Vincent Winterling
National Coordinator, Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Devereux
Vineland, NJ

Kirsten M. Wirth, M.A., C. Psych. Candidate
Behaviour Analyst, Psychology Services
St. Amant Centre

Charles Wood
Assistant Professor
University of North Carolina-Charlotte
Charlotte, Norrth Carolina

W. Scott Wood, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Drake University
Des Moines, IA

Tony Wu, Ph.D. NCSP
Diamond Bar, CA

Joseph Wyatt
Professor of Psychology
Marshall University

Anna Zaleska Young
Behavior Analyst
The Faison School for Autism
Richmond, Virginia

C.T. Yu
Associate Professor
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

         
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