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 the BAAM Facilitated Communication Resolution

Resolutions by other medical, professional, and scientific organizations on ineffectiveness of Facilitated Communication

 

Summary: Dozens of peer-reviewed scientific analyses have demonstrated that Facilitated Communication
is neither a reliable nor 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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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)

 

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

 

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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