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Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis

This program is designed to meet growing needs in Florida and nationally for practitioners who can work effectively in the fields of developmental disabilities, autism, education, child protective services, child behavior disorders, rehabilitation, mental health, and business and technology.

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ABA Master's Student Receives $16,000 fellowship grant from Behavioral Consulting of Tampa Bay
As part of the fellowship, Kelsey O’Neill will complete one year of a paid practicum at BCOTB that will help her gain a variety of experiences that will prepare her to become a BCBA.
CARD-USF September 27 Workshop in Spanish Profiled on TELEMUNDO TAMPA
CARD-USF and the Family Network on Disabilities will offer a workshop in Spanish on September 27 to help guide families with children with special needs through the resources available to them.
RMHC Master's Students Receive John A. Orphanidys Scholarship Award
Congratulations to Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling master’s students Claudia Cordero and Suresh Lama Tamang for being awarded the John A. Orphanidys Scholarship Award, sponsored by the Florida Chapter of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP).
National Suicide Prevention Week is September 5 - 11: Know the Signs
Many suicides can be prevented and each of us can help by reaching out and responding when concerned. By knowing the warning signs, we can be better prepared to intervene when we see a friend, coworker, neighbor, or relative in distress. Read letter from CFS's Stephen Roggenbaum, Gubernatorial appointee to Florida’s Suicide Prevention Coordinating Council.
CARD-USF Receives Funding for Pilot Program Aimed at Improving Wandering Outcomes for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum

The Center for Autism & Related Disabilities at USF is one of three CARD centers in the state to receive a $100,000 grant from the Florida Legislature to implement a pilot program that will help address the serious issue of individuals on the autism spectrum who may be at risk of wandering out into the community unsupervised.

CFS Faculty In the News
Recent faculty in the news include: Dr. Norin Dollard on 2016 KIDS COUNT Data Book, Dr. Donna Cohen on suicide pacts and Dr. Karen Berkman on safety bracelets for individual with autism.
CFS’s Stephen Roggenbaum and Natalie Romer have been named to the Florida Department of Education’s Suicide Awareness Training Workgroup
Activities of the 12-member workgroup will support the 2016 Florida Legislative Statute 1012.583 requiring schools to provide continuing education and inservice training for youth suicide awareness and prevention.

Conferences & Special Events

30th Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health

March 5 – 8, 2017: This conference was first held in 1988 and has continued each year, bringing together more than 500 participants to share dialogue about important issues such as health, education and welfare, share new knowledge, and identify challenges that remain for the field. As the field and issues have evolved, so too has our focus to expand both age range and broader area of topics.

30th Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health

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