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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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Maricel Hernandez, CFS Fiscal & Business Specialist, Receives USF Outstanding Staff Awards
Each year, the University of South Florida System's Outstanding Staff Awards Program recognizes exceptional employees who demonstrate a commitment to the pursuit of excellence and a level of performance that exceeds the values and standards of the university.
Dr. Donna Cohen Interviewed by National Right to Life News Today
While rare, Dr. Cohen says homicide-suicide among the elderly appears to be on the rise.
VA Smart Home Project Team & RMHC Faculty William Kearns Place Third in National Competition
The the National Brain Trust competition was part of a summit hosted by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Center for Innovation to help facilitate national, partnership-based solutions in the general areas of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Dr. Norín Dollard Discusses Parental Incarceration with Pensacola News Journal
“The numbers are quite staggering,” said Norín Dollard, director of Florida KIDS COUNT. “It’s a much bigger deal than I think a lot of people are accustomed to thinking about. The acts of crime and the cost of incarceration are very familiar, but the children who are left behind and the cost to them isn’t as well understood.”
New Report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation Reveals that Florida has the Third Largest Number of Children who have Experienced Parental Incarceration
According to a new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, A Shared Sentence: The Devastating Toll of Parental Incarceration on Kids, Families and Communities, 312,000 of Florida’s children have experienced the separation of a parent due to incarceration.
Suicide among the Elderly: Dr. Donna Cohen Interviewed by Orlando Sentinel
USF professor Donna Cohen, who researches homicide and suicide among the elderly, said that suicide pacts and mercy killings are a statistical anomaly.
Autism Awareness Month: CARD-USF Profiled on WFLA
CARD-USF's Liz Burke shares how businesses across Tampa Bay are partnering with the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at USF to become more autism-friendly by not only serving customers with autism, but hiring individuals with autism through a special internship program with students from the Learning Academy at USF.

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