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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- New Scholarship Program for ABA Master's Students!
- Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, students accepted into the "Project ABA" program will become school-based behavior analysts working with children with autism. Project ABA scholarship recipients will receive out-of-state tuition waivers and $33,000-$35,000 scholarships during their 2-year program.
- WFLA profiles two CFS programs working together to fast track children on the Autism spectrum into mainstream schools.
- The Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngers (HIPPY), and the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities at USF have joined in partnership to offer their evidence based school readiness program to families with 3 and 4 year olds at no cost. View WFLA video. View family recruitment flyer.
- CFS Faculty In the News
- CFS faculty expertise on suicide prevention, unlicensed children's homes, child abuse, anti-bullying, positive behavior support, and youth caregivers. Latest: Dr. Cohen comments on caregiver homicides.
- USF Announces New Online Graduate Certificate Program in Applied Behavior Analysis
- The University of South Florida now offers a new, comprehensive online Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis to prepare professionals to work with individuals with special learning and behavior needs. Applied behavioral analysis (ABA) can help create treatment plans and supportive environments for children and adults living with a disability, mental illness, or behavioral disorders such as autism, ADHD or addiction.
- Call for Proposals is Now Open!
- The 28th Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health invites proposals for research benefiting children, youth and their families. The deadline for submissions is October 24, 2014.
- Dr. Elizabeth Perkins Co-authors 6th Edition Text on Physical Change and Aging
- This latest edition has been thoroughly updated to present new research findings that differentiate "normal" aging from actual pathology.
- Dr. Mario Hernandez Selected as Panelist for Capitol Hill Briefing
- Dr. Hernandez was one of two panelists selected to speak at a Capitol Hill briefing entitled Children’s Mental Health: The Importance of Early Identification and Intervention on Friday, August 15th.
Conferences & Special Events
Call for Proposals Now Open! 28th Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, & Young Adult Behavioral Health
March 22 - 25, 2015: Known widely as “The Tampa Conference,” this annual gathering of more than 500 researchers, evaluators, policy-makers, administrators, parents, and advocates is sponsored by the Department of Child and Family Studies at the University of South Florida, in partnership with the Children’s Mental Health Network, the National Wraparound Initiative, Institute for Translational Research in Adolescent Behavioral Health, and the Institute for Innovation and Implementation at the University of Maryland School of Social Work.