Education Spotlight:

Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Behavior Analysis

ABA is an applied science and a profession that provides services to meet the diverse needs of individuals. The emphasis of the ABA doctoral program is on the development of behavior analysts who are scientist-practitioners. Students graduating from the program will receive training through coursework and research and practice activities with community partners. Visit the USF Office of Graduate Studies.

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2015 Summer Institutes on Universal Design & Assistive Technology/ Technologies for Children with Autism
The Summer Institutes are facilitated by USF faculty and professionals who have expertise in supporting the needs of high-risk students, as well as children with autism and related disabilities. The event is free and open to the public.
USF Student Body President Jean Cocco Introduces Patrick Kennedy at Annual Conference in Tampa
During Patrick Kennedy's introduction, Jean Cocco shared a few personal moments from his life.
Positive Behavior Support Efforts Make for Busy Days for Dr. Heather George
In the past few months, Dr. George’s busy days have included some impressive travels and activities aimed at increasing the capacity of school districts to address students with problem behaviors.
Dr. Karen Berkman and the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities at USF Profiled on the Philanthropy Show
The Philanthropy Show (TM) is an online talk show for nonprofit employees, boards, and donors produced in Tampa Bay with a statewide focus and national reach. Their goal is to connect and inspire philanthropy through three intentions; to educate, uplift and empower the nonprofit community.
Anti-bullying Efforts Bring Blindside Star Quinton Aaron to CFS
Quinton Aaron, who quickly rose to fame after his first lead role in the 2009 movie The Blind Side, visited CFS this week as part of his efforts to put a stop to bullying.
USF Suicide Prevention Guide Profiled by Reuters International News Agency
The article, School-wide prevention program lowers teen suicide risk, references the Youth Suicide Prevention School-Based Guide. Authors of the guide include CFS faculty Katherine Lazear and Stephen Roggenbaum.
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. Karen Berkman on Asperger's Syndrome and Dr. Elizabeth Perkins on transition to group homes.

Conferences & Special Events

April 21 - 24, 2015: 12th Annual National Training Institute: Addressing Challenging Behavior

This annual conference provides an exceptional opportunity for teachers, early intervention specialists, trainers, child care providers, head start and early head start professionals, administrators, parents and behavior specialists to receive practical information to help with challenging behavior in their work with young children. The institute is built around the Pyramid Model framework for addressing the social and emotional development and challenging behavior of young children. In addition, the institute’s format is designed to provide cutting-edge information on challenging behavior in an in-depth, intensive learning experience. Participants have many opportunities to practice new strategies, interact with experts, and engage in lively discussions with colleagues.

April 21 - 24, 2015: 12th Annual National Training Institute: Addressing Challenging Behavior

Announcements

28th Annual Research & Policy Conference
March 22-25, 2015

28th Annual Research & Policy Conference
April 21-24, 2015

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