Faculty & Staff

News & Events

Viewing 1 to 15 of 547

Dr. Liz Perkins' Presidential Address at the AAIDD Conference Now Available Online
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Dr. Liz Perkins, FCIC's Associate Director is the current president of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. During AAIDD's national conference, she gave her presidential address on the topic of "Reaffirming Diversity and Inclusion." Now published in one of the three AAIDD Journals, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, her address shares how her personal and professional experiences have shaped her views regarding inclusion.
10,000 Copies of Article on Suicide Prevention Co-authored by CFS's Steve Roggenbaum Sent to Florida Law Enforcement
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 According to the article, Law Enforcement Suicides: Protect Ourselves, Protect Each Other, published in the Fall Edition of FSA’s (Florida Sheriff’s Association), between 13 and 18 percent of officers struggle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Additionally, in 2016, 108 police officers died by suicide, with an average of 17 years on the job (The National Study of Police Suicides, 2018.)
CFS Faculty and Staff Publish Article on Neurodiversity in HR Florida Review Magazine
Monday, November 26, 2018 Neurodiversity is a term that describes people who think differently, see the world from varying perspectives, or who pick up the details of a task that others may have missed.
CARD-USF Recognized at Mayor's Alliance for Persons with Disabilities Award Luncheon
Monday, November 19, 2018 The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at the University of South Florida (CARD-USF) and their innovative project, the Autism Friendly Business Initiative, was nominated for the Joe Sanchez, Jr. Leadership Award.
CFS's Making Connections Team Raising Funds and Awareness for Men's Mental Health
Monday, November 19, 2018

The entire Making Connections Evaluation team from the USF College of Behavioral and Community Sciences and CFS have committed to walk 60 miles in recognition of the Movember Foundation’s focus on men's health. While doing so, they hope to raise $600 dollars for the Foundation, which encourages running or walking 60 miles to recognize the 60 men lost to suicide each hour, every hour.

Dr. Trina Spencer Trains Specialists to Work with Children with Autism in Minsk, Belarus
Thursday, November 8, 2018 Dr. Spencer, from the USF Rightpath Research and Innovation Center, recently traveled to Minsk, Belarus as part of a humanitarian group to help build capacity of Belarusians’ to work with young children with autism.
USF Part of $32.6 Million Grant for Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
Friday, November 2, 2018 While the Center has been funded consistently since 1997, it will now begin a fifth five-year cycle of federal funding with the largest amount ever allocated for its efforts.
Dr. William Kearns Invited Speaker for Conferences on Aging in China and South Korea
Monday, October 29, 2018 Both programs featured cutting-edge products and services related to the field of gerontechnology.
Mindy Stevens, Director at CARD-USF, Moderated a Panel Discussion for WEDU Public Media
Friday, October 26, 2018 The panel discussion for WEDU Public Media at the Glazer Children's Museum concerned the impact of PBS shows and others for children with autism.
Online Master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis Prepares Students for BCBA Certification
Thursday, October 25, 2018

For recent graduates and professionals interested in becoming behavior analysts, USF’s online master’s program provides a convenient path to BCBA certification and career advancement.

Dr. Karen Berkman on WUSF: Autistic Children Face Medicaid Snags For Therapy
Friday, October 19, 2018 Karen Berkman, the executive director for the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at the University of South Florida, said ABA is widely used to help people with autism control harmful behaviors and learn to communicate better.
Educators from The Netherlands visit USF to Learn Firsthand about the FLPBIS Approach for Supporting Student Behavior
Friday, October 12, 2018 The Dutch visitors were comprised of educators (special education and general education teachers), school principals, administrators, PBIS coaches and researchers from Belgium and Windesheim University in Zwolle, The Netherlands, where Dr. George established an international research partnership through USF World in 2016.
CFS Works to Form Partnership with Kwara State University to Bring HIPPY’s Early Childhood Education Program into Nigerian Communities
Friday, October 5, 2018

CFS’s Ruby Joseph, a researcher in the Florida HIPPY Training & Technical Assistance Center recently returned from Nigeria where she met with faculty and students from Nigeria's Kwara State University (KWASU), village representatives, community elders and families regarding the feasibility of implementing the HIPPY early childhood education program in the villages of Malete and Elemere.

Dr. Christina Dillahunt-Aspillaga to Serve as Chair of the International Military and Veterans Networking Group
Friday, October 5, 2018 The MVANG fosters collaboration among researchers, clinicians and organizations (both public and private) and  provides high quality evidence-based education and training to rehabilitation  professionals to promote and advance the science and practice of rehabilitation appropriate for military and Veteran populations and their family members.
CFS's Dr. Heather Peshak George to Provide Keynote Address at National Leadership Forum on School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support
Monday, September 24, 2018 Sponsored by the National Office of Special Education Programs Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and Midwest PBIS, the forum has over 3000 registered participants. Additional CFS faculty within the Florida Center for Inclusive Communities are serving as lead presenters and/or exemplars across sessions related to PBIS.

Viewing 1 to 15 of 547

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required