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The Center for Autism and Behavioral Education Research is focused on research, training for educators and therapists, and providing needed services to the community for individuals with autism spectrum disorders or other developmental disabilities (of all ages), and children who are struggling either academically or behaviorally.

The center comprises a multidisciplinary group of faculty members who share their expertise around the shared goal of applying behavior analytic principles to affect beneficial behavior change. Faculty and affiliated students conduct research on a range of topics that include (but are not limited to):

  • Early child communication and language development
  • Reading
  • Assessment
  • Parent coaching
  • Severe problem behavior
  • Stereotypy
  • Self-injury
  • Technology

Through our collaborative efforts, we are helping to shape the fields of developmental disabilities and education by applying behavioral science to improving the skills, behaviors, and academic achievement of individuals with disabilities.

Contact Details

  • Co-Directors:
    Kevin Ayres and Scott Ardoin
Faculty and staff

Research

Funded projects work with school districts to train behavioral specialists and special education teachers. Other research includes assessment of repetitive behaviors, coaching for caregivers, communication and language development, and the Autism Oral History Project, which is archiving the stories of those with autism and their families.

Training

We provide training for students interested in becoming board-certified behavioral assistant behavior analysts (BCaBA), and also work closely with the College's academic programs that offer advanced degrees in special education, educational psychology, and communication sciences.

Service

Thanks to an arrangement with the Clarke County School district, the CABER Demonstration Classroom is a place where teaching staff work with children with autism while also providing a training ground for teachers. Other services include skill acquisition, behavior reduction, parent training and school consultation.

Support our programs

The center is focused on research, training for educators and therapists, and providing needed services to the community for individuals with autism spectrum disorders or other developmental disabilities (of all ages), and children who are struggling either academically or behaviorally.

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