Susan Moreno is the founder and president of Maap Services, Inc., and is the editor of The Maap , a quarterly newsletter for families of more advanced individuals within the autism spectrum of disorders.
Diane Twachtman-Cullen, Ph.D., C.C.C.-S.L.P.
Dr. Twachtman-Cullen specializes in autism, Asperger Syndrome, and related conditions. She holds a Master’s Degree in speech-language pathology, a Sixth Year diploma in early childhood education, and a Ph.D. in special education.
Steven Gutstein, Ph.D.
Dr. Steve Gutstein is an internationally renowned pioneer in the field of developmental disabilities. As the developer and director of RDIconnect, he has brought over twenty years of experience in treatment planning, program development, clinical expertise and education to his innovative approaches for treating at-risk children, adolescents and adults.
Dean J.M. Mooney, Ph.D., N.C.S.P.
Dr. Mooney is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Doctorate and a Licensed School Psychologist in the state of Vermont. He has received National Certification in the United States as a School Psychologist and is also licensed to practice clinical psychology in Ontario, Canada – his birthplace.
Liane Holliday Willey, Ed.D.
Professor Liane Holliday Willey, who holds a doctorate in psycholinguistics, was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome when she was 35 years old. Since her diagnosis Liane has focused her academic research on female’s with Asperger syndrome and communication skills for people on the spectrum.
Diane Adreon, Ed.D.
Diane Adreon has over 22 years of experience working with individuals with autism, PDD-NOS, Asperger’s Disorder, and also with their families. She received her M.A. in Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis from Teacher’s College, Columbia University in New York.
Carol initiated and developed the use of Social Stories with students with autistic spectrum disorders, and has written several articles, resources, and chapters on the subject.
Ami Klin, Ph.D.
Ami Klin, PhD is the Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar Professor. He obtained his PhD from the University of London, and completed clinical and research post-doctoral fellowships at the Yale Child Study Center.
Cathy Pratt, BCBA-D
Dr. Cathy Pratt, BCBA-D is the Director of the Indiana Resource Center for Autism (IRCA). Dr. Pratt writes and presents internationally on the following topics: autism spectrum disorders, functional behavior assessment/positive behavior supports, applied behavior analysis, instructional approaches, evidence-based practices, systems change, and policy.
Valerie Paradiz, Ph.D.
Valerie Paradiz, Ph.D., is the director of Valerie Paradiz, LLC, a consultancy that designs curricula and provides technical assistance, training and strategic planning to schools, universities, corporations and agencies that support individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and related disabilities.
Rick Lavoie, M.A., M.Ed.
Rick Lavoie has served as an administrator of residential programs for children with special needs since 1972. He holds three degrees in Special Education and has served as an adjunct professor or visiting lecturer at numerous universities including Syracuse, Harvard, Gallaudet, Manhattanville College, University of Alabama and Georgetown.
Peter F. Gerhardt, Ed.D.
Dr. Peter Gerhardt has over 30 years experience utilizing the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis in support of adolescents and adults with ASD in educational, employment, residential, and community-based settings.
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