Keynote Speaker: Edward Carr
Edward Carr, PhD, Leading Professor in the Dept. of Psychology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, is internationally recognized for his research on new treatments for autism and related disabilities. He is one of the co-developers of Functional Behavioral Assessment and Positive Behavior Support, a strategy for dealing with learning and behavior issues mandated by the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act. Dr. Carr is the author of the best-selling book, Communication-Based Intervention for Problem Behavior (Paul H. Brookes, 1994). He has received numerous awards including the Applied Research Award in Behavior Analysis (American Psychological Association, 2001), the Distinguished Research Award for Career Achievement (Association for Retarded Citizens, 1999), and a Certificate of Commendation (Autism Society of America, 1981). Dr. Carr is President of the Association for Positive Behavior Support and a Fellow of the American Association on Mental Retardation as well as the American Psychological Association.