Autism and Behavior Analysis Expert to Present at SJU

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  • Richard Malott, Ph.D will present at Saint Joseph’s University’s Campus Commons on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Malott is the founder of the Kalamazoo Autism Center, which provides treatment and support for children on the spectrum and their families.
  • The lecture also serves as a Type 2 Continuing Education credit for the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.; a $20 fee is required to receive credit.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Richard Malott, Ph.D., president of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, will present at Saint Joseph’s University’s Campus Commons on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 6:30 p.m. The presentation, “Dream Chasers: Passion for dealing with behaviors in autism,” is free and open to the public.

Saint Joseph’s University’s College of Professional and Liberal Studies (CPLS), Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support and the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Institute, are sponsoring the event, as part of the University’s ongoing commitment to supporting those affected by autism, personally and professionally.

Malott is the founder of the Kalamazoo Autism Center, which provides treatment and support for children on the spectrum and their families. He has spent a number of years teaching applied behavior systems analysis and organizational behavior management. Malott is currently a psychology and behavior analysis faculty member at Western Michigan University. His personal work includes developing, inspiring and educating students to become practitioners through hands-on experience — an approach also found at Saint Joseph’s through collaborative learning experiences with CPLS and the Kinney Center.

“One of my favorite things about the field of behavior analysis: it’s filled with dream chasers…saving the world with behavior analysis,” says Malott in his presentation summary. “You name it, and there’s a small or large group of people…working toward the well being of humanity. I’d like to share a few of my heroes with you.”

Malott’s visit to campus will commence with a 5:30 p.m. public meet and greet, followed by his official presentation from 6:30 - 8 p.m. The lecture also serves as a Type 2 Continuing Education credit for the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.; a $20 fee is required to receive credit. For more information, please refer to the event site at http://kinneyautism.sju.edu/about/events_1.html or contact Michelle Last at 610-660-1269 or michelle.last@sju.edu.




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