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The Autism Section of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies web site presents a scientific view of the causes of Autism and the Applied Behavior Analysis approach to its treatment.

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The contents of the Autism Section of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies Site is edited by a panel of behavior analysts who have been selected because they represent a diversity of views and programs and are experienced in the area of autism and pervasive developmental disability. As of March 2011, the content expert group includes:

William Ahearn. Ph.D.
New England Center for Children

Stephen R. Anderson, Ph.D.
Summit Educational Resources

Jay Birnbrauer, Ph.D.
Murdoch University

Andy Bondy, Ph.D.
Pyramid Educational Consultants

Gina Green, Ph.D.
Association for Professional Behavior Analysts

Mickey Keenan, D.Phil.
School of Psychology, University of Ulster, Coleraine

Patricia J. Krantz, Ph.D.
Princeton Child Development Institute

Eric V. Larsson, Ph.D.
The Lovaas Institute for Early Intervention - Midwest Headquarters

James A. Mulick, Ph.D.
Ohio State University

Tristram Smith, Ph.D., Chair
University of Rochester

Bridget A. Taylor, Psy.D.
Alpine Learning Group, Inc.


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