Dr. Cynthia Anderson and Dr. Ryan Martin Co-author Chapter in the Handbook of Rural School Mental Health


Cynthia Anderson, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Senior Vice President of Applied Behavior Analysis for May Institute, and Director of May Institute’s National Autism Center, along with Ryan Martin, Ph.D., Research Scientist at May Institute, have co-authored a chapter in the Handbook of Rural School Mental Health titled, “Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Rural Schools.”

The chapter describes a model of supports for students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), building off the authors’ experiences helping schools develop and sustain effective academic, social, and behavioral practices for students with ASD and other disabilities, as well as for typically developing students.

The Handbook of Rural School Mental Health offers a comprehensive overview of school mental health initiatives in rural areas in the United States. It offers clinical and administrative guidelines for innovative and effective programs addressing critical problems among rural youth and in areas where funding and resources are scarce.

Dr. Anderson oversees clinical services at May Institute, providing consultation and support to all staff. She also promotes research in and dissemination of evidence-based practices through the National Autism Center. Dr. Martin coordinates a school-based research grant (PI in Massachusetts: Cynthia Anderson) at May Institute.

[Read Dr. Anderson’s bio.]

[Read a preview of the chapter, scroll down on the linked page to see chapter pages 213-230]