May Institute to Participate in National Autism and Behavior Analysis Convention in Boston


Randolph, Mass. — May Institute professionals will share recent research on the treatment of autism at the 2007 Autism Conference, Progress and Challenges in the Behavioral Treatment of Autism, sponsored by the Association for Behavior Analysis International. The conference will be held in Boston on February 2-4, 2007 and will feature presentations by prominent researchers and authorities on the treatment of autism, including representatives from May Institute.

As the 2007 recipient of the nation’s most prestigious award in the field of behavior analysis, the Award for Enduring Programmatic Contributions in Behavior Analysis, the Institute has also been invited to make a special presentation about the organization’s 50-year history and its contributions to the field.

“We are very pleased to disseminate our research findings to colleagues from around the country,” said Dennis Russo, Ph.D., ABPP, May Institute’s Chief Clinical Officer. “The contributions of our staff to the field of behavioral healthcare are exemplary.”

May Institute houses one of the country’s largest concentrations of doctoral-level professionals with expertise in behavior analysis, as well as an advisory board comprised of world-renowned authorities. May staff have published over 340 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and books, and have conducted over 1,700 invited presentations to international, national, and regional audiences.

The Institute is a national leader in education, rehabilitation, and behavioral healthcare services for children and adults with special needs. Nearly 200 service locations across the country benefit more than 25,000 individuals and their families each year. The Institute maintains affiliations with more than 40 universities, hospitals, and human service agencies worldwide, and its Center for Applied Research is nationally recognized for its behavioral research initiatives.

The Association for Behavior Analysis International is a nonprofit organization that develops, enhances, and supports the growth and vitality of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.

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