2020 AIA Conference: Aug 1, 202

Due to concerns related to COVID-19, the 2020 University of North Texas Kristin Farmer Autism Center's 12th annual Adventures in Autism Intervention and Research Conference has been canceled and will not be rescheduled for this year.

We recognize the preparation, planning and excitement that go into hosting this event as well as the critical importance of the information provided to those with autism, parents, teacher, researchers and service providers; but the current circumstances make it an unacceptable risk bringing so many people together. We continue to hold the safety, health and well-being of our attendees, speakers, and staff (and their families) as our top priority. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to seeing you at AIA 2021.

2020 Keynote Presentations: View the Keynote Presentations!

  •  "Humanistic Behaviorism”
  • "Danger and Prevalence of Pseudoscience and The Importance of Evidence-Based Practice in Education and Treatment of ASD"
    • Many other beneficial breakout presentations; details coming soon!

2020 Keynote Speakers

E. Scott Geller, Ph.D.

E. Scott Geller, Ph.D., is an alumni distinguished professor at Virginia Tech and director of the Center for Applied Behavior Systems in the Department of Psychology. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science and the World Academy of Productivity and Quality. He is current associate editor (since 1983) of Environment and Behavior and consulting editor for Journal of Safety Research, Behavior and Social Issues, Behavior Analyst Digest and the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management. Geller has authored over 75 plus books, 38 training manuals, 192 magazine articles and more than 300 research articles addressing the development and evaluation of behavior-change interventions to improve quality of life

Russell Lang, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Russell Lang, Ph.D., BCBA-D, is an assistant professor of Special Education and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. He earned a doctoral degree in Special Education with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and early childhood developmental disabilities from the University of Texas at Austin. He has published over 100 peer reviewed research papers and multiple book chapters concerning the education and treatment of children with autism and other developmental disabilities. His primary research interest is in the treatment of problematic and challenging behaviors in individuals with autism spectrum disorders. He serves on the editorial review board for Journal of Development and Physical Disabilities, Developmental Neurorehabilitation, and Behavior Modifications and is a former board member for Journal Applied Behavior Analysis.

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