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Dr. Eric V. Larsson is currently the Executive Director of Clinical Services at the Lovaas Institute Midwest, where he implements a program of intensive early intervention. This intensive early intervention program is widely regarded as one of the most thorough and highly supervised behavior therapy programs in the field.

Dr. Larsson is a Licensed Psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral. Dr. Larsson is recognized as an expert in early intervention, inclusive communities, severe behavior disorders, multiple handicaps, autism, the rights of individuals with disabilities, non-aversive treatment, Applied Behavior Analysis, and self-injurious behavior. He has been providing intensive early intervention services since 1976, and has supervised such services since 1983. He served as Associate Research Director of the NIMH Multi-site Replication Study of the UCLA Young Autism Program. He regularly consults on the development of Medicaid and insurance coverage for intensive early intervention. In MN, he authored a law for Medicaid coverage of intensive early intervention. He was the incorporator and first Executive Director of the Autism Behavior Therapy Alliance and FEAT of MN.

Saundra Bishop, MS, BCBA, is the founder, CEO, and Clinical Director of the D.C.-based BASICS ABA Therapy. She is also President of DCABA. She has over 18 years of experience in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) working with people with Autism/Autistic people and has been a BCBA for over 12 years. Saundra is licensed in Virginia and Maryland and certified as a Clinical Trauma Professional. She frequently gives workshops on Trauma Informed ABA and was recently a Keynote Speaker at Oregon ABA Conference. She also has written a Trauma Informed Behavior Management Handbook. Her company runs a therapeutic summer camp, an inclusive summer camp, and in-home ABA. She frequently testifies as an expert witness for cases related to school placements in D.C. public school LEA disputes. Saundra enjoyed being a foster parent for seven years and now has four wonderful daughters with and without special needs. She enjoys biking and competitive storytelling.

Dr. Adriano Barboza, PhD, BCBA-D, is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He received his Ph.D. and master’s degree from the Federal University of Para in Brazil and did his postdoctoral fellowship at the Munroe-Meyer Institute (MMI). He also had experiences as a Researcher Scholar in the Dept. of Special Education and Rehabilitation at Utah State University. As a MMI faculty member, Dr. Barboza continues to serve adolescents and transition-aged adults by conducting Functional Behavior Assessments, developing BIPs, and training educators, in-service professionals, and upcoming behavior analysts in Nebraska.

Dr. Kevin Luczynski, PhD, BCBA-D is an Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the Director for the recently initiated Virtual Care Program at the Munroe Meyer Institute. From 2004 to 2006, Dr. Luczynski worked as a Clinical Specialist at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s Kennedy Krieger Institute, where the intensity of the clinical services improved his understanding of within-subject methodology, environmental determinants of behavior, and the value of working within a community of clinical experts. During this period, he also earned a Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of Maryland at Baltimore County. Dr. Luczynski earned his Ph.D. in Behavior Analysis at Western New England University under the supervision of Dr. Gregory P. Hanley in 2011 and completed a pre-doctoral fellowship at the Munroe-Meyer Institute under the mentorship of Dr. Wayne Fisher in the same year.

Currently, he specializes in leveraging web-based technologies to provide parent training, early intervention services, and assessment and treatment of sleep disturbances to families who live in areas where there are few or no professionals trained in applied behavior analysis. This direction for expanding services in applied behavior analysis is supported, in part, by a grant from the Department of Defense because access to high-quality services is especially important to military families with a child with autism who tend to serve in remote areas. In 2013, Dr. Luczynski and colleagues partnered with Autism Action Partnership to leverage web-based technologies to provide teacher training and assist in designing and monitoring skill-acquisition and behavior-management programs to schools throughout Nebraska.