Flying High with Autism Conference at UWF
Thank you to all of the instructors, alumni, and students that attended the Flying High with Autism conference with the Office of ABA!
Those who attended provided positive feedback to the experience. Jessi Truett, a UWF alumni, stated "The conference was the most inspirational event of my professional career. The most amazing feeling came from seeing the parents in the room light up, as Dr. Grandin spoke, with hope that they were not alone in this fight."
Former UWF Alumni and current UWF instructor Dr. Dawn Fountain added, "I haven't been on campus for years - it was amazing to see the growth. The conference was enjoyable - I was especially impressed with Dr. Grandin's mother and her experience with autism across decades". We hope to partner with local agencies again in the future to bring inspirational and educational learning experiences to our staff, alumni, and students.
UWF ABA Student, Julie Workman, was selected to an elite charter student group with the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies. In her position, she will participate in the ongoing activities of the Cambridge Center.
We wish Julie the best as she travels to ABAI in Minneapolis for the inaugural meeting of the group! Congratulations Julie!
To learn more about the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, visit: www.Behavior.org
The Office of ABA at the University of West Florida is happy to welcome a new instructor to our program: Dr. Weihe Huang.
Dr. Weihe Huang received his master's degree in Behavior Analysis and doctoral degree in Rehabilitation from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Dr. Huang has worked with individuals with developmental disabilities including autism since 1993.
Since 1999, Dr. Huang has been teaching behavioral analysis at several universities in California and Shanghai, China. Some of Dr. Huang's contributions include publishing eight research papers and several books on various aspects of developmental disabilities, serving as a past chair of the Membership Committee for the California Association for Behavior Analysis, and obtaining BACB approval to offer workshops in professional ethics at Applied Behavior Analysis International conventions.
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Huang!
As an official practicum site for local interns in the University of West Florida ABA program, Sacred Heart Autism Center is academically focused and leading in the field using the latest research and best practices in their interventions. Students gain hands-on feedback from experienced BCBAs, conduct research, and connect the latest research to practice. Leaders monitor individualized data regularly, and changes and adjustments are made according to specific protocol and feedback.