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Lecture: “The Inherent Worth and Dignity of All Persons,” Bobby Newman

The 4th Annual Esteves School of Education Spring Speaker Series welcomes Bobby Newman, Ph.D., BCBA-D, a licensed psychologist, author, and director of training for Room to Grow, which provides behavior intervention services for families, schools and agencies.

Date: Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Time: 7:30 pm

Duration: 2 hours

Location: Kahl Campus Center Gymnasium - Albany Campus

Contact: 244-2326

Bobby NewmanPeople with developmental disabilities that result in unusual behavior are often excluded from places where one would expect full acceptance, including places of religious worship. An analysis of why this is often the case, and steps that can be taken to ensure access for all to live as unencumbered and limited a life as possible will be outlined. Concrete behavioral and educational solutions will be described.

Behaviorspeak book coverNewman is the first author on 12 books including Gentle Redirection of Aggressive and Destructive Behavior: A Support Manual to Accompany In-Person Training regarding behavior therapy, the philosophy of behaviorism, the autism spectrum disorders, crisis intervention and utopian literature. He has published over two dozen articles in professional journals, as well as numerous popular magazine articles and has hosted two series of radio call-in shows. He is the past president of the Association for Science in Autism Treatment and the New York State Association for Behavior Analysis. A popular speaker, he also provides direct treatment, staff training and consultation around the world, and has been honored for this work by several parents and professional groups.