Autism Expert and Behavior Analyst Bobby Newman to Speak at Sage

April 1, 2014 at 1:51 pm

Troy, NY – The 4th Annual Esteves School of Education Spring Speaker Series at Sage concludes on Thursday, April 3 with The Inherent Worth and Dignity of ALL Persons, a lecture by Bobby Newman.

Bobby Newman, Ph.D., BCBA-D, is a licensed psychologist, author, and director of training for Room to Grow, which provides behavior intervention services for families, schools and agencies. People with developmental disabilities that result in unusual behavior are often excluded from places where one would expect full acceptance, including places of religious worship. Newman will provide an analysis of why this is often the case, and outline steps that can be taken to ensure access for all to live as unencumbered a life as possible. He will also present concrete behavioral and educational solutions.

Newman 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 more than 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 parent and professional groups.

The lecture is free and open to the public and begins at 7:30 p.m. in Kahl Gymnasium on the Albany campus.

Newman will also be speaking at Sage’s second annual autism conference, “Best Practices in Autism Intervention” on Saturday, April 5 on the Troy campus. For more information about the conference visit:

The Esteves Spring Speaker series is designed to bring students, practicing teachers and educational professionals, and the greater community together to listen to distinguished experts.

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