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CARD Distinguished Lecturer Series

Training Paraprofessionals

Presented by Dr. Michael Dorsey, PhD, BCBA-D


About Dr. Dorsey:

Michael F. Dorsey, Ph.D., BCBA-D is the Director of Clinical Services in the Developmental Disabilities Division of the Vinfen Corporation, and is a Professor of Education and the Director of the Institute for Behavioral Studies at Endicott College. Dr. Dorsey earned his Ph.D. in Psychology and Applied Behavior Analysis from Western Michigan University in 1979. He is a licensed psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst.  Dr. Dorsey is the Chair of the Practice Board of the Association for Behavior Analysis International.  During his career, Dr. Dorsey has served on the faculty of several prestigious universities and colleges including The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has authored and co-authored many professional publications, including the development of the Functional Analysis methodology.  Dr. Dorsey’s first experience in consumer advocacy came in 1978, when he assisted with an Amicus Curiae Brief submitted to the United States Supreme Court in the Connecticut ARC Case.  Dr. Dorsey has been a gubernatorial appointee of the Developmental Disabilities Councils of both Florida and Massachusetts, and chaired the Massachusetts MDDC Governmental Affairs Committee for over six years.  In 1992 he served as a US representative to the First Papal Congress on Developmental Disabilities.  Dr. Dorsey is a registered lobbyist in Massachusetts, and has co-authored several bills related to the practice of applied behavior analysis.  He has testified on numerous occasions at both the federal and state level concerning proposed legislation, policies and budgets, and as an expert witness in Bureau of Special Education Appeals (BSEA) cases, as well as in various probate, superior, and federal court cases involving the education and treatment of individuals diagnosed with developmental disabilities.

October 11, 2011

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

CARD, Inc.

19019 Ventura Blvd, Ste. 300

Tarzana, California 91356

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