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The University’s Behavior Analysis Program Director, Dr. Michael E. Kelley, is committed to providing outcomes that reduce burdens on families. Right now, families affected by ASD face unprecedented burdens.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, The University of Scranton has developed a series of informational and educational online “Town Hall” style events related to ASD and associated disorders.

Upcoming events are listed below and you can access recordings of previous events here.

Estrategias y Recursos para la Crianza de Niños con Necesidades Especiales Durante COVID-19

Strategies and Resources for Parenting Children with Special Needs During COVID-19

Dra. Corina Jimenez-Gomez completó la licenciatura en Psicología en la Universidad Católica Andrés Bello en Caracas, Venezuela. Luego, continuó su educación logrando un título doctoral en Psicología con énfasis en análisis conductual en Utah State University. Posteriormente, complete entrenamiento postdoctoral en la Universidad de Michigan y tuvo una posición de Investigadora en la Universidad de Auckland en Nueva Zelanda. Antes de su rol actual, la Dra. Jimenez-Gomez fué profesora en Florida Institute of Technology y sirvió como supervisora clínica en el Centro Scott para el Tratamiento del Autismo. Actualmente, la Dra. Jimenez-Gomez es Profesora Clínica Asistente y Directora del Centro para la Investigación, Tratamiento, y Capacitación (CARTT, por las siglas en Inglés) en la Universidad de Auburn. La Dra. Jimenez-Gomez es Analista de Conducta Certificada a nivel doctoral (BCBA-D). Sus intereses profesionales incluyen la investigación translacional y aplicada en las areas de variabilidad de coducta, elección, persistencia y relapso de conductas problemáticas, intervención temprana y conducta verbal, y capacitación de personal y cuidadores. La Dra. Jimenez-Gomez ha contribuido a la revision de pares en diversas revistas científicas y actualmente es miembro del comité editorial del Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior y Perspectives on Behavior Science. Ella también es la coordinadora de los Blogs de Ciencia de la Asociación para el Análisis de Conducta Internacional (ABAI) y coordinadora del área de autismo para el programa de la conferencia annual de ABAI.


Dr. Corina Jimenez-Gomez earned a Licensure in Psychology at the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Caracas, Venezuela. She then went on to earn a doctoral degree in Psychology with an emphasis in behavior analysis from Utah State University. Subsequently, she completed post-doctoral training at the University of Michigan and held a Research Fellow position at The University of Auckland, New Zealand. Previous to her current role, she was faculty at Florida Institute of Technology and served as clinical supervisor at The Scott Center for Autism Treatment. Currently, Dr. Jimenez-Gomez is an Assistant Clinical Professor and Director of the Center for Autism Research, Treatment, and Training (CARTT) at Auburn University. Dr. Jimenez-Gomez is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at the doctoral level. Her research interests include translational and applied research in the areas of behavioral variability, choice, persistence and relapse of problem behavior, early intervention and verbal behavior, staff and caregiver training. Dr. Jimenez-Gomez has served as a reviewer for a number of scientific journals and is currently on the editorial board of the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior and Perspectives on Behavior Science. She also is the Coordinator of Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) Science Blogs and Program Area Coordinator for Autism for the ABAI annual conference.


September 3rd 1-2 p.m. 

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  • All meetings are virtual town halls and will be held using the ZOOM platform.
  • All times listed are in Eastern Daylight Time.
  • As more content is developed, the ACCE will communicate with the community about upcoming opportunities.


Disclaimer:  All live sessions will be recorded. If you do not want your image to be recorded, please do not turn on your video. Participants may also be muted in these sessions, and questions can be submitted through the Chat or Q&A feature.  Recordings will be made available.