Chata A. Dickson Ph.D., BCBA-D Assistant Director of Research, ACE®

Chata A. Dickson joined the New England Center for Children® in 2000, and currently serves as Assistant Director of Research, Autism Curriculum Encyclopedia. She is also a Clinical Adjunct Faculty in the graduate program in Behavior Analysis at Western New England University.  She began her work in behavior analysis and autism spectrum disorders in 1993 in Central FL, where she piloted the area’s first Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program for preschool-aged children with autism, and co-founded a private clinic for young children with autism.  She is interested in effective methods for teaching individuals with autism spectrum disorders and other intellectual and developmental disabilities; specifically, she is interested in research that examines instructional technology, stimulus control, attention, memory, and effects of learning and history.  Her work has been published in American Journal on Mental Retardation, Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, Psychological Record, and Research in Developmental Disabilities.