Long Island Behavior Analysis Conference

Mitochondria and Their Role in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have long been known to have a strong genetic basis. Until recently, the tendency for ASD to run in families was thought to be due solely to the passage of nuclear genes from parent to child. Now scientists are beginning to investigate whether mitochondrial genes...

Interventions to Reduce Escape and Avoidant Behaviors in Individuals with Autism

People with autism spectrum disorders can display behaviors that present challenges to educators, parents, and other caregivers such as aggression, self-injury, disruption, property destruction, and elopement. When such problem behaviors are present, the first step is to conduct a functional...