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13th Annual Conference on Autism & Related Disorders: Research-Based Solutions

April 24, 2020

A one-day conference featuring leading experts in fields of Science, Special Education, and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Of Benefit to: Behavior Analysts, Psychologists, Parents & Caregivers, Teachers, School Administrators, Special Education Providers, Speech Therapists, Nurses, LMFTs and LMHCs.

Registration Fees (Subject to change)
Registration Type
Early Registration Ends 4/01/20*
Onsite & After 4/01/20
Professional Group (5 or more)

Continuing Education credits/units desired: $40 for Each Certificate requested.

Groups: For groups of 15 or more registering, we will offer a discount from early registration fees. All groups need to complete a Group Registration Form.  Contact Rebekah Pavlik through pavlik@behavior.org or (978) 369-2227 Ext. 2. The Center will need all registration information prior to March 31, 2020.

Invited Speaker Biographies (Titles Coming Soon)

Judah B. Axe, PhD, BCBA-D, LABA
Presenter Bio:

Because Dr. Judah Axe received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis, it is fitting that he teach in those two departments at Simmons: Education and Behavior Analysis. He directs the Master’s Program in Special Education overseeing their Severe Disabilities program, Moderate Disabilities program, 4+1 program, Add-On program in Moderate Disabilities, and off-site program at the Landmark School in Beverly, MA. He enjoys teaching Special Education courses and advising students through coursework and practicum to ensure they are fully prepared to become effective Special Education teachers.

In the Behavior Analysis program, Dr. Axe teaches master’s courses in the areas of methods of instruction and verbal behavior, as well as a doctoral course on behavioral consultation in schools. He designed two courses in the online master’s program: single subject design and verbal behavior. Dr. Axe also supervises a research lab with doctoral students where they conduct studies analyzing verbal behavior and motivating operations. Three current research topics are the effects of problem solving on recalling past events, the effects of echoic responding on multiply controlled intraverbals, and the effects of presession pairing on compliance and problem behavior.

Ruth Anne Rehfeldt, PhD, BCBA-D
Presenter Bio:

Dr. Rehfeldt holds a BA in psychology from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA (1993), and masters and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Nevada (1998 graduation), where she was a student of Dr. Linda J. Hayes. Dr. Rehfeldt has published nearly 100 articles and book chapters in behavior analysis. Her expertise focuses specifically upon basic and applied investigations of verbal behavior and derived stimulus relations. She recently co-edited a book with Yvonne Barnes-Holmes entitled “Derived Stimulus Relations Applications for Learners with Autism and other Developmental Disorders: A Progressive Guide for Change.” Dr. Rehfeldt is the editor and business manager for The Psychological Record, a journal founded by J. R. Kantor in 1937 and for which B. F. Skinner was one of the first editorial board members. She is or has been an editorial board member for a number of journals, including Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy, and the European Journal of Behavior Analysis. Dr. Rehfeldt and her students have delivered over 200 conference presentations over the years. Ruth Anne was the co-founder, program chair, and past President of the Mid-American Association for Behavior Analysis. Ruth Anne has been awarded the Rehabilitation Institute Teacher of the Year award several times. She was the Teacher of the Year for the College of Education and Human Services during 2006 and, in 2010, was awarded the Researcher of the Year Award for the College of Education and Human Services.

Ruth Anne’s current research interests include verbal behavior, private events, and mindfulness processes. She also conducts investigations of technology-enabled pedagogy in higher education. Her clinical populations of interest include adults with intellectual disabilities and typically-developing children. She collaborates with Trinity Services, Inc. and Specialized Training and Adult Rehabilitation.

Jonathan Tarbox, PhD, BCBA-D
Presenter Bio:

Jonathan Tarbox, PhD, BCBA-D, is the Program Director of the Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis program at the University of Southern California, as well as Director of Research at FirstSteps for Kids. Dr. Tarbox is the incoming Editor of the Journal Behavior Analysis in Practice and serves on the editorial boards of five major scientific journals related to autism and behavior analysis. He has published four books on autism treatment and well over 70 peer-reviewed journal articles and chapters in scientific texts.  His research focuses on behavioral interventions for teaching complex skills to individuals with autism, treatment of feeding disorders, and technology in autism treatment.  He is a frequent presenter at autism and ABA conferences worldwide, and a regular guest on television and radio. Learn more about Dr. Tarbox.

Bridget A. Taylor, PsyD, BCBA-D
Presenter Bio:

Dr. Bridget A. Taylor is co-founder and CEO of Alpine Learning Group and is Senior Clinical Advisor for Rethink. She holds a Doctorate of Psychology from Rutgers University, and received her Master’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education from Columbia University. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and a Licensed Psychologist. Dr. Taylor is President of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board and serves on the Autism Advisory Group for the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies. She is past Associate Editor for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. She also serves on the editorial board of Behavioral Interventions. Active in the autism research community, Dr. Taylor has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on effective interventions for autism. She is a national and international presenter and serves in an advisory capacity for autism education and treatment programs both locally and abroad. Dr. Taylor was recently recognized by the Association for Applied Behavior Analysis International for her outstanding contributions to behavior analysis and was given ABAI’s Fellow designation. Dr. Taylor is considered a leading authority on effective, and innovative interventions for autism.

Rachel Taylor, PhD, BCBA-D
Presenter Bio:

Dr. Rachel Taylor (formerly Dr. Tarbox) is Founder & CEO of the Center for Applied Behavior Analysis. She has supported individuals diagnosed with neurodevelopmental disorders for more than 20 years. Dr. Taylor started her career working in several prestigious institutions including the New England Center for Children and the Kennedy Krieger Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital. After earning her PhD she held numerous executive-level management positions in behavioral health agencies including Co-Director of Research and Development for the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), Founder and Director of CARD’s Specialized Outpatient Services, and Chief Clinical Officer for Intercare Therapy, Inc..

Dr. Taylor was also the founding Department Chair for the ABA Masters and PhD programs at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Los Angeles and an Associate Faculty member in Psychology at California State University Los Angeles and Channel Islands. She has published numerous peer reviewed articles and her research is also featured in the seminal textbook Applied Behavior Analysis, by Cooper, Heron and Heward.

In addition to her research, clinical and academic positions, Dr. Taylor previously served on the Executive Council for the International Association for Behavior Analysis (ABAI). More recently, she was named as an Advisor to the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies. Dr. Taylor also serves on Board of Directors for the California Association for Behavior Analysis (CalABA) as the 2020 Conference Chair.

Her current interests include 1) protecting against a potential divide between science and practice and 2) demonstrating how ABA produces socially significant improvements regardless of age or diagnosis. Dr. Taylor is especially proud of CABAs reputation for providing high-quality ABA services to adolescents and adults across settings (e.g. community-based and residential) and she is currently increasing her focus on helping other organizations to expand the scope of their ABA practice.

Continuing Education Opportunities

Psychology (Includes Licensed psychologists, school psychologists, and EdDs/educational psychologists) and BACB® CEs.

An additional $40 fee is required for continuing education.

APA Approved Sponsor

APA Approved Sponsor

Psychology CE Credits (To be determined): Orlando Behavior Health Services, LLC is a co-sponsor of this conference for Continuing Education Credits for Psychologists. Orlando Behavior Health Services, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Orlando Behavior Health Services, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. *Attendees must be present during the entire conference.

BACB® Type II CEs (To be determined): The Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies is an approved Type 2 CE Provider by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board® (BACB®) and is authorized to offer  CE units for this conference.

*It is attendee’s responsibility to check with their State and Professional organization to confirm all CE offerings.


NEW Location! The spectacular Hotel Corque

Hotel Corque
400 Alisal Road
Solvang, CA 93464

To get the conference rate guests need to call in: 800-624-5572, Cambridge Center Autism Conference. Deadline: 3/27/20.

Our special rates:
Thursday Night: $135.00
Friday and Saturday Nights: $235.00
Includes wifi and parking. No resort fees nor breakfast.

Presented by

Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies™ in cooperation with Holdsambeck Behavioral Health.

Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies

Holdsambeck Behavioral Health


Special thanks to Orlando Behavior Health Services, LLC and the University of West Florida, Office of Applied Behavior Analysis for expanding our continuing education offerings.

Orlando Behavior Health Services, LLC

University of West Florida Center for Behavior Analysis

Invited Speakers:

With opening remarks by:


April 24, 2020


CA United States


Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies
(978) 369-2227