About the Author
Dr. Darren Sush, Psy.D., BCBA-D is an Adjunct Professor within the BehavioralPsychology program at Pepperdine University, and an Associate Professor within the Applied Behavior Analysis and Clinical Psychology programs at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, teaching doctoral and masters courses in ethics in applied behavior analysis and psychology. Dr. Sush is a licensed clinical psychologist and board certified behavior analyst-doctoral, and has developed and participated in ABA-based services for children diagnosed with autism for over 15 years. He has presented at regional and national applied behavior analytic, and autism-focused conferences. Within his practice, he specializes in providing therapy for parents of children with autism and special needs, and writes with Psychology Today online, focusing on resources and mental health for parents of children with autism and special needs. Adel Najdowski, Ph.D., BCBA-D is an Associate Professor and Program Director of M.S. in Behavioral Psychology at Pepperdine University. Dr. Najdowski has provided ABA-based services to children with autism for 20 years. Between 2005 and 2010, she led the development of Skills (R), an online curriculum for children with autism. In 2014, Dr. Najdowski co-authored, Evidence-Based Treatment for Children with Autism: The CARD Model. She has over 40 publications in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters in scientific texts, and articles in popular media. Dr. Najdowski has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and Behavior Analysis in Practice and as a Guest Editor for a special issue in Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Her current research interests include teaching higher-order skills to children with autism and assessment and curriculum design for children with autism.