Autism Speaks National Conference for Families and Professionals
1st Annual Autism Investment Conference
26 July 26 - July 27, 2013
The Hilton Columbus at Easton Columbus, Ohio

Confirmed Speakers

Peter Gerhardt, EdD photo

Peter Gerhardt, EdD


The McCarton Upper School

Dr. Peter Gerhardt is the Director of Education at the McCarton Upper School and the Founding Chair of the Scientific Council for the Organization for Autism Research (OAR). Dr. Gerhardt has more than 30 years of experience utilizing the principles of applied Behavior Analysis in support of adolescents and adults with ASD in educational, employment, residential and community-based settings. He is the author or co-author of articles and book chapters on the needs of adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders and he has presented nationally and internationally on this topic.

Dr. Gerhardt serves on the Editorial Board of Behavior Analysis in Practice and on numerous professional advisory boards. Dr. Gerhardt received his doctorate from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Graduate School of Education.


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