Ken has been Florida Certified Behavior Analyst since 1989 and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2008. He mainly concentrated on children with developmental disabilities, with a specialization in autism, and individuals with developmental disabilities and mental health disorders. He has experience in a clinic and home-based settings, as well as residential and institutional settings. He has worked in the field of developmental disabilities for over thirty-five years and directed clinical services for several agencies. He has worked in direct care, management, and government. He has worked in state government assisting in overseeing behavioral services throughout Florida, including developing regulations in the home and community based Medicaid Waiver program as well as helping develop regulations regarding the use of restraint and seclusion, oversight and monitoring of behavior services and residential licensing of group homes.
He has worked in forensic settings, helping establish a network of step-down programs in Florida for individuals with criminal histories, including those with sexual offenses. Ken has been an expert witness, helping establish behavior analysis as a viable treatment for individuals with developmental disabilities in the criminal justice system. He provides training to first responders and police agencies on behavior analysis and understanding the needs of individuals with disabilities in the criminal justice system. He provides training to behavior analysis on effective supervision, ethical implications of treatment, medical necessity and a variety of other important topics in behavior analysis.
He has been a part of legislative efforts, in Colorado and throughout the country, including helping get Medicaid funding for ABA, eliminating caps for HIMAT (Health Insurance Mandate for Autism Treatment) and expanding Medicaid Waiver services. He is dedicated to helping companies deliver ethical and effective, state-of-the-art behavioral services for individuals with autism and related disorders. Ken has a passion for behavior analysis and its value in the lives people with autism and developmental disabilities.
Ken specializes in working with persons with severe problem behaviors and has done research on behavioral procedures and training of behavior analysts. He is professional guardian for a gentleman with a developmental disability and has seen how ABA has had such a positive impact on his quality of life.