Autism-Open Access

Autism-Open Access
Open Access

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Francine B Baffa

Francine B Baffa
Director, iBest


Dr. Baffa is a certified special education teacher and board certified behavior analyst. She received her PhD in Autism and Intellectual Disabilities from Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Baffa has consulted with several school districts as an educational consultant and behavior specialist to develop effective programming strategies for students in direct instructional settings as well as inclusive environments. As an independent consultant she also provides in-home and school site ABA program development and delivery for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and conducts parent training. She has extensive experience in the formation of social skills groups and measureable objectives for outcomes. In addition she instructs groups to facilitate play, social interactions with peers and skill generalization. As an adjunct professor at Sage, Dr. Baffa taught graduate courses in autism and behavior analysis; currently she serves as a BCBA supervisor for certification candidates and conducts seminars. In her current role as a consultant for ReThink Autism she supervises international and domestic candidates who are studying to become BCBA and BCaBA’s. She works closely with colleagues developing multi-cultural approaches to service and support of this disability.

Research Interest

Developing the communication, Academic and social skills of Autistic and other developmentally-disabled children necessary to successfully participate in their communities.