Dr. Chavez Askins is a CABAS Board Certified Assistant Research Scientist, and a Board Certified International Behavior Analyst. She holds a Ph.D in Applied Behavior Analysis and the Education of Children in the Autism Spectrum from Columbia University (New York City). Dr. Chavez Askins has spent the last 27 years studying, working and conducting research in the autism field, focusing mainly in the use of applied behavior analysis in the education of children with autism. Her research studies include the development of vocal language in children with autism, language acquisition, social skills instruction, the development of perspective talking skills, the quality of teacher instruction, and the education of parents and professionals. Results from her research studies have been published in numerous journals, as well as presented at conferences throughout the world, among them: the Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, the International Conference of the Association of Behavior Analysis, and the Mexican Congress of Behavior Analysis.
Ms. Chavez has a Masters Degree in Early Intervention, is a Board Certified Associate Behavior Analyst (BCaBA), and a Board Certified International Behavior Analyst. She has worked with a large number of young children and adolescents in the autism spectrum, as well as typically developing children for over 20 years. Her extensive work experience consists of a variety of settings: developmental centers, private homes and schools around the world. Ms. Chavez has conducted trainings for parents, professionals and teachers in applied behavior analysis and the education of children in the autism spectrum. She has also consulted in the development and assessment of programs and curriculum. Results from her work has been presented at the Applied Behavior Analysis Convention.
Mr. Askins provides solutions that systematically describe and resolve business issues using analytical tools, mathematical models, and business methodology within the context of business law and regulations, thereby creating comprehensive strategy. Mr. Askins has acted in the capacity of Guardian ad Litem, a 3 term member of the Citizen Foster Care Review Board of Collier County and most recently as an Attorney ad Litem in the Dependency Court of Collier County. He is currently licensed to practice law in New Jersey, Maine, the District of Columbia and Florida.